With the delayed onset of traditional winter weather I hope that our fellow Delaware Valley Trike Riders have been able to add some extra miles to their season! Now that the colder north winds are beginning to make their presence known, in this new year of 2016, it might be a good time to consider having your machine serviced to get ready for a carefree riding experience this spring.
If you are more into the DIY scene then take a look back at a couple of archived articles on preparing mechanically and preparing safely before hitting the trails and highways this spring.
Whether you do your own tune-up or make use of one of the fine mechanics in our area – you might also consider what upgrades you might like to make. Some of those to consider might be for comfort – like adding a head rest, seat and lumbar supports or even more flexible or seasonally appropriate clothing. Safety items are often overlooked until the last minute, such as a new headlamp, clip-less pedals, a comfortable helmet or a flag.
I hope this year that more members will find opportunities to join the club rides in our area. If you have a particular favorite you would like to ride again, or you would like to share a knowledge of a ride with your fellow members – even those that are planed by others for charity or pleasure – please let us know.
Happy New Year, and I hope to ride with you soon!
Delaware Valley Trike Riders has a promotional partner: Jersey “Bents” Bicycle Shop!
Laurence Bonilla, founder and owner of Jersey “Bents” in Hamilton Square, NJ, has agreed to promote the Delaware Valley Trike Riders. Laurence will be sharing our information and promoting our “Club” to his clients through his shop and website. His help will be a great boost for our new club. Laurence has a lot of traffic through his shop and has said that many of his customers ask him for information about rides and riding clubs. Now, Laurence will send them our way. Thank you Laurence!
At Laurence’s Jersey “Bents” you will find one of the fullest showrooms of recumbent bikes and trikes in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York area and is a “Top Twenty” nationwide dealer for Terra Trike. Along with Terra Trike, Laurence stocks Bacchetta, Catrike, Azub, ICE, HP Velotechnik, Trident Folding Trikes and RAM crank forward bikes.
My experience with Laurence at Jersey “Bents” has been nothing short of excellent and this praise is equally earned by his partner shop, Economy Bikes owned by Charlie Swope. If you are interested in purchasing a new recumbent trike or bike be sure to check out Jersey “Bents” online at: http://www.jerseybents.com, or in person at: 1637 Route 33, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690.