bike helmet safety

Bike Helmet Safety

The Windy City is a great place to be a bike rider. For many cycling is the ideal way to commute to work. Riding a bike is also a great way to get into shape. When you are riding a bicycle in a busy city like Chicago, you always should wear a helmet. It is […]
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preparing for your first triathlon

Preparing for Your First Triathlon

Training for a triathlon is a long process that tests your strength, speed and endurance. Follow Village Cycle’s Triathlon tips to ensure a successful first race! Choose a Location While registering for a triathlon in an exotic far off location sounds exciting, it’s best to keep it close to home for your first tri since […]
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choosing the right bike

Choosing the Right Bike For You

Living in Chicago, one of the best and most eco-friendly ways to get around the city is by riding a bicycle. No matter what you’re looking to do, there are different types of bikes for all occasions. For those considering a purchase of one of the many Trek or Electra bikes available, it’s important to […]
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village cycle center winter biking tips

Winter Biking Tips

The onset of winter means that biking gets more difficult – the cold, wind, and precipitation mean that many give up on biking for the season altogether. In this article, we will review some winter biking tips to keep you warm on your bike, even when it gets frosty and icy. This is not just […]
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park tools on a bench at Village Cycle Center

It’s Bike Tune-up Season!

Hey y’all.  Spring is coming, and it’s time to start thinking about getting your bike ready.  The savvy cyclist’s among us know that it’s wiser to get your rig taken care of before the sun comes out, because the whole city will be in our shop looking for a tune up on the first 70* […]
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