From The Minds of the Workers

Surly “The Urbanizer” East Coast Tour


Our friends from Surly Bikes are coming to Baltimore, March 28th! We are going to be hanging out, drinking beer, and going on a mixed terrain group ride so come by and contribute to the good times. If you have a Surly, bring it. If you don’t, Surly is going to be bringing a demo fleet of some of their finest bikes from the 2017 line up for you to tool around on. Don’t want to ride a demo bike? Run what you brung, just bring a good attitude.

Here are the dirty details: The group ride is going to be leaving the shop around 6:30; we are going to be riding out to Lake Roland, hanging out in the woods for a little bit, and riding back.  The ride should end up being under 20 miles at an easy pace with a good mix of dirt and road, and the potential for small hike-a-bike sections—we’ll see how we’re all feeling.  If you bring adult beverages, make sure they are in opaque containers so we can maintain our plausible deniability; as always, ride responsibly.  We should all expect to be back at the shop at 9:00 pm at the latest.  Bring lights if you’ve got them!

Surly will be bringing a whol fleet of demo bikes that you can take for a spin on this ride; bikes will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so if you know you want to ride one thing in particular, show up early and claim it! Here’s a list of what Surly is bringing: Troll SM,MD,LG,XL; Big Fat Dummy MD; 27.5+ Karate Monkey XS,SM; Krampus MD; 650b Straggler 38,46,50; Straggler Apex 52,54,56,58; Flat-Bar Cross Check 52, 54, 56, 58.  A few of these bikes are classics, but some of them are more esoteric models that we don’t usually get a chance to keep on the floor, so take advantage of this opportunity to fall in love with something new!

There are bars in the neighborhood that we may decide to descend on after the ride is over, if we’re not all partied out.  See y’all soon!

Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 01:55 PM by admin

2nd Annual Baltimore Bike Swap & Social

Baltimore Bike Swap & Social

We are excited to announce that on Saturday April 8th, 2017 we will be hosting our Second Annual Bike Swap & Social. It will be held once again at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum!

For more info or to reserve a table, head over to the swap page.

Featured Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 01:15 PM by admin

We will be closed 1/16 to 1/20

AYP 2017

We will be closed from Monday, 1/16 to Friday, 1/20 for our annual planning meeting. We will be back on the 21st of January full of new plots, plans, and ideas for 2017. We appreciate your understanding!

Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 03:23 PM by admin

Winter Maintenance Class

Winter Maintenance Class

The Maintenance Class is Sold Out. Thanks to everyone who signed up!

Join Baltimore Bicycle Works for a 6 week comprehensive course on bicycle maintenance and repair. Class will meet every Monday evening from 6pm to 8pm starting January 23rd. During the course, we will provide detailed instruction and opportunities for hands on learning. We aim to give you the confidence you need to perform regular maintenance of your bicycle, and common repairs. We encourage students to bring their own bicycle to ensure that the course material can be tailored to each student’s specific cycling needs. 

Week 1: Course introduction, overview of bicycle anatomy and safe cycling basics.
Week 2: Roadside emergency and hands on flat change
Week 3: Bearings: What they are, what they do and how to adjust or overhaul them.
Week 4: Wheels: The parts of a wheel and how they function together to keep you rolling. We will also provide you with instruction and hands on learning so you can practice truing and tensioning wheels.
Week 5: Brakes: The various types of brakes, the basics of how they work, and hands on learning how to adjust brakes.
Week 6: Derailleurs: How derailleurs and shifters work and time for hands on learning how to adjust your derailleurs.

Class sizes are limited to ensure everyone gets ample attention and time to practice - with a maximum of 8 students, so sign up today! The series of 6 classes is $300 per student and requires a $150 deposit to hold your spot.  All students will also receive a 15% discount on any tools purchased throughout the duration of the course.

Individual classes can be purchased for $65 per class, however we will prioritize registration space for series students. As such we will not take deposits to hold individuals classes.

The Maintenance Class is Sold Out. Thanks to everyone who signed up!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 11:18 AM by admin

Tom Palermo Memorial Ride

Tom Palermo Memorial Ride

Join Baltimore Bicycle Works, Twenty20 Cycling, Joes Bike Shop, Bikemore, and Bishop Bikes for the Tom Palermo charity bike ride. This casual 12 mile ride will begin at noon on Saturday, December 17th at Roland Ave and Drohomer Place. Visit BikeReg for more info and to register. At the request of the Palermo family, all proceeds will be donated to regional bicycle advocacy programs.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 03:08 PM by admin