Bikes, like princess bus drivers, can contentedly carry their charges across any terrain if awarded regular maintenance and enough persuasive gifts. Keep trusted transportation happy with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 toward bicycle gear, accessories, and tune-ups at Rain City Bikes in Mount Pleasant.
Rain City Bikes supplies urban cyclists with a range of hard-to-find luxury city bikes and accessories. Featuring imported brands such as Babboe, Pashley, and Linus, with Yakkay helmets and Brompton folding bikes, Rain City populates a gallery with practical products of unique design, function, and saucy temperament. Secure bepedalled steeds with a wide selection of locks ($45–$60), and protect heads with fancifully designed helmets, some resembling fedoras and safari caps ($40+). Accessory containers such as a QR mesh utility basket ($35) can safely transport both mint-condition books and book-size mints, and Bobike mini windscreens ($60) guard freshly tended coifs from jealous breezes.
Rain City’s expert technicians give attention to two-wheeled best friends when customers put their Groupon toward a full tune-up ($55), adjusting bolts, greasing chains, and more. The staff also specializes in repairs to European bike models and internal hubs. Stationed just off the 10th Avenue bike route and five blocks from the False Creek seawall ride, Rain City caters to riders mid-commute, mid-joyride, and mid-environmentally friendly police chase.