Vintage Bicycle Cruisin’ in Long Beach
Published: Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 16:05
Nicole Maltz and Evan Whitener opened the shop four months ago after demand grew for their restoration services. A shiny blue 1970s Peugeot and a white and red 1969 Bugatti hang on the walls of their shop like pieces of art.
“It’s all about aesthetic and functionality,” said Maltz.
Maltz advocates city biking and encourages people to use bicycles as a primary mode of transportation.
The owners of The Bicycle Stand and founders of Cyclone Coasters have recently teamed up to cater to the faster riders of the area. The fast-paced ride, Velo Caravan, started Jan. 2012 where lightweight and mid-weight bicycle riders are encouraged to attend. The ride takes place the last Saturday of every month and riders meet at the shop on Broadway Avenue.
The Cyclone Coaster bicycle riders meet the first Sunday of every month at Portfolio Coffeehouse in Long Beach and end their ride at the Pike Restaurant on 4th Street. All ages are welcome to join the 90-minute ride. For more information on the bike rides, visit Cyclone Coaster’s website at cyclonecoaster.com, and for further details on The Bicycle Stand store, check our their website at www.thebicyclestand.org.