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Hope Springs Eternal

posted Jun 26, 2018, 6:05 PM by Geoffrey Smith   [ updated Jun 29, 2018, 10:39 AM ]

Hope Springs Eternal

June 26, 2018

This is a story of hope and hope again... In early 2017, 65-year old Purusha was looking at hip replacement surgery and the prospect of regaining a normal walking ability. She learned about Folding Bicycle Shop and decided to purchase a Montague Paratrooper Express folding mountain bike from us. Her intention was to use the bike during her rehabilitation to rebuild strength. Since she did not own a car, she liked the idea that the Montague would fold to go onto buses and the SMART train, as well as in the trunk of friends’ cars. As a young girl Purusha grew up in Holland until the age of 28 -- she knows something about the health benefits of bicycling!  Her surgery went well, and things were looking up…

Hope springs eternal in the human breast;

Man never is, but always to be blessed:

The soul, uneasy and confined from home,

Rests and expatiates in a life to come.

  • Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

Then came that knock on the door at midnight on the night of October 8, 2017. Her historic rustic home of 20 years was situated in a beautiful oak grove below Paradise Ridge Winery, off of Redwood Highway in north Santa Rosa. In a flash, her home was gone, reduced to smouldering ash along with her beloved Montague bicycle. The Tubbs Fire had claimed another victim -- one of more than 5,000 homes lost in this catastrophic series of fires in Sonoma County.

I contacted Purusha shortly after the fire, and confirmed my worst fear -- she had in fact lost everything. She needed to get on a bike to continue her post-surgery recovery, but she had little money to spend. I got on the phone and contacted the good people at Montague Bikes in Boston. Without hesitation, they told me they would send a replacement bike right away. I received the bike a few days later and in no time Purusha was back in the saddle, riding again in her new temporary home in Marin County. Her healing hip getting stronger every day.

The pictures say it all: The first hope of a successful recovery from surgery on the day she received her new Montague bike, and the second hope of rebuilding a life after the tremendous losses from the Tubbs Fire.

At Folding Bicycles, we work with manufacturers that demonstrate integrity not only in the quality of the products they sell, but in the caliber of people that they are. David Montague and his entire Boston-based team at Montague Bikes are just such people. Thank you.

Geoffrey Smith

Owner, Folding BIke Shop

TerraTrike Demo Day

posted Jun 5, 2018, 5:13 PM by Geoffrey Smith   [ updated Jun 12, 2018, 10:07 AM ]

TerraTrike        Demo Days
Sunday, June 17 at 9:30 am - 2 pm &
Sunday, June 24 from 9:30 am - 2 pm
Historic Railroad Square at the Welcome Center
  • 9 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, California 95401

  • free test rides | free swag | unlimited fun
The West End Farmers Market will also be taking place
at this time so be prepared for a fun day!

  • Come check out and test ride the amazing TerraTrike recumbent tricycles. This is not the trike of your youth! These are high-quality professionally engineered high-performance machines that will give you years of satisfaction on three wheels. If you are transitioning from two wheels to three, or simply want a new experience on wheels, you need to try these out!
We will be set up next to the old train station in Santa Rosa along the SMART rail route. Bring your credit card and driver's license for us to hold as security. You will be required to sign a liability release in order to ride these trikes. Talk to us about adaptive technologies!!!

Rover i8
Most economical, plenty of fun.  $1,499

TerraTrike Rover i8

Traveler 24 & NuVinci (folding)
When stuffing in the trunk of your car is necessary. $2,299 & $2,599

TerraTrike Traveler

 Rambler All-Terrain
Totally awesome 24" wheels made for a dirt road near you. $2,499

TerraTrike Rambler AT
Evo Latitude 8Evo Latitude 8
We will also have the Evo Latitude standard 24" adult trike for the more traditional among you. $519


855.483.3732 toll-free | 707.595.0386 | |

TerraTrike Rambler AT

Bike To Work Day, Thursday, May 10

posted May 3, 2018, 1:35 PM by Geoffrey Smith   [ updated May 8, 2018, 12:54 PM ]

Grab your bike and get to work! We'll help you get there!

California Welcome Center tandem
Stop by our Energizer Booth at the California Welcome Center (train depot) in Historic Railroad Square, Santa Rosa. We'll have our mobile repair station there, as well as some of our cool folding bikes and trikes and e-bikes to ogle and test ride. You'll want to check out these versatile bikes from Bike Friday, tern, Montague and TerraTrike

Thank you to our great sponsors!
Camelbak quick stow chill

A big thanks to our friends at the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition for getting this all together. See complete details about Bike to Work Day here.

A SMART Train Vision Realized

posted Aug 27, 2017, 7:43 PM by Geoffrey Smith   [ updated Aug 27, 2017, 7:43 PM ]

SMART has arrived!

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) system began fee-based service on Friday, August 25. We are very excited!!!!!!!!

That's our tern Link B7 ($400) there on the boarding platform at Airport Road station.

Read our article in the Sonoma County Gazette,
A SMART Vision Realized

SMART Sale Saves 5% On Any Bike Purchase

posted Aug 27, 2017, 7:39 PM by Geoffrey Smith   [ updated Aug 27, 2017, 7:41 PM ]


Present a valid Clipper Card when you purchase any bicycle we sell, and receive a 5% discount, or the equivalent value in accessories, depending on the bicycle brand! Folding bikes are the way to go for use with transit systems all around the bay area, including the new SMART train! 
In-store purchase-only. Limited time offer.

TerraTrike Recumbents!

posted Aug 27, 2017, 7:35 PM by Geoffrey Smith   [ updated Sep 3, 2017, 11:24 PM ]


We are excited to announce that we are now your TerraTrike recumbent trike dealer in the North Bay. With the coming of the SMART train, we are already benefitting from miles of smooth, safe, 'Class 1' bike paths along the train right of way. These are perfect conditions for the low and wide recumbents. Enjoy the stability and high-performance that these beautiful machines offer. We stock the 'Traveler' model -- folding 24-speed ($2,200) and 'NuVinci' ($2,400) CVT transmission trikes that make transport in your vehicle easy. Buy or rent!

SMART Path is a comin' (it's already HERE!)

posted Jun 5, 2017, 3:09 PM by Geoffrey Smith   [ updated Aug 16, 2017, 9:34 AM ]

The SMART Path is not only coming -- it is here! Miles and miles of Class 1, car-free, smooth beautiful bike path is already in place and rideable! More miles coming all the time. Very exciting!


(photos: Press Democrat)

Pre-Bike Month Clinic & Social

posted Apr 11, 2017, 4:50 PM by Geoffrey Smith   [ updated Apr 11, 2017, 4:51 PM ]

Pre-Bike Month Clinic and Social

Eat, Sleep, Ride

posted Mar 22, 2017, 8:04 PM by Geoffrey Smith   [ updated Mar 23, 2017, 6:26 PM ]

eat, sleep, ride
Join us for this amazing bicycle adventure story!

Perpetual Bicycle Touring Adventure Show

posted Nov 15, 2016, 10:38 AM by Geoffrey Smith   [ updated Dec 4, 2016, 9:11 PM ]

Perpetual Touring Slide Show
Silke Fleischer und Eric Converse have found the way to work and travel by bicycle -- at the same time! Tonight they will share their stories of touring throughout Europe self-contained for 3 months, all the while running a technology business full-time! Ain't the Internet grand?

Tuesday, December 13
7 pm - 9 pm
at Bike Shop, 512 Wilson Street

Join us in the showroom at Bike Shop in Historic Railroad Square for a captivating program. Those of you who saw Silke and Eric's travel show two years ago will remember what a fun program that was. Tonight's program features a whole new set of bicycle adventures. We'll learn how their Bike Friday folding bicycles made international touring a snap.

Drinks and refreshments -- and POPCORN -- will be provided.

Free admission, with a $5 recommended donation to support the work of the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition.

Bring the whole family.

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