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.

 


 

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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.

 

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College Park Friday Morning Coffee Club (CPFMCC)

College Park Friday Morning Coffee Club (CPFMCC)

Jan 26, 7:45am - Jan 26, 9:00am

The Board and Brew
8150 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Join us every Friday Morning for breakfast/coffee meet up with bike-minded folks. This week we're planning to go to The Board and Brew* where they serve up delicious food and coffee. There's plenty of bike (and car) parking in the Varsity building. Time/weather permitting we may take a ride after breakfast.
Want to try a new place for breakfast? Post here with ideas!
*alternate venue if B&B is closed is always The Bagel Place in College Park

1 interested
Saturday Social Ride to Bar Roubaix

Saturday Social Ride to Bar Roubaix

Jan 27, 10:00am - Jan 27, 2:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Hey hey hey - let's try Bar Roubaix! This new DC restaurant/bar is bike-centric. They open at 10:30 on Saturdays, so it's a perfect destination for this week's Saturday social ride. Brett is leading. The ride is about 12 miles each way, and there is some riding on city streets, so it's not a good beginner ride. Bring cash/cc, lock. Helmet required. www.roubaixdc.com/

9 interested  ·  4 going
Sunday Mountain Bike Ride

Sunday Mountain Bike Ride

Jan 28, 9:00am - Jan 28, 11:00am

The Gardens Ice House
13800 Old Gunpowder Rd
Laurel, MD  20707 Map

Join us for Sunday morning mountain biking at Fairland Regional Park led by Laura. Expect intermediate terrain, pace varies by who's in the group. Mountain bike recommended (no hybrids or road bikes please). Helmet required. Riders are required to sign a waiver.
More on the trail from www.more-mtb.org/venue/fairland-regional-park/
We park and meet behind the Gardens Ice House in the far back corner at the trail head. The above link directs you to park on Greencastle Rd. but don't park there!
Check back for updates - ride will be canceled for bad weather or altered (think social road ride) if it's too muddy
*photo by Ricky DeLeyos

5 interested
College Park Friday Morning Coffee Club (CPFMCC)

College Park Friday Morning Coffee Club (CPFMCC)

Feb 2, 7:45am - Feb 2, 9:00am

The Board and Brew
8150 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Join us every Friday Morning for breakfast/coffee meet up with bike-minded folks. This week we're planning to go to The Board and Brew* where they serve up delicious food and coffee. There's plenty of bike (and car) parking in the Varsity building. Time/weather permitting we may take a ride after breakfast.
Want to try a new place for breakfast? Post here with ideas!
*alternate venue if B&B is closed is always The Bagel Place in College Park

3 interested
Saturday Social Ride

Saturday Social Ride

Feb 3, 10:00am - Feb 3, 12:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

New for 2018 - Saturday Social Rides will take the place of our pastry and coffee rides (note - no Sunday coffee ride). Every week we'll do something a little bit different. We'll watch the forecast and adjust based on the weather (e.g. super cold, we stay close to home; beautiful day we go for a longer ride)
Route TBA - suggestions are welcome. We'll try to announce a route at least a few days before the ride.

6 interested
Sunday Mountain Bike Ride

Sunday Mountain Bike Ride

Feb 4, 9:00am - Feb 4, 11:00am

The Gardens Ice House
13800 Old Gunpowder Rd
Laurel, MD  20707 Map

Join us for Sunday morning mountain biking at Fairland Regional Park led by Laura. Expect intermediate terrain, pace varies by who's in the group. Mountain bike recommended (no hybrids or road bikes please). Helmet required. Riders are required to sign a waiver.
More on the trail from www.more-mtb.org/venue/fairland-regional-park/
We park and meet behind the Gardens Ice House in the far back corner at the trail head. The above link directs you to park on Greencastle Rd. but don't park there!
Check back for updates - ride will be canceled for bad weather or altered (think social road ride) if it's too muddy
*photo by Ricky DeLeyos

Get to Know Your Bike Clinic

Get to Know Your Bike Clinic

Feb 6, 7:30pm - Feb 6, 9:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Join us for a FREE 1 hour clinic to get to know your bike. Learn the parts of the bike, the ABC check (Air, Brakes, Chain), and basic maintenance. We'll use a shop bike for demonstration so you do not need to bring your bike. Do bring your questions! This class is taught by Paul.
Class size is limited. Please register at the ticket link below

5 interested  ·  1 going
College Park Friday Morning Coffee Club (CPFMCC)

College Park Friday Morning Coffee Club (CPFMCC)

Feb 9, 7:45am - Feb 9, 9:00am

The Board and Brew
8150 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Join us every Friday Morning for breakfast/coffee meet up with bike-minded folks. This week we're planning to go to The Board and Brew* where they serve up delicious food and coffee. There's plenty of bike (and car) parking in the Varsity building. Time/weather permitting we may take a ride after breakfast.
Want to try a new place for breakfast? Post here with ideas!
*alternate venue if B&B is closed is always The Bagel Place in College Park

4 interested
Tour de Brew! Saturday Social Ride

Tour de Brew! Saturday Social Ride

Feb 10, 10:00am - Feb 10, 2:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

We're going to check out local breweries by bike! What could be more social? The plan is to hit 3 Starts, Right Proper, Atlas, & Franklins (28 ish miles). Bring ID, lock, cash/cc, ID.
Here's the planned route: ridewithgps.com/routes/26680483

26 interested  ·  2 going
Sunday Mountain Bike Ride

Sunday Mountain Bike Ride

Feb 11, 9:00am - Feb 11, 11:00am

The Gardens Ice House
13800 Old Gunpowder Rd
Laurel, MD  20707 Map

Join us for Sunday morning mountain biking at Fairland Regional Park led by Laura. Expect intermediate terrain, pace varies by who's in the group. Mountain bike recommended (no hybrids or road bikes please). Helmet required. Riders are required to sign a waiver.
More on the trail from www.more-mtb.org/venue/fairland-regional-park/
We park and meet behind the Gardens Ice House in the far back corner at the trail head. The above link directs you to park on Greencastle Rd. but don't park there!
Check back for updates - ride will be canceled for bad weather or altered (think social road ride) if it's too muddy
*photo by Ricky DeLeyos

2 interested
Fix a flat clinic

Fix a flat clinic

Feb 13, 7:30pm - Feb 13, 9:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Learn how to fix that inevitable flat at this FREE clinic. Bring a wheel from your bike and any flat fix supplies you have. We’ll have supplies available for purchase, too.
Please register on the ticket link below. Class size is limited!

4 interested
College Park Friday Morning Coffee Club (CPFMCC)

College Park Friday Morning Coffee Club (CPFMCC)

Feb 16, 7:45am - Feb 16, 9:00am

The Board and Brew
8150 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Join us every Friday Morning for breakfast/coffee meet up with bike-minded folks. This week we're planning to go to The Board and Brew* where they serve up delicious food and coffee. There's plenty of bike (and car) parking in the Varsity building. Time/weather permitting we may take a ride after breakfast.
Want to try a new place for breakfast? Post here with ideas!
*alternate venue if B&B is closed is always The Bagel Place in College Park

1 interested
Sunday Mountain Bike Ride

Sunday Mountain Bike Ride

Feb 18, 9:00am - Feb 18, 11:00am

The Gardens Ice House
13800 Old Gunpowder Rd
Laurel, MD  20707 Map

Join us for Sunday morning mountain biking at Fairland Regional Park led by Laura. Expect intermediate terrain, pace varies by who's in the group. Mountain bike recommended (no hybrids or road bikes please). Helmet required. Riders are required to sign a waiver.
More on the trail from www.more-mtb.org/venue/fairland-regional-park/
We park and meet behind the Gardens Ice House in the far back corner at the trail head. The above link directs you to park on Greencastle Rd. but don't park there!
Check back for updates - ride will be canceled for bad weather or altered (think social road ride) if it's too muddy
*photo by Ricky DeLeyos

9 interested
College Park Friday Morning Coffee Club (CPFMCC)

College Park Friday Morning Coffee Club (CPFMCC)

Feb 23, 7:45am - Feb 23, 9:00am

The Board and Brew
8150 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Join us every Friday Morning for breakfast/coffee meet up with bike-minded folks. This week we're planning to go to The Board and Brew* where they serve up delicious food and coffee. There's plenty of bike (and car) parking in the Varsity building. Time/weather permitting we may take a ride after breakfast.
Want to try a new place for breakfast? Post here with ideas!
*alternate venue if B&B is closed is always The Bagel Place in College Park

2 interested
Get to Know Your Bike Clinic

Get to Know Your Bike Clinic

Mar 6, 7:30pm - Mar 6, 9:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Join us for a FREE 1 hour clinic to get to know your bike. Learn the parts of the bike, the ABC check (Air, Brakes, Chain), and basic maintenance. We'll use a shop bike for demonstration so you do not need to bring your bike. Do bring your questions!
Class size is limited. Please register at the ticket link below

3 interested
Fix a flat clinic

Fix a flat clinic

Mar 13, 7:30pm - Mar 13, 9:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Learn how to fix that inevitable flat at this FREE clinic. Bring a wheel from your bike and any flat fix supplies you have. We’ll have supplies available for purchase, too.
Please register on the ticket link below. Class size is limited!

2 interested
Saturday Social Ride - Donuts!

Saturday Social Ride - Donuts!

Mar 17, 10:00am - Mar 17, 3:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Do you like to eat doughnuts? Do you like to ride your bike! Then you should go on our "doughneurring ride"! Led by the Doughnut Queen herself, Kate Meyer Olson. You only need to love doughnuts (or donuts), have a bike, and a helmet (some money and a lock are a good idea too, and maybe some insulin). Map TBA. Get ready for the most epic Saturday Social ride EVAR!

27 interested  ·  5 going
Get to Know Your Bike Clinic

Get to Know Your Bike Clinic

Apr 3, 7:30pm - Apr 3, 9:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Join us for a FREE 1 hour clinic to get to know your bike. Learn the parts of the bike, the ABC check (Air, Brakes, Chain), and basic maintenance. We'll use a shop bike for demonstration so you do not need to bring your bike. Do bring your questions!
Class size is limited. Please register at the ticket link below

10 interested
Fix a flat clinic

Fix a flat clinic

Apr 10, 7:30pm - Apr 10, 9:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Learn how to fix that inevitable flat at this FREE clinic. Bring a wheel from your bike and any flat fix supplies you have. We’ll have supplies available for purchase, too.
Please register on the ticket link below. Class size is limited!

2 interested
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