Dear Friends of Outpost Bikes,
We would like to take this opportunity to announce that Outpost Bikes is NOW OPEN! We have been selling bikes since 1978, along with many other products and outdoor enthusiast gear. Now, our Mishawaka store has been transformed with an emphasis exclusively on bikes and cycling accessories. We’re following our passion for cycling and for sharing our experience with others. All of us here at Outpost Bikes are riders and WE LOVE TO RIDE!
Now, more than ever during these unusual times, people are eager to get outside and get fresh air. They want to exercise, to free their mind and experience the greatness of the outdoors as they spend time as a family. Riding a bike is THE answer for all of these goals. It provides great relaxation, wonderful experiences, and is a true family sport that all ages can enjoy together. The Outpost difference means that each rider gets a custom fit to ensure maximum comfort and safety. Our experts consider the rider’s physical characteristics, experience, goals and preferences to achieve the proper fit. Guaranteed.
This year, Outpost has raised the bar with Specialized, Norco and Electra Bikes. Specialized Bikes, for instance, provide exceptional engineering, creative new styles, bright, Fun Colors, and a record of outstanding products and achievements. Their success on the Tour de France speaks for itself. They over-engineer all their bikes and, WOW, is the ride smooth on all surfaces! Their city hybrid bikes are best-in-class, their road bikes are the best on the road—ultra smooth, lightning quick, and fitted with the best components. Specialized Bikes were the first to manufacture mountain bikes, and they continue to have a bike for every type of riding. Their lineup of bikes for kids of every size and riding ability is the best by far. Specialized accessories are leaders in every category. So, come in today and check out this great brand.
Step into the store and see our amazing selection and transformation. You’ll understand why we say we have the largest variety of bikes in Michiana. We cover every conceivable category. From the latest in Electric Bikes, to “HOT” Gravel Bikes, to a huge array of Kids Bikes in all sizes. Our most popular category, Hybrid Bikes, are great for rail-to-trail, gravel, or any kind of surface. We have every conceivable size and style for smooth riding around town. Our cruisers are sometimes referred to as cul-de-sac killers. Big seats, lots of speeds, and a fun style for cruising your neighborhood. We hope you’ll stop by and go for a test ride.
Our service shop is ready to go. We can even pick up your bikes from your house if you live within 10 miles of the store. Johnny, our head mechanic, will give your bike TLC and get it back to you quickly. The sooner you get it here, the faster it will be tuned up for the road. Call us when you arrive, and we will be glad to unload your bikes from your vehicle.
We have been offering consignment bike sales for a long time. Our consignment racks are empty, and we want to fill them. People ask us every day if we have used bikes. Last year, we had about a 90% sell through on used bikes. If you have bikes sitting around not being used, we can help you sell them. We do reserve the right to NOT take cheap “box store” bikes. Our customers prefer name branded bikes. So, let us help you clean out your garage.
Outpost Bikes looks forward to starting our Famous Tuesday Night Rides when the social distancing rules have been eliminated. These rides are free to anyone, offering well marked maps, group leaders, and safe, spirited riding. It is a great way to ride on really good roads, meet new riders, and participate in a fun social experience. And, we travel to a lot of outlying areas for unique rides that start from many of the popular breweries in Southwest Michigan.
Outpost has been actively involved in the Bike Michiana Coalition since its inception 11 years ago. The BMC has been the primary instrument to get trails established all over Michiana. The recently finished Indiana Michigan Trail is our greatest accomplishment. This wonderful trail now allows you to ride from downtown Mishawaka to Niles. It is all recently paved and is fun and easy.
Outpost Sports has been the chair of the Hospice Ride for 10 years, and currently chairs the Love Biketoberfest Ride. We enjoy giving of our time, effort, and resources, as generously as we can, to this incredibly important alliance.
Our best value to you is our expertise, our history and experience, and always a “pure” willingness to help you, our valued customer. We hope to see you soon.