John Martin’s Evergreen SL – Review

John Martin, friend, cyclist, founder of the Bradley Street Bicycle Co-Op recently took delivery of his Seven Cycles Evergreen SL, and was kind enough to write a review complete with photos: I am 30 years old with the bank account of an 18 year old. I work on bikes for a living, and have had […]

Spring Rides and the Season Starter Tune Up Promotion

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Bike Repair, News, Reasons to Ride, Tune Up | No Comments

Spring is a rewarding time to ride.  I love the lively birds who chirp and squawk like they haven’t seen another bird in months or have strong opinions on how best to build a nest.  The same goes for the group riders, many of whom haven’t been on a ride since fall, so chatty we […]

NAHBS – 2018

Posted by on Feb 25, 2018 in Hot Topics, News | No Comments

I overheard someone refer to the annual North American Handmade Bike Show as the “World Series of Bike Shows,” and I thought that sounded pretty appropriate.  My first trip to NAHBS was in 2010 when I worked the Seven Cycles booth in Richmond, Virginia.  That show opened my eyes to a whole new world of […]

Cyclocross Frame Design: An Evening with Seven Cycles

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in News, Seven Cycles | No Comments

Listen to Seven Cycles’s frame designers discuss the ins and outs, challenges, and nuances of designing custom cross bikes, and buy yourself a pint of Hog River Brewing Co. to make an already great night even better!  There will be insight, discussion, and time for Q&A with the world’s largest custom frame builder. Event details […]

True to Brew to Brew to True: Updated and Ready to Rollout

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Gravel Grind, Reasons to Ride | No Comments

Saturday’s True to Brew to Brew to True ride is now officially plotted and pre-ridden, and will be an absolute blast…for the rider looking for a little adventure.  Why adventure?  Because in addition to riding beautifully paved roads, we’ll be riding on some unimproved roads, some dirt trails, some gravel paths, and a sprinkling of […]

True to Brew: Black Hog and OEC

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in News | No Comments

If you’ll recall, the last True to Brew group ride, “The Coast,” was on the hottest day of the year, of the poorest air quality, of maximum humidity, and ended at an air condition-less brewery, or as we’d call it, a complete success. Just look how sweaty we were: The next installment, to be held […]

Detour de Connecticut: A Day in the Saddle

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Gravel Grind, Group Ride Recap, News | 5 Comments

The Detour de Connecticut was a bit of a mystery as far as I could tell.  From all I had heard, the ride itself was similar in design to the famed D2R2, in that it was mostly off road, close to 120 miles in length, offered rolling hills, views, farmland, and required bikes with a […]

Newsletter Sign Ups

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in News | One Comment

Newsletters tend to sit in my inbox, unread, until I do a mass clearing of spam every week.  The few I do click have earned my readership by consistently providing me with worthwhile stories, imagery, and events.  With the creation of the True Cyclery Newsletter, our aim is not to bombard your inbox with weekly […]

Royal H Custom All Roads

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in Bike Build, Demo Bike, Gravel Grind, News | No Comments

I have more than twelve years of experience working with Seven Cycles, who just summarized why they are, in my opinion, the best custom builder in the world namely, because they listen, then proceed as a team, working side by side with the rider and the bike shop to ensure the very best bike gets fabricated.  […]

Monday Night Ramble

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in News | No Comments

I had heard stories, or rather legends, from rides past.  Torrential downpours.  Flat tires.  Riders flying over their bars.  Flat tires.  The lone rider of the apocalypse who showed up on a Zagster rental bikes and promptly scorched the course.  Flat tires.  Single track through moonlit fields of thigh high hay with nothing more than […]