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Keep on Riding with a Winter Maintenance Membership

Keep on Riding, Minneapolis

After last year's mild winter, many of us are wondering what the cold months will have in store for Minneapolis area riders. If you're considering winter biking, but aren't sure what you'll need—we'll help make it easy.

What's necessary? What's not? Some love lobster claws and balaclavas, others swear by the best lights for those dark, cold mornings and evening rides home. Dressing right is certainly key, and it's hard to underestimate the ability to see (and be seen), but besides keeping you warm & visible, we want to make sure your bike is taken care of, no matter what. That's where our new Winter Maintenance Membership comes in. For year-round commuters (and those of us who aspire to it), the membership is an investment that will help extend the service life of your bicycle by offering you the opportunity to frequently service your bicycle during the harshest part of the year in Minnesota.

Best of all, with a Winter Maintenance Membership from Perennial Cycle, there is no reason to buy or build a second bike for winter. We'll help you take care of the one you already have.

Winter Maintenance Membership from Calhoun Cycle

How does it work? Regular maintenance and cleaning during the winter months aid in the prevention of rust and corrosion from snow and salt on the roads. As a Perennial Cycle Winter Maintenance Member, your initial membership fee of $74.95 will cover up to once a week service (yes, you read that right) beginning November 1 through March 31. This includes:

  • Lubrication of key areas
  • Light-duty cleaning
  • All Adjustments
  • Wheel truing
  • Cable and brake pad install as needed

Prior to purchase, the registered bicycle must receive a thorough check over by a mechanic to ensure the bicycle is not in need of more services that the membership could reasonably cover or would prevent the bicycle from safely making it through the winter.

Where's the fine print? All of the above maintenance is included, but parts are not. Likewise, tuning and adjustments will be limited to a la carte needs; a full tune-up service at one time may be purchased separately. Winter Maintenance Memberships may not be applied toward bearing overhauls or unnecessary service and/or parts installations. To guarantee your bicycle will be serviced while you wait, a phone call prior to your arrival is necessary. While you wait service may not be possible at all hours of the day. For more details, please stop in or give us a call: 612-827-8000.

Ride more than one bike in the course of the winter months? You're welcome to buy a membership for each bike you'd like to use through the season. Each membership covers one specific bike. While the membership is not transferrable from person to person, members will be allowed to transfer a membership from one bike to another should the originally registered bicycle be replaced or rotated out of use in the course of the season.

Happy Riding!

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