More than 8,000 cyclists make their way along the Oregon Coast Highway every summer, experiencing some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable: Pacific Ocean, spectacular cliffs, lush forests, and plenty of places to camp. On the central Oregon coast, there is a full service bicycle shop in the town of Florence. It is well equipped to fulfill all your coast highway needs. This page is devoted to information about the shop, called Bicycles 101, which is owned by Tim Hewitt. If he doesn’t carry it, he can get it. He knows his stuff and has you covered if you find yourself in need of any emergency cycling equipment while on your most excellent journey in nirvana.
Below is a little information presented by Tim, about his shop, along with a slide show and a low-budget movie to give you a little flavor of what awaits you here in Florence. To learn more, visit the shop’s website or blog directly at:
BY THE WAY: Bicycles 101 is the departure point of the 2011 Coast to Cactus Tricycle Expedition (CCTE) – Friday, August 26.
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What Bicycles 101 offers the coastal cyclist:
by Tim Hewitt
We carry Trek, Specialized, Easy Racer, Torker, (Sun recumbent bikes and trikes), Haro, Masi, Gary Fisher, Redline, Mirraco and along with the co-operation of sister shops in southern Oregon and the north coast we have just about any brand covered and accessible.
Range of products for any type of bike riding:
We even have training wheels in stock for adult bikes for riders up to 250 lbs. We can get anybody on a bike! We pride ourselves in getting any tourist back on the road same day. Our Phil Wood spoke machine allows us to cut and thread a spoke for virtually any length of spoke for a 8″ wheel to a 29″ wheel. We are Schwinn ,Shimano,Trek,Specialized, Factory trained. Over 5,000 sq. feet of space. Professional experience since 1977… Tires tubes in stock to fit 99% of bikes of ANY STYLE.
We can fix 1speed bikes to 30 speed bikes. 3 speed cables from 1964 to 10 speed chains from 2011… We cover it all. 1 wheel 2 wheels or 3 wheels trailers, baby seats, dog carriers, baskets, racks, bags mirrors, fenders and anything you can bolt on to your steed! Any and all products available from most large suppliers and designers.. i.e. Sram, Shimano, Specialized, most any tire manufacturer. Schwalbe, Michelin, Bontrager, Panaracer.
IRC KENDA … also wheelchair tires in stock!!!!! For the tourist we have , information, local and statewide maps, repair,travel alternatives,boxes, packing , shipping materials and service.
WE ARE THE ONLY SHOP IN OREGON TO OFFER MUSICAL EQUIPMENT WITH BIKES AND SKATEBOARDS.
We have sold travel guitars, ukuleles, and harmonicas to traveling bike riders,needless to say strings and accessories also. We have been instrumental in marking local bike lanes, pursuing and promoting cycling in town and working with the city to get expanded bike paths and bike lanes. Checking and pursuing the safety and access to all safe drains in bike lanes, to marking and getting lanes signed. Designing promoting and getting funded a bike park for the kids. For bikes and skateboards.
Did you know we actually educated the Police Department about bike lane laws?! We had to prove to them that it was against the law to park in a bike lane. We have group rides on the street neighborhood rides on Tuesdays at 5.30 PM and mountain bike rides Saturdays at 10. AM. Helmet required. We have used bikes and parts. We take trade ins and consignments.