CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- May is National Bike Month and Performance Bicycle®, the #1 choice for people who love to ride, is marking the occasion by helping people across the country get out on their bikes and by making cycling more accessible through support of People for Bikes.
From May 4-10, cyclists can bring their bikes, no matter where they were originally bought, into any of Performance Bicycle's 100+ nationwide locations to receive a free safety inspection to get ready for national Bike to Work Week, May 11-15. A Performance Bicycle specialist or Spin Doctor mechanic will take about 5 minutes to inspect the main components of each bike to ensure the gears, brakes, tires and wheels are in working order. "Each year, we look forward to National Bike Month and kicking it off with free safety inspections to help new and experienced cyclists get out and ride," said Performance Bicycle Chief Executive Officer David Pruitt.
Performance Bicycle has partnered with PeopleForBikes, a charitable foundation with a goal of making every ride better by collaborating with riders, businesses, community leaders and elected officials to improve cycling infrastructure. Cyclists can make an in-store or online donation of $2 to support PeopleForBikes' mission of by creating more trails, bike parks and protected bike lanes. Performance will match up to $10,000 of all donations collected. "We are very excited to be partnering with PeopleForBikes. Our combined advocacy efforts for improved cycling infrastructure across the country are essential in making cycling more accessible and enjoyable for everyone," said Pruitt. "It's really quite simple - cyclists need more and safer places to ride."
All Performance Bicycle stores will lead teams in the PeopleForBikes National Bike Challenge, a nationwide event running May through September that unites thousands bicyclists across the country. All cyclists, no matter what level of experience, are invited to join their local store's team where they can log their miles and find support and encouragement from other cyclists in their area. Riders join their local store team by creating an account on the National Bike Challenge website and searching "Performance Bicycle (City Name)."
All 100+ retail locations will be hosting free clinics on Thursdays and Saturdays that will provide tips and tricks on maintenance and repair, getting back into cycling and riding with others. The full schedule is below:
- May 2 – Getting Back On The Bike
- May 7 –Basic Bike Maintenance And Commuting Tips
- May 9 – Basic Bike Maintenance
- May 16 – How To Ride With Other People
- May 23 – Riding With Kids (a clinic for parents and children)
- May 28 – Brake, Gear And Derailleur
- May 30 – Trailside And Roadside Repair
Performance Bicycle will be sharing photos, tips of the day and more throughout the month of May on its Facebook and Twitter accounts. It will also host a photo contest where cyclists are encouraged to use the hashtag #mybikemonth when posting their cycling photos for a chance to win a free bike!
Cyclists can follow Performance Bicycle on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram at http://www.twitter.com/performancebike, http://www.facebook.com/performancebike, http://www.youtube.com/performancebike and www.instagram.com/performancebike.
About Performance Bicycle®
Performance Bicycle® is the No. 1 specialty bicycle retailer in the U.S. and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Performance Inc. Performance provides an omni-channel cycling experience that spans more than 100 stores nationwide, and www.PerformanceBike.com, catering to both the avid cycling enthusiast and the recreational rider. Performance Inc. is majority owned by North Castle Partners of Greenwich, Conn. For more information about Performance Bicycle, please visit www.PerformanceBike.com
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