World Bicycle Relief Fundraiser Results

Our fundraiser event for World Bicycle Relief broke all records thanks to our partner The Movado Group and our generous family of donors. We raised $107,000, providing 800 specially designed, locally assembled Buffalo Bicycles to students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs in rural Africa. These bikes will help connect them with education, healthcare and economic opportunities.

Thank you all for your support,
The Team at Signature Cycles


Left to right: Bob Parlee (Parlee Cycles), Efraim Grinberg (The Movado Group), & F.K. Day (Founder of World Bicycle Relief) at our WBR fundraising event.

Rapha Mobile Cycle Club visits Signature Cycles Greenwich

June 29th, 8:00am
Signature Cycles of Greenwich

Rapha Mobile Cycle ClubJoin us on Friday, June 29th for a special 8:00am ride and breakfast at Signature Cycles of Greenwich with the Rapha Mobile Cycle Club. Ben and Ryan pilot the Mobile Cycle Club on their trek through North America, visiting an array of events, races, shops, random cycling hot spots, etc.

We’ll head out for a nice semi-spirited (casually brisk?) two hour group ride, departing from Signature Cycles at 8:00am. We plan to keep the group together as much as possible, but you’ll definitely have opportunity to take a dig on a hill or two.

After the ride, we’ll have pastries and croissants, coffee brewed fresh, and you can check out what all Ben & Ryan are traveling around with in that Cycle Club of theirs.

If you’re used to parking in our driveway, the Mobile Cycle Club will be stationed there so we suggest you plan on street parking along Bruce Park Ave.

Any questions? (203) 485-0500.

Get out there and explore! (A Garmin Workshop)

June 28th, 6:30 pm
Signature Cycles of Greenwich

The very distinct sound of cleats snapping into clipless pedals has long accompanied the start of any group ride. These days, it’s becoming more and more common to hear that snapping sound quickly followed by a high-pitched chime. That’s a Garmin’s way of saying it has started recording your ride. We’ve noticed more and more riders using a Garmin to track their riding and fitness. For many people, the ride can’t start until your Garmin has located its satellites and is ready to go.

That said, many people use their Garmin as the equivalent of a basic cycle computer, turn it on at the start of a ride, turn it off when you’re done. That’s perfectly fine, but there’s quite a bit more you can get out of your Garmin to help you explore new areas on your bike.


The focus of this workshop will be using your Garmin Edge 800, Edge 500, or Edge 705 for navigation on road bike rides. There are different ways to plot out a course you’d like to ride, and different methods for getting that course onto your Garmin in a useable format.

We’ll cover the following:

  • Websites available for creating rides
  • An overview of pre-ride course creation (mapping)
  • Different file formats for courses
  • Loading a course on your Garmin
  • Uploading / storing your ride data

RSVP to Lori Hoefer for this event: lori@signaturecycles or (203) 485-0500.

Greenwich Saturday Ride, June 2nd

Happy June everyone! Unfortunately, it looks like rain is quite likely for tomorrow morning. We’ll have to make the yes/no call once we see the weather. If it looks like it’s going to keep raining through the morning, then we’ll skip it.

Depart at 9:00 am from 28 Bruce Park Ave, Greenwich. 27 miles at 16-ish mph for the regular group, Lori leads the women’s group for a slightly shorter ride at a slightly slower pace.

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Help Wanted: Looking to Replace Me

Soren KlingspornThough I don’t feel like my work at Signature Cycles is done by any measure, I will be moving away from Greenwich, CT in a few short months. My planned move puts me in a unique position to find my replacement. I’ve worked in bike shops for most of my working years, and I’d like to think that I’ve ascended to working at Signature Cycles. My time at Signature Cycles has improved me professionally in as many ways as I have improved the business.

I wear a lot of different hats at Signature Cycles, which is not unusual for many small businesses like us. A typical day will see me working with a client in a SizeCycle fitting, some time updating our web site and blogs, and tuning a bike or gluing tubulars in the workshop. A wide range, to be sure. As my replacement, your primary responsibilities will be sales, being a resource for product knowledge and processing parts and bike orders.

We seek a candidate with an open mind that is willing to learn new skills and adapt to the needs of our clients. Continue reading

Tri 101: A Lecture Series with Dr. Andrew Haas

May 17th, 2012, 7:00pm
Signature Cycles of Greenwich

Dr. Andrew Haas of Orthopedic Associates of Stamford will present the bike-specific portion of his three-part triathlon lecture series at Signature Cycles of Greenwich. Our own Lori Hoefer will present a section on bike fit and positioning that evening.

For more details about the series, click on the flyer to the right or contact Lori Hoefer: (203) 485-0500 or

This series is presented in conjunction with:
Signature Cycles, Elite Heath Services, Greenwich Tri Club, GXB Yoga & Pilates, & The Greenwich YMCA

The Easiest (and cheapest) Performance Upgrade

How many times have you heard someone say “take a deep breath and relax”?

I would hazard a guess that most people (not just athletes) truly understand that deep, controlled breathing is the best way to calm the mind and relax the body. This is true if you’re stressed at work, stressed while you’re sitting in traffic on the highway, or stressed because you’re pummeling yourself to keep up with the rest of the group out on your bike.

I can’t tell you how many times, whether it’s in a race or on a group ride, that I’ve heard people around me taking quick, shallow breaths while they’re working to get over the hill we’re climbing or someone’s acceleration at the front of the group. Continue reading