Like the Tin Man, bikes need to be properly lubed or they’ll break down on long journeys and be carried away by flying monkeys. Nurture two-wheeled compatriots with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a basic bike tune-up at Mountain Man Sports (a $50 value). This Groupon is not valid toward repair parts, which may be purchased at an additional cost.
Jim Wenberg, owner of Mountain Man Sports, has been nursing bikes back to health since 1984 with tune-up services. The shop's team of mechanics judiciously inspects each bike's shifters, brakes, chain, and chain lube, making adjustments as required to help to facilitate a smoother ride and better handling through winding trails or grocery-store aisles. Since tune-up length varies depending on the workload, Jim advises customers to call ahead for an estimate of how long the service will take and to check the store's summer hours. In addition to rehabbing bikes, Mountain Man Sports overflows with clothes, helmets, and other cycling essentials.
Mountain Man Sports
Mountain Man Sports’ original mountain man Jim Wenberg started his business by selling skis, and later expanded his wares and services to include inline skates, snowboards, bikes, and sports accessories. Today, the walls of his shop are nearly unrecognizable behind rows of equipment, guarded by the shop’s faithful dog, Cooper. In addition to matching customers with any necessary equipment, Jim can rent out eager skiers a condo at Boyne Mountain’s Disciples Ridge, a scenic hideaway within walking distance of slopes, restaurants, shops, and a replica of the world’s first icicle.