With some generous help from a friend and the community at large, I’ve been collecting donated bicycles and caching used parts sales money to fund the repair and distribution of free used bicycles to those in need. We are working on a giveaway in December at an apartment complex here in Gloucester- More details on this once it’s confirmed!

In the meantime, in hopes of raising awareness of the origins of Thanksgiving, I’d like to extend the rehab and redistribute offer to anyone of Native American descent on Cape Ann. Please reach out if you or members of your family would like to snag a free bike! 334-BIKES-34 or BigMikesBikes@gmail.com

Tomorrow, as hundreds of millions of americans sit down to feast on this National Day Of Mourning, I hope we can all simultaneously celebrate gratitude for what each of us has *and* remember the price that has been paid for it. To consider what it means, as a representative of our society, to have virtually eradicated and systematically oppressed an entire culture of people over the generations. To recognize that the kind of wisdom European Settlers cleansed from this land is the *exact* kind of medicine our society needs to survive today, in the face of global warming and many other battles. We can’t change what’s happened in the past, but we can build a bridge to a brighter future by having open, mindful discourse, and a more inclusive perspective on holidays such as these.

Some reading on this subject, if you are so inclined:

Thanks for listening =)

— Mike

We’re celebrating Small Business Saturday with a 20% off sale on all in-stock accessories from now until the end of 2019! Reach out via text or voice to Big Mike @ 333-BIKES-34 or BigMikesBikes@Gmail.com – he’ll work with you to personally curate and deliver a gift assortment for your favorite cyclist! Don’t forget, a limited selection of tune-up gift certificates will be available until the end of the year! You might want to grab one of these before tune-up prices increase in 2020!

All items pictured are just a sampling of what’s available with discount and sales tax calculated into the listed price! We also have a selection of tools, bags, parts, and other odds and ends, so if you don’t see what you’re looking for, just ask! Thank you SO MUCH for your support and we look forward to servicing Cape Ann in 2020!

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I’ll be set up for retail sales at the Cape Ann Farmer’s Market Winter Market, Saturday November 23rd from 10-1!

As this is an indoor space, I won’t be equipped to provide repairs at this event;  I will, however, have a limited selection of Tune Up Gift Certificates and all other kinds of bicycle related parts and accessories to suit your holiday gifting needs! Come say hi and check out all the other fine vendors, crafters, and makers who will be set up at this excellent community event!

 

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Big Mike’s Bikes will be popping up at the Manchester Sustainability Fair Saturday November 2nd from 10am to 3pm at the Manchester Community Center!

“Local vendors and Town committees will show how you can Reuse, Repair and Recycle. Parfait Food Truck, Cazeault Solar, Big Mike’s Bikes, Seaside Cycle, Backyard Growers, Cape Ann Farmer’s Market, Cedar Rock Gardens, Stock Exchange, Wild Oats, Manchester Essex Conservation Trust, and local craftspeople. Sign the Use Less Pledge and get a free bag!”

Make sure you swing by the magic bike van to chat about how we can help reduce our footprint by repairing and reusing bicycles instead of replacing them. Bring your bike for service or browse our selection of parts and accessories such as lights, helmets, bags, pumps, and more!

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Are you ready for the best riding of the year?

It’s crisp and cool, the traffic is lighter, and the fall scenery is spectacular!

Here’s some important gear to make sure you’re safe and comfortable:

Lights: The dark is coming earlier, so you’ll need plenty of lights, both front and rear
Fenders: Very helpful for those damp or drizzly days
Floor pump: Keep those tires firm!

I’ll be placing an order this week to restock these and other items, so please reach out with specific requests!

Call/text 334-BIKES-34 (334-245-3724) to order, and to check my availability for mobile service and rentals.

Special appearance at Stage Fort Park today only!

The Magic Van will be hanging out by the visitor’s center during the Cape Ann Farmer’s Market…

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There is rain in the forecast late in the day, so please come early and call/text ahead! 

If you don’t make it today, call/text 334-BIKES-34 (334-245-3724) to check my availability for mobile service and rental appointments.

 

Hey! FREE PARKING while you’re stopping by the popup shop!

Last week at Stage Fort Park!

This is it, last chance to find the Magic Van by the visitor’s center and get your bike fixed…

Thursday 3-6
Friday and Saturday 11-6

Also, don’t miss out on the End of Summer Sale:

20% off in-stock parts and accessories!

If you don’t make it to Stage Fort Park, call/text 334-BIKES-34 (334-245-3724) to check my availability for mobile service and rental appointments.

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