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Freeman's Bicycle Shop, Inc
Mountain • Cross • Road • BMX • Comfort • Family
Rentals • Repairs • Parts Cycle Apparel • Large Selection of Accessories
Rt. 412 & Rt. 563., Ottsville PA.
Serving the Lehigh Valley bicycle community
(610) 847-5506

Cycling Hall of Fame The Lehigh Valley loses out on the proposed Bicycling Hall of Fame. The Lehigh Valley was removed from consideration for the location of the "Hall of Fame". Lehigh County Executive Don Cunningham had offered 8 acres of property next to the Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Trexlertown for the hall. The county could not offer a long-term financial commitment to the Hall of Fame's relocation committee. Apparently the world renowned cycling tradition of the Velodrome was not enough to overcome the significant financial commitment proposed by the two remaining contenders, Davis California and Greensboro North Carolina.

Bike Information Trek Bicycle Corporation is the largest bicycle manufacturer in the United States.

A mountain bike is an all terrain bicycle designed for off-road cycling. Mountain bikes are great for jumps, rocky terrain, washouts, and steep declines on dirt trails. Most mountain bikes use wheels with rims which are 559mm. Bicycle wheels used on mountain bikes generally use wide, knobby tires for extra traction and shock absorption.

Road or Racing bicycles are designed for speed, and competitive road racing. Racing bicycles have lightweight frames and drop handlebars to allow for a powerful and aerodynamic riding position. These bikes have narrow high-pressure tires for minimal rolling resistance and multiple gears. Racing bicycles have a relatively narrow gear range.

A BMX bike is a bicycle which is used for both casual and sport activities. BMX bikes are designed for stunts, tricks, and racing on hilly dirt tracks.

Bicycle Tips
Rules of the Road

    (1.) Obey traffic signs and signals; they apply to all vehicles, including bicycles. Abiding by traffic laws will gain you respect from other road users.
    (2.) Wherever there is a bike lane provided, you must use it if your speed is less than the auto traffic.
    (3.) Ride predictably. Try to travel in a straight line, and about a car door's width away from parked cars.
    (4.) If you are riding erratically, drivers may find it difficult to know when it is safe to pass.
    (5.) Don't weave in and out between parked cars.
    (6.) Avoid riding beside another cyclist. Depending on road and traffic conditions, this can cause motor vehicles to back up behind you.
    (7.) Communicate your intentions by using hand signals when turning or changing lanes.
    (8.) Always ride with, never against traffic.

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