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Welcome to rob and charlie's

Thanks for dropping by the website of Santa Fe's favorite bike shop. Look around and let us know how we can help.

Covid-19 and bike shops

The State of New Mexico has finally recognized bike maintenance as an essential service. Thanks to the Santa Fe Reporter for covering this: https://www.sfreporter.com/news/2020/04/01/bicycle-repair-shops-named-es....

Covid-19 and bike shops

The State of New Mexico has finally recognized bike maintenance as an essential service. Thanks to the Santa Fe Reporter for covering this: https://www.sfreporter.com/news/2020/04/01/bicycle-repair-shops-named-es....

Covid-19 and cyclists

Even very fit healthy cyclists can get Covid-19. Here is one story:https://www.bicycling.com/culture/a31913269/cyclist-diagnosed-with-coron...

So maintain Social Distancing, wash your hands stay out of groups and we can all make it through this pandemic.

Corona Virus Closure? We are open (for now).

Are bike shops an essential business? In some places yes, in others no. We do not know how New Mexico defines this area. With the Governor's order broadcast just an hour ago, we are intending to stay open if we can. Please email us at info@robandcharlies.com, or call us at 505-471-9119 to confirm our status. If you do come, please follow Social Distancing guidelines and stay 6 feet from other people. We are disinfecting regularly and trying to be socially responsible. A bicycle may be the MOST socially responsible mode of transportation.

Open on Sundays

We are now open on Sundays, 12pm to 5 pm, starting Sunday March 8th.

Seniors on Bikes Basic Bike Class

If there are people you know that would benefit from riding a bicycle but need to get in shape or are a bit intimated by a large group such as the SOBs then this is a great opportunity for them. The Basic Biking class is the same one that we did last year.

This 10 week course will be taught by Edwin Crosswhite, a League Certified Instructor (LCI #221). Edwin taught 30 years as a public school teacher and has 45 years of experience training bicyclist of all ages to improve their skills. Julie, Judy, Lynn and Ruben will be assisting him if needed.

Bike Maintenance Class

Bike Santa Fe will host a bike maintenance class at rob and charlie's. The classes will be Thursdays 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

February 6th: Flat prevention and repair. Learn how to prevent flats and fix one. We will cover patching and replacing tubes.

February 13th: Shifters and derailleurs. How to adjust shifters and derailleurs, setting limit screws and adjusting cable tension.

February 20th: Brakes, how to adjust road caliper, V-brakes and cantilever brakes. We cover compatibility with brake levers, and briefly discuss disc brakes.

Improving Cycling with Crowd-Sourced Data

Trisalyn Nelson, Director of the School of Geographic Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University has created a crowd sourced website, BikeMaps.org, that is a unique tool that lets citizens build a database my mapping their riding experience including crashes, near misses, hazardous conditions and bike thefts. Combined with Strava data, this is a valuable tool to assist in bicycle planning decisions. Learn more about how it works and how you can help our community by sharing your data and riding experiences via this app or the website.

Santa Fe Hill Climb Results

Here are the results for the 2019 Santa Fe Hill Climb, and the New Mexico Regional Hill climb Championships :
Pro 1,2,3
place bib number First Last USAC age Time
1 497 Fortunato Ferrara 294241 40 0:58:17
2 400 Mark Aasmundstad 210273 45 1:00:39
3 436 Matthew Bopp 513404 34 1:02:05
4 499 Wristen Paschich 271620 38 1:06:49
5 500 Grant Soehnel 508078 37 1:07:03
Cat3
1 750 Quinn Abfalterer 501394 20 1:00:38
2 764 David Griffen 532044 33 1:05:48

Santa Fe Hill Climb

The Annual Santa Fe Hill Climb will take place Sunday, August 4th. The race will start at 8:30 AM from the Fort Marcy Recreation Complex. Online Registration is available here: http://newmexicosportsonline.com/Cycling/Santa-Fe-Regional-Hillclimb-Cha.... Race day registration will be available for an extra $10.

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