Linito Goes to the Lombard Health Fair & Fitness Expo

Kickstart your new year’s resolutions by joining us at the Lombard Park District for free fitness class demos, local health and wellness vendors, blood pressure screenings, chair massages, Fitness Center tour and orientation, raffles, prizes, and more!

The event will be held on Sunday, January 4, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Location:
Sunset Knoll Recreation Center
820 S. Finley Road
Lombard, IL 60148

See you there!

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Merry Christmas!

It’s time 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 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 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.  Feel free to browse the rest of our new website, drop us an email, call with any questions, or just to say hello.

Thanks again, and have a safe and happy holiday! We look forward to servicing all of you in 2015!

Tom & Lisa

Bike for Life!

Fat TireThere are people out there who are unstoppable when it comes to bike riding. Maybe they are adventure or gear junkies; or maybe they just want to ride their bikes come rain or come shine…er, or snow. Fat bikes are all the rage for riding in snow. The 4″ wide (or more) wheels can be run at low pressure and will subtly “float” on snow or plow through slush on road and trail. Add another Chicago Snowpocalypse year (not saying it will, but just in case), and these fat boys may be just the thing to keep avid riders happy. Click here to learn more about winter riding.

Where’s Linito – December 15, 2014

Where's LinitoNo one guessed that last couple of week’s pictures were taken while we were celebrating Thanksgiving. This weeks’ pic was taken locally and should be a little easier to figure out where we were. 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 (not the picture) 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 first layer when riding on these brisk autumn days, or for wiping the sludge off your bike after a muddy ride.We still have plenty of biking to do this season! 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.

Have lights, be bright and think safety!

Have lights, be bright and think safety!
This time of year the sun sets earlier and evenings come much sooner. Bicycle commuters and enthusiasts soon find their sunlit evening rides home or around town are now darker or even pitch black. It is also a time of year that is notorious for accidents. Naturally, cyclists feel nervous when riding in the dark, and with good reason. Here are some steps you can take to ensure you feel safer and more confident to cycle in dark, inclement conditions.
Click HERE for article.

Tis’ the (Cyber) Season!

Where's Linito?

Tis’ the (Cyber) Season! Did you know the Slinky made its debut in a Gimbels store? Gimbels became the largest department store corporation in the world in the 1940’s and was the first to move customers from floor to floor via the escalator. Their popularity was in part because of the carefully cultivated rivalry with Macy’s and also publicity from the 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was once again a success, Black Friday has come and gone, and Cyber Monday is here!  In the spirit of Gimbels, Kris Kringle, and spreading good will and good cheer, LiNiTo Cycle would like to offer you a great gift idea for any bicyclist, family member or friend. Give them a bicycle gift package filled with all sorts of goodies. There is something for everyone: baskets, bags and panniers for commuters and long-distance riders; bike lights and wearable reflectors for added safety; patch kits and inner tubes, a must have for all riders; gloves, hats, fenders and bar mitts for form and function.  Plus much more! Take a look at our website, and if something you are looking for is not shown, just give us a call or drop us an email. We can usually get it within a day or two and at a fraction of the cost in retail stores. Looking to buy a new bike for that special someone? Have it shipped to LiNiTo and we can assemble it correctly for you in plenty of time for the holidays!
Visit the Shop page on LiNiTo Cycle today and complete your cyber shopping for your favorite bicycle enthusiast–or yourself!

Thanksgiving. What are you grateful for?

This is such an important question, because without even knowing the answer, it will roll around in your head until your heart opens, your eyes soften, and your whole life begins to reorganize as you think about the response: the little things, family, friends, music-art-poetry, being fit and healthy, sunrises, sunsets, bicycle rides 🙂
When things pick up again with the rush of the holidays (you know they will), LiNiTo Cycle can help you find great gifts for your favorite bicycle enthusiast on our website. If you are looking for something that is not shown, give us a call or drop us an email because we can usually get it for you quickly and at a lower cost than in stores.
LiNiTo Cycle would like to wish our family and friends a very happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful to have had such a great year meeting many new customers and servicing our regulars. Your friendship and customer loyalty are very much appreciated, today and every day.