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Road Safety 101

Road Safety 101

Registration is now open for Meat Machine’s first Cycling Safety Class, taught by a League of American Bicyclists-certified instructor

Experienced bicycle riders of all backgrounds, disciplines and fitness levels are encouraged to attend

  • Proper bike and helmet fit
  • Bike handling and group riding skills
  • Safe traffic-lane positioning
  • To communicate effectively with other road users
  • Emergency stop techniques and obstacle avoidance
  • Traffic laws as they pertain to cyclists
  • Which gear suits your cycling needs
  • How to design the best route for your commute or trip
  • A bicycle in safe, working order
  • A CPSC approved helmet
  • Water, and lunch for the day
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • To be at least 18 years old (youth cycling safety class coming in June!)

Meat Machine Cycles – 22 Web St. in Friday Harbor

We will begin with two hours of instruction indoors, then travel to Linde Park for parking lot drills, and end with a group ride around town.

Call 370-5673 or stop by Meat Machine Cycles to register for class. There will be two instructors present, with a minimum of 4 students, maximum of 8. Cost is $85 per student

Women’s Repair Class

Women’s Repair Class

Meat Machine Cycles is teaching a class on basic roadside repair. These are things every cyclist should know how to do, from emergency fixes to preventative maintenance. No experience necessary.

Taught by a League of American Bicyclists Certified instructor.


1st Night, May 10th – Roadside Repair

  • Flat Tire Repair
    • Front and Rear Tires
    • Punctures and Cuts
    • Mountain or Road
  • Broken Chain Repair

2nd Night, May 11th – Bicycle Care

  • Pre-Ride Safety Check
  • Helmet Adjustment and Safety
  • Preventative Maintenance
    • Proper Cleaning
    • Proper Lubrication
    • Tire Pressure
  • Post-Ride Check


  • 6 spots Available, ( 2 instructors will be present )
  • Cost $50
  • Location : Meat Machine Cycles, 22 web st.
  • Required Materials
  • Flat Change Kit
    • tube
    • tire lever
    • pump/Co2
  • Multi-tool with chain tool
  • Your BIke
  • Your Helmet
  • Women and gender-non conforming folks only


This course must be purchased prior to the event. To reserve a spot, stop by or call us at 360 370 5673



Baja Divide

Baja Divide

The Baja Divide is a ~1700 mile rugged dirt road bicycle ride down the Baja peninsula. For more info check out: BajaDivide. Seth will be out of the shop from the week of January 22nd till sometime in the second half of February as he completes this ride. During this time the shop will be without a mechanic, minor repairs will still be available Thursday – Saturday. The shop will be open normal hours (10-5) on these days.

During this time the shop will be having a sale on in stock 2017 Cannondale Cujos and all clothing. The Cujos will be 30% off of the marked price, the clothing is 50% off the marked price.

Follow the daily adventures in Baja as Seth and company post to the shop instagram account, @MMCycle. If you haven’t yet, follow @mmcycle for daily updates.

2017 Fall – Hours, Riding, and Sales.

2017 Fall – Hours, Riding, and Sales.

What a year! Moving, renting, wrenching and riding. We couldn’t have asked for more from the summer of 2017. With the season change however it is time to adjust hours and change focus.

Hours – Starting October 1st the shop will be closed on Sundays. For the fall and winter the shop will be opening at 10am and closing at 5pm.

Riding – The weather is cool and the riding is perfect. If you are starting to hesitate to get on your bike – DON’T! All you need is a bit of water protection and some smart layering to enjoy the best riding time of the year the island has to offer. Stop in and see us if you need some help with this.

Sales – Meat Machine Cycles has accumulated loads of odds and ends over the last two years. This makes it the perfect opportunity to have the first annual bike shop garage sale. More details in the coming days! Our entire hybrid rental fleet is available for purchase. The hybrids are only one season old and in great shape.

Have a happy and relaxing fall on two wheels or off.

Summer – Beginner Friendly Rides at Meat Machine

Summer – Beginner Friendly Rides at Meat Machine

Meat Machine is hosting beginner friendly rides every Thursday evening.This slow paced and fun focused family friendly ride goes around turn/pear point, starting and ending at Meat Machine Cycles (across from lot ‘B’ on ‘A’ street). Kickstands go up at 7 pm. with finishing around 8 pm. Don’t forget your helmets!

Turn/pear point is almost exactly 6 miles with easy climbs. An expert guide will be hosting the ride and offering friendly advice.

Come out and join us for summer evening fun!

April Fools Day- Anniversary

cycling, bike ride, night rideThis Saturday (4/1/2017) marks one year since Meat Machine Cycles officially opened. It has been a whirlwind of a year with a lot of changes, and work!  I owe this community a big debt of gratitude for helping my dreams come true.

In Celebration – Meet at the Meat Machine for a night ride around turn point this Saturday (4/1) at 7:15pm. Lights required, helmets and safe night riding gear STRONGLY recommended. This is a slow and short ride, however it is at night and because of that extra care must be taken. This ride likely is not a safe event for the little ones or new riders.