Riding for Community not Competition

Alki Bike and Board is a community shop with the goal of benefiting our community through quality service and representation of healthy life choices.

We are not a competition driven business for if we were who would we be competing against besides our own community.

Doing healthy activities daily has more health benefits than competition driven goals.

These benefits go beyond the individual and spread throughout the community.

That is our business model.

Alki Bike and Board is geared toward service intended to facilitate a healthy and livable community with information we are willing to share on all aspects of product selection and service.

Gas prices on the rise

bicycle, green, eco friendlyEven before the civil uprisings in the oil producing Middle East, the price for oil and gas was on the rise and predicted to reach record highs.

The price of oil extraction gets more difficult, more expensive and more environmentally harmful as we consume the remaining supply.

The bicycle will be the most accessible and most effective weapon for the average person to fight back.

Most people will find the bicycle ready to reduce the cost of transportation and lead to a happier and healthier lifestyle.

If you own a bicycle that has not been ridden in a while, now is the time to bring it in for a tune up to make it ready and reliable.

If you do not have a bicycle it’s good to know that our main inventory focus is on affordable and durable commuter style bicycles.

We also stock as much as possible, used bicycles that range between $100 and $200 after they have been completely tuned and necessary parts replaced.

Our used bicycle selection keeps us from having to import bicycles from thousands of miles away thus reducing oil consumption.

If you have a bicycle that is not being used please consider donating that bicycle to us so we can make it ready and available to those who need a bicycle but cannot afford one.

Metro Bike and Bus

metro-bus-rackLoading a bike on the front of a King County Metro Bus can be very intimidating on the first try.

Standing in front of a growling, huge bus while being watched by every bue passenger as well as a driver who needs to keep on schedule is not the best place to learn the procedure.

Using Metro Bus bike rack could be very helpful for the bike rider who has a repair problem, has been caught in the rain or has had enough riding for one day.

That is why Alki Bike and Board with the help of the Bicycle Alliance of Washington State brought to West Seattle the Demonstration Rack so you can be familiar with using the bus rack before you need to.

We have also provided a video to show you how.