We Salute Our Veterans!

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For many, Memorial Day signals the official beginning of summer, but did you know that Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America?

LiNiTo Cycle will commemorate Memorial Day every day during the month of May by donating a portion of all bicycle service or parts purchases to Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton. This is our way of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Our donation to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans will go toward yesterday’s defenders of freedom; veterans who at one point in his or her life wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America,” for an amount of “up to and including my life.”

The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans is a non-profit agency that provides housing, supportive services and community outreach to help homeless and at-risk veterans and their families achieve self-sufficiency.

Thank you for choosing LiNiTo Cycle and joining us as we salute our veterans!

Merry Christmas from LiNiTo Cycle!

linito-christmasWe want to take a moment to wish our family, friends and customers a happy holiday season and thank you for your continued support and business over the past year!  Whatever your plans are, we hope it includes a chance to relax, recharge and spend time with those close to you.

Looking back on this past year, we had fun bringing you along on our “Where’s LiNiTo?” journey and hope you enjoyed traveling near, and far, with us. Your business and referrals are just part of our success–we also value the friendships we develop along the way.  We enjoy being your local bicycle shop providing low cost, personalized, friendly customer service to you, our valued customers. You are all part of our story, and we appreciate you.

After all the presents are unwrapped, egg nog and cookies are eaten, and you find yourself with a little down time, how about treating yourself to one of the best presents of all…bring your bicycle in for a tune-up and good cleaning before hanging it up or storing it for the winter. You will be happier come that first sunny spring day…when all you want is to go for a ride!

Have a safe and happy holiday! We look forward to servicing you in 2018!

Tom & Lisa

Where’s LiNiTo? – May 8, 2017

Where's Linito?

Yes, we did get out for a couple of rides this past breezy weekend!

For those of you who may have stopped by to see us on what is usually the opening day for the French Market in Villa park, we’re sorry that we missed you 🙁 Due to a lack of full time vendors, the French Market is on haitus this season. Linito Cycle is not taking a break though. We will still be offering free water, air and safety checks on the first Sunday of the month this summer to anyone who stops by the shop between 9 AM and noon. Stop by and say ‘hi’ .

You know where we weren’t this weekend, but keep checking us out here every week to see if you can figure out where we are!

1. Like LiNiTo Cycle on Facebook (if you haven’t already done so)
2. Every Monday, check our Facebook page to see the link to our website with our most recent posting ‘Where’s LiNiTo Cycle?’ .
3. Identify where the picture of the week was taken (hint: most of them will be taken on the trails around the western suburbs–IPP, Great Western, Salt Creek–but you never know!) You should identify the trail and nearest cross street.
4. Add a comment to the posting with your answer.
5. Enter as many times as you want to, but only one winner per household per month! The first person to correctly identify where Linito was will receive the gorgeous LiNiTo Cycle t-shirt! These t-shirts are a great 1st layer when you’re out riding on these chilly winter days, or for wiping the slush off your bike after a ride.

We will continue to post pictures of our travels here and also continue to give our swell t-shirts away, so be sure to check Linito’s Facebook page every Monday and tell us where we’re at.

Where’s LiNiTo? – March 27, 2017

Where's Linito?

Can you believe that it was 80 degrees on Friday? We enjoyed our first ride of the spring and hope that you were able to get out for a ride too!

We’re keeping things very local for a while, so see if you can guess where we are. Good luck to all of you!

1. Like LiNiTo Cycle on Facebook (if you haven’t already done so)
2. Every Monday, check our Facebook page to see the link to our website with our most recent posting ‘Where’s LiNiTo Cycle?’ .
3. Identify where the picture of the week was taken (hint: most of them will be taken on the trails around the western suburbs–IPP, Great Western, Salt Creek–but you never know!) You should identify the trail and nearest cross street.
4. Add a comment to the posting with your answer.
5. Enter as many times as you want to, but only one winner per household per month! The first person to correctly identify where Linito was will receive the gorgeous LiNiTo Cycle t-shirt! These t-shirts are a great 1st layer when you’re out riding on these chilly winter days, or for wiping the slush off your bike after a ride.

We will continue to post pictures of our travels here and also continue to give our swell t-shirts away, so be sure to check Linito’s Facebook page every Monday and tell us where we’re at.

Where’s LiNiTo? – February 20, 2017

Where's Linito?We hope that you got out and enjoyed the great riding weather this weekend! We did, and want to keep in the warm weather frame of mind with this week’s picture

This week’s picture isn’t local, but should keep you thinking warm weather thoughts. Good luck to all of you!

1. Like LiNiTo Cycle on Facebook (if you haven’t already done so)
2. Every Monday, check our Facebook page to see the link to our website with our most recent posting ‘Where’s LiNiTo Cycle?’ .
3. Identify where the picture of the week was taken (hint: most of them will be taken on the trails around the western suburbs–IPP, Great Western, Salt Creek–but you never know!) You should identify the trail and nearest cross street.
4. Add a comment to the posting with your answer.
5. Enter as many times as you want to, but only one winner per household per month! The first person to correctly identify where Linito was will receive the gorgeous LiNiTo Cycle t-shirt! These t-shirts are a great 1st layer when you’re out riding on these chilly winter days, or for wiping the slush off your bike after a ride.

We will continue to post pictures of our travels here and also continue to give our swell t-shirts away, so be sure to check Linito’s Facebook page every Monday and tell us where we’re at.

Bike the Drive Early Registration is now Open!

BTD 2017

It’s not even the end of January yet, but we are thinking about warm weather bike rides and know that you are too!
Are you interested in participating in a longer, car free, supported bicycle ride? Sign up for Bike the Drive today and join us on Sunday, May 28, 2017 as we kickoff summer riding season! Early sign-up means that you’ll save $ on your registration.

Bike the Drive is not a race. It is a really cool celebration of bike riding. You can start as early as 5:30 AM, as late as 9:00 AM, and choose multiple distances–anywhere from 7 miles to 60 miles (if you start early enough). You will see every kind of bike and every kind of rider, from small kids on bikes with training wheels to racers in training speeding in designated fast lanes, and lots of average riders going at average speed. The best part: 30 miles of uninterrupted Lake Shore Drive. No cars, no intersections, wide roads, and smooth asphalt. There are snacks at the rest stops! Fruit, cookies, mini-muffins! Restrooms! Water!

The event raises money for ActiveTrans which advocates to make bicycling, walking and public transit safe, convenient and fun. Join LiNito Cycle and sign up now at http://www.bikethedrive.org/. See you bright and early on Sunday, May 28 at Bike the Drive!

Just a friendly reminder to all our friends…if your bike needs any work or a tune-up before Bike the Drive, you need to have it in the shop by Monday, May 15th so we can complete the work in time to get your bike back to you before the ride.

It’s the 1st Day of Winter!

winterbikesWelcome to winter. The best thing about winter is that the day light starts to stay with us a little longer, and it’s only 13 weeks until the beginning of spring!

The ground is covered with snow and many of you have hung up your bikes for the season, but here’s a thought… in biking there really is no off-season; winter is simply the “fix-it” season.

Winter is the perfect time to think about those projects and repairs you’ve been wanting to do, but just couldn’t tear yourself away from riding long enough to get done. Don’t wait until spring, when our shop schedule fills up with tune ups! Winter is the best time to bring your bike into LiNiTo for major repairs, overhauls, and upgrades.

Merry Christmas!

linito-christmasIt’s time again to take a few minutes before the rush of the holidays to wish our family, friends and terrific customers a happy holiday season– and thank you for your continued support and business over the past year!  Whatever your plans are, we hope that you get a chance to relax, recharge and spend time with those close to you.

Your business and referrals have once again helped us to be more successful this past year than we could have ever imagined, and the friendships we developed with our customers are an added bonus that we treasure.  We enjoy being your local bicycle shop providing low cost, personalized, friendly customer service to you, our valued customers.

Thanks again, and have a safe and happy holiday! We look forward to servicing all of you in 2017!

Tom & Lisa