The top three most efficient modes of human-powered transportation are (in no particular order): Flintstone cars, bicycles, and a palanquin carried by the various monarchs you've conquered and overthrown. Make sure the most feasible of these is in perfect working order with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a basic bike tune-up at Newport Bicycle (a $59.99 value).
The newly reopened Newport Bicycle, Aquidneck Island’s oldest bike shop, turns rusty, cobweb-choked two-wheelers into trusty, speed-demon velocipedes. Whether dusting off an ill-kempt road cycle, de-griming a hibernating mountain bike, or clambering atop a distant ancestor's penny-farthing, visitors will render any ride road-ready with this basic tune-up, which begins with a safety check and wipe-down. Next, a thorough examination by one of Newport Bicycle’s knowledgeable mechanics ensures that all essential parts are in fighting shape. Components such as wheels, gears, brakes, and chain will be adjusted, lubed, and repaired as necessary, although the price of new parts is not included with this deal. The family-owned shop also happily inflates wheels lacking in air and pep-talks wheels lacking in self-confidence.
Store manager Rob, who has certifications from Schwinn and Shimano, oversees repairs and advises customers on purchases at Newport Bicycle. In addition to carrying bikes from Jamis, Lapierre, Schwinn, and Nirve, the store also stocks athletic clothing, shoes, and accessories.
89 Dr Marcus Wheatland Blvd.
Newport, Rhode Island 02840Get Directions