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Gravel Metric ride comes to NIU

By Kelly Marshall | April 8, 2013

North Central Cyclery, 534 E. Lincoln Highway is taking to the gravel this May. The fourth annual Gravel Metric ride will take place on May 26. According to the North Central Cyclery’s website, the Gravel Metric ride is a 62-mile ride that is designed...

NIU provides ‘healthy, fun activity’ with Homecoming 5k Run/Walk

By Hailey Kurth | October 5, 2011

Those looking to get a little active during homecoming celebrations have the opportunity to participate in NIU's Homecoming 5K Run/Walk.The event is scheduled for 7:45 a.m. Oct. 15."We're trying to provide a healthy, fun activity in the early morning...

Tobie DePauw, manager of North Central Cyclery, displays different types of bike taillights Thursday afternoon inside his shop at 534 Lincoln Highway.

Daylight saving time ends, puts spotlight on bike safety

By Shaun Zinck | November 4, 2010

Jeff Johnson started noticing a dangerous trend with bicyclists around DeKalb: inadequate reflective lights and clothing. Johnson, who works for North Central Cyclery, 534 E. Lincoln Highway, said it was two weeks ago when he witnessed several close calls...

Laura Klein, junior art education major, and Missy Eymann, senior illustration major, listen as North Central Cyclery owner Tobie DePauw speaks about bicycle brakes during Ladies Night at the shop.

Tips and tricks at cycle shop’s 2nd annual ladies’ night

By Kyla Gardner | October 14, 2010

Next time you hear tires squeal on your way to class, that biker trying to avoid pedestrians is either riding a professional-class bicycle or a cheap one. NIU students and DeKalb community members learned this and more facts, tips and tricks about bike...