Bicycle Supply Chain Monkey Business
Fun fact the average adult bicycle is composed of approximately 237 separate components.
Covid caused a significant loss of bicycle production in both 2020 and 2021, the cascading effects of everything from global shipping issues to raw material shortages has compounded the Bicycle supply chain problems .
as a store we have been quite proactive in keeping our store stock backorders up , we have bicycles and parts arriving almost weekly, the only catch is most of those where ordered 12-18 months ago .
we are ordering currently new bicycles for store stock regularly, most of those have a 12-18 month lead time.
For comparison in 2019 our average lead time was about 3-5 days to get most products in stock .
Given we can not depend on our suppliers having bikes and parts ready to ship from a warehouse , we are essentially having to operate a mini onsite warehouse to have product in stock
Our store layout has been affected and currently a hybrid of warehouse and showroom , given space is tight , not everything we have in stock is on display.
Our back entrance is closed to customer walk through , use the main entrance on main st.
Ride a Bicycle ! (or a Trike)
This area is a fantastic place to ride .
Welcome to The World of TerraTrike
Why TerraTrike ? Because they build the worlds most comfortable recumbent Trikes and are committed to helping people get outside , get healthy and ride in comfort .
What makes people want to ride a Trike? Maybe a Doctor told them to get off the couch . Maybe riders just want to ride in comfort . Maybe it's because a Trike feels like a pedal powered go-cart and is just a blast to ride . On the other hand maybe there are other physical challenges that someone wants to overcome.
TerraTrike offers a broad range of outstanding Trikes, Stop by the Store and take a look or a test spin.
We are a Terratrike top 20 dealer nationwide!
Pedal Assist Electric Bikes
Have you tried one?
The latest in technology, design, and reliability create an unforgettable cycling experience.
Bicycling is so much fun when you can make the hills and wind go away!
Stop by for a test ride today -- we dare you not to smile!
Click the link below to watch the quick guide to E-Bikes by Bike legend Gary Fisher
Using Bicycle parts for art and functional items is a long tradition at B&L.
Shortly after starting the store in 1996 the need for a proper toilet paper holder was needed so I fabricated one using dead bicycle parts that where lying around, it is still in use today .
Over the years bicycle parts have been incorporated a number of different places in the store.
Today Bicycle art is one of my hobbies, the pieces that are created vary depending on the season and mood.
most pieces can be purchased. this is a hobby and my real job of running a bicycle shop takes up most of my time so art work is done at my whim.
for viewing most current pieces see @blbicycles on instagram or the stores Facebook page B & L Bicycles .