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Summer Rides

Saturday morning summer rides begin this week!

Please joins us for our 1-2 hour rides leaving from the Winfield store parking lot

Rides will be of varied length and speed and leave promply at 8:00 am

We will have two groups riding the Prairie Path and two groups heading out on the pavement (one averaging 14-16mph,  and the other 18-22) ! 

Flat Protection Program

Flat  Tire ProtectionTired of getting flats, tired of paying for it everytime? Well now with our new Flat Tire Protection Program you only have to pay a one time fee and for the rest of your bikes life the flat repairs are on us! The cost of parts and labor is covered, just show up let us fix your flat and continue your ride.

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WHY BUY AT PRAIRIE PATH CYCLES

At Prairie Path Cycles we want you to make sure that you have a bike you will enjoy riding for years to come. Our experienced staff will help you find the bike that is perfect for your style of riding and your budget. We'll sell you the bike you need and the bike you'll love! In addition, with each new bike you receive:  

  • Lifetime FREE adjustments!
  • One FREE Tune-Up ($69.99 value)
  • The guaranteed lowest price in the Chicago suburbs!

Now Shop 24 hours a day from the comfort of your home and have clothing, parts and accessories come straight to you!

**Prairie Path Cycles reserves the right to refuse price matching** 

Cycling Glossary - Word of the Day

clipless pedals
A popular way to attach your feet to the pedals for efficient pedaling is adding toe clips and straps, basically bolt-on cages and straps that form a harness to hold the feet. Another option is clipless pedals. Two parts make up the typical system, the pedal and the cleat. The pedal attaches to the crankarm, the cleat attaches to the shoe sole. Then, much like using ski bindings, you simply step on the pedals to click in and ride. To exit, you twist your heels sideways, which causes the pedals to release the cleats. Practice getting in and out before hitting the road or trail because it takes a little learning to get used to clipless pedals.

Prairie Path Cycles Daily Tip

Shifting For The Hills – The best way to shift for climbing (assuming that the hill is challenging, not a short one you can roll right over) is to start in a gear that feels almost too easy and find a nice pedaling rhythm that gets you about half way up the hill. Usually, you will start to “warm-up” to the hill at this point and feel okay because the gear is actually a little bit too easy. At this point, you should shift into a slightly harder gear and see how it feels. This allows using different muscles while covering more ground with each pedal stroke. Depending on the hill, you might find that you can shift several times and actually accelerate over the top of the hill, a great feeling!