Breakaway Bikes and Fitness believes that helping the local cycling community thrive will in turn help their own shop thrive.
Glenn Krotick began selling branded Breakaway socks from the back of his Ford Probe over a decade ago, but he knew the cycling community needed more. With a background as a spin class instructor, Krotick brought the practice to Pennsylvania with Breakaway Bikes and Fitness at 1923 Chestnut Street.
Breakaway soon became a pioneer of power based training in the late 90s, and RPM indoor cycling sessions have since become a staple for the city’s biking community.
Breakaway offers more than the average bike shop, with their second floor training center where they provide RPM cycling sessions, performance training, and bio-metric testing. The shop has coaching services for any cyclist, whether a seasoned pro or new rider.
Included in Best of Philly 2012, Breakaway has free $40 tune-ups for life, and discounts for Coalition members.
By offering team rides, the Breakaway Training Center, and sponsoring several local racing teams, Breakaway sees themselves as ambassadors for the city, helping newcomers feel at ease on the road.