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Everett Stedman: 1926-2016

Everett Stedman was a remarkable man who, for decades, had a significant influence on the bike shop and the community it serves. He passed away Tuesday December 6, 2016 at the age of 90.

On Sunday January 15th,  we invited friends, family and customers to join us to ride together in his memory. Everett had two routes that he was known to frequently ride out of the shop: to Clarks Falls in Connecticut and to the Train Station via the bike path in West Kingston.

Enroute, stories were told and memories were shared of this South County icon who was responsible for introducing so many to the world of bicycles. Everett was a good man and he will be missed and remembered by all of us here at the shop.

Two rides left from the shop on the morning of January 15th. Here the bike path group gathers at the Kingston train station, a spot Everett frequently rode by.

Everett’s Independent Fabrications Planet X was ridden to celebrate the occasion
Four of Everett’s favorite things: his Waterford road bike, chair, Wall Street Journal and a beer

 

 

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In the Books: November FMBR at the Ocean Mist

We gathered under the Supermoon Monday Nov. 14th at the Ocean Mist for the latest in our series of Full Moon Beach Rides…Matunuck. 60 Riders joined us to explore parts of Roy Carpenters Beach, East Matunuck Beach and Jerusalem as well as nearby trails and marshes.

The seven mile ride took just over an hour to complete, and upon return to the Mist and a good post-ride bike wash riders were treated to tacos and IPAs inside at the bar.

Thank you to everybody who supported the ride, either by helping organize and simply being there and riding with us. The FMBR will be back in December with a new location and adventure…stay tuned for details and hope you can make it.

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Photo credit: George Ross Photography

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Fall Training Continues Tonight: Bicycle Cleaning and Upkeep

Join us tonight at 7pm for the second of this month’s free workshop series. We’ll cover topics including general cleaning and lubrication, identifying/replacing worn components and best torque wrench practices.

This class will be relevant to riders of all disciplines but is of particular importance for those with mid-level road, mountain, cyclocross and fat bikes. These bicycles typically use lighter weight and higher performance components that can be costly to replace if not maintained correctly. In this workshop we will show you how identify tell-tale signs of wear as well as demonstrate replacement techniques.

Class starts at 7pm and is free to anybody interested in getting the most out of their riding experience. Each week we will raffle off a $25 Stedman’s Gift Card and every class you attend enters you in our grand prize drawing for a $75 Stedman’s Gift Card.

Questions? Give us a shout at 401.789.8664 or info@westedman.com.