We have a great many things to be thankful for at the start of this holiday season, one of those things is: you!!!
Whether you purchased a bike, participated in one of our rides or just stopped by the shop for a quick question; THANK YOU!
We will be closed Thursday so that our staff can enjoy Thanksgiving with their family and friends.
We will reopen Friday from 9:00-5:00. Safe travels this thanksgiving, see you on Friday!
We’re very humbled and honored that we have again been selected as the Best Bike Shop in the Illinois Times 2015 Best of Springfield!
The Illinois Times: “The folks at Ace genuinely love bicycles and bicycling of all kinds, from racing to leisurely spins around town. They pride themselves on BMX, which is too often forgotten in today’s world of triathlons, mountain biking and stage racing. With a used inventory that turns over in a hurry, they always have just the right bicycle whatever your needs or price range might be, and if they don’t have it in stock, they’ll get it in a hurry. Most repairs are completed overnight. But what we really love about Ace is the Monday night rides that depart from the shop and take riders along the area’s best cycling routes. No one gets left behind and there are at least two mechanics on the outings that start in March and end in September. It’s a great way for neophytes to learn the finer points of riding in a group without fear of getting left in the dust.”
I am very lucky to have a staff that love bikes and cycling! With out them giving up their nights and weekends we wouldn’t have won this award. In addition to my amazing staff, I want to say “thank you” to all our great customers for being part of our family for the past 58 years!
We recently hosted a bike parking lot at a local event. While at the event the shop provided a secure area where event patrons could place there bikes. So there was no need to bring along a lock! It was a HUGE success!
At least a couple of times a week, we have someone come in and they tell us a story about stolen bike. While we can’t provide security all the time for you, we can offer you some piece of mind. We sell Kryptonite Locks at the shop in stock we currently have U-lock, and with a key and combo.
Here is a link to some videos on how to lock your bike and what type of lock you will need. Stop by 2500 South MacArthur for more information.
Tonight’s Monday Night Group ride was the last one of the season, we were pushing daylight the whole way. We will ride again soon!
Please comment or send us a PM if you would be interested in getting together and riding periodically over the course of the “off” season. If we have enough interest we will look at putting together a weekend ride.
Thank you to everyone who came out and rode with us this year, we hope to see you again next year!
We got word from the Illinois Times today that we have been voted as one of the top 3 for Best of Springfield 2015. So we need your help! Well, it’s a run off election!
The top three reader’s favorite’s names for each category will be published and the readers will then choose their favorite from that list. Run-off print ballots we will be in the September 17 and
September 24 issues of Illinois Times.
The run-off voting is also available starting September 17th online at www.illinoistimes.com of Illinois Times’ facebook page via Facebook app and in the iTunes app store iOS app “Best of Springfield”.
The CCC is coming up on the Sunday after Labor Day (September 13th) . This is not only one of the oldest cycling events in central Illinois it is the premier cycling event for the Springfield IL bicycle club.
This is an ideal event for a first time cyclist! First (and foremost) it is not a race!!! This is a purely recreational the ride.You choose the distance (options are 10, 25, 40, 62 and 100 miles) over flat to slightly rolling terrain.
The roads are entirely paved. Some of our roads have a little gravel on them. The club utilizes low-volume (but paved) county roads whenever possible. They will modify the route when needed if road conditions change due to any road resurfacing work.
Have you been training solo? If so don’t forget that you can still join us on Monday Nights for the Monday night group ride. We leave the shop at 6:00PM see you then or at the Capitol City Century.
As the summer winds down and the thoughts shift to back-to-school. Starting August 1st we will be open the following hours:
We still offer next day service on most repairs. Hope to see you soon!