Welcome to the Cycle Corner of Frenchtown!
(the only Bike Shop in Frenchtown)
52 Bridge Street
Frenchtown, NJ 08825
See Our 2014 Winter Hours Here
Winter is Here and Outdoor Cycling is now for the Hearty!
Who knows what this winter season will bring. It may be dry and cold, or snowy and cold. It's certainly been sloppy and cold so far. We know it will be cold. Or at least "colder than we want" cold.
Recent Route 29 Re-Paving!!
Route 29 repaving has been underway since early October. A 4.1 mile stretch of Rt29 has been milled and paved. Both the Northbound and Southbound car lanes as well as both shoulders have new, decent blacktop. The work corrected the worst parts of Rt29 between mile-marker 27.4 to mile-marker 31.5. FYI - Frenchtown is located at the northern terminus of Rt29 at mile-marker 34.8. There is some suggestion of possible paving around Stockton. We will keep you informed.
For PA riders, Fleecydale Road remains closed as they rebuild the retaining walls along the creek flowing down to the Delaware river. It appears that a significant amount of work has been completed, but no reopen date is known at this time.
While the PA Bike Path was fully 'restored' as of the 2010 summer, the early Spring and late Summer Flooding during 2011 had reduced portions of it to an impassible state. It is best to have tires of 1.90" or wider to negotiate the PA path. Tire widths of 1.5" (35mm) or wider are recommended for the NJ Path for recreational riders. We still have no information on when (or if) the PA path will be refurbished once again.
During the Fall and Early Winter, expect cool/cold mornings with some to little significant warmup during the day interspersed with some perfect riding days. We could get lucky and have some mild days during January and February - it's happened before. Watch for icing conditions that can bring a bicycle down quite quickly. Various weight Tights & Jackets coupled with layers, Vests, &/or Arm and Leg Warmers will keep the cool and cold temperatures from slowing you down. There's always chemical warmers for those fingers and toes. Come see us for proper layering techniques to keep you warm without overheating if/when the day warms up.
The local Bike Clubs have a their fall Events for the surrounding areas (both NJ & PA), with a reduced schedule of Winter rides, but you can usually find something that suits your needs. See some of our ride possibilities on the "Rides" page. Check out the local Bike Club links there as well.
Current bike and accessory prices are rising yet again for the 2014 products. Rubber and aluminum specifically have had major price increases as raw materials over the past three seasons.
We carry a dazzling array of Giant, Electra, DK, Stolen and Van Dessel bikes for all levels of interest. Whether you're seeking comfort and recreational bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, BMX or high-end racing models, we've got you covered.
If you're in town on holiday and need a bike to explore the Path along the river, or want to venture inland, we always have a new fleet of 16 Giant Sport/Comfort bikes available in 2-hour, 4-hour, or 24-hour periods. Multi-day rentals are also available.
We sell off our new Rental Fleet after each season. Our current 2013 mixed Fleet of Std Sedonas ($460 MSRP) and DX Sedonas ($525 MSRP) are available for $299 and $340 respectively. As always, they are placed in the Fleet new and exit each year slightly used, with some minor "battle scars". We equip them with a: water bottle cage; bell; and flat sealant in both tubes. Our Rentals are used for the 2013 rental season, cleaned & detailed, then released around mid/end-November. The April claims period has already started, so call or drop by to reserve your choice of bike. A $100 deposit (or payment in full) holds the bike(s) of your choice until we are through the rental season. These units come with Giant's full Warranty, as if sold as new. They also come with our Lifetime Free Adjustment benefit. These bikes go quick when available, so give us a call or stop by to determine the right bike (size, gender, color) for you. See the list of Available Rentals here
We also offer several high-end, carbon fibre, performance road bicycles for those who need the very best, or do not want to travel with (or ship) their personal uber-steed to the NJ area. Most folks supply their own pedals (to go with their shoes) and some even bring their favorite saddle. We'll set you up so you need not expose your bike to potential travel damage. We also have a soft-sided bike travel case available for rent. Call us for rental details.
Our knowledgeable staff can get your bike in working order, whether you just need a flat fixed, a seasonal tune-up, or a major overhaul. No matter what brand bike you have, or where you bought it, we can usually fix it. All work is done on a first-come basis (we do not make appointments). Please note that we need to see and inspect a bike completely before we can offer an estimate. We are not able to offer anything other than a vague rough estimate over the phone. At times, other problems surface once the bike is in the repair stand or taken out for a test ride. We always call to discuss significant unforeseen costs before proceeding with a repair.
We do not limit our repair work to recent models or only bike we sell. We will attempt to repair, refurbish or restore almost any bike. We'll give you our best estimate on the work needed and let you make the decision to proceed with all or some of the suggested work.
Do you have a Vintage Bike? A Classic Bike? A Collectible Bike? A bike with strong Sentimental Value? Your Childhood "Rosebud"? We can restore it to its best possible condition. While we do not perform repainting or re-chroming, we can debride, de-rust, clean and restore your ride to uncover its hidden beauty. Stop by and see our vintage 1973 Schwinn Apple Krate that underwent 60 hours of cleaning, detailing, and polishing. Major Restoration work is usually performed during the winter months when we have larger blocks of time to dedicate to this delicate process. Bikes that may require 5-15 hours of total restoration time can usually be squeezed into our schedule at almost any time. Give us a call to schedule an evaluation and assessment of your bike, its needs, as well as your ultimate goals.
Helmets...clothing...gloves...pumps...lights...accessories. We've got everything you need so you can be outfitted from head to toe & wheel to wheel. Ride with safety in mind, but look good and feel good doing it!
We know this area well, and can help you find good places to ride. Check out our "Rides" page for more info.
Bike To Work
Save a bundle on gas money by riding a bike to work or shopping. We can set you up with everything you need to make the transition.
Also see the HART (Hunterdon Area Rural Transit) Commuter
Information Services website for bike-to-work resources and their upcoming Bike To Work Week event! We have sponsored that event for the past 4 years, and continue to support the transportation objectives of HART.
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