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  • Jan 15 2020

    Motherload Movie Night

    Cargo bike social hour, Motherload movie screening and raffle.
    MOTHERLOAD is a crowdsourced documentary exploring our cultural shift toward isolation and disconnection, how this may affect our future, and whether thecargo bike could be an antidote. As a new mom of twins, filmmaker Liz Canning is lonely, stressed about the planet’s uncertain future, and missing what made her feel connected, free and alive: her bicycle. Join us at Perennial Cycle starting at 6PM to chat with like-minded individuals about all things cargo, kid carrying and bike. Test rides will be available if the weather permits. We'll have light snacks and beverages for you to enjoy. Screening of MOTHERLOAD begins at 7PM, and we'll have a raffle after the movie. A note for parents: while kids are welcome at the event, there is some cursing and a rather aggressive tone in parts of the movie. Please use discretion. Check out the trailer here. Tickets are limited. Reserve now!
  • Dec 27 2019

    ICE Meet & Greet

    Calling all recumbent trike riders! Drew from ICE Trikes is coming to visit from all the way across the pond, and we thought it would be a great opportunity for some of our local 'bent riders to stop by the store and meet him. There will not be a presentation, just food and drink and an opportunity to chat about ICE Trikes, trikes in general, and future products with someone who has all the insider knowledge. Stop by the shop any time between 10 AM and 1 PM on January 11th.
  • Dec 08 2019

    Holiday Gift Guide - 2019 Edition

    It happened. The beautiful green heat of the summer is long gone, replaced by twinkly lights, cocoa, and temperatures in the single digits. Some of us have hung up the wheels for the winter and others will ride straight through until spring thaw, but hopefully we're all finding ways to make the most of another long Minnesota winter. The holiday season really snuck up on us this year, but we're here for you with gift suggestions large and small for all the cyclists in your life, from your grandma to your old roommate.

    1. Pedro's Tire Lever - The choicest tire lever for the home mechanic. Sometimes a tiny gift is all you need!

    2. Upso Ferrybridge Folder for Brompton - For the Brompton owner in your life. Made of upcycled tarp and stylish to boot.

    3. Brompton Toolkit - Another one for the Brompton fanatic, this toolkit fits inside the bike's frame. Ingenious.

    4. Reflective Shoelaces - Everybody needs shoelaces, right? 

    5. Crosspoint Flip-Mitts - Perfect for winter commuters and smart-phone addicts alike.

    6. ABUS Granit 640 U-Lock - The Goldilocks of locks. Not too big, not too small, super strong. Bonus: comes in red.

    7. Spurcycle Bell - Put a super loud bell on your friend's bike so they can stop spooking pedestrians. Fully serviceable. A bell to last a lifetime.

    8. Merino Wool Buff - The most versatile winter accessory for unpredictable weather conditions. It's a hat. It's a scarf. It's a balaclava. Oh my!

    9. Lucky Cat Bottle Cage - For cat lovers who also love to stay hydrated.

    10. Perennial Cycle Cap - For the Perennial Cycle super-fan, of course!

    11. Brooks Challenge Tool Bag - A beautiful accessory for the cyclist who enjoys the finer things.

    12. Purist Water Bottle - A good water bottle with a good pattern.

    13. Spurcycle Key Clip - It's also a bottle-opener. Titanium, for people who are into that.

    14. Carradice Bikepacking Top Tube Pack - For phone and snacks and things that need to stay close at hand.

    15. Perennial Cycle Gift Card or e-Gift Certificate - If they're hard to shop for.

    16. Thousand x Poketo Helmet - The one they'll actually wear.

    17. Ride More Drive Less Tee - A sentiment we can all agree on.

    18. Donut Bar Tape - For the Perennial Cycle Pastry Ride devotee!

  • Nov 16 2019

    Wilder Buffalo Ride #6

    What: Group ride with concert, guests and conversation featuring Ben Weaver, Strong Buffalo and weather scientist-poet Brian Smoliak. How far: Ride leaders will bring you to the concert location. Rides will vary in length somewhere between 5-10 miles from shop. All you need to do is show up at Perennial Cycle by 6 pm. What to Bring: Please consider that the days are getting shorter and the weather cooler. The events will be ending after dark. Please bring lights for your ride home and warm clothes as it gets chilly when we are off bikes. Click here for Facebook event.

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