Winter Riding and Maintenance Tips

It is cold. It is dark. Studded tires scrape ice and low-pressure tires leave prints in loose snow, lights piercing the dark forest. This is what makes winter riding in Alaska unique. Years ago people simply didn’t ride bikes in winter but studded tires changed that several decades ago, and more recently fatbikes have changed the way we look at winter … Read More

Demo a full-suspension Specialized Stumpjumper or Giant Trance

This summer,  The Bicycle Shop on Northern Lights and Paramount Cycles in South Anchorage are offering full-suspension demo bikes for you to take to the trails. The Northern Lights shop has a fleet of Specialized Stumpjumper Comp and Specialized Rhyme Comp full-suspension bikes, which are equivalent men’s and women’s models. The Stumpjumper and Rhyme feature wide 27.5×3.0″ tires, 150mm FSR … Read More

Trails of Anchorage

Anchorage has some great summer rides, including classic paved trails like the Coastal Trail and a growing network of singletrack mountain bike trails at Kincaid Park. If you are new to town the best way to get acquainted with the local landscape is to stop in to any of our stores to get a free Anchorage bike trail map, which shows … Read More

Keeping it on Lock

In case you haven’t heard, Anchorage is in the middle of a bike theft epidemic. Bikes are being stolen from in front of coffee shops, grocery stores, when supposedly secured on car-racks, and even from home garages. Nowhere seems to be safe. With that in mind, we’ve put together a quick guide to the locks we carry and how much … Read More

Clean Air Challenge

We are continuing our partnership with one of Alaska’s premier cycling events, Clean Air Challenge. Get out and support the American Lung Association in Alaska May 12, 2018 in beautiful Talkeetna, Alaska.