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Customer Loyalty Program

Posted by Cullen on 1/19/2014 to General
Every time you make a purchase at, you earn points. Everybody loves points! But what can you do with these points? Buy more stuff at, of course!

The Edge of Darkness

Posted by Doug on 9/30/2013 to News
We are now in the best riding weather of the year in southwest Michigan: October! Not too hot, not too chilly - just right. The only catch is, the days are getting too short. Even it it is still 70 degrees out at 7 pm, it can be too dark to ride safely.

Looking ahead - Three Rivers Triathlon

Posted by Doug on 7/1/2013 to Events

Great riding spots around Kalamazoo

Posted by Cullen on 5/22/2013 to General
A list of staff-favorite places to ride your bike in the Kalamazoo area.

Design our 2013 Shop Jersey!

Posted by Cullen on 2/25/2013 to Events
Winter is showing signs of thawing and at AEBike that means that it's time to get ready for the coming riding season. Our favorite new tradition is the shop design contest, where our customers and fans who have an artistic bent create the design that we display, sell, and wear for the year. This is our third year holding a design contest and our second year doing a fan-designed jersey.

Shirt and Jersey Design Contests - Previous Winners

Posted by Cullen on 2/21/2013 to Events
For the past few years we have sponsored annual design contests where we ask our customers to contribute designs for shop t-shirts and jerseys. This post will highlight previous winners and will hopefully provide inspiration to future designers!

Fat Bikes

Posted by Colin on 2/15/2013 to Products
There’s a reason why they’re called fat bikes - beefy frames with colossal tires, and in an industry obsessed with shedding weight, fat bikes are a breath of fresh air. Here at Alfred E. Bike we carry a few different brands...

Ride Report: Hilly Hundred

Posted by Nikki on 11/8/2012 to Events
The Apple Cider Century went so well, so Kristin and I decided to do another hundred mile ride. Since Kristin is from Indiana she suggested the Hilly Hundred. Needless to say we signed up, not really knowing what to expect. Yes, "Hilly" is in the name of the ride; I envisioned beautiful rolling hills, maybe one or two steep climbs, but mostly rolling hills.…boy was I wrong.

Ride Report: Apple Cider Century

Posted by Nikki on 10/7/2012 to Events
This summer my friend / riding partner Kristin and I dedicated ourselves to becoming better, tougher, faster riders. In order to achieve our goal we started logging in 100+ mile weeks full of long rides, hilly rides, and fast rides. Some generous fellows on Team CMS went out of their way to mentor us. They taught us how to ride in a group, to draft properly, to really push ourselves, and each week Kristin and I saw improvement. The Monday rides became a tad easier, and we were able to average 17-19 easily.

A couple of months ago I picked up a flier for the Apple Cider Century, read the whole thing, and immediately called Kristin to tell her that “We are doing this”.

Interbike 2012 Report - Part 1

Posted by Doug on 9/25/2012 to General
One of the many exciting aspects of the bike industry is the annual trade show — Interbike — currently held in September in Las Vegas.

Open to dealers only, it is a great time to see and touch the newest cool gear, to say hi to industry colleagues, maybe get to ride some awesome new bikes, and to take in some best practices seminars. Sometimes a dealer can see a cycling celebrity. This year Miguel Indurain was an honored VIP at one of the trade booths. He of course won the Tour de France each year from 1991 through 1995.

What were the hottest ideas this year ? I have worked up a list of my favorites.

Keeping it classy with the hamburger seat bag

Posted by Nikki on 9/20/2012 to Products
I don’t have the typical black oblong seat bag on my bicycle. Mine is a hamburger. Yes a hamburger. Some people ask why. I respond: why not?
At first my seat bag choice was to get a few laughs out of people I don’t know on group rides. I did get a lot of laughs and even a shout-out at the beginning of the Monday night ride. At one moment when I was standing around waiting for the ride to begin, 40-50 people looked at my seat bag and started laughing. A few people...

Race Report: Three Rivers Triathlon

Posted by Cullen on 8/22/2012 to Events
Last weekend I raced in my fourth triathlon of the year in Three Rivers and it was a great experience.

The new site!

Posted by Cullen on 7/26/2012 to General
Our site recently underwent a major overhaul. Here are some of the best new features.

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Winter tuneup special!

Bring your bike in before March to get a full overhaul at the price of a tune-up, and we'll store the bike til Spring!

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