Cold Weather Bicycle Gear – Tights

Cold Weather Bicycle Gear – Tights

With overnight temps now below freezing, bicycle clothing for Indianapolis riding has too include tights.  A good cold weather/winter cycling tight must offer wind protection, insulation and breathability, along with the freedom of movement ...

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Back to the Bench

Back to the Bench

Over the last few weeks I have been refreshing my bike mechanic skills under the watchful eyes of Terry, Josh and the rest of the tech team at Bicycle Garage Indy North in Indianapolis.  Since I last worked full-time as a bicycle mechanic ...

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Mini-Clinics at BGI – NEW / FREE

Mini-Clinics at BGI – NEW / FREE

We just held our first Mini-Clinic at BGI on fixing flat tires and it was a great success. Many people dropped by on a weekday evening for a brief overview on how to fix flat tires. If you missed this mini-clinic, don’t worry, we ...

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BGI Receives Gold Bicycle Friendly Business Award from League of American Bicyclists

BGI Receives Gold Bicycle Friendly Business Award from League of American Bicyclists

The League of American Bicyclists has named Bicycle Garage Indy/BGI Fitness (BGI) as a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB), one of only 12 Gold BFBs in the country and the only Bicycle Friendly Business in Indiana. "We’re very ...

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Girl Power – Fixing Flats and Touring Indianapolis Museum of Art

Girl Power – Fixing Flats and Touring Indianapolis Museum of Art

BGI’s Nothing But Us Chicks rides were held once a month, but that monthly ride wasn’t enough for many of the "chicks" so there were several who would get together on "unofficial rides" more often. I had the ...

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Pattie’s New Bike

Pattie’s New Bike

This year, several women learned the joys of bicycling in a fun group through Nothing But Us Chicks rides. Pattie came to her first group ride in July. At the time she was riding a hybrid bike, but with most of the rest of the group on road ...

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Protecting Your Hands in Cold Weather Riding

Protecting Your Hands in Cold Weather Riding

Gloves for cold weather cycling have to meet a variety of requirements.   Along with providing the normally expected vibration protection, they have to block the wind, and keep your hands warm and dry.  They must do this and not ...

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Of Aglets and Other Bicycle Noises

Of Aglets and Other Bicycle Noises

The quiet of a bicycle is part of the attraction.  Once away from the urban din of Indianapolis, we only expect the sounds of tires on pavement or trail, the mechanical buzz-purr of the chain, and our own exertion.   But sometime there ...

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Update On Recent IMPD Ticketing on the Monon Trail

Update On Recent IMPD Ticketing on the Monon Trail

I am posting the following for Randy Clark of BGI:   Last Thursday and Friday (10/29-30) numerous tickets were issued by IMPD to commuters on the Monon for being on the trail between dusk and dawn (my unofficial info says about 20).  I ...

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Friday ride ON for 11/4, and other bric-a-brac

Friday ride ON for 11/4, and other bric-a-brac

Well, thanks, Daylight Savings Time!  The forecast looks favorable for the first time in weeks, so we’ve got a group of people riding from the shop at 7:30.  Bring your road bike and we’ll be back at 9.  Just reloaded ...

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