Brenna Kail - Heritage's New Coffee Director

Brenna Kail - Heritage's New Coffee Director

We are excited to announce that Brenna Kail has joined the Heritage team as our Coffee Director.  With our ever growing popularity amongst locals and tourists, compounded by our aggressive growth in the Chicago market [4-5 new shops in 18 months], we did not want to overlook anything, or make a misstep, as so many growing businesses do. Brenna has joined the Heritage family in order to keep our coffee program at its high standard, and to make sure every cup of coffee is served with the quality and consistency you have grown to appreciate and expect.

Here is Brenna in her own words:

"I would argue that my true coffee career began as a barista with Intelligentsia Coffee in the fall of 2009. Even though in my younger years I had a brief stint with Starbucks, my appreciation and interest for coffee was delayed for a bit.

I spent eight years after college building my management portfolio. I applied what I had studied at Kent State University and then what I was learning along the way to mold my management style. 

Finally I made it back to coffee. However, this time it was going to be much different. During my six years with Intelligentsia, I completed their barista training program, I was a Retail Manager for three years and a Green Coffee Buyer for two harvests. I've spent time in Honduras with producers on their coffee farms, wet mills and dry mills. Visiting origin really allowed me to see that coffee is a labor of love and an industry of which I'm proud.

In addition to these positions, I was asked to be on the opening teams for three new coffeebars. During that time I did several weeks of hands-on training for managers and staff. I was also a barista competitor for two seasons at SCAA's Barista Championship. These experiences allowed me to travel and to expand my knowledge of what coffee means throughout the nation.

No matter which industry it was, I focused on the intentions of the business and the positive results that can come from hard work. So naturally I admire Heritage for its desire to expand and its drive to create a family culture. I'm so happy to begin working with you and to meet all of the people who help keep these values alive."

Feel free to contact Brenna - brenna@heritagebicycles.com. 

May 04, 2016 by Michael Salvatore
Large Daisy - 7 speed - Floor Model

Large Daisy - 7 speed - Floor Model

http://www.heritagebicycles.com/collections/floor-model-sale

Ladies first! This is a large sized Daisy in a beautiful one-off salmon color, ready when you are. Fits riders from 5'4" up to 6' tall. 

This floor model includes:

• Durable powder-coat finish
• Velo-Orange Espresso plush saddle
• Tourist handlebars
• Oury Grips - made in the USA
• Schwalbe Delta Cruiser tires with K-Guard®
• Hand-built wheels, with double-wall alloy rims and double-butted spokes.
• 7-speed Nexus coaster brake hub.
• Add a font caliper brake for added comfort and security.
• FSA Duron Headset

Add a chain guardfront basket, or a Brooks Saddle and we'll install it for free.

January 11, 2016 by Michael Salvatore
2016 Floor Model Sale

2016 Floor Model Sale

It's Back!


Starting Monday Jan.11 we will be posting 1 bike a week in our annual floor model sale for the next 3 months. We have bikes of all styles and sizes and deals vary from 20%-50% off retail. 


The Rules!

  • We will send out an email with 1 bike per week. 
  • Each bike is lightly used or not used at all.
  • First come, first serve.
  • No returns.
  • Yes upgrades [Saddles, Grips, Racks, etc..]
  • Good Luck!

**Make sure to check your email for the latest sale**
January 08, 2016 by Michael Salvatore
20% More Cash To Spend This Season

20% More Cash To Spend This Season

Last week we announced FREE SHIPPING on ALL bikes. Today, we would like to announce the 20% cash back program for the holidays!

The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce has created the motherlode of gift cards. Simply select your card's value and you will immediately receive 20% of additional cash value loaded to the card. What does that mean? Well, as Heritage is a participating business, if you add $500 to your card you'll immediately have an additional $100 to spend on bikes, gear, coffee, and other accessories. #EVERYTHING And you don't have to live in Chicago to take advantage of this ridiculous deal, as the card works in-store, online, or by phone.

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Use code HOLIDAY37 to buy a $100 Lakeview Gift Card and receive a free $20 Bonus Card, up to $500 in Bonus Cards**

December 14, 2015 by Michael Salvatore

Black Friday sale at Heritage Bicycles

Black Friday is here.

We like you, so we put some of our curated riding gear on sale to make holiday shopping easier.


Heritage is giving you the opportunity to snag some exclusive kit for a deal. Equip yourself, or your favorite cyclist, in tailored pieces from Levi's Commuter, Parker Dusseu, POC, Cafe du Cycliste, and Heritage.

The clothing deals are available today (Friday) only, so scoop something up online (remember, free shipping!) Or swing by the main store on Lincoln, and grab a coffee while you shop.


Also, today only, use coupon code HERITAGETEES to get 20% off any of our super-soft tee shirts at checkout.
Designed for the urban cyclist, the Levi's Commuter™ line provides greater convenience, safety, mobility, and protection no matter how you roll. 
Show your love for Heritage with our branded clothing. No matter if you're racing, riding, or walking about the city, we have you covered.
Heritage has styles for men and women, for on the bike, or off.
November 27, 2015 by Alan Gagne
Heritage Outpost Morning, Noon, and Night!

Heritage Outpost Morning, Noon, and Night!

Heritage Outpost is coming up on our one year anniversary and we are excited to announce that we have expanded our menu to include alcohol. We will have a rotating drink list of craft beer, on tap and in bottles, artisan wines, and quality liquor. This month we have Union Beer Project on tap.

Along with serving on premise, we also have beverages available to take home with you. Our retail options will continue to grow so please check in often for a curated selection of beer and wine to bring home.

Extended Hours: Open until 10pm on weekends.

November 09, 2015 by Alan Gagne

Happy 3 Years to Us!...or, um, you?!

Instagram Giveaway

To celebrate our new location -- #heritageoutpost -- and our 3 year anniversary at Heritage Bicycles, we decided it’s a great time to give away a free bike! On Instagram, post a picture of “What do bikes and/or coffee culture mean to me?” The image with the most likes will win the free bike. To be eligible, mention @heritagebicycle AND use the hashtag#3YearHeritage. Contest ends Jan 31st at midnight.

January 22, 2015 by Michael Salvatore

Sawako Furuno - Helmets In Stock Now!

 

 

We all know safety and style don't always go hand-in-hand but thankfully Japanese designer and architect Sawako Furuno has produced a line of helmets to keep you looking and feeling good on the bike. Sawako is "Passionate about design, style and fashion, Sawako Furuno creates beautiful yet essential helmets to accompany stylish cyclists on their daily adventures". Bold textiles and classic prints are chic enough to turn-heads while protecting yours.

The helmets are EN1078 and CSPC certified so you can ride with confidence.  These lightweight helmets feature 11 air vents to keep a cool head while traversing the bike-lane. Quick fit adjustable dial fits most adults and makes it easy to fit different hair-styles or even a winter cap underneath. They now offer a smaller size incase their one-size-fits-most doesn't include you. Also featuring a great new winter accessory - the ear pad! These thick fleece lined ear pads attach to the straps and integrate perfectly with the helmet. This will keep you warm and enjoying the ride.

 

Don't wait to think about it because we are only bringing these in for a limited time. Sawako Furuno features small runs of unique styles, only available until they sell-out. Check them out!