We will be closed on Saturday, April 28 so that we can go south to race at Singlespeed-apalooza. Please plan to pick up or drop off your repairs before 5:30 on Friday the 27th. We will resume normal hours on Monday.
And by the way, the 2012 Gravel Grinder was a huge success. Thank you to everyone for coming out, we’ll post a review shortly.
Spring is here! We’re excited to see everyone getting out on bikes and enjoying the sunshine and longer days. Most trails remain wet and closed at this point, but this is the perfect time of year to explore our back roads. There are some gorgeous views and great riding out there.
Now is the time to bring your bike in for a tune up. Get the shifting working perfectly, the brakes lined up, and your tires ready to hit the road. We turn bikes around as quickly as possible. Open Monday – Friday 10-5:30, with a ‘bike ride siesta’ from 2:30-4pm (hey – us sole proprietors need to ride too!) Saturday 10-2pm.
Feel free to give a call 802-244-7330 for more information.
And don’t forget to sign up for the Gravel Grinder on April 22nd! https://www.bikereg.com/Net/15385
Get ready for spring and riding season, it’s just around the corner. How do we know? Spotted our first Robin today and registration for the Gravel Grinder Spring Classic Dirt Road Ride is now open. Register early to ensure your spot in this beloved annual season opener. It never feels easy to get those legs moving, but it sure is fun. Check out all the info and register here.
In the meantime, we still have snow here in Waterbury and a size run of fat bikes from Surly for you to try out. Stop and and take one for a ride while you drop off your cross bike for a preseason tune.
Five Hills Bikes will be closed from January 29th through February 9th, reopening on February 10th. You can still order anything you need via Bike29.com, it will be available for pickup or shipping on the 10th.
Look out for information about our upcoming events, a fat bike ride on February 26th and the annual Gravel Grinder on April 22.
We’re happy to announce that our second Surly Pugsley snow bike is in house. Now we have a large and a small — as well as plenty of snow.
So if you’ve been seeing all the fat bike coverage and wondering what it’s all about, swing by the shop and take one of ours for a little spin.
You might have heard of a snow bike or a fat bike, we call it a fun bike. These bikes accommodate extra super wide tires so now you can ride where it was very difficult on a mountain bike. Explore the backcountry via snowmobile trails or class four roads, these fat bikes will take you there.
Bike29 / Five Hills Bikes has demo fat bikes available. Stop in and give one a spin behind the shop, or for $40 you can demo it for the afternoon. If you like it and want to get one, we’ll apply your demo fee towards the cost of the bike. Currently we have a small Pugsley available for demo, with more sizes and models arriving soon.
Snow bikes don’t have to be expensive and they’re a great way to enjoy everything Vermont has to offer in the winter. Give us a call at 802-244-7330 to discuss and plan your demo.
It’s that time again. The 2011 holiday season is here. We urge you to support a vibrant community by shopping with your local, small businesses — like us! We’ve got some great things for the cyclist and outdoor enthusiast.
Check out some of these suggestions:
Stylish jersey from TwinSix
Cycling socks from Bike29 and Endless Cogs
Tubes make great stocking stuffers
Lube and cleaning supplies
‘Tis the season to support Waterbury businesses. We’re world famous for our custom wheel building, custom bike builds, belt drive and 29″ wheels. Feel free to call us at 80-244-7330 to discuss a special project or special surprise for the holidays.
Five Hills Bikes will be closed on Saturday October 8th. We will be attending the first annual Leaf Blower ‘Soon to Be Classic” Fall Ride.
It is a fund raiser/epic bike ride with lots of food, activities and fun to benefit the Stowe Mountainbike Club. All proceeds go directly to the trails we maintain. Come out for a ride and check out our work! Meet at Skiershop on Mountain road in Stowe at 11am for registration.