Friday, August 26, 2011

Heartland Velo - Madison, WI

Madison will be hosting a bicycle show that will have everything from hand built frames to components to apparel. Even our buddies at All City will be there! I'm excited to see the works of Banjo, Bilenky, Co-Motion, and other great framebuilders. So come celebrate and geek out all things bicycles! Not to mention cruising around Madison is quite the experience.

Btw, for those going, you must make a stop at the Union Terrace. The weather is perfect for a beer by the lakefront.

Photo Via Bilenky

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Exciting News Here At Ben's

We’re happy to announce that Ben’s will now offer bicycle mechanics instruction, usage consultation, and commuter planning year round. Done in a private or group setting, and all inclusive and non competitive. For our special introductory rate, we’ll charge $40 dollars an hour for individuals and a $30 per individual per hour group rate for up to 6 people, so contact us now to schedule appointments. I personally have taught over 600 people in the last 8 years in both MPLS and MKE, and I have been a mechanic and member of the bicycle industry for 16 years, but the talent pool at Ben’s runs deep, and we’ll capitalize on our staff’s skills and areas of expertise whenever possible. We can also come to your business or home for education presentations that can help get your employees or family using bicycles for transportation and recreation. We’re really excited about this and hope you will be too. It’s just more stuff you get to do with your bike!
Give us a call at 414.384.2236, and ask for Mark Sirek to schedule your first visit.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Vincero Design Water Bottle System

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Vincero has been working on making it easier for cyclists to mate their water bottles to their bikes since 2008. By using rare earth magnets and a no drip squeeze valve, this minimal design keeps weight down and hydration up; it is also the system used by the 2011 Kenda Pro Team. Oh and they're 100% made in the USA.

Check out some reviews -
Grams Light Bikes
Liberty Sports Magazine
Bike Diva

They are available today > HERE

Ben's at Sounds of Summer

Image from Flickr

Come join Ben's at Arlington Heights Park right off of the Hank Aaron trail tomorrow from 630 to 830pm for some free music, free BBQ, and some summer hangouts at Silver City Main Street's Sounds of Summer! The event is to showcase some of Milwaukee's fine musical talents as well as promote outdoor family and bike friendly events.

We'll have some MBC items for you to browse through as well as give you an opportunity to try some of our new bike models. Drop by and say hello!

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