Blog : Make the most of the winter balm with a trip to Papa Wheelies
With temperatures today expected to creep steadily into the 40s, it’s likely that more than a few outdoor enthusiasts will take to using their first sick day of the year.
What better way to make the most the Seacoast’s midwinter thaw than to hop on your bike and go for a ride?
Whether you’re looking for a tune-up, new parts, accessories, or even a brand new ride, the team at Papa Wheelies is there to equip you for a great ride around town or country. Having already experienced a number of 40-degree-plus days, the uptick in customers is something they’ve gotten more than used to.
“We’ve had a surprising amount of traffic so far this winter,” says Papa’s Josh Pierce. “With the milder conditions, the roads and trails are still very much ride-able.”
You'd think mid-winter would represent a true “off season” for any bike shop. To the contrary, Papa Wheelies has hardly had to switch into a lower gear. Earlier this month, for instance, the crew helped lead a final, commemorative ride across the old Memorial Bridge.
“The ride went really well, “ noted Pierce. “It was a beautiful morning, and we ended up having a good, fast ride, considering the temperature.”
Even when the temperatures recede back to something resembling normal, Pierce says that, as long as the snow remains at a minimum, there are plenty of paths and trails to be taken.
“I actually went for a mountain bike ride just last week down at Seabrook,” said Pierce. “As long as the trails are uncovered, the conditions can still be pretty decent, even if it’s cold.”
Between rides and increased traffic on milder days and myriad mid-winter projects, you won’t have to worry about Papa Wheelies hibernating away the winter doldrums.
The first official day of spring might still be a good seven weeks out. Still, it’s never too early to take advantage of the exceptional discounts offered by Papa Wheelies to Green Alliance members. Regardless of season, Green Card holders receive $50 off the price of any adult bicycle, 20% off all in-stock 2011 models, $20 off a tune-up, free installation of parts, and 20% off all in-store accessories!
Click here to learn more about the Seacoast’s premier independent bike shop!