Welcome to the Cycle Corner of Frenchtown!
(the only Bike Shop in Frenchtown)
52 Bridge Street
Frenchtown, NJ 08825
Please Note that we have SUSPENDED All Bike Rental Services through July 2021
2021 Spring CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Reduced Hours
Mondays -- 10am to 4pm
Tuesdays -- CLOSED
Wednesdays -- CLOSED
Thursdays -- CLOSED
Fridays -- 10am to 4pm
Saturdays -- 10am to 4pm
Sundays -- 10am to 4pm - (Closed Easter Sunday, April 4th)
We Will Maintain the Above Days & Hours from March thru June, 2021
Our First 'Full-Pandemic' Winter
As we go through the remainder of the Winter and the early Spring, the Coronavirus Pandemic is spreading at its fastest, as well as mutating multiple variations that appear to be more transmissible. As tired as we all are, now is the time to be even more vigilant in using the basic precautions: Masks, Gloves, Distancing & Hand Washing. At least there is a positive light at the end of this long tunnel: Effective Vaccines are in their initial stages of distribution and will start to show compelling results by Mid-Summer to Late-Fall. Maybe sooner if we can flatten the spread aggressively (and get a bit lucky).
Until there is a very significant reduction of the viral load across the nation, the Cycle Corner will continue to maintain an overabundance of caution with respect to our customer-facing operations. The Shop's Retail Floor remains closed to customer entry for shopping and/or browsing. All customer interactions will be conducted 'sidewalk-side' outside our main door, and at a 6' distance with a mask. All Bike Rentals have been halted until at least Mid-Summer. All Sales and Bike Service will be managed as 'contact-less' as possible. Fitting, Handling or Testing Bikes, Apparel, Helmets or Accessories prior to purchase is halted as well.
We have been operating by the above processes above since Mid-March of 2020, and found it to be the best safety compromise for all concerned. We have been fairly successful in determining your cycling requirements without the need for prior contact before purchase. Obviously, we will not be able to help everybody, but the vast majority of our customers have been satisfied given the existing situation. If you are unsure of what you might need for you cycling needs, please call us before arriving at the Shop so we may ask any relevant questions that need to be answered prior to your purchase. This may save you a trip back home to look at your bike or accessories.
The Local NJ & PA Roads had a Some Additional Repair/Repaving Through 2019.
NJ just went through the traditional Chip/Seal process on many of the Hunterdon County secondary roads, although most all of it has been reasonably packed in and smoothed over by the vehicular traffic. It appears that the PA New Hope area is getting some much needed repaving. Route 32 from New Hope north to Point Pleasant has been repaved. You'll still have the 4-5 mile choppy stretch of 32 to Dark Hollow Rd to manage before hitting the newer paving that will get you to the Frenchtown Bridge and past Upper Black Eddy/Milford. There's still a month of so for further NJ/PA paving activity, so we may have some other pleasant surprises.
NJ & PA River Paths Remain in Reasonable Condition
Other than strong winds knocking down a fair amount of tree debris, there are no known major obstructions or construction areas on the two Paths between Frenchtown & Washington's Crossing. The PA Path collapse by the Golden Pheasant was quickly repaired in 2017 and still requires some work, but it is passable for bikes and pedestrians. We do recommend having 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. Please note that the PA side Path does tend to drain more slowly and remain soft/squishy/muddy for much longer than the NJ Path after a soaking rain.
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. There are limited specialty-bikes also available. See our "Rentals" page for complete information. Local Multi-day rentals are available as well.
New in mid-2018, we added an Electric Pedal Assist TownieGO! to our Rental Fleet. If you're interested in experiencing what an electric bike can do for you, give this recreational/leisure bike a try.
We sell off our new Rental Fleet after each season. Our remaining 2019 Fleet of Sedona DX's and Cypress' are available for immediate release. And we are building up our new 2020 crop of Rentals. See the list of available Rentals HERE.
As always, the Rental Bikes 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; a bell; and flat sealant in both tubes. Our Rentals are used for the current rental season, cleaned & detailed, then released in early December 2020. The annual reservation period opens April 1, 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 "Before and After" photo collection of our past projects. Usually, 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 only 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.
Come See Us!
We're open Saturdays & Sundays as well as Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Please note that we are closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays and will close for our own mid-day ride between Noon thru 3pm (Mon/Thurs/Fri).
View our CURRENT HOURS (Other Times by Appointment or Luck)
Find Us in scenic Frenchtown's downtown 'Historic District' (we are the only Bike Shop in Frenchtown).
Contact Us (send us an e-form inquiry)