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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Brompton News: Free Bag Or Cash Back Offer

Looking to buy a Brompton soon?

Purchase a standard or Black Edition Brompton bike from our inventory and you may be eligible to receive a $100 Visa Award Card or an item of Brompton luggage, courtesy of Brompton Bicycle Ltd.

This offer is only valid on bikes purchased in store from an official dealer in the Brompton dealer network (such as RideTHISbike). The offer does not apply to online sales and is limited to one offer per email address and two offers per household/address (provided you buy 2 bikes). You must purchase your bike(s) between now and November 30th, 2017; however, only a limited number of rewards are available so act quickly. Reward claims must be submitted within 30 days of purchase date.

For complete details, visit Brompton's website following this link: Brompton News: Free Bag Or Cash Back Offer

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Trip Report: La Dolce Vita Tour

Several days ago, I returned from La Dolce Vita Tour 2017.

From start to finish, it was a great fun. For all days on the trail save one, the weather was ideal for cycling. We biked through 4 mountain valleys and spent a fun day in Venice. The guests were impressed how well Bromptons integrate with multi-modal transportation. We'd ride the Brommies from our hotel to the train or bus terminal to focus on the most spectacular parts of the bike trails. Sometimes we even made 2 or 3 transit connections to get where we wanted to go. We also Uber'd or took shuttles to/from airports, something which would have been possible but far more expensive if we all had standard, non-folding bikes.

To read a more in-depth report on the trip, click on the following link:

As to photos from the trip, I'm posting them as time allows here on Instagram:

Friday, 14 April 2017

Discovering La Dolce Vita

If you've been watching the @ridethisbike photo feed on Instagram, you've probably noticed pictures from the upcoming "Discovering La Dolce Vita - RideTHISbike's Brompton Tour of Northern Italy" depicting majestic but imposing and jagged peaks. If you're wondering whether you'll need to pedal up those mountains, RELAX! Strenous exercise is NOT the point of this tour.

To read on, click the following link: Discovering La Dolce Vita

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Northern Italy Bike Tour Is On

Yes!!! We're a GO for the bike tour to Italy this September and the details are quite exciting. From an exclusive factory floor tour of Brompton Bicycle in London, England to loaner Bromptons for the bike tour, cycling in Italy through some of the most incredible scenery you'll ever encounter, attending an ancient medieval pagent in a 900 year old walled town and visiting Venice... participate in our 9 day bike tour and these are just a hint of the fascinating experiences you'll have.

To learn more visit the following link: RideTHISbike's 2017 Northern Italy Bike Tour

Friday, 7 April 2017

Looking for bicycles for JazzFest?

If you want to book a bike, we still have availability but we always sell out in advance so the key is to ACT SOON! Call today or send
Friday, 25 November 2016

2015 Green Paratroopers SOLD OUT

All of last year's new old stock, military green, 2015 Paratrooper folding bikes have been sold. Naturally though, we still have 2016 model Paratroopers, which come with the new rear Rackstand (combination rear rack, fender and kickstand). More about the 2016 Montague Paratrooper folding bike here

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

An Epic, European Bike Trip

This week, I returned from my European bike trip and it was fabulous.
My plan was to ride on 5 trails in 3 countries. With better than expected weather and everything going according to plan, I found myself with time for more cycling. In total, I ended up riding on 7 trails in 3 countries. Plus, I explored 6 towns and cities by Brompton folding bicycle, seeing more than I ever could by walking or any other means of transportation.

The most amazing part is that I did the above in a week's time. I used planes, trains and buses to cover the longer distances so I could focus on bicycling the most scenic areas. This strategy worked extremely well; I arrived home tired but very happy and ready to plan for next year's group tour.

To see photos from the tour, visit our Instagram or Facebook feed.
Wednesday, 31 August 2016

FREE Park Service Jazz Tour of New Orleans - by bicycle

If you are looking for something fun to do in New Orleans on Saturday, September 24th, 2016, the National Park Service (NPS) is offering a FREE jazz tour of New Orleans by bike.

Read the full post here
Sunday, 28 August 2016

Brompton Bike & Bag Sale

Between the Free Brompton Giveaway and the 5 Bike Trails - 3 Countries - 6 days trip to Europe (which will be posted real time to social media), with the moment focused on Brompton folding bikes, what better time than now to have a BROMPTON SALE!
Brompton Bike Sale
Save 15% when you buy 1 Brompton bike. Even better, when purchasing multiple bikes, save 20% on the 2nd Brompton, 25% on the 3rd bike and 30% on the 4th Brompton (limit of 4 bikes per customer; multiple bikes must be of lesser or equal price to the initial bike, with regular, pre-sale price decreasing as discount increases).
Brompton Bag Sale
Save 25% when you buy ANY Brompton brand bag.
Additional Details:
Sale applies to product in stock and ends September 30th, 2016 or when supplies are exhausted so visit TODAY.
Saturday, 27 August 2016

Free Brompton Giveaway

Coinciding with my bike trip next month, you have an AWESOME opportunity to WIN a Brompton for FREE. To qualify, visit our store and test ride a Brompton at our bike shop. We'll shoot a photo of you and the bike so you can post that on Instagram. Brompton will pick the photo they like best and the customer in that photo wins a brand new, custom-built Brompton folding bike for FREE!!!

You have until September 30th, 2016 to Instagram the photo so take that test ride TODAY!
Link to the full terms for the contest
Friday, 19 August 2016

5 Bike Trails - 3 Countries - 6 days

In less than 3 weeks, I'm taking a bicycle trip to ride some of the world's best paved bike trails. I'll only have about a week for this adventure; my goal is to cover 5 trails in that time. Considering that these trails are in 3 different countries, characterizing my itinerary as ambitious may be an understatement.

Read the full post here
Tuesday, 19 July 2016

StolenBikesNOLA Charity Ride/Parties (Thursday, 21 July, 2016)

In A Nutshell...
$5 donation qualifies you for free food & drink @ Killer PoBoys plus 20% off on beer @ Second Line Brewing
- Pre-ride party 5-6:30pm @ Killer PoBoys (219 Dauphine St)
(Includes food, drink, auctions)
- Secure bike parking/valet at RideTHISbike (231 Dauphine St.)
- Ride mostly on Lafitte Greenway
- Post-ride party @ SecondLineBrewing beer garden
- ALL donations @ door go to StolenBikesNOLA MORE INFO/REGISTER HERE
Monday, 11 July 2016

Bastille Day Fete Bike Ride (Friday, 15 July, 2016)

Ride with us as we celebrate France's equivalent to the 4th of July. Ride begins at RideTHISbike, winding through the French Quarter with stops at Tujaque's and Croissant d'Or before continuing to the festival in City Park. Free bike parking will be available. MORE INFO/REGISTER HERE
Monday, 11 July 2016

Pokemon Go Bike Rides

Are you hooked yet on Pokemon Go? We are.
Ride with our resident Pokemon master as we make Pokestops thoughout the French Quarter, allowing you to quickly amass tons of items and catch new Poke'mon. Ride time is 1 hour, with departures on Monday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday. Cost: $23
Friday, 8 July 2016

Brompton #OnTheRoad - New Orleans

What: Borrow a Brompton for FREE
When: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Time: From 12 PM
Here's your chance to borrow a Brompton FREE for a day. See for yourself how well it fits into your daily routine by riding one to work, to eat, to play, etc. REGISTER HERE
Thursday, 23 June 2016

Video: Brompton Nickel Edition

Here's a link to our Brompton Nickel Edition video. Nickel plated and polished with a brushed finish, this Brompton limited edition folding bike is both gorgeous and the ultimate in corrosion resistance. Download the video here.
Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Another Jazz Fest Over and Done

Thanks to everyone that stopped by during Jazz Fest. It was a pleasure serving y'all and we look forward to assisting you again in the future.
Monday, 11 April 2016

Video: Unfolding a Brompton

Here's a cool video demonstrating how to unfold a Brompton bicycle.
Tuesday, 1 April 2016

All 2016 Montagues Now Available

All 2016 Montague folding bikes are now available. Visit our Montague Bikes page for more info.
Wednesday, 3 February 2016

More Webpage Updates

We've just updated our Bikes For Sale page as well as the overview pages for brands we sell like 3G and EVO.
Tuesday, 2 February 2016

European Bike Tour

I'm leading a tour at the beginning of September. Geared for Brompton owners, the tour will include a visit at the new Brompton factory in London as well as visits and rides to an incredible variety of epic European destinations. Look for more information soon about the tour here on the RideTHISbike website.
Friday, 8 January 2016

Accepting Bookings for Mardi Gras/Jazzfest

Just a quick shout out to everyone that's making plans to attend Mardi Gras or JazzFest. WE ARE ACCEPTING BOOKINGS NOW FOR BOTH EVENTS. We do typically sell out for both events; therefore, to be sure you have bikes, contact us NOW.
Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy new year's wishes from all of us at RideTHISbike. The shop is closed today but we'll be back to our normal schedule tomorrow.
Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Holiday Closures

RideTHISbike will close at 1PM on Thursday, 24 December 2015 (Christmas Eve) and re-open on Saturday, 26 December 2015. Additionally, we will close at 1PM on Thursday, 31 December 2015 (Christmas Eve) and re-open on Saturday, 2 January 2016. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

Bike Rentals During Holidays

For those that may wish to rent bikes while we are closed for the holidays, your rental bikes must be picked up by no later than 12:30PM on either Thursday, 24 December 2015 or Thursday, 31 December 2015. Standard rental rates will apply and no one from the shop will be available should you need repairs while we are closed.
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 As the rollout of the new website continues, all available Montague bicycle products are also now available for order online. With bikes which now feature their new RackStand (combo kickstand, workstand, display stand and rear rack), the enhanced DirectConnect frame quick release system, models with 27.5" wheels, internally geared hubs and even the Gates Belt Drive system, Montague full size folding bikes are better than ever.
Friday, 18 December 2015 As the year comes to a close and Christmas approaches, we remain extremely busy. There are a variety of good deals to be had on new bikes. We have cruisers, fat bikes, folding bikes and even a kid's Mercedes electric ride on car on sale. For details, stop by the shop or give us a call.