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CRANKSTWEEDRIDEGIVING!

Let’s just say you’d better be on your bike this SATURDAY, November 10th!  TWO GREAT RIDES are double-booking the day, so you’ll have to decide whether to join the 10th Annual Philly Tweed Ride, which meets 11 am at the Waterworks behind the Art Museum on Saturday. tweed

 

OR help get food out there to our fellow Philadelphians in need with CRANKSGIVING: 

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Cranksgiving helps a great cause, and has a less strict (as in no) dress code. The Tweed Ride requires a sartorial effort, but is an awesome trip into a fantastic, imaginary cycling past of dandies and quantrelles on two wheels.

We couldn’t decide either, so we pitched some swag to each of these events.  Flip a coin, ask your friends what they’re doing, check your closets…

It’s your call. 

AND FINALLY, remember that TROPHY BIKES is now on a FALL HOURS FOOTING: Which just means we are OPEN 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10-4 sat + sun. Our cheerful mechanics are ALWAYS ON DUTY, at Trophy Bikes 712 N. 2nd St. , PHL.

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PHILLY BIKE EXPO: Get Ready!

Trophy Bikes returns to the

PHILLY BIKE EXPO on Oct. 27-28!

We will offer our bike theft countermeasures workshop at noon, both days (free with Expo admission), and we’re doing two morning rides, which both end up at the PA Convention Center for the Expo.

On Saturday, 10/27, Brompton owners are invited to the Brompton Breakfast Roll, an all-Brompton event.  The B-Roll meets 8:45 a.m. sharp at the central info booth in Amtrak 30th Street Station. We’ll roll around town and end up at the Expo just in time for doors open– and all you Bromptoneers get in for free.

NOTE–this ride is BROMPTON-ONLY.

(Looking for rough stuff? Scroll down for Sunday’s ride…)

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The PHILLY BUMP!, presented by 26-inch-lifestyle, is our invitation to test your bike handling skills and your sense of humor. Meets 10/28, at 8:44 a.m. in front of Trophy Bikes. Bring your chunky-tired bike, helmet, tube and tools. We’ll bounce over Philly’s worst cobble, brick, gravel, potholed-and-railroad-tracked historic streets–along the way, we will have a very polite foot-down cobblestone DERBY, and everyone on the ride gets into the Expo for FREE at the end. (including secure valet parking for what’s left of your bike)

 

IF YOU’VE READ THIS FAR: Please note that our FALL SCHEDULE snaps into effect on

MONDAY, Oct. 15th.

We trim 60 minutes from the end of our weekdays…

i.e., we’re open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon. through Fri.  (instead of 7, as in the summer).  Weekend hours remain at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat. + Sun. 

BIKE WASH FOR THE NACCC! • Saturday, 9/22, noon to 2 p.m.

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PLEASE BRING YOURSELF – and THAT DIRTY BIKE OF YOURS to TROPHY BIKES, at 712 N. 2nd Street in Northern Liberties PHL. We will wash your faithful steed…  and YOU (we hope) will give a GENEROUS TIP – 100% of which will go to the NORTH AMERICAN CYCLE COURIER CHAMPIONSHIPS in Philadelphia Oct. 4-8. 

ALSO: The NACCC needs you! Check their website to find out where the biggest courier races of 2018 will be held, AND check for volunteer opportunities. Here’s that VOLUNTEER LINK. 

BROMPTON BURST! Sunday, Sept. 9th

BromptonBurst.1RACE YOUR BROMPTON on a world-class course, in beautiful Doylestown PA.

The Bucks County Classic is a full day of pro road bike racing – and now, for the first time ever, they’ve turned over their beautiful racecourse to Brompton folders at midday! Register online (link below) , or on race day at 11:30 a.m. RACE STARTS 12:30 p.m., exactly.

Coming from Philadelphia? MEET UP at 30th Street Station, 9 a.m. sharp on race day. We will hop the 9:16 SEPTA train to Doylestown. The last car on the train is the designated BROMPTON CAR.

More about the Brompton Burst: it will have great prizes for top woman and man finishers, and for BEST-DRESSED. ALL RIDERS must wear business attire, and the race kicks off with a Le Mans running start to your folded Brompton bicycle!

ALL BROMPTON RACERS invited back to the Brompton tent for complimentary drinks and lunch afterward, and to watch the Bucks County Classic pro riders battle it out. What else? Oh! There’s an arts fest around the corner in this lovely small town – bring family and friends for a great day out.  REGISTER/MORE INFO HERE

BROMPTONS UNDER BROAD STREET!

This Saturday, 11 August, we invite Brompton bike riders to join us in a “top-down” tour of the Philly Free Streets day.  Philly Free Streets, now in its 3rd year, will turn Broad Street, from City Hall to Erie Avenue, into a car-free zone from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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NOTE: We will meet, RAIN or SHINE! • If it’s like, BIBLICAL RAIN, we may just take the subway to Erie Avenue and hang out, then subway back and retreat to La Colombe or even FERGIES PUB. So, please bring a jacket and be flexible; that’s the beauty of riding a Brompton, the world’s best folder bicycle. 

Our event will take advantage of the Brompton’s unique fold to take SEPTA up to the north end of Open Streets.  We will meet at La Colombe Coffee Penn Square, on the SW  corner of City Hall at 10 a.m. sharp. First, a quick lap around City Hall, then down into a cool, rumbling Broad Street subway car, which will rocket us to Broad and Erie in 16 minutes!

We’ll unfold and pedal back down 100% car-free North Broad Street to City Hall (4.6 miles, easy pace, lots of stops for photos) …and maybe a post-ride beverage at nearby Fergie’s Pub.

The ride is FREE (please bring $2.50 or your SEPTA KEY for the subway trip), but because of space considerations–Brompton bikes only, please.   • •   RSVP to info@trophybikes.com with BUBS in the subject line to help us know how many Brompton riders to expect. THANKS!

 

PS–SAVE THE DATE: Sept. 9th THE BROMPTON BURST– BROMPTON RACING IN BEAUTIFUL DOYLESTOWN PA. We will ride a special BROMPTON CAR on SEPTA to this event. Go to:  http://buckscountyclassic.com/races/brompton  for all the details!

BROMMIE WASH SAT. 3/17 • 11am-2pm

Get that winter muck off yer Brompton folder at the Brommie Wash. From 11 to 2 on Sat., March 17, we’ll give your faithful bike a splash, a scrub and some chain lube too.  You can help if you wish (we’ll give you gloves) or just cheer from the sidelines and yell, “You missed a spot!” from time to time. If it’s warm enough, we’ll go for a quick ride at 2 p.m., so bring a helmet and some money for a beer.  Cheers! brommieWASH

SURLY SUPER SALE HAPPENING NOW!

CONTINUING TODAY (through Valentine’s Day Feb 14) – we have drastically,  nay, recklessly – reduced prices on every SURLY bike in our stock. We’re open this Saturday and Sunday from 10:02 a.m. to 4:01 p.m. at 712 N. 2nd in rapidly infilling Northern Liberties Philadelphia!

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OK, so you’ve scrolled down to here – let’s stretch things a bit more. If you want a SURLY bike that’s not in our store stock, show any Trophy staffer this ad and get 11% off any Special Order SURLY BIKE.

Here’s the FINE PRINT:  Must Be Paid In Full / All Sales Final / Sale Prices good only through Valentine’s Day Feb. 14.  SWING BY!

Thanks for reading and riding.

MID-WINTER BIKE WASH! Sat., Jan. 13, Noon-4 p.m. FREE [first-come-first served]

Get a FREE* wash, rinse + chain lube for your faithful machine this SATURDAY.   ALSO: free safety inspections + other specials in the shop! First-come / First-served *NOTE: we will accept TIPS––100% of tips donated to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. 

 

BLACK EDITION BROMPTONS ARE HERE!

THE NEW BLACK EDITION BROMPTONS  HAVE ARRIVED IN OUR SHOWROOM.

We have ordered most of them with the new Black Lacquer, a smokey finish that cloaks the steel, while still letting it peek through.  There is no way to get the full effect of this other than in person.  We’re here from 8 a.m to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10-4 Sat. and Sun.

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We have Black Edition Bromptons in M, H and S bar configurations, so please do let us know what you’re looking for.