Category Archives: Bicycle Warehouse Shop News

Our First Container has hit the road!

Yesterday morning some of our crew got together and loaded our first container bound for Africa. Check out the pictures below! We’re so grateful for all of our guest’s donations and can’t wait to see these bikes see new life and help make a difference in rural Africa.

 

Refine by Size

Refine by sizeExciting news from BicycleWarehouse.com – we now offer tons more refinement options when shopping for items making it easier to find the sizes you’re looking for.

Chula Vista Road Rides

Chula Vista Crew

Did you know our Chula Vista store has group road rides every Sunday? A 15-25 mile loop around scenic South Bay just after 5:00 PM featuring some of the best riding in San Diego county.

Be sure to give the store a call at 619-498-4900 in case of route or time changes. Click here for more info on upcoming events.

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Stack ‘em high

Stack 'em high

Holiday orders are stacking up. Can you find our warehouse manager Steve?

5 Reasons Cycling is Great for Your Health

Bicycle-Ride1Much about good health centers around exercise, and biking is a perfect fit.

A basic definition of exercise is: A planned physical activity for the purpose of improving overall health, maintaining fitness, and conditioning the body.

A good exercise regimen will include cardiovascular conditioning, strength and resistance training, and flexibility.

Riding a bike is one of the most effective workouts you can do. Let’s take a look at 5 reasons why riding a bike is such a great way to exercise:

1. Tones

The obvious toning effect from cycling are the legs and buttocks. The motion of the legs and the strength from the buttocks required for propelling the bicycle tone the quadriceps muscle (which runs down the front of the thigh), the gluteus maximus (which covers each buttocks cheek), and the calves.

But don’t forget that when riding a bike you are also sculpting your upper body, too, by working the handlebars.

2. Burns Calories

A bicycle can be a calorie-burning machine. For example, the average 150 pound person will burn:

  • 270 calories per hour riding a bicycle at a leisurely pace
  • 576 calories per hour mountain biking
  • 594 calories per hour riding a bicycle at a 12-14 mph pace
  • 720 calories per hour riding a bicycle at a 14-16 mph pace

3. Works Your Muscles

You can work your core muscles and triceps by riding several  times up a hill that takes between three and ten minutes to climb.

Spend half the time pedaling out of the saddle, and while you stabilize your body over the bike, all of your muscles will be engaged.

4. Improves  Heart Health

Biking provides cardiovascular benefits regardless of how fast you go. The trick is to look for a road or path where you can ride for at least 30 minutes without stopping so you can keep a consistent pace.

Of course, the faster you can pedal a speed that you maintain, the more aerobic is your workout, further strengthening your cardiovascular system.

5. Boosts Energy

Recent studies have found that bike riding improved energy levels by 20 percent and decreased fatigue by 65 percent.  The reason is that cycling triggers the brain to release the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is linked to energy.

The studies also showed that pedaling at a moderate pace 3 to 5 times a week fought fatigue better than biking hard.

There are as many different kinds of bikes as there are riders. Whatever your exercise level, we have a bike for you.  You’ll find everything from road bikes to mountain bikes, bmx bikes and much more at Bicycle Warehouse.

Photo Credit: studio-element.net 

Bicycle Warehouse Grand Re-Opening in Chula Vista

Free Bike Store Grand Re-Opening Party in Chula Vista

chula vista bike shop

Have you seen our new bike store in Chula Vista? We moved 2 miles South East from our old location at 680 L Street over to a beautiful facility on 3513 Main Street. The layout is so spacious and open so you can really see, feel and get a handle on the bike products and clothing you want.

chula vista bike store

To celebrate, we’re holding a free Grand Re-Opening event on December 15th from noon to 3pm and everyone is welcome! The event is perfect for the whole family to attend.

See Jeff Lenosky Put on a Giant Bikes Stunt Show

jeff lenosky giant bikes

Jeff Lenosky, the Giant Pro stunt show bike rider will be there putting on a fantastic visual show that is not to be missed. He will also sign autographs after the performance. There will be 2 shows.

Test Ride a Bike from the Liv Giant Demo Van

We’ll have a women’s ride leaving at 9:45am hosted by Val from Liv Giant. To participate, plan to arrive around 9:15am and bring your own bike and a helmet. Val will be leading the ride! Depending on the skill level of the riders, we may break out into several groups. She will also have her rig with Giant demo bikes that our guests can check out!

test a liv giant bike
Bikes on the Liv/giant Western Region Demo Van Include:

Road:
3 Avail Advanced 0, XS-M (with Shimano Di2 shifting)
4 Avail Composite 1, XS-L
1 Avail 1, XXS

Mountain:
3 Trance XW 1, XS-M
4 Anthem X 29 W 0, XS-L

Sizing Chart:
4’11” and under : XXS
5’0″-5’3″ : XS
5’4″-5’6″ : S
5’7″-5’9″ : M
5’10” + : L

chula vista cycle shop

Plus, the kids can enjoy face painting and games. Glitter tattoo’s will be available for the kids from 1pm to 2:30pm. All guests who attend can enjoy a free BBQ and will leave with a free goodie bag just for being there, no purchase necessary. Plus, there will be hourly raffles and drawings for door prizes and great deals.

Bicycle Warehouse is a full service cyclery and repair shop offering kids bikes, mountain bikes and cruisers. Our mission is to get people actively involved in cycling and be their best source for information and equipment. It’s Your World, Ride It.

Hope to see you there!

November Bike Clinics and Cycling Events in San Diego

bike rides in San Diego

Join us for San Diego Bike Rides and Maintenance

Did you know, we’ve got a calendar of monthly clinics and bike riding events in San Diego for all riding levels? If you are a beginner, intermediate or more advanced cyclist, come join us for a ride. Many rides are held subject to weather, so, it’s a good idea to confirm dates, times, and any specific requirements before you head out.

Here’s list of what’s happening in November:

November Bike Clinics and Cycling Events

Sunday, November 11 from 8am – 10am
Road Ride (Intermediate level) covering a 15-25 mile loop around Chula Vista.
Meeting at South Bay: 3513 Main St., Chula Vista, CA 91911

maintenance clinicTuesday, November 13 at 6pm
Chula Vista Maintenance Clinic
Our bike maintenance clinic will cover flat repair and basic home maintenance (lubing and cleaning).
Meeting at South Bay: 3513 Main St., Chula Vista, CA 91911

Wednesday, November 14 from 7pm – 9pm
Mountain Bike Night Ride (Intermediate level) heading into Otay Valley River Regional Park
Meeting at South Bay: 3513 Main St., Chula Vista, CA 91911

Thursday, November 15 from 6pm – 7pm
Encinitas Maintenance Clinic
Meeting in Encinitas: 328 North El Camino Rd., Encinitas, CA 92024
The first half hour of our maintenance clinic will cover flat repair and basic home maintenance (lubing and cleaning) followed by a NiteRider clinic going over all of their new lights this year. Space is limited, call 760-635-4500 or e-mail Rod (at) BicycleWarehouse (dot) com to reserve your spot.

group bike ridesSunday, November 18 from 8am – 10am
Road Ride (Intermediate level) covering a 15-25 mile loop around Chula Vista.
Meeting at South Bay: 3513 Main St., Chula Vista, CA 91911

Wednesday, November 21 from 6pm – 7pm
Vista Maintenance Clinic
Meeting in Vista: 1964 Hacienda Dr., Vista, CA 92081
Our maintenance clinic will cover flat repair and basic home maintenance (lubing and cleaning). Space is limited, call 760-639-5200 or e-mail Kevin (at) BicycleWarehouse (dot) com to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, November 21 from 7pm – 9pm
Mountain Bike Night Ride (Intermediate level) heading into Otay Valley River Regional Park
Meeting at South Bay: 3513 Main St., Chula Vista, CA 91911

Sunday, November 25 from 8am – 10am
Road Ride (Intermediate level) covering a 15-25 mile loop around Chula Vista.
Meeting at South Bay: 3513 Main St., Chula Vista, CA 91911

Wednesday, November 28
5pm Maintenance Clinic: We’re holding a bicycle maintenance clinic focusing on trail side repairs and pre flight check.
Meeting at the Kearny Mesa store: 5710 Kearny Villa Road, Suite D San Diego, CA 92123
6pm Product Review: Tommy from NiteRider will talk about their lights.
7pm Road Ride: join us at mission trails (the Mast exit) to do a night ride, and NiteRider will provide up to 50 lights to try out! We will have multiple ride options from short and sweet to long and technical. Novice riders very welcome to attend.

P.S.: These are volunteer rides. You ride at your own risk. Please ride safely and within your own limits. We recommend a helmet, water and a snack.

Our Final Bike MS Training Ride

This Saturday is our last big training ride before Bike MS Bay to Bay. We’re meeting up with the fine folks at Rehab United (3959 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123) at 7:30, rolling out at 8:00. Following the ride there will be a group brunch at Giovanni’s just down the road. Hope to see you there!

Our Kearny Mesa Store Has Moved!

Our Kearny Mesa store has a brand new home at5710 Kearny Villa Rd.,  Suite D, San Diego, CA 92123.  Just two doors down from it’s old location and moved in record time – not missing a beat by bringing all of the inventory over before the store opened this past week.  Our new and bigger space allows us to bring in more cool stuff, new 2013 bikes and clothes are arriving every week so be sure to stop on in and say hi to Robb, Jesse & Lewis and check out our new digs.

Here’s a few pictures:

We’re Moving: Kearny Mesa Bicycle Warehouse Location moves 2 Doors Down

We are excited to announce we are moving our Kearny Mesa store 2 doors down from its current location (in the same plaza). Why are we doing this? It’s BIGGER! And, bigger means we have more space to bring in great inventory for you!

Today is the big day! This Wednesday, August 29th. We will be open during normal business hours.

We’ll also be moving our corporate offices and main inventory and receiving department to this location as well, from the Pacific Beach store, where we’ve been for the last 20 years. With the additional space, we are spreading out the “behind the scenes” team to more comfortable quarters, so, everyone is excited.

Here’s a few shots of the work we’ve been doing to get ready for the big day!
bicycle warehouse kearny store move
bicycle warehouse moves kearny store

Plus, to thank you for coming over to see us, we’re pleased to offer you this special: No Sales Tax on regularly priced bikes AND 10% off Parts, Bicycle Accessories and Clothing through Labor Day!

We look forward to seeing you there.