RIDERS GARAGE: Where Riders Unite
Text by Marco Solomon | Photos by Chad Simbajon
Bikes Magazine Asia joined a number of avid bikers and outdoor enthusiasts at the grand launch of an extraordinary adventure shop this side of the city on May 21, 2016.
Everyone, meet Riders Garage—where riders unite.
Riders Garage offers more than what typical bike shops do: it is a fusion of coffee shop, bicycle shop, and skateboard shop all in one cozy roof. It also caters bike wash on top of tune-up services handled by experienced mechanics done in-store.
It all started when siblings Jennifer, Mark, and Maria started pitching ideas on how bikers of all ages can hang out, talk about personal ride experiences, and share adventure stories while shopping around.
Apparently, a good number of bikers, both young and young-at-heart, have been into skateboarding in one way or another so putting up Riders Garage is hitting two birds in one stone, says Jennifer.
Riders Garage‘s exclusive brands include MOB or Men on Bike (bicycle frames, components, helmets, and accessories), Calca (bicycle frames and components), Bambike (handmade bamboo bicycle frames), Tanoshimi (cruisers and fixed-gear bicycles), Soul Surfin’ (skateboards, decks, and accessories), and Shimano (bicycle components).
The shop pushes for locally-designed pioneer brands with topmost quality in mind yet remains easy on the pockets for the discriminating Filipino crowd; this is the shop’s response to the demands of the local bicycle community, as seen with its enthusiastic and rapidly-growing fan base.
With MOB and Bambike among other brands on board, Riders Garage offers world-class Philippine-bred bicycles: from custom-made frames, reliable components, and safety-certified protective gears, the shop has something to offer for every Filipino.
About Riders Garage
Drop by and experience the shop’s feel-good vibe at 266 Unit D, BBK Bldg., Pablo Ocampo Extn. (Vito Cruz Extn.), Brgy. San Antonio, Makati City 1203 in the Philippines.
It is open for everyone from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on weekdays, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Saturdays, and 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Sundays.
Got questions? Riders Garage can accommodate inquiries through +63.2.782.5906 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.