How to make a gravel or road bike from a hybrid

Sometimes you just want or need a different bike and with very limited availability or perhaps you’ve got a lot of sentimental connection to an older bike, so converting what you have might just be the ticket!

Here are a couple recent examples for our customers who wanted to convert their older hybrid bikes into something sportier and flexible for lots of different road conditions.

Do you have an older hybrid bike that you’d like to convert? Stop by for a free estimate!

After-hours drop off pick-up options

Note that we’ve got a key drop box like your typical car repair shop. So, next time you need to get your bike repaired when we’re closed you can lock up your bike outside the shop and just drop your key in the box. Then just shoot us an email or call us to let us know what needs to be done and we’ll do our best to repair it the same day!

You can also return rental bikes this way. Just one more way we’re trying to provide excellent customer service!

Additionally we have combo-key boxes so that you can pick up your bike after hours. If you’d like to use this option just ask and we’ll explain how it works. See the attached photos.

NOTE: The bike owner assumes all risks of theft/ vandalism to their bike while using either of these services.

Local Social Biking Groups

re-enactment by the LBP of an 1890 group photo
A re-enactment by the LBP of an 1890 group photo on the State Capitol steps.

Lansing Bike Party:  The region’s biggest weekly social ride!

This ride started out in the spring of 2009 at Beaumont Tower on the MSU campus and has grown to become THE weekly social bike ride in the Lansing area!

It’s a casual cruise exploring the Lansing region, typically covering 10-20 miles round-trip at 10-12mph/avg. It’s a laid back, flexible, adventurous ride for adults. During most of the riding season the group meets Fridays, 6 pm, Lansing Bike Co-op, 1715 Kalamazoo St, Lansing and rolls around 6:30 pm. (Later in the fall the ride will start to leave earlier as the days get shorter). The main ride is usually about an hour long with a rest stop or 2 then a stop for food’n’bevs then a ride back. The group usually ensd up riding at night so best to have working lights; if you don’t yet have lights don’t worry, just stick with the group. Many in the group ride with music and bell-ringing which makes it fun for the riders and those passed by the group around town.

Friends of Meridian Township PathwaysThis Facebook group is all about promoting, supporting & helping maintain the existing Meridian Township Pathway network as well as doing what can be done to see more pathways get built to complete the network both adjacent to roadways and off-road corridors like the Inter-Urban Pathway.

Ride of Silence 2019 group photo
Ride of Silence 2019 group photo on State Capitol steps. (photo by Bill McConnell)
The Greater Lansing RoS event is organized and sponsored by the TCBA each year.

TCBA Bike Advocacy CommitteeThis is the official advocacy committee of the Tri-County Bicycle Association. It’s a diverse group of citizens from Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties who love bicycling and volunteer to help promote improving the region for bicycling of all types.  The committee aims to bring about positive changes in biking, walking, and transit infrastructure and to see an increase in the number of citizens who use these choices as an alternative to strictly automobile use. The Google discussion group is where a lot of the discussion occurs outside of meetings.   Monthly meetings have been held via Zoom for many months due to the pandemic. Subscribe to the Google Group above to make sure you find out how to join the meetings. The Tri-County Bike Assn is the area’s largest bike club who’s members have lots of good group rides about every evening of the week.  Their DALMAC tour from MSU campus to the Mackinac Bridge is their main fundraising event of the year.

More Bike Riding Clubs & Organizations

Bike Advocacy Organizations