June 21, 2018
The Longest Days of the Year are Here
Time to Go For a Bike Ride!
What could be better than a nice bike ride on a long summer day? School is finally out, so it's time to get the family bikes ready for fun. Our service team is turning tune ups and other repairs around in about 2 days, so don't worry if you feel like you waited till the last minute. We've got you covered!

Here are a few helpful tips for summer riding:
  • Do an ABC Quick Check before you ride
  • Air up your tires frequently - at least once per week.
  • If you're taking the bikes on vacation, be sure to have flat fix supplies, especially extra tubes. Make sure you have a frame pump or CO2 at the ready. Check out our blog post on roadside repairs for more information.
  • Bring plenty of water and consider a hydration drink to replace electrolytes. When we sweat, we lose electrolytes and water, so on the super sweaty rides water alone doesn't cut it. We carry Skratch and Nuun in lots of flavors.
  • Always have a snack at the ready. Something that's easy to eat on the bike and easy to digest. A commercially available bar, like a Clif Bar is easy to slip into your bike jersey. On long rides we like to make rice cakes.
  • A good set of lights is important for safety all day. I run my lights on flashing in the daytime, especially in the city or on the road. State law requires lights at night, and nighttime is a delightful time to ride too! We have great lights in stock from blinky "be seen" lights to 1600 lumen "light up the night lights" starting at $12.
Bikes & Gear
We are a Salsa Dealer!!
We are proud to announce that we are now a Salsa dealer. We're excited to add this cool brand to our current line up of bikes from Kona, Bianchi, Jamis, and Dahon.
We currently have a Pony Rustler Carbon SLX (size large) and a 54 cm flat bar Marrakesh in stock with more bikes expected soon.
Bike of the Week
Bianchi Aria Ultegra
Want to go fast? Really fast? Come on by for a test ride of this super sleek full carbon Bianchi Aria Ultegra. It's the perfect bike for the roadie or the triathlete (geometry is suitable for aerobars).
We have a 53 and 57 in stock and ready to test ride.

Upcoming Events
Rides and Clinics
We've got a lot going on at Proteus! Come out for a ride a free clinic, or some socializing! Check out our Facebook Page for more info. (Sorry but our events are not syncing to the webpage right now - we're working on a fix)

  • Thursday Pot Luck Supper, 6/21, 7-9 pm - We do this every Thursday. Bring a dish, dessert, or beverage to share.

  • Friday Breakfast at the Board & Brew, 6/22, 7:45-9am followed by a ride to Riverdale Park Station for the grand opening of the new bridge connecting to the Discovery District. We can ride in the bike lane!

  • Saturday Road Ride 6/23, 9am-11am - a quick 25 mile spin in the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. Recommended for intermediate to advanced riders.

  • Saturday Social (Pizza!) Ride 6/23 - Depart Proteus at 11:15am for a trip down the trail (and a little on the road) to Hyattsville's Pizzeria Paradiso

  • Sunday Mountain Bike Ride 6/24, 9am Fairland Regional Park. Meet behind the Gardens Ice Rink at the trail head.
Proteus is hosting the fine folks at Kona Bicycles for demo day at Rosaryville on July 1, 12-5. Join us for a fun day of demo riding! Rosaryville is a 9 mile loop, or you can do an out and back. Riders must have their own helmets. Also a good idea to bring your own pedals

*Rides may be canceled for inclement weather - check Facebook, Twitter, and our webpage for updates
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