From the merchant: A monthly subscription to your own bike and lock – unlimited maintenance and theft insurance included!
About This Deal
Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience by removing the local economy’s dependence on a single industry. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
As a result, patronizing a local business like this is an act of community building. Check out their website to learn more about the local experience you can discover today.
Did You Know?
48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
About A Chat with Baas Bikes
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We offer people a monthly subscription to a bike and lock. The bike becomes yours to use at all times, but without the need to maintain it or worry about theft. We run our "pop up bike shop" through an app so we are open 24/7, and we always have a loaner bike for you in case anything goes wrong.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Being able to bike everywhere is one of the greatest things about DC. However, there aren't many good options for access to a bike. Bikeshare is unreliable. Owning a bike is expensive and risky with theft, and buying used bikes can be sketchy. So we created a subscription plan.
What do you love most about your job?
Getting people hooked on biking to work or school. It's the best way to get ready for the day, provides a little bit of exercise, and saves a lot of money over other options.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
When we replaced a customer's stolen bike and they said "are you kidding me, is this real?"