Tacoma Bike has been selected to be the Supporting Bike Shop on the Courage Classic 2013. We’ll be helping those of you who put together a Mary Bridge donation to enjoy the ride without mechanical problems. We’ll have mechanics at each stop, as well as sag wagons and on-ride mechanical help. We’d love to hear from you about what we can do to help make this the best ride of the year.
As always, for questions or comments, call or stop by the shop!
Tacoma Bike is proud to announce that we are now carrying Cervelo bicycles! For those who know Cervelo already, we have the P2 in a few sizes already, and will have more TT bikes and R series road bikes as the newest versions come out.
For those who don’t yet know what Cervelo means, here are a couple of resources that may help.
- The Kona Bike Count: Cervelo consistently takes the top in this ranking – when elite riders choose, they choose Cervelo.
- Cervelo.com: look at all the pretty bikes, but also, read what they have to say about design and engineering.
At Tacoma Bike, we believe in bicycles that are well designed and properly engineered. Cervelo is at the top of the field, and we’re happy to have them around.
Park Tools Classes with Jim Finnell at Tacoma Bike Proctor
Announcing our Spring 2013 session of Park tool classes with Jim Finnell! There will be two classes offered: Women’s only – on ride repair, and an Open Intermediate Class.
The Intermediate Class will cover an entire bicycle Tune Up– removing, cleaning, lubing, and adjusting, every part on the bike.
The Women’s Class will be focused on self reliance and fixing problems mid-ride. No boys – this is a safe, non threating environment to ask any question or make any mistake.
Each class will meet one day a week for 4 weeks starting the week of April 15th, 6:30 pm at Tacoma Bike Proctor (rear entrance, please). Rates are $100+textbook@$25 for the Intermediate Class, or $85 for the Women’s class.
To Sign Up, call Tacoma Bike Proctor (253) 327 1118, or comment on our Facebook announcement.
Tacoma Bike is Hiring
We have openings for salespeople and experienced bike mechanics.
Each staff member at Tacoma Bike takes responsibility for a large part of the customer’s experience. Applicants should be confident helping customers as well as doing excellent technical work. Communication is key. We expect that all staff work with customers, coworkers, and suppliers, and that staff respectfully bridge differences in knowledge levels. Applicants should be consistent and professional in their work and bearing.
If this sounds like you, let us know by delivering your resume (cover letter encouraged) to either store location, or to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our first two months of drop-in classes have been a great success, and we’re happy to announce the second set of topics. You’ll notice that some classes are offered more than once – for example Fixing a Flat happens the first week of each month. This gives new people opportunities to learn new skills, while folks who know what to do get a chance to practice or help others. Additionally, you’ll see the first of a series of events leading up to the wonderful Courage Classic this summer. We’re planning rides, clinics, support, and classes to get anyone ready for one of the best cycling events of the year … more details to come!
Class sessions will be held Monday nights at 5:30 at Tacoma Bike Proctor. You can RSVP on Tacoma Bikes Facebook.
Most classes will be taught by our own Peter Stanley, but about once a month there will be a guest instructor with a special class on something new. Each class will be free-standing, with no experience necessary, feel free to call the Proctor shop (253 327 1118) with any questions.
Here’s the first two months’ classes:
||Tire and Tube
||On the road repairs
||Adjust your Shifters and Derailleurs
||Peter and Albert Tong
||Get ready for the courage classic
||Tire and Tube
||At Home Maintenance and Bike Wash
||Box your bike
||Types of bikes/ How to buy a bike
||Adjust your suspension