A few weeks ago I wrote about the excitement we felt as kids when spring was approaching. I still feel that excitement every year, and I’ve just started getting my “spring bike” tuned up a bit. If it’s warm enough on the weekend (over 40 degrees) I’ll make sure I get out for a ride. …

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Opening Day at Stage Fort Park Postponed Hey friends, looks like the city needs a little more time to get the Stage Fort Park vendor space ready, so the opening of the Big Mike’s Bikes pop-up shop planned for Thursday the 21st will have to wait a bit. Ahh, island life! But don’t worry: I’m …

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Hi! My name is Scott Ryder, and I’m a long-time resident of the North Shore. I’m also a cyclist and a photographer, and I’m passionate about both. Knowing about these passions of mine, my friend Mike Rogers of Big Mike’s Bikes asked me to contribute some guest posts to this blog. So I’m pretty excited …

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Announcing a new venue for Big Mike’s Bikes! Beginning March 21st, the mobile bike shop will be set up at the Stage Fort Park Visitor Center, offering repairs, service and accessories. Hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10–6* Scheduled pickup/dropoff or on-site service will be available Sundays and Wednesdays. *Weather permitting. On rainy days, please call/text …

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This is it — my last week at the Cape Ann Farmers’ Market at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester. Come on out, Thursday the 20th, 3:00 to 6:30, and get a quick repair while you do your shopping. And hey, don’t miss out on the end-of-summer parts sale: 30% off all in-stock parts for the month of …

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