REI is holding a 96 Hours of Cycle Sale through April 29 at REI locations and at rei.com. Hardcore cyclists will want to stock up, of course, but even casual riders can find some great deals for bike cruises on the Burke or around the park with the kids. Here are our top five picks from the sale (all require REI membership).
Basic Tune-Up: Get 50% off a basic tune-up on any bike — even those not purchased at REI — by REI’s master bike techs. The package includes a complete safety inspection, along with adjustments to brakes, drivetrain, bearings and wheels.
$20 off any class: Get $20 off classes such How to Ride a Bike (with one-on-one instruction) and Trailside Bike Repair, as well as non-biking classes, such as Women’s Wilderness Survival, Deluxe Camping and Backpacking Cooking. Use the code REICLASS20 when registering by 11:50 p.m. on April 29.
REI Adventures San Juan Island Weekend Cycling Adventure: Get 20% off this inclusive trip that includes 25–35 miles of riding a day through the gorgeous San Juan Islands, including stops on San Juan, Lopez and Orcas Islands. Meals, camp equipment, guides and bikes (including some e-bikes) are all included.
REI Co-op brand cycle clothing: Get 50% off some new bike shorts, a jersey or a packable jacket from REI’s in-house line. We especially like the Link Wool Cycling Jersey for its naturally wicking and odor-resistant material and its street-friendly looks.
Diamondback Insight 24-inch Kids’ Bike: Kid’s bikes get spendy fast. That’s why you’ll want to snap up this high-quality cycle with 14 gears and a comfortable upright position for $185, or 40% off the original price of $309. The REI techs will assemble and fit the bike to your child and a free 6-month tune-up is included.
The bike-themed weekend also includes two special events: A Bike Movie Night on April 27 at 4 p.m., with a free screening of Afghan Cycles, a documentary about women cyclists in Afghanistan who defy social norms to ride and race; and Tunes at Noon on April 28, from 12–4 p.m., featuring music, how-to sessions, snacks, games and more. Both will be at the flagship store in Seattle. Pre-register for the events at rei.com.