Five Card Stud Alley Cat Race

The first in our Spring/Summer Alley Cat Race series, the Five Card Stud Alley Cat Race will consist of 5 check points in downtown. At each one you'll receive a playing card, collect all 5 then head back to the shop. Don't worry if you aren't the fastest, whoever plays the best hand gets first prize! The rest of the prizes go to top finishers including a prize for fastest girl of the day. Total distance will be about 5 miles - everyone can do this! Party to follow afterwards back at Redemptive Cycles. Even if you aren't racing come hang out and enjoy the festevities, this Saturday at 3PM.


Bikeconomics is almost here! While most of our events are about being together on bikes and having fun, it's also important as cyclists to remain informed about our rights and duties on the street, as well as to be effectivce advocates for improving bicycle infrastructure and implementing bicycle related initiatives.

This Monday at 6PM at Redemptive Cycles, come hear two awesome speakers: Russ & Laura, writers of The Path Less Pedaled, and Preston Tyree, League Certified Instructor from the League of American Bicyclists. We'll have free pizza and beer, and following the talks there'll be a community input session. This is your chance to take part in bicycle advocacy and see bicycling infrustructure improved in our area!

Spring at Redemptive Cycles

Spring is almost here, the nasty cold weather seems to have finally disipated, and there's no better time to get on a bike! Redemptive Cycles has a bunch of awesome stuff going on this spring, including our weekly group ride, Bikeconomics, our Five Card Stud Alley Cat Race, and this Saturday we're having our biggest sale of the year, Uncle Mark's Sale Day (everything in store is 25% off!), but that's not to mention all the awesome bicycle events taking place in the coming months that RC is not hosting. Head over to our Bike Events page so you can plan ahead and not miss any of these awesome events.

Uncle Mark's Sale Day

March 14th will mark the first annual Uncle Mark's Sale Day! If you don't know Mark, he's an amazing man who has been a tremendous help to Redemptive Cycles over the past year or so. He's fond of bicycles and loves selling them cheap (if not giving them away), and like us he just wants more people riding bikes. What better way to do that than pricing them to sell? In honor of Mark DiChiara, Saturday, March 14th only, everything in store is 25% off! STACK EM DEEP AND SELL EM CHEAP!

Come see the remodeled Redemptive Cycles

Redemptive Cycles never stops looking for ways to integrate with the Birmingham community; through Earn-a-Bike, sliding scale and free repairs, monthly mechanics classes, and the addition of the public workstation, we are always focused on how to best serve the cycling community and how to expand our impact.

To achieve our goal of community integration we have completely rearranged the shop. The remodeled space now more fully reflects what we hope to achieve with Redemptive Cycles. The whole back of the shop has been opened up to make room for the public work station, so now you can work right next to RC mechanics and rummage through all our used parts. We even put out some frames so you can find your next bike project.

Check out the new shop soon! Come to our mechanics classes, use the public work station, and maybe find a used part and install it yourself. We're excited about all the potential for our redesigned shop, so come out and help us make Redemptive Cycles the community hub for cyclists.

Mechanics 101 Classes Resume, Trample Continues

Happy New Year from Redemptive Cycles!

We know many of you may not be riding as much in these colder months, and there's no better time to start shaping up on your mechanics skills than now when you'd rather work on your bike than ride it. We hold our Mechanics 101 bike maintenance classes the first Tuesday of every month. This month we pushed the class back a week so it will be held Tuesday, January 13. 

This will be Part I: Tubes, Tires, and Wheels. Learn to change your tires, true wheels, and more! These are some of the most important skills to know when you're out riding and we want to show you how to fix your own bike rather than take it to the bike shop every time you get a flat. Once you learn some skill come use our public work station to work on your bike during store hours.

In addition to our monthly mechanics classes we are, believe it or not, still riding every Thursday night. Despite the occasional rain and cold we have a nice small group and we would love for you to join us now before the rides swell again when it gets warm. The rides are a bit shorter when it's especially cold, maybe just a quick ride to the Pigg and back, so come ride with us! 

Holiday Sale, Store Hours, and Christmas Trample

If you're looking for a last minute gift idea come pay us a visit! We will be open through Christmas Eve, 10am to 5 pm, and closed Christmas Day. Don't forget we also have  eGift cards available, the perfect gift for someone who wants a bike or some new parts and accessories, and we'll even take 20% off all purchases bought with a gift card that was purchased before Christmas. And don't forget our Christmas sale: 25% off Mountain Bikes, 15% off new bikes and road bikes, and 15% off parts and accessories. Hard to get a good bike for less than at RC this Christmas! 


Believe it or not we will be Trampling on Christmas! Since we started the Down Town Trample on April 3rd of this year we have not missed a single Thursday night group ride. Christmas fell on Thursday this year, but we aren't going to let that stop us from riding. Meet at the shop starting at 6 and we will leave at 6:30. 

Normal store hours will resume on Friday, December 26th. Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Look out for more deals going on after Christmas as well. We'll help you spend that Christmas cash!

RC Christmas Sale

We've got a huge sale going on at the shop right now! 25% off Mountain Bikes, 20% off Accessories, Buy 2 get 1 Free for Park Tools, and 15% off everything else including brand new bikes from State Bicycle Co. and Origin8. Now is the time to get a bike, deals like this don't come very often! Give the gift that keeps on giving and support your favorite local non-profit bike shop at the same time!