6 Tips For Starting A Bike Everywhere Challenge Team

I became a captain for a Bike Month Challenge team for the first time in 2014. The year before was my first year being part of the Challenge and my first time commuting to work by bicycle. I only became captain because the previous captain was going on vacation for the month. I was really …

Preventing bike theft in Juneau

How would you feel if someone stole your bike? First, you might feel like you were in an episode of the “Twilight Zone” – total disbelief, and then you would probably get angry. The feeling of violation is something bicycle theft victims never forget. Even in a small town like Juneau, bike theft is common. …

Clean It Like You Mean It

Muddy bike

Riding in Juneau means riding in the rain, especially if you are commuting. The wet weather means more grime on the derailleurs, chain and the frame. Taking the time to routinely clean your bike is time well spent, ultimately prolonging the useful life of your bike.

Mechanic Tip: Be Prepared For Flats

Always be prepared for more than one flat on a ride. The roads around Juneau can be a minefield of tire puncturing debris, and carrying a tube as well as a patch kit, or just two tubes can mean the difference between completing your ride and calling for a roadside pick up!