Determined to keep riders all over from being stranded due to a simple equipment failure, Isaac Stewart started 24hourbikeshop.com as a method to supply riders with needed supplies – you guessed it, 24 hours a day. Currently Isaac’s fleet consists of many Bike Boxes and one vending machine after the second was removed at Red Rock Canyon, NV.
While the idea of a bicycle related vending machine isn’t new, the concept of the Bike Box is pretty intriguing. Basically a partnership with the store, restaurant, lodge, gas station, etc. that houses the box, customers are able to purchase needed supplies from outposts on or near popular rides. The idea of the box makes it a low cost investment and allows a no hassle way for businesses to get involved. A portion of all Bike Box sales goes to charity/cycling advocacy so not only are you getting yourself out of a bind, you’re helping others as well.
Bike Boxes and the Bike Vending machines carry all the needed cycling essentials such as tubes, c02’s, nutrition, patch kits, etc. Currently there are Bike Boxes in California, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, Maine, Texas, Vermont, and Washington. Check out 24hourbikeshop.com for the exact locations or suggest future locations that could use an emergency Bike Box!