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

December Events

Our three Anchorage stores are hosting more events than ever this month! Weekly fatbike rides will depart our Northern Lights location every Sunday night at 5PM while a beginner fatbike ride will leave Paramount Cycles every Saturday afternoon. Several technical clinics will be held along with the first in a series of Goldsprint Nights at the Dimond Shop, where riders … Read More

Lael Rides Alaska- Bike Camping Trip to Eagle River

Lael Wilcox might have assisted you when buying a new bike this summer at the The Bicycle Shop on Northern Lights, or she may have helped you size a helmet and select a lock. She also holds the women’s record in two grueling self-supported long-distance races– the Tour Divide and the Trans Am Bike Race. When not racing or sponsoring … 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

Bikepacking Basics and Eagle River Camping Trip

Join us at The Bicycle Shop on Thursday, May 25 and Wednesday, May 31 for two bikepacking clinics presented by Nicholas Carman and Lael Wilcox. We’ll talk about how to plan routes and resupply; how to load your bike with racks, lightweight bags, and trailers; and what to think about when building a bike for a long trip. Ride your … 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 proud to announce our partnership with one of Alaska’s premier cycling events, Clean Air Challenge. Get out and support the American Lung Association in Alaska May 5-7 in beautiful Talkeetna, Alaska.