proteus. bikes for the people.

We are a full-service bike shop with a large inventory of new bikes in all sizes, accessories and clothes, a busy bike fit clinic, and an extensive repair and maintenance shop.  But we try to be more than that. The most important thing to us is that you get on a bike and ride to your heart’s content. We want to make sure you get on the best bike for you, be sure it fits you perfectly, and help you get out and ride in our community.

Thursday nights we’re open late. Come over for food, drinks, and conversation!  We have a comfortable space, a cozy fire, and a charming staff. Most of all, we have really cool customers. Come in and meet them: recreational cyclists, roadies, commuters,  mountain bikers, cyclocross racers, fixed-gear fans and everyone in between.

 


 

proteus NEWS

what type of bike is right for you?

It can’t be repeated often enough:  The most important characteristic of your bike is that you love riding it!  And the most important thing about loving your bike is how well suits your riding needs and how comfortably it fits your body.

 

 


Bike Rodeo

Bike Rodeo

Sep 23, 10:00am - Sep 23, 12:00pm

Bike rodeos are designed to help children who already know how to ride develop safety skills under the guidance of veteran cyclists. Youth are given an opportunity to learn real-life bicycle handling skills that enable them to safely ride in neighborhood areas: braking, balancing, basic road rules, and how to handle obstacles. Children must have a helmet to partcipate. Free helmets for kids (while supplies last) are provided by Proteus Bike Shop. Please bring own bike or scooter, limited number of bikes will be available for use during event. This event is co-sponsored by the City of Greenbelt Recreation Department, Greenbelt Police Department, Beltway Plaza, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Paradyme Management and Proteus Bike Shop. For ages 5-12.

5 interested  ·  2 going
Road Ride

Road Ride

Sep 23, 10:00am - Sep 23, 1:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Our regular Saturday morning road ride with a twist since Brett's off doing his Iron man (go Brett!!)- Jeff is leading a route down the trails to D.C. Expect about 36 miles mostly flat with some food stops. Bring cash/cc, lock, water, helmet. Expect a pace of 12-15 mph.
To follow Brett's IronMan on Sunday go to Ironman.com Chattanooga Bib 1478

4 interested  ·  1 going
Tandem pilots for blind cyclists meet up

Tandem pilots for blind cyclists meet up

Sep 24, 10:00am - Sep 24, 2:00pm

Greenbelt Farmers Market
Roosevelt Center Parking Lot
Greenbelt, MD  20770 Map

Calling all people who ride bicycles!Prospective pilots are needed for blind tandem cyclists. Come give it a try. Chat with pilots (persons in front seat) and stokers (person in back seat). There will be demonstrations and test rides.

12 interested  ·  1 going
Columbus Day Ride

Columbus Day Ride

Oct 9, 9:00am - Oct 10, 1:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Interested in traveling west to Bethesda, but flummoxed by the closure of the Georgetown Branch Trail for purple line construction? Join Millie this Columbus Day as she demonstrates her favorite work-around. Some comfort riding in traffic will be needed, though a lot of the route will be on trails. Be prepared for a few significant hills - both going up and coming back down. There will be a stop for a light meal in Georgetown - bring hydration/snacks. Expect an average pace of 11-13 mph. No drop, but be prepared with a metro card/cash/credit card just in case. Approximately 45 miles. Depart Proteus at 9am.
ridewithgps.com/routes/25075106

14 interested  ·  4 going
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