Summer Social 2017 Ride

Jul042017

On Saturday we celebrated Cafe Adventure’s second birthday with a summer ride. Full image gallery is on our facebook page.

Trek Session 9.9

Apr172017

I have been working on this project for a little while. Themed around Aaron Gwin’s 2012 World Cup Champion Trek Session 9.9.

My frame was starting to look a little tired and old, but rather than replacing it. Why not respray and build something new, after all the frame is hand made carbon by Trek. To say we are pleased with the results would be an understatement.

New frame and fork decals under the clear lacquer to protect them from possible damage. New frame parts from Trek who can provide you any small parts Carbon Armour, internal cable routing pads for any bike they have ever produced.

Lady Cannings MK2

Mar192017

Reopen after a winter hibernation, the boys at Bike Tracks (trail builders) have given the trail a revamp.

Designed as a blue grade trail that is fun for all to ride. Pump,Jump or roll the features it is a great trail to improve technique and build confidence. Located on the border between Sheffield and the Peak district. It is ideal to be used as part of a wider peaks/Sheffield loop.

We will be adding a route from the shop to the example routes page on the website. With the second phase of the trail developments to look forward to in the future. Thanks to Ride Sheffield, Bike Tracks and Sheffield City Council

Lady Cannings Trail MK2

Bike Garage Workshop #Brake Pistons

Feb062017

In homage to Park Tools and there feature Tech Tuesdays we are going to bring you a series of short videos. With a number of hopefully helpful pointers. They are not designed to be used as a step by step guide but instead little techniques to help you with general maintenance tasks.

Keeping your pistons pushing evenly is very important factor in brake pad wear, the efficiency of your brakes and how that feels on your lever. All hydraulic brakes should have pistons that push evenly. Pushing the pads evenly and making a nice synchronized contact with the rotor. Having the brake caliper aligned in the center is key.

Hopefully you find the video useful and feel free to leave any comments your own tips below.

Cut Gate Conversations – MTB Advocacy

Feb062017

Today Peak District MTB, Keeper of the Peak and Ride Sheffield launched Cut Gate Path: Collaboration, Consideration, Conservation, Action? To be blunt, I think this is brilliant.

Mountain Bikers taking ownership and leading to find a solution. Cut gate is the jewel in the Peak District trail offering, we mountain bikers are leading the call for its protection and preservation. Being on the front foot, speaking with other users to see what can be done.

Mountain biking advocacy in the UK has historically been miles behind representation from other trail users, we are after all a very young sport.

Written by people who have seen what was happening and decided to do something about it. This document raises some very valid problems and concerns but also talks about solutions.

What is needed now is for it to be spread to as wide as possible. We are proud to have been supporting this project from the start. And are excited to see it progress.

Bridleway Maintenance 2016 – Peak District MTB

Jan142017

As many of you may know we are active within the Peak District MTB digging team. Organising, taking park in the dig days.

Jeff has put together a great summary video of these years work. If you want to get involved get in touch or send us an email to

Canadian Adventure 2016, Whistler Mountain Bike Park

Jan042017

As some of you may remember I closed the shop in August 2016 for 2 weeks whilst I was away on holiday. I used the time off to tick off something on my to-do list. Visit Canada more specifically Whistler and the world renowned bike park.

Whistler Mountain Bike Park, featuring a selection of trails from our two week trip there this summer Trails include Top of the world, Ride Dont Slide, Original Sin, Freight Train, Duffman and Lower Whilster Downhill.

Music by Vukovi – Animal

Christmas/New Year Opening hours 2016

Dec122016

I will be open until and including Wednesday 22/12/16. Then closed until Tuesday 3/01/17, reopening at 9.30 am.

We will be heading out on a night ride from Cafe Adventure on Wednesday 22nd, as part of our regular shop rides with complimentary mince pies and mulled wine.

I am a one man band and traditional have a small break at Christmas. Thank you for your support and business over the last year. Happy Christmas to you all. If you have any questions drop us an email or mobile on 07548532513

Stanage Plantation in the Snow © Duncan Philpott

Bridleway Maintenance on Gores

Nov282016

PDMTB volunteers work to clearing drainage and improving the bridleway trail Gores near Ladybower and Derwent in the Peak District. And even get in a bit of riding on it too.Peak District MTB are an advocacy group who aim to improve, preserve and promote mountain biking access within the Peak District National Park. Join us or find more information on our dig days at: peakdistrictmtb.org

Climbing Hope Cross on eBikes

Nov252016

We’ve spent years descending the Hope Cross bridleway (aka The Beast) in the Peak District. Now we try climbing it on electric mountain bikes.

About Us

Set up in 2011 by James Irwin, The Bike Garage is a small bike shop located in Bamford, Peak District. Focused on offering high level of customer service, and although we may only be a small shop we stock large brands. Offering bikes for Hire and sale.

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