Biking is the most efficient way to travel from location to location without a series of well-placed trampolines or full control over a vestigial tail. Get where you need to go without challenging your human status with today’s Groupon to Capital Bicycle. Choose from the following options:
• For $20, you get $40 worth of bicycle parts and accessories.
• For $40, you get a basic bicycle tune-up (a $79.99 value).
• For $49, you get a basic bicycle tune-up and a drivetrain cleaning (a $99.99 value).
Capital Bicycle is a specialized pedaler purveyor and a full-service repair shop, stocking its spacious showroom with a vast fleet of bikes, parts, and accessories. Increase night visibility on the road and in the disco with a constellation of lights such as the Planet Bike Blinky 3 taillight, whose multi-directional LED bulbs beam from up to one mile away ($14.99). A variety of packs and baskets––such as a wire Topeak MTX rear basket ($29.99)––keeps cycling essentials close at hand, a Park Tool floor pump ($32.99) keeps tires buoyant, and a Specialized Align helmet ($39.99) keeps precious noggins pampered and protected with a clip-on sun visor, cooling air vents, and built-in shark radar.
Keep your two-wheeled steed in tip-top shape with a basic tune-up, which includes precise adjustments of the hubs, headsets, and brakes. Capital Bicycle's team of seasoned pedal pushers also lubricates and secures shift levers, wipes down frames and forks, and aligns derailleur hangers to keep the bike's pants from slipping off. An inspection of chain rings, pedals, crank arms, and other essential components ensures bespoked steeds ride smoothly on every path, street, and tightrope, and the optional drivetrain cleaning keeps chains spic and span, chain rings squeaky clean, and derailleurs free of detritus for a smoother, safer ride.
Parker Jones worked his way from the ground up to helm Capital Bicycle, which first opened in 1970. He started his career at Capital in 1996 as a once-a-week employee looking to get a good deal on parts and escape the mournful howls of his neglected sedan, but within months he became a store mechanic. A year, he later took control of the entire store, and ultimately, he became its sole owner.
Jones set out to expand the shop’s services in both scope and size, and today, Capital resides in a 4,000-square-foot shop and is one of the region’s first concept stores for California-based bicycle manufacturer Specialized. Customers flock to the shop to purchase Specialized bikes and Bellwether apparel, and they can find their ideal bicycle fit with the help of an in-house certified body-geometry technician. Capital also fosters its own cycling community with a schedule of group rides and helps cyclists to keep tabs on other local events.
436 Chinquapin Round Rd.
Annapolis, Maryland 21401