STAY TUNED

It’s time to haul your bike out of storage and give it a tune-up!

Riding a bike is a great way to get around Port Elgin as it’s environmentally friendly and a great form of exercise.

There’s no need for gas, insurance premiums, parking fees, etc. and best of all, it makes you feel like a kid again!

Whether you use your bike to get to work or you’re looking forward to hitting the trails, you’ll want to make sure your bike’s safe and reliable. Here are a few points to keep in mind:

  1. Get in Gear – Make sure your gears shift smoothly.
  2. Chain Reaction – Clean your chain before applying oil.
  3. Sick and Tired – Check your tread and the tire pressure.
  4. Pump the Brakes – Inspect your brakes for excessive wear and adjust your cables.

If you don’t feel comfortable tuning up your bike, take it to a local bike shop. It’s well worth it as regular maintenance will extend the life of your bike and it’ll also make riding much more enjoyable. Once you get your bike in tip-top shape, make sure you have a strong lock, a good helmet and a bright light!