With the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean in its backyard, the Xscape Water Sports complex lends itself to activities ranging from jet skiing and kayaking to journeys on aqua cycles—wheeled vehicles that let riders pedal over waves while tossing newspapers onto the top hatches of resident submarines. The shop's 2,000-square-foot loft includes a private guest space, snack bar, gift shop, and a yoga area, whereas the sand outside hosts beach games such as horseshoes and volleyball.
Open seven days a week, Seashore Bikes & Fitness caters to a cyclist's every whim. Rows upon rows of mountain, hybrid, BMX, and children's bikes await to grace walkers with newfound mobility, with models from brands such as Jamis and Free Agent. For those who are already married to the cycle of their dreams, the shop ensures no anniversary is forgotten by stocking shelves with a wide range of cycling parts and accessories, ranging from replacement seats to UVA- and UVB-blocking shades from Serfas. They also provide expert tune-up services to help keep bikes in top working condition and singing on key.
The experts at Conte’s Bicycle and Fitness have been diligently tweaking and calibrating bicycles since its founding in 1957, earning the franchise multiple top-100-retailer rankings by Bicycle Retailer. During the Conte’s Tune-Up, staffers adjust front and back gears, lubricate chains for squeak-free riding, and true front and back wheels that wobble when asked about their campaign finances. Customers who choose the second option receive thorough bike adjustments, featuring overhauls of the bottom bracket, headset, and front and back hubs. Technicians also assiduously clean drive trains, and polish and wax bike frames until they are aerodynamically smooth and hairless. Conte’s Bicycle and Fitness requires appointments for bicycle services.