At Bike Link of Hoover, general manager Joe Wenning and his cycling-inclined staff outfit riders with new bicycles and tune up bikes of all brands. Visitors peruse rides from Specialized, Electra, Felt, Raleigh, Cervelo and Redline, all available for onsite test rides and fittings. In the repair shop, technicians optimize bikes with everything from minor break adjustments to complete details and tune-ups, and can even be called upon to clean and wax bikes too shy to bathe outdoors.
What’s the best way to make a new friend? If you ask the team behind Bicycle Ride Across Georgia, they’ll tell you it’s to bike along one of their routes, then grab a drink and jam to live music at one of their event’s after parties. We chatted with the men and women behind this cycling venture to learn why people across Georgia are grabbing their helmets and heading for the open road.
A Chat with Bicycle Ride Across Georgia
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We host the best, friendliest, and most entertaining rides in the state. All of them are fully supported, with bands and beer at the end of the ride. Ride for the day or camp out for the week. Come see what there is to BRAG about.
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
People of all ages—from college students, to young professionals, to adults, to seniors—can join in on the fun.
What do you love most about your job?
Doing what I love for a living.
If you're on the market for a new pair of kicks, head on over to Foot Quarters in Douglasville and browse the extensive collection.
You'll be zooming down those back country trails in no time when you pick up one of their awesome mountain bikes.
If you plan on driving, you'll appreciate the great parking options nearby Foot Quarters.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham's Campus Recreation Center opens its doors to the community, encouraging fit-seekers of all ages to get active. The all-inclusive 150,000-square-foot facility has it all: swimming pools, cardio and weight-training equipment, aerobics studios, and an indoor track. For those who like to mix calorie burning with friendly competition, the site also hosts basketball, racquetball, badminton, and volleyball courts; an indoor soccer and floor hockey field; and even a climbing wall. Kids aren't left out of the fun, either. The center hosts kids' day camps, packed with athletic activities and arts and crafts, and welcomes youths to imitate mountain goats on the rock wall or play racquetball in the supervised Kid Zone.
Birmingham Bicycle Company stocks name brand bicycles including Scott, Pinarello, and Jamis, along with a variety of gear including clothing, helmets, racks, and sunglasses. The crew all cycle in their free time, so they can help customers locate the type of equipment they need for racing or leisure. When not selling pedals and helping with bike fitting, the shop sponsors weekly rides for cyclists of all skill levels; check their Facebook page for the schedule.