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On Saturday, May 30th, five bicycle shops suffered damage in the aftermath of the unrest that took place that weekend.  We called and emailed with most of the shops to give the bicycle community an update on how those shops are doing, and whether they are open. We were informed that Wolf Cycles, Firehouse Bicycles, Velojawn, Bicycle Therapy, and the Center City Trek store were impacted.

Wolf/Firehouse

Both Wolf Cycles and Firehouse Bicycles, owned by Monica Pasquinelli and Sam Davis, were broken into. Wolf Cycles lost all of its inventory, tools and computers. Firehouse was not as extensively impacted. The Wolf Cycles store on Lancaster Avenue is now closed and most likely will be all summer. 

Firehouse closed for a week, but has now reopened for online sales and curbside pickup. According to Monica, they are very busy and she asks customers to be patient.

For a tune up, bring your bike to their shop to get a free assessment. 

Call from the gate 215-727-9692.  Questions can be sent via email to firehousebicycles@gmail.com.  Click here for hours and more information.

Velojawn

Velojawn, a community bicycle shop also on Lancaster Avenue, was broken into. The store is temporarily closed, but is expected to reopen in a few days. 

“Our glass has already been replaced, inventory counted and the shop has been cleaned,” owner Jerry Jacobs told us “While the break-in was unfortunate, our neighbors have been extremely supportive. Incredibly, they have guarded our shop and reported to us the perpetrators of the break-in. We have been contacted by many customers despite being temporarily closed. We have a lot of fresh and exciting merchandise that we will be bringing in over the next few weeks. We are resilient and highly optimistic given the overwhelming support of our neighbors and customers.” 

You can email info@velojawn.com to set up a service request.   

Bicycle Therapy

Bicycle Therapy on South Street was also impacted. On their instagram account, owner Lee Rogers wrote, “Last night our glass was broken, the gates were breached and several items stolen … We have our lives and good insurance and therefore are more fortunate than most. We understand that more violent crimes are being done in this country than our break-in and that we are past due for change.” 

The store’s doors are closed, but it is open. All sales are handled by phone and delivered curb-side. All repairs are received curbside, sanitized and assessed in house and scheduled out accordingly. 

Sign up for a service request here

Trek

The Center City Trek shop was also broken into and remains closed for the time being.  We were not able to reach the store’s manager.

To learn about the hours and services provided by shops throughout the region. please consult our comprehensive regional map of bike shops, some of which are bike shop partners of the Bicycle Coalition. Our bike shop partners (indicated by red icons) offer exclusive limited-time discounts via our Members Only emails.

Sarah Clark Stuart

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Sarah’s foray into trail and bicycle advocacy began in 2004 when she became involved in the “Free Schuylkill River Park” campaign to preserve public access to the Schuylkill River Trail in Center City, now known as Schuylkill Banks. Since joining the Bicycle Coalition in 2006, she has been a key player in the Bicycle Coalition’s key accomplishments: the $23 million TIGER trail-building grant; naming and building out the Circuit; lobbying successfully for legislation mandating the inclusion of bike parking in new construction projects; Philadelphia’s Complete Streets policy; and coordinating research and analysis of several reports on bicycling in Philadelphia.

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