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Greetings From United Bicycle Institute!

Hey everyone! Paul C. here. I’ve been in beautiful Ashland, Oregon for the last two weeks studying for a professional bicycle mechanic’s certification from United Bicycle Institute (UBI).

Paul UBI

From the UBI campus you can see some of the mountains surrounding the town of Ashland. The region is a paradise for mountain bikers, with miles upon miles of gorgeous single-track.
UBI Campus

In the classroom, eight workstations are each stocked with a mechanic’s dream worth of tools. Each workstation is shared by a pair of students, and bench assignments rotate every day, so you always work with someone new.
UBI Workbench

On weekends, when not studying, I’ve been exploring the area. The Bear Creek Greenway is a 20 mile paved bike path teeming with cyclists, runners, and walkers. The scenic route closely follows the Creek, and wooden bridges cross over the creek in places. Here’s my commuter bike parked on one of these bridges.
Bear Creek Greenway

I thought coming from Connecticut was far, but there’s a guy in my class from Hawaii. Two guys in the frame building class next door, who are staying in the hostel with me, are from London, and Mexico respectively. Wherever folks are from, we’re here for the same reason: our love of bicycles!
Name Tag

Featured Product: Vintage 1987 Cannondale SR400 Team Comp Frameset 58cm

Vintage CDale '87 SR400 Team Comp Frameset

Today’s featured product is a gem from our Winter Basement Sale! This pristine Vintage 1987 Cannondale SR400 Team Comp with custom graphics is perfect for the rider or vintage collector looking for a unique showpiece, or a bit of history. The size 58 frameset includes the original Suntour Alpha 3000 front derailleur, front indexed shifter, and smooth-rolling Sugino bottom bracket. Come by the shop and check this out before someone else rides away on it!

Vega Sport products now in stock!

Fuel Your Better with the latest sport nutrition products from Vega.
Fuel Your Better with the latest sport nutrition products from Vega.

Looking for good recovery nutrition to help build those off season gains? We just started carrying the latest sports nutrition products from Vega.

Vega Sport Protein shakes have 30g of protein per serving! Their chocolate peanut butter flavored Sport Protein Bars and Tropical flavored Recovery Accelerator drink are also great immediate post-work out snacks and drinks to get your tired muscles the nutritional support they need.

Need fuel during your workout? Vega Energy Bars help provide immediate sustained energy for those hard efforts.

All Vega products are plant-based, gluten-free, and non GMO, so you don’t have to worry about any fillers or other unwanted additives.

Single-servings and whole containers are available, so stop by the shop and pick some up to try!

-Paul C.