We have a new bike shop

Baltimore Bicycle Works
1813 Falls Rd. Baltimore, MD 21201
Tuesday-Sunday 11am-7pm

We wish you all the best! More bike shops means more cyclists. http://www.baltimorebicycleworks.com/

by B' Spokes

Like most people I live a hectic life and who has the time for much exercise? Thanks to xtracycle now I do. By using my bike for daily activities I can get things done and get an hour plus work out in 15 minutes extra of my time, not a bad deal and beats taking the extra time going to the gym. In case you are still having trouble being motivated; the National Center of Disease Control says that inactivity is the #2 killer in the United States just behind smoking. ( http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/bb_nutrition/ ) Get out there and start living life! I can carry home a full shopping cart of groceries, car pool two kids or just get lost in the great outdoors camping for a week. Well I got go, another outing this weekend.
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Baltimore's Newest Bike Shop Promises Something New for Cycling Community

Baltimore, Maryland – December 14th, 2008 - Baltimore's newest bicycle shop, Baltimore Bicycle Works, promises to bring a fresh perspective on what an urban cycling shop should be. BBW offers cyclists a full service retail store and repair shop right in the heart of the city. Located in the Station North Cultural Arts District of Baltimore on the Jones Falls Trail BBW caters to all types of cyclists from beginners to professionals; children to adults. Commuters, road cyclists, mountain bikers, BMX riders, fixed-gear enthusiasts and others will all find something to love at Baltimore Bicycle Works.

The shop differentiates itself from the pack in a number of ways. "We try to select products that reflect our desire to live in a more environmentally sustainable and socially conscious manner," says Tommy Nash, BBW worker-member. "Choosing products made in the United States from recycled and organic materials when available is a small but meaningful decision."

The enterprise is also structured in a way that sets it apart from other bike shops. At Baltimore Bicycle Works each worker is an owner and will benefit directly from the success of the business. "No one here is anyone else's boss, we all work together and together we hope to reap the benefits of that hard work", says Lindsey Meisinger. The founding members of BBW believe that their cooperative structure will allow them to attract the highest quality bicycle industry workers in the area.

The shop also offers a full range of bike repair and maintenance services and, through the partnership with Nash Cycles, BBW offers customers custom steel bicycle frames. "Having in-house frame building capabilities gives our customers the opportunity to purchase a bicycle made to their specifications," says Meredith Mitchell, another worker-member. "Additionally, we hope to use these resources to develop our own in-house line of bicycles that will have the same artesian feel and design of a custom bike without the price tag."

The worker-members at Baltimore Bicycle Works believe simple act of riding a bike can make a significant difference in how a person relates to the world. "We are making a bet that a city with more bicycle riders will be a happier, cleaner, safer, and more vibrant city," says Tommy Nash.