west philly bicycling

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They’re out there… and they want your bike. That’s the bad news. The good news is that they are not all that motivated–and if you step up your anti-theft game, you can put the odds in your favor. Read on! Find out how to protect your wheels at our new master class, THEFTPROOF YOUR BIKE. … Continue reading

Pass the Dutchie !

OK, man, two days of Dutch Cycling workshops set against the sometimes-grim reality of Philly traffic. Sponsored by the City of Philadelphia and the Dutch Cycling Embassy. This should be pretty dang interesting. And it’s open to the public! Info HERE:

Not Everything that Spins is a Bike Wheel–more bike events

OKAY, for RECORD STORE DAY, we put our turntable and vinyl upfront, jacked into Trophy Bikes’ mobile sound system. (That’s Ella and Louis on the platter–1956, Verve Records–featured a stellar band that included Oscar Peterson, piano, Ray Brown, bass, and Buddy Rich, drums.) The front platform on our Civia Halsted cargo bike is a nice fit … Continue reading

Events Bulletin

trophybiking agenda for April 2012: BROOKS SADDLE NOOK OPENING RECEPTION  • April 14 Typewriter Weekend (no bike content, do skip if you like!) April 27-28 PARK TOOL SCHOOL • April 25 & May 2 Let’s review the details in order: SATURDAY, 14 April. Help us christen the new Brooks Saddle Nook (above) at Trophy Bikes … Continue reading

Bike Ride the Zoe Strauss Billboard Project

twenty  big billboards. twenty-five city miles. ten thousand Philly drivers. BILL BOARDED. (SUNDAY, March 18th, 11 am–30th St. Station, Philadelphia) (PS– ten bucks to the first person to email what movie the above tagline was swiped from)  If you would like to go on a bike ride to check out the Zoe Strauss Billboard Project … Continue reading

Please read our Holiday Closing Alerts!

OKAY, sometimes you just have to use a train, plane or automobile and visit those far-flung people who claim to be your relatives!  This means that Trophy Bikes University City will close at 5pm on Christmas Eve, and reopen on Thursday, January 5th 2012! Our Northern Liberties shop (Now at 712 N. 2nd St.) will … Continue reading

This is how we Troll!

Just got out first SURLY Troll Complete built up at Trophy Bikes University City.… we’ve previously sent some custom Trolls out to lurk under bridges.     Note, colors/spec may vary from picture below. Also in stock –Philly’s largest selection of Surly Bikes: Pacers, Cross Checks, Long Haul Truckers. We have in fact, got the Ted … Continue reading

Please help us celebrate our new Northern Liberties Shop/the Holidays/Etc.

Right, then, why yes, we will be having one–thank you and you’re a gentleman, you do know that, sir?   We’ll be having a little get together this coming Tuesday, 13 December, at our all-new Northern Liberties shop (712 N. 3rd St.) Please stop by between 5pm and 8-ish for a some refreshments and to … Continue reading

Ritz, Secor Make Podium at Brompton World Championship

We are chuffed in the extreme with the news that Mr. Aaron Ritz arrived 3rd at the Brompton World Championships, held this weekend at Blenheim Palace, England. Ritz, who teaches Tool School for Trophy Bikes, builds bamboo bikes, and works as a transportation planner for the City of Philadelphia (not exactly in that order), won … Continue reading

Brompton with carbon fiber suspension block