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Bikes Not Bombs Documentary Screening Party

Bikes Not Bombs Documentary Screening Party

bike-salePlease join us and Bikes Not Bombs Thursday, March 6th from 6-8pm to watch a 10-minute documentary about Ability Bikes, a micro-enterprise bike shop that is completely owned and operated by people with physical disabilities.

Schedule  6-7pm: Dinner, bikes, and social hour. Don't be late, make sure to bring your appetite! 7pm: Film and commentary 7:15pm: Learn about Bikes Not Bombs 7:45pm: Raffle!

We are providing a catered dinner of build-your-own tacos complimented by craft beers. We are offering vegetarian and vegan options all beginning at 6pm.

Bikes Not Bombs ships used bicycles to Ability Bikes where the mechanics rebuild, refurbish, and sell them at affordable prices to community members. In addition to shipping bikes, Bikes Not Bombs provides mechanics training and strategic advice to the worker-owners of the bike shop. 497-bnb-30th-anniversary

In November 2013, Bikes Not Bombs sent a field worker and retail shop employee, Derek McIntire to Ability Bikes to lead advanced mechanics workshops. He produced a 10-minute documentary which features interviews with Ability Bikes staff and community members.

Bikes Not Bombs will be selling tickets to their Bike-A-Thon happening June 8th. The Bike-A-Thon is an amazing ride that fundraises for their Youth Programs and International Programs. Hundreds of cyclists join together to ride for social justice while riding an optional 80 miles, 50 miles, or 10 miles. This ride tends to fill up quickly so don’t miss your chance to sign up early at this event! To learn more about the Bikes Not Bombs programs the Bike-A-Thon supports, visit their website: https://bikesnotbombs.org/

Raffle

We’re raffling more than $2,500 of cool items and services. This may be the biggest and most valuable raffle that the Studio’s ever done.  We’ve put together ten cards, each of which offers the receiver the choice of one of the following – so you’re sure to win something you like!

Tickets are $10 each or 5 tickets for $40. Odds of winning are really high! All proceeds from raffle ticket sales go directly to Bikes Not Bombs. Great prizes for a great cause!

  • Professional Spring Overhaul valued at $180. Get your bike ready for an amazing spring of riding. Ride Studio Cafe will make your bike feel like new again. Your bike will really appreciate this service after our long winter.
  • Professional Bike Fitting valued at $250. Few items are of more value than being properly fitted to your bike. Do you have any pains or injuries you’d like to eliminate? Let the Studio help you.
  • Summer Tires & Tubes installed valued at $200-240. Starting the spring riding season with new high-end tires is always a joy. Let the Studio take care of this for you.
  • Coffee Tasting for Four valued at $300. You and three friends get a private ninety minute coffee tasting by one of the Studio’s professional baristas. Priceless.
  • Complete Coffee Kit valued at $230. This kit includes everything to make coffee at home. This pourover brew method kit is for making the perfect cup of coffee – the way the Ride Studio Cafe does it.
  • Bikes Not Bombs Clothing Set valued at $150. Show your support for BNB by sporting all the clothing they offer, includes a hoodie, scarf, cap, and cycling jersey.

Please be sure to RSVP via email (connect@ridestudiocafe.com) or on Facebook. We hope to see you here for this fun evening!

2014 Honey Bikes are Here!

RCP-140222-00212014 Honey Bikes made their debut at Ride Studio Cafe this weekend inspiring countless ooohs and aaaahs. (Photo by Russ Cambell.) There is so much to say about each bike, and Honey Bikes, in general. We will talk about each bike and each build in the coming days. For now, here's a high-level overview so you are up-to-date on what's happening in the world of amazing bikes, and Honey bikes, in particular.

Honey Events Calendar

Screenshot 2014-02-24 17.47.12Honey has published a 2014 Events Calendar. Included on the calendar are your favorites that leave from RSC such as the Diverged Ride (April 26th), The Highpoint Ride (Aug 15th-17th), and Honey 100 (Sept 13th). You'll find the Honey-sponsored and already very anxiously anticipated Rasputitsa gravel race (April 19th) as well as Dirty 40 (Aug 30th), back after being very successful last year.

The New England Randonneurs' rides are listed, they're doing more rides than ever from RSC this year.

Cyclocross comes to the area even bigger than ever (hard to imagine?!?!) Holy Week, as it's been dubbed, is a muddy cross racing sandwich comprised of the Gran Prix of Gloucester (Sept 28-29), followed by a Cross Party like you've never seen here on Tuesday, Sept 30th, followed the next evening by the much too fun Night Weasles Cometh, and the week ends with the biggest, most spectacular three of cyclocross racing, Builders' Ball, road Gran Fondo, and more, all part of the Providence Cyclocross Festival Oct. 3rd-5th.

Other events listed include other dirt road races, rides, hill climbs, and other events you are likely to want to consider doing.

Drop by to pick up this calendar or get the PDF version of it here.

Special Edition Bikes

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Honey announced their 2014 Special Edition bikes. This one, the All Roads Hammer and Cycle, is designed for the Rasputitsa and Dirty 40 races. (Photo by Russ Campbell.) This bike wants to roll fast through tough terrain. The setup takes full advantage of cutting-edge Shimano Ultegra Di2 shifting with hydraulic disc breaking. The shifting and breaking are silent, smooth, and powerful: perfect for this bike that does everything the mud, dirt, pavement, and trails demand while making the ride insanely fun for its pilot.

The All Roads Clover Ride has a limited edition paint scheme, watch for it to be announced. This is a simpler and slightly lighter build with SRAM Rival shifting and Avid mechanical disc braking.

There is a special promo running for anyone who purchases one of these Limited Edition bikes by March 8 that allows the rider to have his/her choice of matching painted fenders for free ($350 value), three sets of Clement tires for all riding conditions ($350 value), or entry fees paid to two of the following rides: Rasputitsa, D2R2, Dirty 40, or Honey One Hundred.

What Makes the All Roads the Ideal Bike for Adventure?

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This SRAM Rival, cable-actuated disc brake All Roads is available at the Studio for you to ride.

Honey is putting great emphasis on the All Roads bike in 2014 because it is awesome. We define an awesome bike as one that allows the rider to decide where to go without creating constraints or holding the rider back from anything. Here's more from Honey:

  • Tire Options: Want room for high volume or knobby tires? No problem. The All Roads has room for big tires - up to 45mm. And the All Roads is a fast road rouleur when matched to 23c slick tires.
  • Wheel Options: This bike offers the option of 700c or 650b wheel sizes on one bike.
  • Brake System Options: Low-mount disc brake design works well with hydraulic or cable actuated systems.
  • Fork Options - Steel: For a classic and rugged design. Works well with full-time fenders. Carbon: For lightweight and precise handling. Full-time bonded fender mounts are available.
  • All Day Comfort: With its stable front end, standard trail, low bottom bracket, and long wheelbase, the All Roads makes for a great all-day -and even night- ride.

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This Honey Cross Race bike is designed specifically for US-style race courses that are tight, technical, and supply opportunities for acceleration. Steel provides a feel and control not available in other materials - and this frame is weight competitive. The 2014 model has many upgraded features. Come by the Studio to marvel at this bike and the details. Photo by Russ Campbell.

RCP-140222-0095We often express our sincere praise of the wonderful people who build Honey Bikes in nearby Watertown, Mass. We were honored to have painter, Staci Sommers, here to see the result of her very hard work (she rarely sees a fully built bike after it leaves her hands in paint)! She painted most of the bikes that were debuted here. There are many amazing people behind the scenes who are responsible for the design, manufacturing, and countless details that are all so careful thought of to bring Honey Bikes to us. We are very grateful for each of these people. Photo by Russ Campbell.

With a very successful debut complete, it's time to get out and demo bikes so you can get yours built up for spring and all of the really terrific riding on and off road that is coming up!

To see more of the bikes and the Honey Debut, check out this awesome video by @dirtwire.tv, below! .