Have you noticed that
you have not been getting emails from us? Though we only send out
three or four per year our email list was trashed. Emails are
usually about events, we have yet to send out any sales pitches or
coupons, though we gladly accept anyone else's coupons for products
If you wish to be placed on our
email list, please send an email to.
Test rides: Because we have a smaller,
focused professional staff and a smaller space than many shops, we
suggest emailing or calling before visiting to test ride, especially in
the off season, inclement weather, or for trikes, tandems, recumbents,
We have these at both shops and they are making feet, legs, and entire
bodies very happy.
This is my pick for the best product of the last quarter century
Flat Pedals article
Independent Maryland Bike Shops Assist Face of America
Ride to Gettysburg
This year's Race Across America (RAAM) has again chosen Maryland as the
The World's Toughest Bicycle will feature over 160 men and women
individuals and teams from 13 countries and the US.
Individuals will depart Oceanside, Ca. June 13 and Teams June 17.
They ride nonstop and reach Maryland in 5 to 11 days
For the 6th year Mt Airy Bicycles is Time Station 52 and serves as the
National Penalty box.
It's a favorite stop for racers, crew, officials, press, and visitors .
At 54 miles from the Annapolis finish that's all downhill, the order of
arrival is determined by Mt Airy arrival order.
We're again reaching out to area cyclists and fans to
help at the station around the clock
Food, drink, and an official RAAM Staff T shirt are provided to any
volunteer who can work a shift 4 hours or more.
Please let me know via email if you'd like to be a part of this great
You Like those
Kids and Grandkids of Yours?
a Frog Kids
Bike will show them How much! Frogs are proportional, light,
engineered for those that care. Straight from England Reserve yours
soon they will start arriving in March
and the first
batch will include some promotional incentives for our Frog
ambassadors and their parents and Grandparents Check 'em out on the
Frog www now.
Mt Airy Bicycles' 24th Annual
"I've Ridden Every Day This Year!" Ride"
Team Hartman: Frank Hartman wanted to ride in a benefit for ALS this month,
but couldn’t. Enter Team Hartman, which raised $10,000.
“A Final Ride for Frank Hartman”
With help of bike shop owner, man with ALS will make his
Bicyclist to ride 1,500 miles to promote engaged fatherhood.
They just stopped by
And said we were the most interesting people and interesting shop on the
Gave us a signed jersey, book, medal, and food!
Thanks to all who came to see us and try bikes and trikes at the Abilities Expo.
Now on display at both shops
Affordable Bamboo Bikes
I have ridden every day this year.
Watch the Carroll County Times video
Be SAFE be SEEN in STYLE
CANNONDALE / SUGOI 'ZAP' Jackets
now in! taking orders now
samples in shop, must see to believe
Our best FATBIKE opportunity ever!
Only 4 available
1 of each size
The $1480 ORIGIN8 Crawler
Cycling Sports Group Recalls Cannondale
Due to Fall Hazard
"Recumbent biking- for those that prefer comfort and view to pain!"
bicycle with disc brakes
Car Free Calculator...
Introducing the Catrike 5.5.9
Video of New Year's Day ride
season is HERE, NOW
We have dozens of classic and contemporary
Big 'Cross names like LaPierre, Redline, Fuji,
Cannondale, Trek, and many more.
New and Pre-loved.
to see a sampling
of some of our 'Cross
of a few
Bike Friday Haul-a-Day
cargos on the planet.
Come check it out
Bring your heaviest,
Ask about quantity pricing
My bike makes
noises. Please fix it!
Available NOW: Bike Friday Silk
The 2014 Silk Infinity brings the
smooth, quiet and clean combination of Gates Carbon Belt Drive technology
with a NuVinci 360N Continuous Variable Transmission Internal Hub.
Thanks, Mr. Larry for shipping the Wee Hoo to my daddy.
Coombe's new Millennium II pedals are now
shipping. Contact us for more info
Hand Made Bicycle Show -2014
you or the person on your gift list have a
Diamond in the Rough?
Let us Refurbish, Detail, even RePaint
any bike - we've had dozens of customers
this season opt out of getting a new bikes in favor of fixing up one
they already have, or getting one of our thousands of guaranteed,
tuned-up pre-loved bikes.
We've been swapping to more comfortable handlebars, saddles,
installing easier gearing, and even doing major facelifts to the
point that the ol' machine is hardly recognizable.
People are amazed and delighted.
Depending on our scheduling, we can have you ready from a couple
hours to a couple days.
now even easier to ride to College Park Bicycles' new location!
Brand new bike friendly pavement all through our neighborhood and as the
photo shows ,motorists are cautioned that the crowds are going to have
No this is not a doctored photo!
Virtual Tour of Mt Airy...
Touring Seasons are here
Because we can outfit any 'cross' bike as a tourer or tourer
for 'cross', you get two bikes and two seasons for the price of one-and if
you're a commuter, make that three.
We've come a very long way since Larry captured a gold medal in the senior
mens' Maryland/Delaware district championships* .
We're loaded with dozens of new and lovingly pre-muddied bikes from Bianchi,
Cannondale, Fuji, Redline, Specialized, Trek, and more. From basic entry
models to our 16 lb pro team flagship- the Carbon frame/carbon wheel Fuji
Altamira CX 1.1 with SRAM Red XXII hydraulic discs.
If you need more than the typical parking lot test ride that many places
give, we have bikes for rent that you can take to the course- and of course,
your rental applies to purchases.
*a long way- total field was three!
16lb Altamira CX 1.1 Full Carbon/SRAM Hydraulic XXII
USA made Bike Friday Folding Bike
For $798 ....
Limited quantities. In stock starting November 7
The Kickr Power Trainer is on display at Mt Airy and College
Fix it Sticks
are now available
Stop by and try them out
Edgar Lofton, Falls Church
86 years young
Enjoying his Trike with his best friend!
Larry in a high wheel bicycle race
photo by Robert Bass
Help TerraTrike get a free ad during the Super Bowl
Click here and vote.
is now Q-caddy $7.99
Save 2/$15 Shipping $3.00 any amount
easily snaps on and off and is positioned forward in front of the
handlebar. This forward position puts the cue-sheet or map more in your
line of sight for quicker and easier viewing.
Additionally, since the Q-Caddy®
is positioned in front of the handlebar, the rider will not hit his/her
knees on the device when riding out of the saddle.
Here is a picture of Margaret riding her new trike in the
neighborhood 4th of July parade.
Black gets back on a bike. She visits Via Bicycle and gets treated like
Royalty by Curtis Anthony.
At 16 she pulled the typical knee-jerk away from the sport because Larry
and Linda were, well, 'Bike People' and there was too much immersion.
Laurel's famous quote as a toddler was "bike rides are where you see
more people in Lycra that shouldn't be!"
After Visiting Via in Filly this spring, she said "wow, it's as crowded
and messy as our house!!"
Trek Bicycles - Some interesting links
No problem with a FATBACK
We'll have 'em ready to ride in late October
Celebrity character impersonator not included.
Any resemblance purely coincidental
With Bob Roll
Mt Airy and College Park Bicycles were named Top 10 of
all sellers worldwide by TerraTrike. They also have the distinction of
being the longest running dealer for TerraTrike.
Missives from Larry
Friday tikit stem SAFETY WARNING:
Stop riding your tikit immediately
Bike Friday: tikit stem update 6 replacement process,
is an interesting tandem and they are shipping this fall
We are now accepting advance orders
The new Helios from Circe of England
David Campbell at the finish of "L'Eroica " in Italy
October 7, 2012
Congratulations to Cannondale corporation's own David Campbell and wife
Rebecca Sellet for her help in finishing L'Eroica 2012 in Italy. Dave and
Larry go back decades, not only as retro bike aficionados, but as supplier
and retailer. College Park Bicycles was there on Day one in 1982 when
Cannondale announced their 'Aluminum Advantage' bikes.Larry goes back to '72
selling outdoor clothing, tents, and bike bags, at The Bike Pedalers, an old
shop where he worked since 1965. Because of other volunteer assignments
having come up, Larry had to abandon hopes of attending L'Eroica this year,
but helped supply David and his wife with classic 60's and 70's bikes for
the event. We are looking forward to a debriefing and more reports and
photos from David and Rebecca! Great Job David and Rebecca!
It's a charger that uses the kinetic energy from walking (or biking,
running, etc.) to recharge hand-held devices. We are the only retail store
in the country with them. And it's made in Ohio! "Made in the USA"
Appalachian Trail hiker's review:
"...after using it I’d even
trade out a day’s food if I had to just to be able to have it along. The
thing is magical. Just knowing I have unlimited power “in my pocket”
... gives me a sense of security
on the trail."
SRSUNTOUR Safety Recall
We have the passport in very limited quantities. Samples on display at both shops
18th Annual "I've
Ridden Every Day This Year!" Ride
Thanks to all who attended the biggest 'every day' ride in 21 years.
Trike of the Year as posted on "Bent Rider Online".
Available at Mt. Airy Bicycles
- Catrike’s Villager underwent a major redesign. The most noticeable change was the adjustable seat angle. Catrike has resisted this change for several years. Their trikes
have always been known for the stiffness provided by their unique
space frame and the company was hesitant to sacrifice that. Well,
they finally figured out how to have their cake and eat it to. The
new Villager feels every bit as stiff as the old one and only weighs
half a pound more. The adjustment mechanism itself is a joy to use
and is the new benchmark for others to measure up to.
A REVOLUTIONARY WAY TO FLY AT GROUND LEVEL!
available for try or buy at either shop
CYCLOCROSS SEASON HAS
Redline cyclocross bikes
Cooler Fall temperatures traditionally bring scores of
adventurous cyclists to the woods of the Mid-Atlantic to
ride and race what we know as cyclocross. But Cyclocross is
not just for racers. These modified drop-bar road bikes are
perfect for bicycle trail and canal riding not to mention
commuting and general comfort cycling. Mt. Airy BIkes has a
great selection of 'cross bikes from Redline, Trek, and
more. Come in and check out the new Redline Conquest Carbon
Pro. At just 19 pounds it is sure to make you riding an
experience that will bring a smile to your face. Whisper the
secret phrase "When the cat is away, the mice will play" and
receive special friends and family pricing on this amazing
bicycle. Purchase the Father & Son Redline cyclocross
package and receive a Flat Pack Service Kit mounted on Dad's
bike for free.
According to Wikipedia ...
Wierd Bikes video
Just in from the U.K.
This and other fine
Batavus bikes from the
Netherlands are available at Mt Airy.
More info on Batavus bikes...
New bike carriers from
Check our new
arrivals at College Park Bicycles
Thanks to the wonderful Time Station 52 staff and all
of the visitors
Congratulations to Larry Black
He was honored as the Volunteer of the Year by the MS
Society of Maryland
Shelbi Bernstein, Maryland MS director shown
handing Larry the Bob Bennett memorial award at the
Chesapeake Challenge in Chestertown, Md. June 11
Larry's been in charge of Tech Support
for almost 15 years and wishes to thank all those that
volunteer and participate to help fight MS and for their
support of cycling.
I am riding our Hase
Pino tandem bike with my son with special needs.
This is the perfect bike! We can ride long
distances, do hills, keep up with others on regular
road bikes. Wish I had found this 10 years ago!
Nicholis, of Warrenton, VA sizes up his
new Catrike Dash. This is Nicholis’s first “bike”.
Arrived - Our favorite tail light!
Super Bright - Full
long run time. USB charging
or night. Be safe, Be REALLY seen and best of all...
It's made in the USA, ...the
Come in and try it out.
at either shop or via mail or UPS
electric power to your bicycle.
is an innovative solution for every frame and bicycle.
Proven technology for commuting.
Don't Be Afraid of (riding in) the Dark
the whole thing is USA made, not just assembled here, even the
bulb is domestic!
Come check 'em out, there is Nothing Else
Richard on his
new "Terra" Dactyl recumbent trike.
with a custom
fitted (by Mt Airy Bicycle) Cargo
back end and featuring a Nuvinci
360 CVT Transmission Hub
Yes, you CAN
take it (ALL) with you, be Comfortable, and have a blast!
part of our efforts to "keep it at home"
we're always on the lookout for
Made in USA.
Here are some great links:
they and we welcome your suggestions
many of our manufacturers have gone 'global'
still have THOUSANDS of great, clean, new, and pre-loved bikes
made right here in the US of A
Check out The Dream Bike
to help one of our
and a long time
inspiration. Jim 'Parky" Wetherell
has helped many
other Parkinsons patients
'09 ICE-T - rear suspension - ICE rear rack, Zipper
fairing, headrest. Entire Drive Train NEW. Shimano
Bar-end shifters, Eggbeater pedals, dual parking
brakes. Wireless computer, Schwalbe Kojak tires (xtra
tire & tubes). Fenders Excellent condition
Though the trike is with Parky on the left coast, it's
comes apart easily and we can get it back East. Replacement about
$3500. Open to offers - please contact Larry at Mt Airy
Bicycle (email@example.com) - who will include a fresh
warranty and assembly to any local buyer.
Take the "Park" out
Black and Baltimore councilperson Mary Pat Clarke and
friend Christina Coffman...Director of Marketing, Symphony
Manor enjoy a ride on the Bilenky Viewpoint tandem on Halloween 2010
Larry and his crew wowed the crowd with trikes, recumbents,
scooters, antics on the Penny Farthing HighWheeler, and helped
several families get their bikes fitted and adjusted
Mike McQuestion, of Roland Park Civic Association, invited them back
for 2011 when they will give clinics on bike fit, helmet fitting,
and how to get kids off training wheels
19th Annual "I've
Ridden Every Day This Year!" Ride
Mt Airy Bicycles Began its 20th anniversary with Largest New
Year Ride Ever on Jan 1, 2011.
now carry the WeeHoo
Watch the video
STRida - IN STOCK
Unlike other folding bikes, STRiDA has. . .
a comfortable, upright riding position with superb
ability to roll when folded. the smallest footprint of any
folder.no gears to worry about. Just pedal and go. the
easiest fold. No
need to think about complex sequences. You don’t even need
down. Magnets do all the work for you. a convenient umbrella
folded. a clean, quiet belt.no oily chain or gears. Your
pristine. a large, distinctive triangular frame as the
one-sided wheel mounting for easy tire and tube changes. a
wheelbase. In bike mode, it takes up much less space than
Pedestrians will thank you. In folded mode, it takes up next
space. the ability to prop up vertically. a rack that makes
stand when folded
Call before coming, they sell fast.
Bicycling for shorts trips is good for you and good for
the environment. more...
Mt. Airy Bike customers, Brian & Rachel are headed
cross-country on their new Easy Racer Gold Rush recumbent bikes. Follow
their adventure by
uniting a million voices to improve the future of biking
Find a bike
route courtesy of Google
NEWS FLASH FROM CATRIKE
We are proud to announce the first 2 wheel recumbent from Catrike,
Watch the video
Order now and avoid the wait!
Mt. Airy Bikes has just
received the new Trek electric bike for demo.
Please stop by for a test ride.
Newest Addition from Burley.
Mt Airy Bicycles
and College Park Bicycles are now
official Trek Project One Dealers.
Your custom Project One bike is just a few steps away
Mt. Airy Bikes and College Park
Bikes are proud to be the only stores in Central Maryland to offer hitch
racks by Draftmaster and roof top racks by
Both companies are under the Atoc umbrella and are the only specialty car
racks that are still entirely Made In The USA.
crew at Big Cat HPV in Winter Garden, Florida were recently treated to a
visit (and a nice break from their jobs!) by Linda Black.
With her husband Larry, the Black's
founded College Park Bicycle in 1979 and Mt Airy Bicycle in 1991.
Because of their long time passion for
recumbents and trikes, they carry one of the most comprehensive
selections on the planet.
Linda's been recumbent - only for
almost 20 years and visited the plant to pick up two new trikes which
the Blacks will be using in Florida when they visit their friends, and
will be using them when
they attend the Catrike Rally in 2010.
Airy and College Park are authorised stockists for the
Please email or phone to schedule any service
work or repairs.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Because of an usually high demand,
we will need to schedule all service work.
Please see "guidelines
for better service" - this will save you time and
money. If your service is routine and not needed to get
you going, we suggest waiting until later in the season when
rates are lower. Believe it or not, there are many that
are just thinking about digging out their bikes to ride for
the first time this year.
Mt Airy Bicycle
College Park Bicycle
College Park Bicycles
More Photos taken by Jean Chin
You no longer have to choose your vehicle around how to
transport your bike!!!
The Long Bike Tote® can be attached to any square hitch
receiver- a simple accessory that can be added to almost any
Finally, an easy to use rack perfect for transporting your
recumbent, tandem, or single bike. Even fits recumbent
Simple design allows for quick transitions between different
bike types without purchasing any additional pieces.
"National Road bike traffic. You never know who you will
Mt. Airy Bike is strategically located on Route 144, also known as the
National Road. We frequently encounter cross-country cyclists from all walks
of life. This gentleman is headed back to his home in Jackson Hole WY. His
mid-90's Mongoose Rockadile mountain bike has been highly modified to accept
his "Over-Size Load".
Mt. Airy Bikes welcomes returning Special Olympics
Thomas Smith was back visiting Mt. Airy Bikes following his
successful Gold Medal wins at the Maryland Special Olympics held recently at
the Sykesville Police Training Center. Thomas competed in the 5K and 10K
bicycle races winning gold in both and bettering his last years times by
approximately 1 minute and 2 minutes, respectively. This years course was
one kilometer in length and provided some challenging terrain.
Thomas was competing on his Electra Townie bicycle (no, NOT electric) and
said it performed like a champ. I think it was Thomas that performed like a
Due to his outstanding performance, Thomas's coach has recommended he
upgrade to a slightly lighter and quicker bike to take him to the next
level. Is there a level better than Gold?
Thomas, thanks for being a part of the Mt. Airy Bikes "team" and continued
good luck in your training and racing.
Photos and videos from The July 4th parade in Washington, DC
Challenge - Nice Story
now carry the
EVT Safe Zone Helmet Mirror.
Wow, the bike for those that want
something different, more practical, and affordably
The integration and easy installation of the peripherals
and the variety of accessories is a huge bonus.
Available at Mt Airy and College Park Bicycle shops
Light Beams -
Mount your lights where you need them
Now in stock
NEW NEW NEW
Mt Airy bikes is now the regional dealer for
Edge Koosah recumbents
Cycling & Health
Long Awaited Campy History Book in
stock at both shops
75 Years of Campagnolo
"the Ultimate Must-Read and Must-Look Reference
for any Self-Respecting Devotee"
The SuperNuovoHolic Larry Black
Please Ask About Our
Large Assortment of
Pre-Loved KIDS' BIKES
All Fully GUARANTEED
and Ready to Ride!
Bike Shop Quality,
Dime Store Prices
....and remember Boys and
Moms and Dads....
Rides a New Bike"
Park and Mt. Airy Bicycles are pleased to announce that the
sub-1600 gram Topolino AX3.0-T tandem wheelset is in stock
and ready to be demoed.
Read a review
Topolino Technology has nearly six years of experience
producing some of the most technologically advanced and high
performance composite road bike wheelsets in the world.
The AX 3.0-T takes full
advantage of Topolino’s proven though-the-hub spoking and
bulletproof kelvar / Carbon spokes to maximize stiffness and
vastly reduce weight over a traditional steel spoke tandem
wheels. At a feathery 1580 grams (per set) the AX3.0-T is
quite possibly the lightest tandem wheelset in the world.
But lightness, in this case, is not sacrificed for
durability. Sets of AX 3.0-Ts were put through their paces
during the grueling 2007 Race Across America with nary a
failure in sight and are garnering praise from tandem
enthusiasts across the United States including acclaimed
frame builder Craig Calfee.
We now carry
the Handy Handcycle
Handy offers people with disabilities to improve their
fitness as well as the opportunities to ride along side
their family and friends.
Handy’s modular design, allows it to be packed in a
compact box and assembled quickly and easily.
Handy’s unique adjustability allows the changes of wheel
base, relative positions of seat to hand pedal.
For what a few sips of bottled water cost (or
one designer coffee!!) you can own a safe, tasteless re- re-
re-...usable special edition bike123 water bottle and become
a member of our exclusive marketing team.
Think Outside the Bottle
We are honored by your voting efforts
Mt Airy Bicycles has been voted the Outstanding Bike Shop
For Region 2 of the League of American Bicyclists
(Maryland, Delaware, DC, PA, NJ, and WV)
The Pedalcoupe stands apart from its
competitors with its ergonomic seating, responsive handling
posi-drive rear wheels. High tech materials have kept
the weight to a minimum. The Pedalcoupe combines into one
vehicle; the comfort of an office chair, the stability of
four wheels, and with it's optional trunk, the functionality
of a bicycle pulling a trailer. Electric assist is now
available for those people who desire an added boost in
performance, or for those with physical limitations.
Test rides are available
at Mt Airy
now on display and ready for a test ride
Quiet, Smooth, Sealed Shaft Drive
City Commuters - Hybrids - Full Suspension MTN
Come in for a Test ride
(MTN model on display at the DC auto Show thru
Consider this a guide to upgrading, maintaining, and prolonging
the most important component on your bikes
Available in our shops
or by mail. $17 paperback $25 Hardcover
Recommended by our
shop medical advisor and Master's race team member Dr. David
This is NOT
A USA-Made 'EX-Works' Masterpiece, using original molds and
machinery from the 1948-1953 era. Limited edition. Comes with
Originally sold for $3000 by a famous New York retail/catalog
store. More than a work of art, it's ready to ride and complete
with all those great comforts that have been missing on bikes
for a half century! Headlight, Taillight, Brakelight, Plush
Double Springer Fork, Electric Push Button Horn in the 'Gas'
Tank, and More. The Wide Comfort Saddle allows longer rides.
Coaster Brakes ,operated by simply back-pedaling , are easy to
operate, and powerful enough to impress the crowd with a
fishtail skid as you ask the envious bystanders to "Get a Load
of This!" Yes, they'll reminisce and grin as you glide by - this
is one Swell bike! Wanna head Off Road? The first mountain bikes
over 30 years ago started life as these types of bikes! Wide
Whitewall Tires are great on Dirt, Grass, Gravel, and the Beach!
Wet roads? No worry with the oversize Bright Plated Fenders, and
the Heavy-Duty Wheels will stand up to that paper route in case
you want a second income. A solid investment - it can only
appreciate and be treasured for generations as a family
heirloom. The Ultimate Gift for Father's or Mother's Day,
Graduation, and looks great under a tree - inside for the
Holidays or outside in the playground or yard. Come in for a
test ride - see how such a simple machine can make such a
difference for you and your planet. This is the gift that keeps
on giving - It not only benefits the owner with economical
recreation and health, it helps the environment, the economy,
and our overcrowded transportation situation. Pedals not
pictured but ARE included.
Our Special Deal:
Because we're a real bike shop, you can get the bike fully
assembled and ready to ride at no extra cost. We include
complimentary after care for five years. All for $977.
Can't make it in? We can arrange assembly and delivery in the
mid-Atlantic area for a small fee, or can ship the bike in the
special double-wall carton via low-cost Amtrak or truck freight.
Sorry, too large for UPS .
* JUST THE tikit *
New Ultra Compact Friday, Same Fabulous Ride
Lift, Swish, Click and GO! The /tikit /is ready to ride!
"A convenient solution to an inconvenient truth."
Shopping with a Tikit
We are the country's
dealer for Volae
KidzTandem from innovator and bike
aficionado Chris Brown. Larry helped get Chris started in tandems
and business a few years ago This new machine emerged last year.
Chris showed up with one in Mt Airy, put it together in the
parking lot, and even people without kids started lining up to
take it out. Backseat driving has never been more bonding! The
View, the Conversation, the low center of gravity, the FUN.! Bring
the Kids and come out for a ride soon.