Over the past 2 weeks, several people has stopped by the shop to let us know their bike was stolen. Our first reaction is always sympathy because we have also had a bike stolen. Kristie had her brand new carbon fiber road bike stolen off the back of her the day she picked it up from getting a tune up and new bar tape. She left it strapped to the back of her car with a cable lock around it while she went into a party at an apartment in Turtle Creek for less than an hour. What she thought was a nice upscale neighborhood wasn’t so safe after all. Read More
The first brewery in Dallas was established in 2011 when Deep Ellum Brewing Company opened it’s doors by not playing by the rules. Local zoning laws classified breweries in the same category as chemical, plastics, paint, and insecticide manufacturing. Dallas city code categorized brew masters as the toxic bad boys trying to cause trouble in Dallas. That soon changed when a few other craft breweries entered the scene and made the city of Dallas realize breweries were essential to the revitalization of neighborhoods and made the city money. Thank goodness it did because there are some fine brews coming out of Dallas and we would really miss them. Read More
The bike scene in Dallas has been getting a lot of attention recently. There were 3 articles posted over the past couple weeks that we thought were great reads and reference tools for anyone who already rides bike in Dallas and for those that are thinking about riding bikes in Dallas. Read More
We discovered a few year’s ago that yoga is a great compliment to riding bikes. Not only does it strengthen your core and build stability to make you stronger on the bike, but it’s a great stress reliever. Join us on Sunday, January 10th at 11 am for the first in a series of weekly yoga classes in our new workout studio. Anne Marie Fayen, a certified yoga instructor and bike commuter will be leading an hour long all levels class designed specifically for athletes on Sundays at 11 am and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm, and Vanessa Strunk, a certified yoga instructor who specializes in trying to make you sweat, will be teaching at 9:15 am every Tuesday. No experience required for the all levels class. First classes is free. Regular classes are $10 or purchase an unlimited monthly pass for $40.
The holidays are my favorite time to shop. I shop for holiday presents for other people and end up getting myself some stuff too. Actually, most of it’s for me. To help with your holiday shopping, we made a gift guide with our favorite products we will be selling in the store. There is something for everyone even if you don’t ride a bike yet. Read More
Melanie and Sean Clancy epitomize the active lifestyle in downtown Dallas. Melanie is the editor of the fitness website Active.com and an avid runner, cyclist, and triathlete in her free time. Sean is the Vice President of the Dallas Bike Coalition, certified running coach, spinning instructor and bicycle event planning specialist. He also has great hair. They moved to Dallas a few years ago and immediately immersed themselves in the urban bike culture by getting involved with the Deep Ellum Community Association then eventually taking over Bike Friendly Deep Ellum and making it the group it is today. Bike Friendly Deep Ellum has over 1,500 likes on their Facebook page and around 40 people consistantly showing up for their group rides every Thursday while the sun is still out after 5 pm. Their passion for living healthy runs deep and is contagious. If you don’t already have bike dates and volunteer in your community, you will after reading their profile.
Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels. Part bike ride, part food drive, and part scavenger hunt. The event started in New York City in 1999 and is now a nationwide pre-Thanksgiving tradition. Local Hub Bicycle Company and Bike Friendly Deep Ellum are excited to bring the event to Dallas this year!
Cranksgiving is a free event to enter where riders use a manifest to ride to designated grocery stores in a 10 mile radius of the starting point and purchase food items that are all donated to a charity for Thanksgiving Diners. All of the food collected during the Dallas Cranksgiving will benefit the StewPot in Downtown Dallas.
For us, cycling isn’t a lifestyle. It’s life.
Local Hub Bicycle Co. connects cyclists and others, not only to other parts of Dallas, but to the essence,vibe and personality of Deep Ellum. We bring together local businesses, local attractions and neighbors with each other and those who don’t call Deep Ellum home. We do this to showcase the beauty of cycling, our neighborhood and our friends in an effort to promote the need for a more active, bike-friendly experience throughout the streets of Dallas
We are looking for a Bicycle Mechanic that believes in our mission and strives for excellence. Read More