It was a sad week for the North County Coastal Cycling Community as staple shop B&L Bike and Sport (BLBikes.com) closed It's doors. B&L Bike and Sport in it's previous location and ownership in the early/mid 2000's was an inspiration to us as we visited the So Cal area on our bicycle adventures! The owner of RIDE Cyclery even moved out to pursue a racing career living in the Solana Beach / Del Mar area and raced for one of its race teams.
As a small business owner it is always a hard thing to watch another small business owner close up shop. Especially when that business is one of your competitors.
All of this said, we know there is now a large group of cyclist without a home shop any longer and nobody to service their bicycles. We also know that with B&L Bike and Sport being the Premier Specialized Dealer prior to RIDE Cyclery's arrival years ago there is an entire family of Specialized owners that might need servicing or warranty work for their RIDEs.
RIDE Cyclery is here to support you! We encourage you to come visit us, check out our retail store, chat it up with our service center Technicians and give RIDE Cyclery a shot an becoming your new home shop!
For a limited time, we are offering a service special to all prior B&L Bike and Sport Customers!* Bring in your bicycle purchased from B&L Bike and Sport or from BLBikes.com along with a copy of your receipt and we will offer you a complimentary service / tune up on your RIDE!
Contact us at either of our North County Coastal locations to set up your appointment or simply shoot an email over to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our Service Technician will follow up with you.
Encinitas - 760.632.1500 Carlsbad - 760.994.0109
Life is to short not to have a great shop for all your cycling needs! Enjoy the RIDE!
*Limited to new customers only or existing customers who recently purchased a bicycle from B&L and have not had it serviced at RIDE Cyclery previously. A copy of the original bike purchase receipt from B&L is required for this limited offer and must be presented prior to check out.