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And by “best,” I mean that it makes me shout obscenities frequently and loudly. With the continued growth of Oklahoma City, it’s not surprising that our highways and byways are groaning with growing pains, as well.

A lot of road warriors have grownup in and around the Plains states and are not adept at driving in the bumper to bumper, five-lane madness that is now becoming a reality at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.

Because of this, I’m afraid the traffic situation might only get worse.

In anticipation, OKC has started to raise awareness of other means of transportation by way of bike-sharing programs and serious redevelopment of urban areas to include bike- and pedestrian-friendly walkways. to the right fit. In fact, not only will its If you’ve had it with the traffic, or four metro locations provide a custom- if you’re just looking for a way to be ized analysis on bike fit based on your healthier, you might consider reducing use and size, but let you take it for a four wheels of hubcaps to two wheels spin around the block to make sure the of spokes. ride feels right.

First things first: If you’re ditching Al’s stores also offer free lifetime the seat belts for helmets, then you’ll maintenance, including brake, bearing actually need a bike! tension, gear and general adjustments.

Pro Bike Inc. (5820 N.W. 63rd; Steve Schlegel has been in the 721-6707) has been in business for 39 bike business since 1988, but in 2007, years, so you are in good hands here. If he took his knowledge and share in you purchase a set of wheels, tune-ups previous stores to open his own shop, and adjustments are free of charge for Schlegel’s Bicycles (900 N. Broadway; the life of the bike. 232-4040) on Automobile Alley.

Owner John Wright said some bike owners still have theirs from the ’70s! Although cruisers are popular on the West Coast, he said the most popular styles bought from his shop are mountain, road and hybrid. 

“Better to have some gears here with our headwinds,” he said. 

Al’s Bicycles (2624 S. Broadway; 341-4331), which has been in business for more than 30 years, can guide you to the right fit. In fact, not only will its four metro locations provide a customized analysis on bike fit based on your use and size, but let you take it for a spin around the block to make sure the ride feels right. Al’s stores also offer free lifetime maintenance, including brake, bearing tension, gear and general adjustments.

Steve Schlegel has been in the bike business since 1988, but in 2007, he took his knowledge and share in previous stores to open his own shop, Schlegel’s Bicycles (900 N. Broadway; 232-4040) on Automobile Alley. His shop also offers classes that range from intense cyclist-training to the type of clothing you should wear and basic nutrition for a healthy life. 

Wherever you decide to acquire your new bicycle, keep it local and ask as many questions as you need. We’ve got a city of professionals who know which way to guide you in your new mode of transportation.
Let’s shop, OKC!

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