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 $20, you get $40 worth of bicycle services, accessories, parts, and more at R.B.’s Cyclery in Franklin.
R.B.'s Cyclery’s spirited staff flexes its 30 years of combined experience to rejuvenate ailing cycles and arm bipedal pedallers with everything for the trail ahead, stocking road, triathlon, and mountain bikes as well as a full armada of biking accessories. Tune-ups unleash professional mechanics upon future prom-rides, serving up liberal brake and derailleur adjustments, tightening bolts, and truing wheels to keep rides smooth ($50+). Giro and Bell helmets provide a bonus layer of cranial protection ($40+), while cycling gloves by Giro ($35+) and bike shorts by Descente ($65+) keep legs comfortably churning and fingers nimbly shifting gears. Cycling computers from Cateye track biking vitals and keep velocipedes networked with compatible online friends ($55+).
The helpful staff at R.B.’s Cyclery come from impressive bicycling backgrounds, from serving as a World Cup mechanic with the USA Triathlon team to performing the first surgical tandem bicycle separation. Visitors can discuss all things cycling, learn about leg-propelled rides, or go on free group bicycle excursions with like-minded travelers. The staff also offers free bike repair training sessions on the first Saturday of every month at 4 p.m., teaching the basics of bike repair to keep two-wheeled riding machines operating effortlessly.