The pedal pushers at Albrights Cycling & Fitness have been retailing and custom fitting a sporty selection of bicycles and bicycling accessories for 97 years. Store snacks, bags, and friendly extraterrestrials in a bike basket ($16–$55), or nab a baby seat, perfect for securely transporting tots or smaller, more fragile baby seats ($100+). Lights ($11–$130), helmets ($30–$130), and locks ($9–$65) are also on hand to help ensure a safe ride, and tire pumps will keep a sensitive cycle’s road donuts and their fragile egos from deflating midride ($30+).
Putt-Putt Fun Center woos club wielders with pintsize golf challenges, video arcades, and snack stands. Savvy putters can contest 18 challenging holes and three courses with their iron legs, coaxing balls into holes with golf claps and trails of breadcrumbs. Between games, guests vie for prizes at the video arcade and guzzle soda-fountain suds or practice faux swordfights with tall cups of frozen treats from the snackatorium.
When bikes fall ill, they can drag themselves over to The Avenue Bicycle Station, who not only sells bikes but repairs and restores young and old two-wheelers alike. Owner John Hall and his employee Roger?whose shop is an outlet for Schwinn, Mongoose, and GT velocipedes, Star Trac spinner bikes and KHS, Manhattan, Free Agent, and Sun bicycles?have the chops and tools to fix up even the most busted of bicycles while extending the legacy of former store owners, Scott and Hanna Kelsey. Their pick-up and drop-off service lends a helping hand to busy riders on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To aid home bike technicians and entrepreneurs looking to invent Bike 2.0, they?ve amassed piles and piles of hard-to-find and vintage parts in a special salvage yard.
At Legacy Martial Arts, students don't just learn basic kicks and strikes. They also learn to defend themselves from bullying and violence thanks to instructors who are specifically certified in bully prevention. As students practice drills, they build self-confidence and leadership skills, both of which have come in handy for quite a few of Legacy's students: several have become state champions and top ten world competitors, while one was crowned a world champion.