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: for $37, you get an expert bicycle tune-up at High Trails Cyclery (a $75 value).
High Trails Cyclery’s skilled two-wheeler whisperers pamper and maintain all makes and models of cycles. An expert tune-up treats chain-driven chariots to an annual checkup, ensuring peak performance and structural integrity. During the extensive 90- to 120-minute overhaul, High Trails’ experienced technicians will fine-tune brakes for precision stopping, adjust derailleurs for proper shifting, and remove performance-degrading Honus Wagner baseball cards from spokes. Bolts will be tightened to torque and brackets, hubs, and headsets will be adjusted for maximum usability and control. A wheel alignment and tire inflation ensures a comfortable ride and lubrication is applied to the chain for maximum acceleration and pedaling power. After every inch of the bike has been looked over, a complete frame and rim cleaning removes accumulated road grime and leaves the bike feeling as proud as the day it lost its first training wheel.
High Trails Cyclery
As a surfer and cyclist, Marcel Mijares was drawn to the Pacific Coast many years ago; since then, he’s found little reason to leave. A native of Venezuela, Mijares spoke only Spanish when he made the move, but his love of the Bay Area fueled his drive to acquire the English language and graduate with honors from the Lincoln School of Business. Now, as the owner of High Trails Cyclery, Mijares combines his passion with his determination, sharing both with riders in the heart of Russian Hill. He leads a team of cycling experts equipped to repair cycles and perform tune-ups, overhauls, and bike fittings. Team members also share their expertise during maintenance classes, in which they teach students to care for their own cycles and understand the dangers of trying to change a bicycle's transmission fluid.