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  • Jun 27 2014

    The #TinyShow this Friday + A Huge Weekend SALE!

    Tiny Concert
    June 27, Rain or Shine, 4-6:30pm on the Banjo Stage outdoors off the Greenway by The Sabo Bridge

    Brianna Lane & King Mulhacen

    This Friday, June 27, we're taking the Tiny Bike Shop Concerts on the road... or on the trail at least! Join us for a celebration of summer, bikes & music on the Banjo Brothers Main Stage [map] just off the Greenway at the Sabo Bridge from 4:00-6:30pm. Tuck a blanket in your bag, and ride on over with a friend. Enjoy free food from the grill courtesy of Banjo Mike & Banjo Eric. We'll be live-screen-printing T-Shirts and Posters to commemorate the day. Bring a blank T-Shirt and take home a memory!

    All are welcome. Let us know you're coming on the event's Facebook page.

    Tiny Show Event Schedule
    4pm - Grill Fired Up!
    5pm - Music by Brianna Lane and King Mulhacen
    6pm - Prize Giveaways (must be present to win)
    T-Shirts, Posters
    Twin Six, Perennial Cycle, and Bodylish swag
    A Pair of Banjo Brothers Waterproof Panniers
    6:30pm - Post-show Ice Cream Social Ride led by Perennial Cycle Staff
    PLUS: Weekend SALE!
    This Tiny Show comes with a BIG Sale. In honor of our co-sponsorship of the Tiny Show, we're treating you to 25% off all in-stock Banjo Brothers gear* at Perennial Cycle Friday, June 27 through Sunday, June 29.

    *This weekend's sale is good on all Banjo Brothers bags and gear, including saddle bags, trunk bags, backpacks, Minnehaha brand bags, t-shirts, shop aprons, and phone packs. 25% discount may be applied toward any one Banjo Brothers or Minnehaha Bag Co. item per customer. Applicable to in-store purchases of all in-stock Banjo Brothers merchandise. Sorry, discount may not be applied to previous purchases.

    Here's our Tiny Concert (actual size) screenprint. Bring a shirt and we'll add this to it.
    Here's our Tiny Concert (actual size) screenprint. Bring a shirt and we'll add this to it.
  • Sep 22 2012

    Tiny Bike Shop Concert & Yuba Boda Boda Launch Party • Saturday, Sept. 29

    Tiny Bike Shop Concert with Brianna Lane and the Navigators

    Join us Saturday September 29th for a full day of bike goodness at Perennial Cycle, culminating in our 6th Tiny Bike Shop Concert in partnership with Banjo Brothers and a drawing to win a FREE step-through Boda Boda Cargo Cruiser from Yuba.

    We welcome back Brianna Lane, who'll be playing with a full band this time around. Last fall Brianna rocked this Tiny Bike Shop with friend and fellow cyclist Peter Mulvey as a part of their annual pedal-powered tour. This coming Saturday we're excited to host Brianna Lane and the Navigators Club, who you may have seen around town at the Amsterdam Bar & Hall, the Dakota, and the always bike-friendly Aster Café. As those of us who've seen her know, Brianna Lane is a gifted singer/songwriter in true Americana form. She writes and performs on an acoustic guitar as well as a banjo. The Star Tribune's Jim Walsh calls Brianna “…a star in the making. She’s poised, ambitious, a great writer, a soul singer of the first order, and an accomplished guitarist.”

    The concert starts at 7 p.m., but we'll be celebrating the launch of Yuba's new Boda Boda Cargo Cruiser from open to close. We'll kick off the day at 9 a.m. with Boda Boda test rides open to all. Try one out for a chance to win one at the end of the night! You'll have many chances to get your name in the drawing for the Boda Boda step-through starting right now:

    • Test Ride the Boda Boda - Earn 1 ticket
    • RSVP for the Event on Banjo Brothers' Facebook Page - Earn 1 ticket
    • Show us that you LIKE Perennial Cycle on Facebook the night of the event - Earn 1 ticket
    • Participate in our Urban Bee Hive Tour with Beez Knees - Earn 2 tickets
    • Join us for the Kidical Mass Ride - Earn 1 ticket
    • Get your picture taken trying on a Walz Cap between 5 and 7 p.m.  - Earn 1 ticket
    • Put pen to paper and tell us how you'd use a Boda Boda in your every day life - Earn 1 ticket

    See below for the day's full schedule.

    Tiny Bike Shop Concert with Brianna Lane and the Navigators Club

    Celebrate Cycling with Demos, Rides, Food, Music & a Chance to win your very own Boda Boda!

    • 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Test Rides // Try out the Brand New Boda Boda from Yuba during the morning and early afternoon hours
    • 2-3:30 p.m. Group Ride // Join us for an Urban Bee Hive Tour with Kristy of the Beez Knees.
    • 4-5 p.m. Kidical Mass Ride // Families and kids of all ages (that means you!) will gather at 3:30 and take off at 4:00 for a Kidical Mass Ride around Lake Calhoun.
    • 5-7 p.m. Red Wagon Pizza + Vendor Booths // Grab a bite and chat with local business owners about how they use Cargo Bikes every day!
    • 7-8:15 p.m. Tiny Bike Shop Concert // Brianna Lane and The Navigators Club take the stage for a rollicking concert in an incredibly intimate setting.
    • 8:15 p.m. BODA BODA Drawing // There'll be lots of opportunities to enter to win a Yuba Boda Boda during the day. Must be present to win.

    ***Post-show pub crawl sponsored by Artisanal Imports and Banjo Brothers***

  • Aug 08 2012

    Bags! Bags! Bags! // Back to School Edition 1.0

    Are we really a week into August already? The calendar seems to think so. That means "back-to-school" is just around the corner. Whether you're groaning or sighing with relief at the coming of September, we hope you'll enjoy our Bags! Bags! Bags! posts for the next few weeks, dedicated to the back-to-schooliest bags in the store: backpacks. This week we're all about the Metro Backpack from Banjo Brothers.

    Banjo's Metro Backpack goes Back to School

    Designed for cycling, The Metro Backpack is a high quality backpack that boasts loads of organizational features that are sure to put you at the head of the class. Twelve different interior and exterior pockets make your gear, books, sack lunch, etc. easy to find (homework tonight?) and the bag itself easy to pack. In addition, the Metro has a padded sleeve for your computer on the go, cinch straps to expand or contract when you're carrying a little or a lot, and plenty of spots to clip your keys & lights or tuck your phone—there's even an included outer phone pouch. The Metro is built with the same attention to detail and value as Banjo's waterproof gear, but instead of a plastic waterproof liner, this most compact member of Banjo's backpack line applies the hanging liner system used in the company's messenger bags, making it functionally waterproof as there are no seams to the outside. At 1100 cubic inches it’s big enough for the commute and can still claim a stylishly compact profile.

    Back to School with Banjo Brother's Metro Backpack

    Eager to learn more? We thought so! Scroll down to get the details on our special Back to School promotion, and read up on the Metro Backpack at

    Back to School with Banjo Brother's Market Bag
  • Apr 02 2011

    Tiny Bikeshop Concert Rocked

    There were a lot of smiles shared, a lot of food was eaten and several gallons of Pink Lemonade (with a hint of raspberry) was drank and Brianna Lane rocked the shop.

    Many Thanks to all who came.

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