Saturday, May 31, 2014

National Bike Month

Baseline Bicycles is back! 

We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation to Europe (see preceding post).  We took a ton of pictures, but will just share one with you here, a picture of a cool fixie we saw in Barcelona.
We made it back just in time to celebrate the last day of National Bike Month. We hope that everyone will join us in taking advantage of this beautiful time of year and get on your bikes and ride. (Take a friend.)


One bit of trivia is that National Bike Month has been celebrated since 1956. Although the times have changed the joy and benefits from riding your bicycle remain the same. Opie knew it, Elvis knew it, and so do we.



National Bike Month is Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists. From their website we learn more about the organization. Their Beliefs, their Vision and their Mission are shown below in red.
WE BELIEVE

Bicycling brings people together.
When more people ride bikes:
     Life is better for everyone; 
     Communities are safer, stronger and better connected; 
     Our nation is healthier, economically stronger, environmentally cleaner and
     more energy independent.
OUR VISION
is a nation where everyone recognizes and enjoys the many benefits and opportunities of bicycling.
OUR MISSION
is to lead the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change.

We couldn't agree more. It is an organization that everyone who loves bicycling should support. Now,
For those of you who ordered your bikes in May, your bikes have already shipped!
If you were waiting for us to return before placing your order do so now, so that you will have your bike to enjoy for the entire summer. You'll never look better than when you are seen riding one of our fixies. 






Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May orders won't ship until June



 Announcement: All orders placed in the month of May will not ship until June.



The reason for this is the good fortune of the founder/owner Ray Banks. Ray and his Grandfather were on the gameshow “The Price is Right” with Drew Carey.



If you were watching the show on January 2nd of this year you would have seen Ray, along with his grandfather on the show. After winning a pair of iPads, Ray and his grandfather went on to win a week in London. 


Here is a two minute clip of them winning the trip to London:



They won the spin and went on to win the showcase as well, coming away with a week long Mediterranean Cruise.

PORTS OF CALL:

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Naples (Capri), Italy; Barcelona, Spain; Provence (Marseilles), France; Villefranche (Nice), France; La Spezia (Florence/Pisa), Italy; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy. 

After a semester in Hawaii, Ray is back tending the business. However, with May being the best time to travel, before the summer rush, Ray is putting the business on hold until his travels are over. Plus to reward the rest of the company for handling the shipping while he was studying in Hawaii he is taking them with him.

Everyone is psyched about the trip!


So, a little well-earned relaxation in May and then back to shipping bicycles in June. 
Thank you for your understanding.


Bottom Line: Order your bikes today, but please be patient, they won't ship until June!