From The Minds of the Workers

TNTT Returns April 29th


Come join Team BBC on Tuesday nights for a chance to fine tune your cycling engine! The TNTT is a FREE training tool for any level of cyclist. Use it to gauge your performance as the summer season progresses. Meet every other Tuesday at 6:30pm at the Butler Fire Co, 15019 Falls Road, Butler, MD 21030. The course is a challenging 14-mile loop with flat sections, rolling hills, steep climbs, and fast descents.

More information at

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 at 12:56 PM by Meredith

Event: Show & Tell - “Cherry picking the nicest places in the world to cycle”

Husband and wife duo, Warren Sanders and Esther Tacke have been riding their bikes for over 27,000 miles and 38 countries during the last 3 years. They are here in Baltimore for a brief time and are hosting a “Show & Tell” talk at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum (1901 Falls Road) this Sunday, March 30th at 5pm. Come by and talk bikes with them and hear some of the stories they have accumulated from life out on the open road.

Want to learn more about Warren and Esther? Visit their website

Show and Tell Invite

Events Monday, March 24, 2014 at 03:37 PM by Meredith

New Bikes from Surly

So the workers here at Baltimore Bicycle Works have just finished assembling some killer new models from Surly Bikes.  We now have the new Straggler and ECR in stock. We couldn’t be more excited about these shred sleds.

The Straggler is a variation on the popular workhorse bike the Cross Check.  The straggler has replaced the Cross Check’s cantilever brakes with BB7 disc brakes, and replaced the 35mm tires for 41mm monsters.  The bike also sports an entirely new rear drop out that makes it even easier to run as a single or multi-speed bike.  This bike is swiss army knife versatile and available in Glitter Dreams Purple.  Can’t go wrong.

The ECR is the latest of Surly’s 29+ wheel size offerings.  This off road touring monster is capable of tacking any thing a trail throws at it with 3” wide tires mounted onto a 50mm wide 29er rim.  This combination makes it more of a 31er than a 29er.

Monday, March 10, 2014 at 02:46 PM by Meredith

Love Bikes? Do What You Love: BBW Now Hiring

Do you love bikes? Ever wish you could make a living servicing, selling and learning about bikes. Well this a great opportunity to do just that.

Baltimore Bicycle Works is looking for a new worker to join our cooperatively-owned and democratically-managed workplace. If you are excited about getting people excited about bikes, if you have ever felt stifled at work and wish you had greater influence on the organization, if you have a vision for creating a better bike shop and community, this could be your place.

You will be applying to our full time or part time apprenticeship programs. These programs offer industry competitive pay, benefits, and an opportunity, after completion of the program, to become an equal owner of a dynamic, growing, and fun small business.

We prefer workers with significant previous industry experience, but are willing to train the right candidate. If you are interested, please send resume and cover letter to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Other Monday, March 10, 2014 at 10:43 AM by Meredith

Snow Day - Shop Closed Monday, March 3rd

Due to the weather, the shop will be CLOSED today, Monday, March 3rd. We plan to re-open tomorrow for our regular hours, 11am to 7pm.

The Maintenance Class scheduled for this evening will likely be held as usual. If you are a Maintenance Class student, an email will be sent by 4pm this afternoon to conform the status of the class. If you have not received any email communications about the class status, please email Meredith at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Stay safe out there!

Monday, March 03, 2014 at 11:34 AM by Meredith