Please join us for a weekly Night Ride, Thursdays at 7pm from the Birch Street Trailhead. A light 500 lumens or greater is necessary. We have a couple of extra lights so if you don’t have one yet and want to join call the shop Thursday morning and we will charge an extra for you. The ride is about an hour and a half with regrouping often and at every intersection. Please feel free to call the shop if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!
Weekly Womxn's Beginner Road + Mountain Bike Rides
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Shifting Gears is a non-profit creating welcoming recreation experiences that encourage confidence, wellness, growth and joy.
Our inclusive cycling and hiking programs focus on breaking down barriers that stand in the way between a person and their aspirations. By participating in Shifting Gears programs, community members walk away with the tools that they need to attain their recreational goals. Whether it be learning how to change a flat tire, cycling 50 miles, locating accessible trails, finding a hiking partner, setting goals or just remembering how to "play," our aim is to create a welcoming environment for all to join in and learn.
Other Weekly Rides
These are weekly rides not sponsored nor insured by the MBBC, but also open to everyone to try out. For more information, contact ride leaders: names listed under each ride.
Sunday Fairhaven “Rabbit Ride” has been going on every week of the year since 2011. Start time 7:45 am (8:15 am over winter), Sundays. Riders who ride slower than 16 mph should be ready to ride right at 7:45 am in summer (8:15 am in winter). Starts at Fairhaven Bike. 32 mile route down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. Small groups of similarly-paced riders begin leaving at 7:45am (8:15 in winter) and faster groups leave every 5 minutes thereafter. Fastest riders will leave about 8:30am. When a faster group passes yours, you have the opportunity to try to jump on a wheel and hang on, or stay with your group. This is intended to be a fitness ride and you’re encouraged to push yourself. This ride is organized by John Hauter; check with John to get on the mailing list for updates and ride schedules. For more information (especially to verify the correct start time and to get on the weekly email notifications list), contact John: email@example.com
Sunday Edison Social Ride starts from Edison Elementary School parking lot. 30-40 miles, 10-14 mph, route varies. 10 am start time, weather may cancel in winter. For additional info: Alfred Arkley arkley at comcast.net or 360-739-2913. Contact Alfred to get on the email reminder list, in which people discuss winter weather forecasts and whether the ride will go in the winter weeks.
Tuesday "Hot Laps" - race course training, summer only. 30-40 miles, race pace. Training ride departs from Trek Bicycles Bellingham (formerly Kulshan Cycles) at 6pm to a practice road race course. Summer months only. Check at Trek/Kulshan to find out when the ride starts/stops each season.
Tuesday North-Side Social Ride: starts from Pioneer Park in Ferndale, 30-40 miles, 13-16 mph route varies. 9am start time in summer, 10am start time fall through winter, may be altered by weather in winter. The route is chosen based on where the riders want to regroup for lunch. To check start time and for other information, contact: Robert Parker, email rmp-4724 at hotmail.com or 360-671-6910
Thursday South-Side Social Ride starts from Edison Elementary School parking lot. 30-40 miles, 10-14 mph, route varies. 10 am start time. For additional info: Alfred Arkley (arkley at comcast.net) or 360-739-2913. Contact Alfred to get on the email reminder list, in which people discuss winter weather forecasts and whether the ride will go in the winter weeks.
Saturday Donut Ride: 25 to 50 miles, race pace, departs from Trek Bellingham (formerly Kulshan Cycles), 7:30 am October through February, and 7 am March through September. Goes to Ferndale and return, or if you wish continue to Birch Bay and return. Get your weekend miles behind you before most people get out of bed on Saturday! This ride has been a Bellingham tradition forever. Every week of the year!!
Are you gravel curious? Or gravel serious, perhaps? Come ride with us!
First and Third Saturdays of the month.
Meet at 9:15am and roll at 9:30am from the Woods Coffee in Boulevard Park.
Routes will mostly be on gravel therefore 32mm tires or wider are strongly recommended.
No drop, 30+ miles, 2,000+feet of climbing, approx 2-3 hours.
The Following bikes will be available to demo at a first come first served basis:
ALTITUDE_C70_SR BIKE MD TU/CR
ALTITUDE_C70_SR BIKE LG TU/CR
ELEMENT_C70 BIKE MD YW
ELEMENT_C70 BIKE LG YW
INSTINCT_C70 BIKE MD TG/GN_M
INSTINCT_C70 BIKE LG TG/GN_M
INSTINCT_C70 BIKE XL TG/GN_M
INST_C90_BC_ED BIKE LG BK/TU
INST_C90_BC_ED BIKE XL BK/TU
PIPELINE_C70 BIKE MD BK/TG
PIPELINE_C70 BIKE LG BK/TG
PIPELINE_C70 BIKE XL BK/TG
REAPER_26 BIKE GN
SLAYER_C70 BIKE MD BK_M/SM_M
SLAYER_C70 BIKE LG BK_M/SM_M
SLAYER_C70 BIKE XL BK_M/SM_M
Thunderbolt Carbon 70 XS C1
Thunderbolt Carbon 70 SM C1
Thunderbolt Carbon 70 MD C1
Becky of Makeshifter Canvas works will set up a one-day mini-shop inside our store, offering handmade canvas bike bags.
Makeshifter Canvas Works is a one-woman canvas bag company in Portland, Oregon, founded upon the belief that there is a place for handsome, characterful handcrafted items in the bicycle industry. USA-milled canvas and wool are the primary materials used, creating bags that are as durable and functional as they are pretty.
I started Makeshifter Canvas Works with a mission to bring alternative products to a male-dominated industry, and to help women and casual cyclists feel more welcome, represented, and inspired by the cycling world. Makeshifter bags channel the love for a slow and rambling ride, a disregard for lightweight and competitive ideals, and a sense of whimsy and humor that I hope will invite all to ride more.
When I started bike touring years ago, I was disappointed by the existing options for cycling bags--mostly synthetic, characterless, techy, masculine--and began designing and constructing my own bags. I sought an aesthetic that would pay homage to the cultures and places through which I pedal: the vibrant, art-filled city of Portland, rich Northwest forests and high desert, and a historical landscape that includes indigenous cultures, pioneers, and traditional handcrafts. The materials, colors, patterns and design details you see in every Makeshifter product are a celebration of these roots.