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

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. 

 

BROMPTON FLEA FOLDER FROLIC • Saturday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m.

Meet up with fellow Brompton riders and join us for a Flea Market Frolic on Saturday, December 16!  (under 8 mi. total, easy paced)

MEETS 11 a.m. sharp at Trophy Bikes (712 N. 2nd St.); we’ll cruise through Chinatown and then South Philly to the infamous PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET at the Bok Building.

We’ll GUARD your neatly-folded Bromptons while you shop for funky gift bargains at one of Philadelphia’s more unusual holiday happenings.  The PuNk RoCk FleA* features 100 vendors selling vintage and hand-made goods, clothing, LPs and crafty items.

bromptonsAfterward, we’ll spin north with our swag along the Delaware River and roll through two of Philadelphia’s newest riverfront pier-parks. FINISHES BACK AT TROPHY BIKES; optional after-beverage hangout at one of the fine local pubs nearby.

ALSO back at Trophy Bikes after the ride: special discounts for all Bromptoneers on any and all Brompton goods in stock. PLUS surprise gifts for the owners of the oldest and newest Bromptons on the ride (per serial numbers!).

NOTE: This is a Brompton-only ride, thanks for your cooperation; helmets and blinky lights, please. • RAIN/SNOW DATE 12/17; wear layers–we re-sked only for snow or rain!

(* Note: entry is $3, BUT the first 10 Bromptoneers to arrive at Trophy get free admission to the Punk Rock Flea Market.) 

 

ADVANCE NOTE: Closed on Thanksgiving and #GetOutside day (a.k.a. Black Friday)

One of the important things about bicycling is that you can choose your own path.  The current consumer tsunami that is Thanksgiving and Black Friday, as currently practiced, are, um, the opposite of that.  We are in total agreement with REI and other enlightened retailers that being closed on these days is a win for staff and citizens who can then get to hang with family and friends, or just ride off down the path alone for a while, even! Thus please note that we will be closed Nov. 23-24.

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WE WILL BE BACK ON  DECK for Small Biz Saturday, Nov. 25th, starting at 10 a.m.

– to resume our semi-grueling 7-day/week schedule:

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays • 10-4 Sat. + Sun.  

Cheers, and enjoy your calories – and the rides that burn them off.

(NOTE: Trophy Bikes is at 712 N. 2nd St., though we started at 757 S. 8th, above)

OK, we’re back in the PHILLY BIKE EXPO again! Nov. 5-6, 2016

We have never missed a single episode of the Philly Bike Expo, starting when it looked like this:

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Awww, wasn’t that cute?   Now the Expo is in a bigger-than-ever space at the Convention Center, with more top cycling companies, advocates and artisans than ever before — We will be there with bells on, showing off the new BROMPTON BICYCLE 2017 models which have some notable design changes, which is just about all we can say about that for the moment!  Trophy Bikes will again be leading the Brommie Breakfast Roll from 30th Street Station to the Expo, using a rather circuitous path, and celebrating Brompton Saturday and Surly Sunday–more details on all that in our next postings. But do please plan to come to the best bike show on the East Coast.   cheers,

   — mcget & the cast and crew at Trophy Bikes 712 N. 2nd St. Phila. PA  

• Open 8a-7p weekdays / 10-5 sat/sun

BROMMIE CLINIC, Park Tool School • Learn Skills next weekend!

Greetings: we still have one space left at the Brommie Clinic on Saturday, April 9th.

From 9 a.m. to about 10:30, we will teach the tricks for keeping your Brompton folder bike happy, including how to get that pesky back wheel off (and on again), how to make your drivetrain last longer, and more. This is a hands-on, easy-paced , and FREE class–but you must contact us to reserve. One space left, please email: info@trophybikes.com to hold your chair.

Tools X Technique + Time = PARK TOOL SCHOOL
Tools X Technique + Time = PARK TOOL SCHOOL

The Park TOOL SCHOOL is an all-day workshop that will show your everything involved in a modern derailer bike tune-up.  We provide a cheerful instructor, and all the tools & coffee needed to get through a day of skills-building. Class fee of $99 covers it all–and includes a coupon good for 15% off any tool purchase. On SUNDAY, April 10, 11 a.m to 5 p.m.    One space left, please call us now to reserve: 215-592-1234.