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Old 03-02-09, 02:33 PM   #1
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LBS in Belvidere, Illinois

Does anyone know of local bike shop and local club rides in Belvidere?
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Old 03-05-09, 12:17 PM   #2
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I'm thinking that you may want to try Rockford. I've ridden on several MUP's in that town. One runs N-S along the river, another runs North, up to the big state park, connecting to a nice long E-W trail -- by far the best ride. I think there is even a third path that runs south of town to another park on a river (Kishwaukee?).

I do not remember there being anything bike related in Belvidere.
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I'm thinking that you may want to try Rockford. I've ridden on several MUP's in that town. One runs N-S along the river, another runs North, up to the big state park, connecting to a nice long E-W trail -- by far the best ride. I think there is even a third path that runs south of town to another park on a river (Kishwaukee?).

I do not remember there being anything bike related in Belvidere.
Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-05-09, 06:24 PM   #4
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Haven't been to Belvidere, but this may help?

http://www.lepirtle.com/lib/data/sho...ilter=7&sort=7
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My wife is from Belvidere, and we still have friends there. Most of the people I know all go to a dealer (Trek maybe) that is right off an MUP - I think it's on Perryville?
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My wife is from Belvidere, and we still have friends there. Most of the people I know all go to a dealer (Trek maybe) that is right off an MUP - I think it's on Perryville?
Thank you. I was on this site looking for LBS in Belvidere. I probably should of worded my question different.
I am looking for anyone who has had any experiences with the LBS in that area. Which are good, bad or don't even go in there.

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My wife is from Belvidere, and we still have friends there. Most of the people I know all go to a dealer (Trek maybe) that is right off an MUP - I think it's on Perryville?
That's my LBS. Rockford Bicycle Co. Yes, it is on Perryville.

As for Belvidere, the only one I have been to is Bluege's Bike at 122 W Lincoln Ave. I have gotten some bmx stuff there and that's about it. I don't remember if they have a whole lot of road or mtn bikes. I think it is a family run store, nice people.
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In Belvidere there is "Activity Sports and Cycle", Dave at 815-544-6350. It's a very small place but he is a Marin, Kestrel, Litespeed, and Air Borne dealer. I've only dealt with him on a few occasions but he is highly thought of as a wheel builder and has always been very helpful with very personalized service.

Rockford Bicycle Company is sort of the opposite as it is a Trek store with a very impressive show room and inventory. The other two big stores in Rockford are Kegels (not to be confused with the motorcycle dealership) and Shosies. I have purchased bikes from all three and they each have a different feel and have their own strengths.

One club in Rockford but that frequently rides through Belvidere is www.blackhawkbicycleclub.org. I ride with them as they are friendly but not so much racing oriented.
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I have purchased a bike from Rockford Bicycle Company and have had some work done on my bike there. They are a little high price, but if you look at there location, the show room and building they are in you know why they are a little higher price.
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In Belvidere there is "Activity Sports and Cycle", Dave at 815-544-6350. It's a very small place but he is a Marin, Kestrel, Litespeed, and Air Borne dealer. I've only dealt with him on a few occasions but he is highly thought of as a wheel builder and has always been very helpful with very personalized service.

Rockford Bicycle Company is sort of the opposite as it is a Trek store with a very impressive show room and inventory. The other two big stores in Rockford are Kegels (not to be confused with the motorcycle dealership) and Shosies. I have purchased bikes from all three and they each have a different feel and have their own strengths.

One club in Rockford but that frequently rides through Belvidere is www.blackhawkbicycleclub.org. I ride with them as they are friendly but not so much racing oriented.

Thanks to all for the information.
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