Pedal Power - Bike & Ski

WHO IS PEDAL POWER? Pedal Power Bike & Ski was founded in 1975. We had just completed a 1700 mile bike trip from Massachusetts to Florida and we were hooked. We're still here, and we're still hooked. We’re deeply committed to treating our customers right. That’s why every new Pedal Power bike is covered by our exclusive Client Care program. And that’s also why we have committed to extensive training and equipment for pro bike fitting. Every type and level of rider is evaluated for fit. We believe that proper fit can make the difference between mere exercise, and a great ride. That’s as true for a casual hybrid rider, as it is for a serious racer or PMC rider. And as you can imagine, Joyce insists that we treat women right. We have employees who’ve been with us for decades, employees who’ve done touring, employees who have (and still) race mountain and road, employees who commute by bike. Many of them have completed industry training courses. And we have employees with kids too. All 3 of our kids grew up in the shop, which is why we built the “castle” just for them …. and for your kids too. We sell the road, triathlon and full suspension mountain bikes that experts demand, but we also have a complete selection of hybrids, fitness bikes and kids bikes for more casual riders. We even sell electric bikes. We’re not snobs…we believe that you can have fun on any kind of bike as long as it fits properly and actually works. We service every kind of bike, and offer pretty much every type of clothing, equipment or accessory any rider could desire: raingear, shorts, jerseys, jackets, shoes, helmets, bags, tires, pumps, hydration items and most anything else you can think of. At the moment we have over 3000 different items actually in stock, and we carry substantially more than that. Bikes have changed radically since 1975, but our love of the sport remains. We’ve tried to sum it up this way: We're Serious About Cycling Fun.

Curious about e-Bikes?

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Pedal Power Bike & Ski is Closed for Easter

If the weather's not quite your cup of tea for riding, enjoy the day with family and friends. Pedal Power will be open again at 10 am Monday.

Happy Easter!

J & J and the Gang at Pedal Power

Pedal Power Bike & Ski - TrekFest 2019

April 4th to April 15th only, you'll get savings up to $400 on every brand new Trek and Electra bicycle: road bikes; mountain bikes; hybrids; kids bikes; even e-bikes! Whatever bike you're looking for, this is your chance to save.

You can also save $50 on each Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3 TLR carbon road wheel ($100 on pair).

All your other (non-wheel) parts, accessories and clothing from Bontrager and Electra are on sale for 20% OFF! That means you'll save $32 on a revolutionary Bontrager Specter WaveCell road helmet, $26 on a super power Bontrager Ion Pro RT 1300 headlight, and $34 on Bontrager Velocis Bib Shorts, among 100's of other items.

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Bontrager WaveCel Helmet

The Latest in Helmet Technology - Part 1

Bontrager WaveCell Helmets

New Bontrager WaveCel road, mountain, commuter, and e-bike helmets are remarkably effective at preventing concussions caused by common cycling accidents.

WaveCel is a revolutionary helmet safety tech that’s available exclusively in Bontrager helmets. Standard foam helmets are designed to protect against direct impacts. But WaveCel accounts for how most cycling accidents actually happen: ungracefully, with twists, turns, and angled impacts.

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The Latest in Helmet Technology - Part 2

Specialized ANGi Helmets

Crash Detector Safety Beacon Live Tracker

Until now, helmets only added protection during a crash. But with the addition of both MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) and our exclusive ANGi (Angular and G-Force indicator) sensor, Specialized helmets now add protection before, during, and after a crash. That's because Specialized transformed the modern helmet into a live tracking device, crash detector, and safety beacon that connects you to help when you need it most.

This Helmet Calls for Help

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Merle Grey at 12 Weeks Old

Meet our newest employee - Merle Grey Anderson

Merle is a 12 week old Australian Shepherd. Malen says to tell everyone that each bike they buy earns them one puppy pet.

Bicycle Mechanics Wanted

Pedal Power Is Looking for a Few Good Men ... and Women!

As always, we're gearing up for Spring. Play your cards right, and you could find yourself working here ... with US! Wouldn't that be special? We need both technicians and sales folks, and will consider both full and part timers. Friendly enthusiasm is always a must, and a love of cycling would also be a plus.

We offer competitive pay, bonuses, the chance for industry certifications and conferences, vacation and health insurance for full-time employees, and a fun atmosphere. We understand that not everyone has been fortunate enough to have a career as a bike technician, and we've had good success re-training people from other mechanical and engineering fields. So if you're one, come in and see us. We've also been the first paid job for many high school students and we're looking for more of them; but you must be at least 16 years old to work here.

Of course, neither gender nor race is an issue.

And you won't need an army haircut.

See our Employment App Here:…/pedal-power-job-inquiries-pg330.htm

Roller Racing at Pedal Power

Roller Racing at Pedal Power

Join us on Thursday 6 - 8 pm to watch, learn, or join in on roller racing. Dozens of newcomers have learned here over the years, and you can too. Bring your bike and your kit, or (this time) just come to cheer. BTW it's free.

Save Money
You know you need one, so why not save money? Bring your bike in for a tune-up now, and save up to $100 dollars on labor, and 10 % on parts. And your bike will be ready to go on that first warm day ... whether that's February 25th (like last year!), March 15th, or April 1st.

Beat the Crowd
Did you bring your bike in during April or May last year? Like everyone else? And learn that you'd have a FIVE WEEK WAIT? Or were you one of the smart ones who beat the crowds, and chortled wildly, knowing that your cleverness had been rewarded.

Learn More and Get Coupons at:

It seems like the benefits of cycling are endless. One we've enjoyed, is the ability to actually feel when you cross a weather front. Walking is normally too slow, and driving too fast, but cycling is just right. What other advantages are missing from the graphic?

Pedal Power Closed Sunday

Due to the inclement weather, Pedal Power will be closed on Sunday, January 20th. We will be open our normal hours 10am - 6pm, on MLK Day, Monday January 21st.

So, go out and enjoy your Cross Country skis in the fresh snow today. If they're lost, missing, broken, no longer fit, or (heaven forbid) you don't even have any, drop into Pedal Power on Monday to get shiny new ones.

Meet ANGi

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National Geographic Adventure

Is cycling the Italian Alps on your bucket list? National Geographic has tips for making it happen and visually stunning footage in this video.

Use these handy tips to tackle your next great cycling adventure.

Santa Himself Reads Twas the Night Before Christmas

Pedal Power Annual Open House- 2018

It's "the most wonderful time of the year" again. Christmas is almost here and, as we have for more than 40 years (cough, cough ... cough), we're having a PARTY! Pedal Power Bike & Ski is holding our Annual Open House, and you're invited.

Date: Sunday, December 16
Time: 1-5PM
Place: Pedal Power Bike & Ski
176 Great Rd, Acton MA 01720


We look forward to this event, for the many old friends who drop in just to say hello. And if you're a new friend, we'd love to see you too. Come on by for food, goodies, cider, eggnog and fun.

Hope to see you Sunday,
Joyce, John, & the Gang at Pedal Power

We’ve Done it Again!

We all know that the first day of winter is the “shortest day of the year”, and that’s still a couple of weeks away. But we’ve all just survived what seems to me a more important milestone: the earliest sunset of the year. As of today, December 9th, sunset begins to get later each day. Today’s sunset in Boston is at 4:11:39 pm, a second later than yesterday. Yeah!!

So why will the “shortest day of the year” not occur until December 21st? Because until then, the sun also RISES later, by more than the sunsets. Today, the total length of available daylight will be 9:09:24, and sunrise was at 7:02:15 am. On the 21st the sun will rise at 7:10:24 and set at 4:15:04, giving us 9:04:40 of daylight, 4:44 less than today. But note that by then, the sunset will already be 3:22 later.

So celebrate. As of today, we’ve made it past the darkest afternoon of the year.

NEHSCA Kids Mountain Bike Team

December 10. 2018 at 6:30 pm, Pedal Power will host a reception for our NEHSCA cycling group. Female and male riders, grade 5 to 12, are welcome,

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Just In - Wahoo Kickr Trainers at Pedal Power

Wahoo makes the indoor cycle trainer you really want. Smooth, quiet, elegant, precise, QUIET! (Did I mention that It's really quiet?) Wahoo Trainers have it all, and we have all of them at Pedal Power Bike & Ski.

You can see a video HERE:

Offer #2. Thinking of upgrading to Carbon wheels?

It's the single biggest performance boost you can give your bike, and this is definitely the time. Buy any pair of Boyd Carbon wheels and receive up to $550 in bonus products. American designed and assembled Boyd wheels, are as good as they get. They're available for road bikes, tri bikes, and mountain bikes, disc brakes or rim brakes, QR or thru-axle. Many of our people already use them. Order any pair at the regular price and you'll receive up to $550 of freebies:

A. Tires & tubes or tubeless setup

B. Ultegra road, or XT Mtn 11 speed cassette

C. Boyd cycling kit - jersey and bib shorts

D. Premium quality double wheelbag

E. Disc rotors (if applicable)
This is a 1-Day Black Friday Sale Only November 23rd.

Offer #3. Save 25% on Specialized Parts & Accessories

All Specialized brand parts and accessories are on sale EXCEPT Roval Carbon wheels or ANGI helmets. This includes regular helmets, saddles, shoes, tires, pumps, computers, gloves, shorts, jerseys ... and everything else.

This is a 1-Day Cyber Monday Sale Only November 26th.

One, Two, Three Sales from Pedal Power

As this exciting Holiday period begins, Pedal Power Bike & Ski has great sale news for you.

We've got 3 short term sales on or about Black Friday

Offer #1. Save up to $400 on Trek bicycles.

This sale includes all Trek bikes, even Trek e-Bikes like the Super Commuter+ 8S shown below.

November 23 – November 26 ONLY!

For more info click HERE:

#ShopSmall With Us!

November 24 is Small Business Saturday. ❤️ Stop by Pedal Power Bike & Ski and let us remind you why shopping locally is the best! 🛍 Stop by Pedal Power Bike & Ski on Nov 24

Peter Sagan vs. Grandma Joan

Are you faster than the World Champion, Peter Sagan? With a Turbo e-bike from Pedal Power Bike & Ski, you could be.

Are you faster than the World Champion, Peter Sagan? With a Turbo e-bike, you could be. Test a Turbo e-Bike Today: #itsyouonlyfaster M...

Test a Turbo

The more you pedal, the more power it puts out. Test ride a Specialized Turbo Como. Stop by Pedal Power Bike & Ski to test ride a Turbo today!

Boy August 10th was Beautiful!

It was 85 degrees and sunny when we went for a ride on Wednesday: a perfect August day. What, it wasn’t August? Okay, it was a perfect September day. What? What? It wasn’t September either? What’s going on here? You mean we can have gorgeous weather like this in October? Well whatever month it was, that was as nice a day for a bike ride as I can imagine.

October or not, that big flock of geese still seemed very happy to be here. Add in the changing foliage, and Fall can be one of the best times to ride in New England.

Denizens of the Bike Trail

It may be the first day of Fall, but Nature is still full of life around here. We spotted this fellow next to the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail at around 2pm Saturday, September 22nd. Yes, he's shy and hidden, but there is something there.

Closed for Labor Day

Pedal Power will be closed Monday, September 3rd in observance of Labor Day. Go for a nice bike ride; that's what we'll be doing.

J&J and the Gang at Pedal Power Bike & Ski

Summer Bike Blowout

At the same time. we're also having our Summer Bike Blowout at even better sale prices. Save up to $1000, on great bikes.

Check the list here:

Save Double on NO Salestax Weekend !

On No Salestax Weekend, August 11 - 12, Pedal Power Bike & Ski will


and Save You DOUBLE the Salestax Off for Every non-sale item in stock. Bikes, car racks, clothing, helmets ... EVERYTHING*!

* Except for Boyd & Copenhagen Wheels, which we are not permitted to discount. And by paying in full this weekend, you'll still save the salestax on those, and even on non-sale special order items.

Click here for details:

Extended Family Out for an Evening Stroll

The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail is popular with all kinds of users. Here's a family out for a stroll on Tuesday evening, June 26th. Notice the "uncle" who's already across. Meanwhile, there was another family having a swim off to the right.

A number of riders stopped and waited for this group to pass. Should we consider that politeness, or caution?

What Do We Want ... Blood? Yes!

Support FOPP Dave Christmas and the Acton Lion's Club, while doing a good deed, and possibly saving someone's life.

Faunicentric? ... Not Us!

We're just as happy to be floricentric. We spotted these right along the side of the trail on Sunday evening June 10th, 2018. Flowers can certainly be striking too. Can you identify it?

Shh ... Mother Turtle at Work

A mother turtle who has lived behind our store for years, is still there, still laying eggs. Happily, the trail doesn't seem to bother her at all. Actually, there are at least two: a painted turtle and a snapper. Be on the lookout when you ride by!

Closed Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, Pedal Power Bike & Ski will be closed on Monday, May 28th 2018. Some of us will actually be marching in parades, and I bet there's a parade in your town too.

J&J and the Gang

Nature Anyone?

Have you taken advantage of Acton's newest nature trail? I'm referring to the newly completed Acton section of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail. I took this picture right from the trail on Monday, May 22nd at about 7:30 pm. We also got a great concert from the bullfrogs that evening. Unfortunately, I couldn't get my phone out quickly enough to catch the gorgeous red wing blackbird posing on a dead tree stump. I suspect I'll get another chance pretty soon.

What wildlife have you observed?

Chillin' at the Orchard

In spite of the fact that it looks too perfect to be true, this is a real picture (not from an ad agency) of her new bike, just sent in by one of our real customers. Pretty neat!

Staring Down an Elk From a Specialized Crosstrail

That's my son Justin (on the left, for those of you who are not sure!). 15 minutes later, the elk left . Who should we say won?

Last chance to win a $50 gift card. Winner will be chosen on Friday! Enter today.

Need a lock or a some new tires? During our Spring Sale we are excited to be giving away a $50 gift card. Winner will be chosen on April 13th so enter today!

Malen on the Bruce Freeman/ 2A Flyover on Opening Day


Here's a video shot this morning (4/3/18) of our Malen crossing the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail 2A flyover LEGALLY! It's officially OPEN as of today. That makes a total of almost 12 miles you can ride right now.

We all owe a great debt of gratitude to the genuinely persistent and dedicated volunteers who pressed forward on this for many years, and to the elected officials who helped bring it to fruition. Thank you also to the townfolk along the route who supported the project throughout the tedious process.

And it's not over yet. Construction of the section in West Concord is well along, and there are follow up plans for the flyover link spanning Rt 2, as well as further extension into Lowell.

You can probably tell, WE'RE EXCITED!

Need a new helmet? Or a tune-up? During our Spring Sale we are excited to be giving away a $50 gift card. Winner will be chosen on April 13th so enter today!

Be sure to stop by and help us celebrate 43 years of being a part of this amazing community. We will be offering lots of discounts on bikes and cycling accessories. Click to view our sale fyler #bikegear #bikesale #cyclinglife

Bikes Never Change - Part 2

What else has changed? Well, pretty much everything. How about the saddles? OMG, they’re so much better you’ll hardly believe the difference. We stock over 150 different versions, so you KNOW we believe they’re important.

Now, if you wish, you can do all of your shifting electronically instead of mechanically; all you do is press a button to shift. This results in greater shifting precision, improved rider attention, and reduced fatigue. I certainly love mine.

Almost all of our road bikes have at least 10 gears in the back, but all the better ones have 11. This increased number means that the power steps are smaller, shifting is quicker, and it’s easier to find precisely the exertion level you want.

Wheels are lighter and stronger; we rarely need to change broken spokes, a common chore 10 years ago. And don’t get me started on carbon rims. They’re not a cheap option, but they increase comfort, improve power, and reduce weight. I REALLY love mine. And now some bikes are coming with thru-axles in the wheels, instead of quick-releases: just as fast to change, but stronger, and possibly lighter.

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Videos (show all)

Merle Grey at 12 Weeks Old
Roller Racing at Pedal Power
Santa Himself Reads Twas the Night Before Christmas
Malen on the Bruce Freeman/ 2A Flyover on Opening Day
The GURU Dynamic Fit System in Action
The Rte 2A Flyover Progresses
Rail Trail Flyover Nov 17, 2016
Watch the BFRT grow





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