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Getting Phat at The Bicycle Escape

If you are looking for a new bicycle in the Washington, DC area head over to The Bicycle Escape in Fredrick, MD. The guys and gals in the shop are absolutely a pleasure to deal with. They are also the area’s Phat Cycles dealer. What is a Phat Cycle? Phat Cycles is a manufacturer of some of the coolest beach cruisers and comfort bikes around.

The Bicycle EscapeThe Bicycle Escape

We ordered two of these from the good people at The Bicycle Escape. After doing a bunch of research on how to transport the bikes and which bike rack would work the best, we settled on the mounting system from Top Line Manufacturing. Beach cruisers are tough to transport because of their fenders and wide handle bars. We purchased two single bars (UG2500-1) online rather than try and use the multi-bike configuration that is available. This worked perfectly in the back of our Ford F-150.

Top Line Bike Rack with Beach Cruisers

Peg’s bike was the most impressive of the two. She chose the Aloha Mahalo in Pearl White with Beach Glass Blue trim in a 3-speed configuration. The bike is beautiful and colorful. The saddle is stitched with flowers in a gold thread that matches the rims. A neat safety feature of her bike is a set of rear facing marker lights that are motion activated.

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We plan on riding our Phat Cycles up and down the C&O bike path near Harpers Ferry, WV and Brunswick, MD. If you see us say, “Hi”. And if you want a Phat Cycle of your own then go visit The Bicycle Escape!


  1. I miss the C&O trail! Cool bikes, have fun.

  2. The bikes are indeed cool, Jamie. They take a little getting used to since you aren't leaning forward like on a traditional bike. Oh and then there is the coaster brake thingie....


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