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An Epic, RAW Ride!

It’s an epic, hard-as-hell bicycle ride across one of the greatest states in our country and the acronym for the Ride Across Wisconsin spells out exactly what it is – RAW .... read more An Epic, RAW Ride!

Pedaling for Life

I've been asked to chronicle our recent Pedal for Life ride but as I organized my thoughts and memories, I quickly realized that it wasn't as much about the ride as it was the impact the ride made .... read more Pedaling for Life!

Bike Patrol Never Looked So Good!

A retired, avid cyclist, Ron recently treated himself to a new Project 1 Emonda SLR road bike! While you will find him biking the road, he also volunteers much of his time for the Cedar Falls / Waterloo Bike Patrol .... read more Bike Patrol Never Looked So Good!

100 Miles with the Caulkins

It’s been said that families are the compass that guides us. They inspire us to reach great heights and provide the comfort when we falter. Of course, when the reward for a family’s success is a pizza & ice cream party .... read more 100 Miles with the Caulkins

A Blind Man's Journey

Jerry Jackson has been an inspirational member of our team here at Bickel's. Joining our crew back in August of 1990, Jerry has been serving customers in the tri-state area & servicing their bicycles for the better part of 23 years.... read more A Blind Man's Journey

Toys for Tots - 2012 Semi of Love

As many of you know, the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program has been around since 1947, making its mission to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute them to needy children ... read more Toys for Tots - 2012 Semi of Love

Cranksgiving 2012 Food Drive

It was a beautiful day for a bike ride! Donned in leg & arm warmers, bright jackets and jerseys accompanied with empty backpacks, bike bags, and pockets, 31 cyclists met at Mazzio’s Italian Eatery on Saturday, November 17, 2012  to ride around Burlington / West Burlington ... read more about the Cranksgiving 2012 Food Drive

Landon's New Bike

When Landon was 5-years-old, he was a healthy, vibrant little boy who, like many boys his age, was learning to ride his bike without training wheels. However, as fate would have it that particular year, a powerful storm passed through his hometown of Monmouth, IL ... read more about Landon's New Bike