Tuesday July 31, 2012 | 10:35 AM

If you're in the marked for a European-style bicycle, now is apparently the time to buy.

In a Facebook post today, Josh and Gillian Cridler, owners of Portland Velocipede, announced that 2012 will be the final year for the shop. The duo opened the 45 York St., Portland business in an old produce warehouse in March 2010.

They made an immediate mark around town with their funky bike event and fun, old-timey cruising bicycles.

As explanation for the closing, the post read: "The opportunity to renew our lease has put us at a crossroads, and for a variety of reasons we have chosen to close our shop."

The post went on to say that all in-stock bikes are now significantly reduced. Portland Velocipede carries brands like Linus, Pashley, Brompton, Gazelle, Babboe and others. They will continue to take special orders as long as the distributors have them in stock but the goal is to liquidate what they have in stock.

Accessories are between 20 and 50 percent off.

Portland Velocipede is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the cycling season.


About the Author

Karen Beaudoin lives in Portland and is the web editor for PressHerald.com.

Her Pedal On blog offers info, events and advice for people who love their bikes more than, well ... almost anything.

Get in touch at kbeaudoin@mainetoday.com

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