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Spring into cycling: National Landing's ultimate bike prep guide

Spring has sprung, bringing with it perfect weather for cyclists to hit the trails and roads once again. As National Landing gears up for Bike Month, it's crucial to ensure your bike is in prime condition.

After months of storage during the chilly winter, your bike may not be as ready as you are to jump back into action. Common issues like deflated tires, stiff chains, and misaligned gears can turn a pleasant ride into a frustrating or even hazardous ordeal. Essential components such as handlebars, derailleurs, and tires need a thorough inspection to ensure they meet safety standards and perform at their best.

Our upcoming Bike Safety Check event is designed to address these issues and more. Expert mechanics from Conte's Bike Shop will be on-site to provide comprehensive services including:

  • Air pressure checks and tire inflation
  • Brake inspections and adjustments
  • Gear system alignments
  • Overall safety assessments

These seasoned professionals bring years of experience and a passion for cycling that ensure your bike is in the safest hands. Sign up here to secure your spot!

To make the most out of the Safety Check, consider the following before attending:

  • Give your bike a basic clean to remove any dirt or grime.
  • Note any specific issues you’ve encountered while using your bike, as detailed feedback helps mechanics tailor their services.
  • Ensure your bike tires are sufficiently inflated for the mechanics to adjust if necessary.

Improving human-scaled mobility — such as biking — is a critical priority in National Landing. With three new trailheads creating connections to the Mt. Vernon and Four Mile Run trails, National Landing is set to remain a cyclist paradise. Additionally, more than five-and-a-half miles of bike and scooter lanes are planned, four miles of which will be protected, making our community even more welcoming for active transportation.

Ready to kickstart your cycling season with confidence? Register for our Bike Safety Check today and ensure your ride is safe and enjoyable. Whether you're a casual rider or a cycling enthusiast, a well-maintained bike is key to a great biking experience.