After 6 1/2 years on Balboa Blvd., Bent Up Cycles is moving. Our new address is 11522 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, California, 91601. (on Google Maps, it is the Lawn Mower shop). The new building offers us many advantages over our Balboa location.
First, it is larger. With 3500 square feet of space, we will move Carbent HPV production in-house and still have more space than our old shop. It is also an empty shell, so we can set up the premises to meet our specific needs (yes, there will still be a sitting area and we will be expanding the kitchen). Our goal is to set up a wall-mounted big screen TV for presentations, movie nights and such. We will also have more space to run a variety of clinics.
The new location is easier to access. We will be 1/4 mile off of the 170 Freeway, and four blocks from the Orange Line/Red Line center in North Hollywood. Burbank is a “mellow” street compared to Balboa, making the shop easier to find.
The new shop has great access to cycling. The quiet neighborhood behind the shop is ideal for short test rides any time of the week. The Orange Line bike lane is three blocks away for extended test rides. Finally, we are close to Griffith Park for more scenic shop rides (there is also great cycling up on Mulholland to the south, and in the Foothills to the north).
Finally, the shop is close to the North Hollywood Arts District (“NoHo”). NoHo features many restaurants, theater and such. Let’s face it, it’s a bit more of a destination location than the Van Nuys airport! 🙂
Construction is going on right now, and we will be moving in over the Thanksgiving weekend. We are open at the current shop through next Wednesday. We intend to re-open for business on Wednesday, December 1st, in the new shop. We will be closed for business all of Thanksgiving weekend, as well as Tuesday, Nov. 30th.
We look forward to seeing you in our new shop! We will set up an open house in the near future, and let everyone know the time and date. In the meantime, thank you for your continued support over the years. We are confident that this new location will allow us to serve you better. Happy holidays!