Bravo Bike Celebrate Our 20th Anniversary!
26th July 2019
Twenty years ago our owner, Kaspar Winteler, saw a need in Madrid for a new way to show people the city, the cycling scene was just beginning to grow then and the city needed more bikes. Here we stand 20 years later, still proving to locals and tourists our passion for cycling and travel. Be it a 2 or 3 hour City Tour of Madrid, perhaps a whole day spent exploring Toledo or Segovia, or maybe even a week or more practicing cycle tourism on the Camino de Santiago or somewhere else in the world.
We at Bravo Bike are dedicated to being a part of the progression of urban transport in support of cycling, and to ensuring our clients have a great time in the saddle, whether it’s for a few hours or several days. And we’ve got a ton of experience. Do you even remember the end of the 1990s? Some of the hit songs we were listening to included I Want It That Way (the Backstreet Boys) and That Don’t Impress Me Much (Shania Twain). Musical tastes aside, from the day we opened the doors of Bravo Bike, Kaspar and the rest of the team have been devoted to taking care of everyone who comes to visit the shop. Don’t take our word for it, check us out on Trip Advisor or Google and see what other people have to say.
So how do we keep things magical after 20 years? We look to inspiration in texts like this:
Cycling is possibly the greatest and most pleasurable form of transport ever invented. It’s like walking only with one-tenth of the effort. Ride through a city and you can understand its geography in a way that no motorist, contained by one-way signs and traffic jams, will ever be able to. You can whiz from one side to the other in minutes. You can overtake £250,000 sports cars that are going nowhere fast. You can park pretty much anywhere. It truly is one of the greatest feelings of freedom one can have in a metropolitan environment. It’s amazing you can feel this free in a modern city.
Daniel Pemberton, The Book of Idle Pleasures
Well this year we’re focusing on diving deeper into cycle vacations but don’t worry, our heart will always belong to Madrid. In an effort to liven things up a bit (we’re celebrating!) we’re going to change a few things, stay tuned for electric bikes and tapas (because what could be a better evening plan than savoring the Spanish cuisine, working up a good appetite first?), coming soon!
En fin, what we’re trying to say is, if you haven’t come by to visit us yet, what are you waiting for? Our tours and rentals aren’t just for tourists, they’re for anybody who wants to learn some fascinating history and culture about our beloved city, Madrid, its surrounding areas and beyond. We offer tours in Spanish, English, French and German (for starters).
Cheers to Ciclosfera for their recent post about Sprocket Man, a bicycling superhero introduced in the United States in the 1970s! Have a great weekend, and come cycle with us soon.