I found the bike I always wanted as a kid - beat up, with a wrecked paint job, rusty, and 28 years old. (S/N GL501100, MFD July, 1975 in Chicago.) I want to restore it as close as possible to the way I would've decked it out when I was thirteen. Here's the progress.
1975 Schwinn Continental
This is the bike before most of the restoration work - click to view full-size
Don't know where to start when it comes to taking care of your bicycle? This Thursday at 6 PM, Performance Bicycle is hosting a free basic bike maintenance clinic at every store. Welcoming staff will teach routine cleaning and maintenance techniques, expert tips and tricks, and an overview of important tools and gear. Find your local Performance Bicycle store here and brush up on the basics!
Foxglove Inn Offers Exclusive 10 % Discount To BWC Members
The Foxglove Inn, situated in scenic Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, is the ideal getaway. And we have the ideal hookup! BWC members are now being offered an exclusive 10% discount -- just tell the lovely Inn Keeper, Kelly, Better World sent you.
The Inn holds nothing back in terms of comfort and welcomes all guests to the grandeur of an incredible 1877 mansion. Guests can unwind on the expansive porches during a warm night, or take a stroll down Historic 3rd Avenue during your visit. The bay is just a short walk from the doorway of the Inn, making it a majestic waterfront retreat offering tranquility and serenity.
The Inn has been recently updated and once inside you will find luxury linens, boutique bath products, HDTVs, and renovated ensuite baths. What's more is a full, delicious breakfast is served to your room each morning. Whether you delight in conversation or prefer total privacy, you will find it at The Foxglove Inn.
There was never a better time to visit Sturgeon Bay! Come to the Foxglove Inn and experience the warm hospitality and natural beauty of Door County, Wisconsin. It's truly memorable retreat.
The Green Microgym: Insanely Forward Thinking A Gym Where Human-Powered Cardio Machines Create Electricity
BWC Members Living In or Traveling Through Portland, Oregon, Receive a Free Workout or One Month Free Membership!
The Green Microgym has been recognized as the world leader in Eco-Fitness. It is one of the first fitness/health club facilities in the world generating a significant portion of its own electricity. The facility boasts a 2,800sf neighborhood gym with all the modern equipment you need to get a great workout 365 days a year. It is fully equipped with name brand cardio equipment, a full weight room, 2 yoga/stretching, movement and core training rooms. Comfortable amenities include Sirius Satellite Radio, flatscreen LCD High Definition televisions, and wireless internet. Visit The Green Microgym.
Save Money While You Sleep
They'll Leave a (LED) Light on For You
Motel 6 Does Not Offer a Discount to AAA Members!
BWC Members Receive a10%Discount On Motel 6's Already-Low Rates. Is Motel 6 Not On Your Route? Don't Worry, We Have Plenty More Hotel And Motel Discounts. You Choose!
Already well known as the lowest priced national chain, now your Better World Club discount will save you even more!
It is easy to take advantage of the Better World Club partnership with Motel 6: book your reservations right here online and save 10%. Your BWC discount will automatically be applied when the rates are displayed.
Motel 6 has also taken on several environmental initiatives (which we can't help but love). For instance, they have initiated a nationwide battery and fluorescent lightbulb recycling program -- the first program of its kind in the hospitality industry.
Did we mention Motel 6 is pet friendly? Just one more reason we think they're pretty great.
Or visit the member page to explore the mountain of other discounts that we offer to a variety of hotels and motels across the nation, including -- but not limited to -- the following:
Pet Insurance Discounts
Did Fido Have A Hard Day? Well, It Doesn't Have TO Be Hard On Your Wallet
Better World Club Members Save 5-15% on Pet Insurance Through PetPlan, VPI, and ASPCA
If you're an animal owner than you know that Fido and/or Fluffy do not qualify as just pets. No, no they do not. They are much more than pets . . . they are family. At BWC we understand this, which is why we want to help you look after your fury four-legged friend/child.
Better World Club now offers discounts on pet insurance at three different carriers. Members get a 10% discount on customizable pet insurance for cats and dogs from insurer PetPlan as well as discounts on insurance at VPI and ASPCA from 5 to 15% depending on the number of pets to be insured.
Log in to the member sectionof the BWC website to get your discounted quote now!
Join The League of American Bicyclists, Get 50% Off
For generations past and to come, THE LEAGUE represents bicyclists in the movement to create safer roads, stronger communities, and a bicycle-friendly America. Through information, advocacy and promotion, we work to celebrate and preserve the freedom cycling brings to our members everywhere.
Straight from the horses mouth (a.k.a. their website):
We Believe Bicycling brings people together. When more people ride bikes: Life is better for everyone; Communities are safer, stronger and better connected; Our nation is healthier, economically stronger, environmentally cleaner and more energy independent.
Our Mission is to lead the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change.
There's More to 'Kicking Asphalt' Than Just Discounts Looking for more KA goodness? High-Mileage Gas Reviews, Recall Information, Washington Watch, Member Alerts, and much, much more can be found in "Non-Payola" editions of 'Kicking Asphalt'. Check it out:
Through our partnership with One Big Planet BWC is able to offer our members incredible green discounts and savings everyday! Discounts range from 80% off eco-friendly clothing, to up to 0.49% cash back romantic getaways from travelocity, to $5 gift cards to Starbucks.