Faces of Bike Month: Revolution Cycles
Last year we took a look at the many faces of Bike Month — from advocacy groups to bike shops, May is an opportunity for bikes to unite. Over the next several days, we’ll be highlighting some of the stories — and faces — we featured in our American Bicyclist magazine for Bike Month 2013.
Today, we’re taking a look at a story by Stacy Moses, of Revolution Cycles, about the company’s “random acts of bike-ness” during Bike Month and beyond!
At Revolution Cycles, our mission is to get more butts on bikes, so we look forward to Bike Month every year.
In Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland, we provide free tech support on Bike to Work Day at many of our area’s busiest pit stops. We get our best mechanics out of bed before the sun comes up, pump them full of coffee and bagels, and set them loose to help the thousands of commuters who ride through the local stops. Following the Bike to Work Day morning festivities, we organized the second annual Department of State ride in 2012.
We loaded up the Rev van (affectionately known as Big Red) with Allant bikes and led State Department staff on a bicycle tour of DC. There’s no better way to spend a lunch break in May!
Throughout the month, we also plan wonderful little surprises in our communities, such as our famous Pinkey Surprise Tune-Ups. We select random weekdays during rush hour, set up a mobile workstation and blast out our location via social media. Pinkey, our lead mechanic and the most interesting man in the world, tunes derailleurs, pumps up tires, and tightens brake cables for everyone who is lucky enough to roll by. We’ve also produced a series of “Revolutionize National Bike Month” blog posts to educate cyclists on safety and comfort, and we give out boatloads of neon bike pins.
If you ask us, every month should be Bike Month!
With four locations in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, Revolution Cycles specializes in bicycle sales, service, rentals and sharing. For more information, visit www.revolutioncycles.com.