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Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2016 6:00 am

Wake and Wheel is an all-purpose mountain biking shop for all your mountain biking needs.

The services the Blue Jay-based bike shop offers are numerous, and will fit anybody’s mountain biking needs. Wake and Wheel will assemble the bike, install accessories, mount vehicle racks, and will perform tune-ups for things like safety checks and adjusting tire pressure. Prices for all services are very reasonable, especially for the quality of the job that is done at the shop.

Megan Bradley, customer for seven years, bought both her Scott Mountain Bikes from Bishop and has never gone anywhere else for servicing on her mountain biking. Bradley, who has been mountain biking for seven years and won multiple awards, including IB Next Generation Rider of the Year award, said that in seven years of racing she’s “never experienced a mechanical problem in a race before” thanks to Bishop’s great service jobs.

“More than anything,” owner Mike Bishop said, “it’s a service shop.” Bishop also said that “Shops down the hill are busier, so you lose that connection with customers” and mentioned that turn arounds at his stores are quicker than you would normally find down the hill. It’s a more personable experience.

Their website, wakeandwheel.com, posts prices and more information about other services the shop provides, such as bike and paddle board rentals. The website also has trail maps and events involving the business itself.

Enjoy quality work on your mountain bike as well as stellar customer service. Visit the shop at 27278 Highway 189 in Blue Jay, or contact them at (909) 337-7433 during their business hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.

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  • mjvande posted at 8:36 pm on Fri, Dec 16, 2016.

    mjvande Posts: 6

    Introducing children to mountain biking is CRIMINAL. Mountain biking, besides being expensive and very environmentally destructive, is extremely dangerous. Recently a 12-year-old girl DIED during her very first mountain biking lesson! Another became quadriplegic at 13! Serious accidents and even deaths are commonplace. Truth be told, mountain bikers want to introduce kids to mountain biking because (1) they want more people to help them lobby to open our precious natural areas to mountain biking and (2) children are too naive to understand and object to this activity. For 600+ examples of serious accidents and deaths caused by mountain biking, see http://mjvande.info/mtb_dangerous.htm.

    Bicycles should not be allowed in any natural area. They are inanimate objects and have no rights. There is also no right to mountain bike. That was settled in federal court in 1996: http://mjvande.info/mtb10.htm . It's dishonest of mountain bikers to say that they don't have access to trails closed to bikes. They have EXACTLY the same access as everyone else -- ON FOOT! Why isn't that good enough for mountain bikers? They are all capable of walking....

    A favorite myth of mountain bikers is that mountain biking is no more harmful to wildlife, people, and the environment than hiking, and that science supports that view. Of course, it's not true. To settle the matter once and for all, I read all of the research they cited, and wrote a review of the research on mountain biking impacts (see http://mjvande.info/scb7.htm ). I found that of the seven studies they cited, (1) all were written by mountain bikers, and (2) in every case, the authors misinterpreted their own data, in order to come to the conclusion that they favored. They also studiously avoided mentioning another scientific study (Wisdom et al) which did not favor mountain biking, and came to the opposite conclusions.

    Those were all experimental studies. Two other studies (by White et al and by Jeff Marion) used a survey design, which is inherently incapable of answering that question (comparing hiking with mountain biking). I only mention them because mountain bikers often cite them, but scientifically, they are worthless.

    Mountain biking accelerates erosion, creates V-shaped ruts, kills small animals and plants on and next to the trail, drives wildlife and other trail users out of the area, and, worst of all, teaches kids that the rough treatment of nature is okay (it's NOT!). What's good about THAT?

    For more information: http://mjvande.info/mtbfaq.htm .

     

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