Meet the next member of the rental fleet! Jonathon Livingston Seagull, from outward appearances, seems to fit in with the rest of the flock with his casual, comfortable upright riding position. But secretly he wants to fly at great speeds with his slick hybrid street tires. Set him free and ride up 133!

The 2019 summer season of the Cape Ann Farmers Market kicks off this Thursday, June 6, and Big Mike’s Bikes will be on hand to take care of your bike while you shop! The Magic Bike Van will be set up outside the visitor’s center from noon to 4:30. Stop by and say hi!   …

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  Off to a great start for summer at Stage Fort Park! Look for the Big Mike’s Bikes pop-up shop outside the visitor’s center every Friday and Saturday (weather permitting) and most Thursdays, too. Stop by between 11 and 6 for repairs, service and sales. Check out some of the parts and accessories, including the …

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Well, it hasn’t been an easy cycling spring here on Cape Ann. Two months ago, when I wrote my last post, I was hopeful that the rains of March and April would pass, the potholes would be filled up, and we’d all be happily riding by now. Unfortunately that hasn’t been the case. I’m celebrating …

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Are you ready for summer? Is your bike? Opening day for Big Mike’s Bikes pop-up bike shop Friday, May 31 at 11:00 a.m.!   Come find the Magic Van at the Stage Fort Park Visitor Center for repairs, service and accessories. Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 11–6* Plus most Thursdays while the Cape Ann Farmer’s Market is …

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Next up in the BMB Rental Fleet is Cassie, a strong and supple women’s hybrid named for the legendary sea serpent who some say dwells in Casco Bay, off Portland, Maine. Check out the startling anecdotal evidence for this mysterious creature here . . . and then reserve her namesake for a day of Cape …

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Moving into a new phase for the shop! I’ve been getting a lot of requests for bike rentals, something that’s been missing in Gloucester for a while. My hope is that this will help more people — both visitors and locals — get outside and enjoy our beautiful area. So starting soon, bikes will be available …

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