Monday Blues: Support Your Local Bike Shop
Your Local Bike Shop does more than provide a location to check out new bikes, deck out existing rides with new components, provide a weekly, or more than once a week, group to ride with. They often contribute to their communities as well. They sponsor rides, lessons, and other events including, quite often, non-bicycling ones. I don't know how many local shin-digs I have been to in the cities out this way, where I have seen a bike provided by Coates standing out amongst the raffle grand prizes. Thus it was hardly surprising to see another at yesterday's Claremont Folk Festival. That it was blue, and thus ripe of an edition of the Monday Blues, was added bonus.
Support your local bike shop.