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Bike Touring from Austin, TX to New Orleans, LA- AKA “Tour of America’s Oil”

Bike Touring from Austin, TX to New Orleans, LA- AKA “Tour of America’s Oil”

Tristan and I took the opportunity this last December to take a two-week tour while our shop was in transition of moving to a new location. We started by looking at the Adventure Cycling Association routes and decided on Austin to New Orleans for a couple of reasons. One- we knew folks in Austin we […]

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Xtracycle Electric Bosch 10E Edgerunner Review

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We’re expanding our cargo bike options at the shop as we grow the cargo bike market here in Milwaukee. This winter we got an Xtracycle Electric Bosch Edgerunner for folks to demo and play with in our cold weather months and now during our spring (and rainy) months. Nicole and Jake have been shopping around […]

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We’re Hiring! Bicycle Mechanic & Retail Salesperson

We’re growing our small staff this spring and looking for a Bicycle Mechanic & Retail Salesperson. Key Duties & Responsibilities Engage customers in a retail setting Willingness to learn and understand basic saddle and bike fit in order to provide customers with exceptional advice when working with them on the sales floor and service recommendations. […]

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Holiday Gift Guide

Finding that gift for that cyclists in your life sometimes can be difficult so we put together a list of a few of our favorite items at the shop for those last minute gifts. $25 or less 1. Bar Tape ($18)- Who doesn’t like new bar tape? A new color and comfort will make any […]

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Tis the Season…for Fat Bikes!

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Despite the warm weather- we’ve been getting many questions about Fat Bikes and with the announcement of Surly discounting several of their Fat Bike models, we wanted to let you know what we can order and a few of our favorite Fat Bikes that we’ve been assembling at the shop. SURLY FAT BIKE SALE. 35 […]

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Gear Review- Winter Commuting Gear Layer Edition

Ok. Winter is here- despite these amazing warm days in between cold nights and chilly mornings. Ten Winters ago I remember only passing a few cyclists while on my UWM winter commute and now I can’t even remember all the cyclists I pass every day as I bike to Walkers Point or Bayshore Mall. Need […]

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End of the Year Rental Bike Sale!

We’ve had a busy season renting all the bikes on our sales floor and now it’s a new season coming up which means some great deals for you! All of our rental bikes are heavily discounted to move them into new homes. All are tuned-up and ready to ride and include one more free tune-up […]

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Cargo Bike Roll Call & Panel Recap

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A few weeks ago Coast In Bikes hosted our last Cargo Bike Roll Call of the season, just down the block at Andoyne Coffee¬†on Bruce St. There was some good discussion, plenty of cargo bike test rides, and a whole lot of smiling faces (on kids and adults!). What’s a Cargo Bike Roll Call? A […]

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Shop Reviews: Surly Big Dummy Review

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Since I’ve owned a Long Haul Trucker eight¬†years ago, Surly is one of my favorite bike companies. Being an Xtracycle owner for seven years, I love longtail cargo bikes and Surly sent me a cargo bike for our Cargo Bike Roll Call a few weeks back and for test riding around Milwaukee. First Impressions I […]

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Lake Mills Bike Camping Trip- Recap & Photos

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Two weeks ago- Tristan and I lead a shop bike camping trip to the Lake Mills Sand Hill Station Campgrounds. We had 11 people meet us at the shop with another four who meet up with us along the trail. Of all who attended- two had done bike camping before and for most this was […]

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