Ride for $5! Day

Shop is CLOSED Wed. August 31st!

RIDE FOR $5! DAY sponsored by Mello Velo Bicycle Shop

Visit us at the Great New York State Fair! We will be to the right of the Main Gate by Toyota’s exhibit.

Details are available here. 9:30AM Group Ride departing from the Salt Museum at Onondaga Lake Park. All day 8/31: half price Fair Admission if you ride your bicycle there! Free Bike Valet within the Fair Gates. UPSTATE helmet giveaway!

6 Days til Ride for $5 Day!

Local funny guy Jeff Kramer will be joining us on our group ride 8/31.

Local funny guy Jeff Kramer will be joining us on our group ride 8/31.

Upstate has announced they will be giving away adult and child-sized helmets while supplies last on the FIRST annual RIDE FOR $5 DAY!

Are you or your children in need of a new helmet? Is your helmet more than 3 years old, or has it sustained a crash? Upstate will be joining us during the Ride for $5 Day giving away adult- and child-sized bicycle helmets for FREE!

Look for Upstate both at the start of the group ride which leaves at 9:30 a.m. at the Salt Museum at Onondaga Lake and ends at the Fair, but also by Mello Velo Bicycle Shop’s tent at the Fair by Toyota’s exhibit. “We will continue to give away the helmets that day starting at 10 a.m. at the State Fair, while supplies last,” said DiBiase. The helmet giveaway is courtesy of Upstate’s Trauma Services with additional funding from Upstate Foundation through its Friend in Deed Campaign and The Advocates for Upstate Medical University.

Not sure if you need to replace your helmet? More info available here:
Looking for a particular style? Visit us at the shop for a great selection of affordable helmets, including helmets from Kali Protectives which offer lifetime crash replacement!

Pre-register/more info for the 9:30am group ride here:

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Ride for $5! Bike to the Fair Day

So excited to be part of this great new event!

Wednesday, August 31st is the Ride for $5 Day. For one day only, cyclists who ride their bike to the Fair will get half-price Fair Admission ($5!) and FREE secure VIP valet bike parking inside the Fair gates (operated by yours truly)! You can visit us all day WEDNESDAY at our Bike Tent at the Fair!

JOIN us for a Group Ride to the Fair departing from the Salt Museum at 9:30am. Register here for the group ride.


Ride for $5! (Wednesday, August 31) Details

9:30AMRide for $5! Group Ride departs from the Salt Museum at Onondaga Lake Park (registration required).

ALL DAY: Bike to the Fair Day - $5 Admission. All cyclists must enter through the Main Gate with their bicycle to receive half-off admittance.

ALL DAYFREE Bike Valet inside the Fairgrounds! Bring your bike right through the Main Gate into the secure, VIP bicycle check provided by Mello Velo, behind Toyota’s Exhibit.

ALL DAY: Visit Mello Velo Bicycle Shop’s Info Tent outside the Science & Industry Buildingfor all things BICYCLE!

  • FREE light adjustments and lube
  • Bicycle repair and product demonstrations (schedule forthcoming)
  • Bike accessories and goodies
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