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Ride Inside And Pancakes Are Back At Ferris Wheels

Written by Boston Biker on Jan 29

From the email:

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Free Pancake Breakfast
Friday, Jan. 31, 7:00am-9:00am

First pancake breakfast of 2014! Bikers, neighbors and friends are welcome to join us inside the shop for Jeffrey’s Famous Whole Wheat Pancakes, O.J. and chat about bikes and bike issues. Let us know if you need vegan or gluten-free options!

[stack of pancakes with butter and syrup]

Ride

Bike Trainer Nights
Tuesdays from 7:00pm-9:00pm

Ride your road bike indoors at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop! This is a free event with trainer videos. Bring your own trainer or try one of our CycleOps trainersPlease RSVP as space is limited! Call the shop or sign up on our website.

[cyclists on trainers inside the shop]


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Free Events At Ferris Wheels

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 04

Check these awesome events out, free classes, and free refreshments!:

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On Thursday, September 12, we’re hosting an event with Elevate Destinations at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop from 7:00-8:00pm. Please join us for light refreshments and a presentation about Elevate’s amazing Cycle & Service trip happening this Thanksgiving in India. Enjoy a glass of wine or a mango lassi and a samosa while learning about this two week itinerary spent biking across the Tamil Nadu region and volunteering for four days.Service and Cycle in India with Elevate DestinationsBring friends! It’s sure to be a great event at your favorite neighborhood bike shop.

You can find this event on facebook here, and see the full itinerary of the trip at http://elevatedestinations.com/itineraries/cycle-and-seva/

Mention you heard about this at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop and receive $250 off your trip!

 

 See you on the road,

Jeffrey T. Ferris

Jeffrey Ferris

and the Staff at

Ferris Wheels Bike Shop

P.S. Know someone who might be interested in this trip? Click here to forward this email.

class Two free classes in September!Get To Know Your Bike
Thursday, September 5, 7-8pmat Ferris Wheels Bike Shop (66 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130)

We’ll review the basics of how your bike works to help you become a more confident cyclist. We’ll cover brake adjustments, gear use, proper tire pressure, and chain lubrication, plus anything else you have questions about that we have time to answer! This is a FREE lecture/discussion class. You can RSVP to Get To Know Your Bike here.

 

Kate answers flat-fixing questions!

 

Flat-Fixing Demo
Thursday, September 19, 7-8pm

at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop (66 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130)

Watch and learn as we demonstrate how to fix a flat tire. Questions are welcome. This is a FREE lecture/discussion class. You can RSVP to the Flat Fixing Demo here.
Click here to forward this email to someone you know who might be interested in these free classes.

Ride Road Bike Rides Training for a triathlon or charity ride? Want to learn to get more out of your fitness ride? Join us for bi-weekly road bike rides. We leave from Ferris Wheels Bike Shop at7:00am SHARP every Tuesday and Thursday morning. Our usual route goes out to a 4-mile loop, so you can ride just 4 miles or go for 8 miles, 12 miles, etc. Take it at your own pace! 

Check out this ride on our website.

For more info, stop by the shop or call 617-524-2453.

MTBIntermediate Mountain Bike Rides To join our Intermediate Mountain Bike Ride, call 617-524-2453 or email Biagio. The ride meets Sundays at 4:00pm.
view from a helmet cam on one of our mtb rides
Is this the right ride for me?
This is an intermediate ride. The main goal is to get out in the woods and have some fun on our bikes. We expect at least a basic familiarity with trail riding. . . (READ MORE)

Ride2 Women’s Road Training Rides “This Sunday ride is a 20-mile fitness loop from Cutler Park in Needham, starting at 4:30pm sharp. Most riders are on road bikes (skinny tires, drop handlebars) and are wearing bike shorts and jerseys. I require that riders feel comfortable riding in traffic and know basic safe riding techniques and turn signals; riders must also bring a spare tube that fits their bike, plenty of water, and a helmet. If you don’t have a computer on your bike, I recommend getting one before the ride so you have an idea of whether the ride is a good fit for you. The group is paced between 14 and 17mph.” -Kate 

Women on the ride.

 

 

For more info about the Women’s Road Ride, please visit our website or email: [email protected]


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Free Events And Classes At Ferris Wheels

Written by Boston Biker on Aug 06

Learn to Fix A Flat this month!

Free class!
Flat-Fixing Demo
Thursday, August 15, 7-8pm

at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop (66 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130)

Watch and learn as we demonstrate how to fix a flat tire. Questions are welcome. This is a FREE lecture/discussion class. You can RSVP to the Flat Fixing Demo here.

 

Jeffrey shows class how to check tires.  

 

Click here to forward this email to someone you know who might be interested in these free classes.

MTBIntermediate Mountain Bike Rides 

To join our Intermediate Mountain Bike Ride, call 617-524-2453 or email Biagio. The ride meets Sundays at 4:00pm.
view from a helmet cam on one of our mtb rides
Is this the right ride for me?
This is an intermediate ride. The main goal is to get out in the woods and have some fun on our bikes. We expect at least a basic familiarity with trail riding. . . (READ MORE)

Road Bike Rides 

Training for a triathlon or charity ride? Want to learn to get more out of your fitness ride? Join us for bi-weekly road bike rides. We leave from Ferris Wheels Bike Shop at7:00am SHARP every Tuesday and Thursday morning. Our usual route goes out to a 4-mile loop, so you can ride just 4 miles or go for 8 miles, 12 miles, etc. Take it at your own pace!

 

Next ride is Thursday, August 8th.

For more info, stop by the shop or call 617-524-2453.

Women’s Road Training Rides 

“This Sunday ride is a 20-mile fitness loop from Cutler Park in Needham, starting at 4:30pm sharp. Most riders are on road bikes (skinny tires, drop handlebars) and are wearing bike shorts and jerseys. I require that riders feel comfortable riding in traffic and know basic safe riding techniques and turn signals; riders must also bring a spare tube that fits their bike, plenty of water, and a helmet. If you don’t have a computer on your bike, I recommend getting one before the ride so you have an idea of whether the ride is a good fit for you. The group is paced between 14 and 17mph.” -Kate

 

Women on the ride.

 

The next ride is Sunday, August 11th. 

 

For more info about the Women’s Road Ride, please visit our website or email: [email protected]

Pancake Breakfast for Bike Commuters and Friends

Join us on Friday, August 30th at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop ! Come by for slapjacks, real maple syrup, O.J. and chit-chat from 7:00-9:00am.

 

This is a great way to get yourself out of bed early and meet your J.P. cycling neighbors.
Pancakes just like these could be in your mouth!


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Ferris Wheels Mega Update:

Written by Boston Biker on Jul 08

From The email:
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Get to know your bike with these free workshops

We’re offering two free classes this month at the shop (66 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130):

 

Get to know your bike! class

Thursday, July 11, 7-8pm
We’ll review the basics of how your bike works to help you become a more confident cyclist. We’ll cover brake adjustments, gear use, proper tire pressure, and chain lubrication, plus anything else you have questions about that we have time to answer! This is a FREE lecture/discussion class. You can RSVP to the class online.
Flat-Fixing Demo
Thursday, July 25, 7-8pm
Watch and learn as we demonstrate how to fix a flat tire. Questions are welcome. This is a FREE lecture/discussion class. You can RSVP to the Flat Fixing Demo here.

 

Jeffrey shows class how to check tires.  

 

Click here to forward this email to someone you know who might be interested in these free classes.

MTBIntermediate Mountain Bike Rides 

To join our Intermediate Mountain Bike Ride, call 617-524-2453 or email Biagio. The ride meets Sundays at 4:00pm.
view from a helmet cam on one of our mtb rides
Is this the right ride for me?
This is an intermediate ride. The main goal is to get out in the woods and have some fun on our bikes. We expect at least a basic familiarity with trail riding. . . (READ MORE)

Ride Paceline/Road Training Rides 

Leaving from Ferris Wheels Bike Shop at 7:00am SHARP every Tuesday and Thursday morning are our paceline/road training bike rides, usually led by Jeffrey Ferris. This ride goes out to a 4-mile loop and starts at a slower pace. You can ride just 4 miles or go for 8 miles, 12 miles, etc.

 

Next ride is Tuesday, July 9.

 

For more info, stop by the shop or call 617-524-2453.

Ride2 Women’s Road Training Rides 

“This Sunday ride is a 20-mile fitness loop from Cutler Park in Needham, starting at 4:30pm sharp. Most riders are on road bikes (skinny tires, drop handlebars) and are wearing bike shorts and jerseys. I require that riders feel comfortable riding in traffic and know basic safe riding techniques and turn signals; riders must also bring a spare tube that fits their bike, plenty of water, and a helmet. If you don’t have a computer on your bike, I recommend getting one before the ride so you have an idea of whether the ride is a good fit for you. The group is paced between 14 and 17mph.” -Kate

 

Women on the ride.

 

The next ride is Sunday, July 7. 

 

For more info about the Women’s Road Ride, please visit our website or email: [email protected]

YummyPancake Breakfast for Bike Commuters and Friends   

Join us on Friday, July 26 at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop! Come by for slapjacks, real maple syrup, O.J. and chit-chat from 7:00-9:00am.

 

This is a great way to get yourself out of bed early and meet your J.P. cycling neighbors.

Pancakes just like these could be in your mouth!

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Winter Events At Ferris Wheels

Written by Boston Biker on Nov 21

Free Winter Riding Clinic

Don’t let winter weather knock you out of your saddle. Come talk to seasoned bike commuters to hear how you, too, can keep riding year-round! Join us at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop (66 South Street, JP) on Thursday, November 29, at 7:00pm.

Staff with decades of experience riding year-round will lead this interactive clinic. Come with questions!

Trainer Nights Return

Break out your road bike and join us for a fun evening group “ride” in the shop, Tuesday nights starting after Thanksgiving on Tuesday, November 27, 7:00-9:00pm. Check our calendar for upcoming dates or give us a call.

People on trainers in the shop.

Feb. 2011 trainer ride at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop

This is a free trainer ride with training videos and movies. Bring your own trainer or try one of ours.

SPACE IS LIMITED! PLEASE RSVP for each week to [email protected] or call the shop at 617-524-BIKE (2453). Let us know if you need to borrow a trainer.

Shop Local in JP with Boston Beans

Ferris Wheels Bike Shop and Fresh Copy are participating in the JP NET’s experiment to encourage holiday shopping at locally-owned Jamaica Plain businesses.

JP NET hosts a potluck on Tuesday, November 27, 6:30-9:00pm at the Nate Smith House (155 Lamartine St, JP) to kick off the Boston Beans program. Click here for the facebook event.

At this potluck, JP NET will be handing out $5-equivalent Boston Bean slips. You can pick up one per person and spend them at local participating businesses. Read more about Boston Beans on JP Patch.


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Free Pancake Breakfast Tomorrow!

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 27

Got this in the email, free pancakes!
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Join your neighbors and fellow bike commuters tomorrow morning (Friday, Sept. 28) from 7-9am at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop for our monthly pancake breakfast!
Our breakfast was recently mentioned in the J.P. Gazette.
On the last Friday of every month we serve pancakes to bike commuters and friends as part of Boston’s Walk/Ride Day. (For more information on Walk/Ride Day and a chance to win great raffle prizes, click here.)

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Ferris Wheels 30th Birthday

Written by Boston Biker on Jul 31

got this in the email, looks like fun

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You’re Invited!
Please join us for our
30th Anniversary Celebration
this Thursday, August 2, from 5-9pm!
Happy Birthday to Ferris Wheels Bike Shop and Fresh Hair!
Thank you for your patronage this year and for the past 3 decades.

Ferris Wheels Bike Shop and Fresh Hair both opened here on South Street in 1982. Jamaica Plain was a very different neighborhood then.

We’re throwing a huge party together to celebrate 30 years in business from 5-9pm this Thursday, August 2nd, and we don’t want you to miss it.

Join us for refreshments, a cookout, live music from Hilken Mancini and friends, children’s activities including face painting and a “slow race,” BMX and skateboard demos by Max Lee’s crew, and more.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!
From:
Jeffrey T. Ferris and
Joy Silverstein

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Free Winter Workshop

Written by Boston Biker on Feb 01

Via Ferris Wheels

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Jumpstart Your Season! workshop

When: Sunday, February 12, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Where: Ferris Wheels Bike Shop, 66 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

What: Laura Smeaton, a League of American Bicyclists LCI (League Cycling Instructor) presents a free workshop for those who want to get out on their bikes earlier this year. Stubborn patches of ice, chilly breezes, and cold spring rains will be no match for you once you’re equipped with the knowledge from this workshop! Winter? What winter?!


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