Idle Times Bike Shop Inc. opened its doors in 1981 in the Town Center Plaza in N. Eastham, MA. The original owners were Donald and his father, Harold Watson. Their vision was to operate Idle Times as a family-friendly bike store. They successfully operated several locations for twenty-five years along the bike trails on the Cape.
Peter Noble-Cass, the new owner, worked with the original owners for almost 20 years. He began his employment while in the ninth grade at Nauset Regional High School and worked both part and full-time while working on his Masters Degree and PHD. Peter's love of bicycling over the years lured him to take over the business when they decided to retire. With his background in bicycle racing and touring, it was a natural fit.
The store has seen families grow up with us and now their children are our customers as well. This relationship with our customers is the very essence of how we operate our business and will continue into the next generation.
Speaking of new generations, Peter and his wife Rebecca now have their own young son, Jedidiah. You may see them in the shop from time to time as Jedidiah is starting his industry training at a very young age.
We Deliver Bike Rentals
Idle Times Bike Shop, Inc. is happy to offer you the convenience of delivery and pick-up of your rental bicycles throughout Cape Cod.
Special: Now offering free delivery of all weekly and multi-day rentals throughout the Lower Cape from Provincetown to Chatham.
Rent one or more bikes for a week here.
Welcome to Idle Times in Orleans
Idle Times Bike Shop, Inc. welcomes you to visit us at 29 Main Street, Orleans, MA, directly across from the Cape Cod Rail Trail. For almost a decade, Idle Times Bike Shop, Inc. has enjoyed serving you from this store location at the intersection of Main Street and Old Colony Roads next to the Hot Chocolate Sparrow.
We provide professional repair service on all makes of bikes, bike rentals, and sales of brand name bicycles and accessories. Among these brands, Idle Times offers Giant, Raleigh and Cannondale Bicycles. Please view our products page for information describing the other product brands that are offered in our Orleans Store.
We look forward to seeing our current friends and hopefully to making many new friends as the store develops and progresses. We hope that our Orleans store location will help us to better serve our customer base over a larger segment of the bike trail network. The same friendly and enthusiastic service you have come to expect from Idle Times is continued with our new staff. Idle Times Bike Shop, Inc. would like to thank all of its customers for their continued support. We look forward to seeing you at the new shop.
Idle Times Bike Shop Inc. is a full service bicycle business with four locations to serve all of your bicycling needs, including individual bike rentals and group rentals. We are located adjacent to the Cape Cod Rail Trail. Our main store, which is located at 4550 Rt. 6, N. Eastham, can provide complete repair service on all brands of bicycles including frame repairs; our seasonal locations can provide minor and emergency repairs.
Idle Times Bike Shop Inc. mechanics are certified by the Barnett Bicycle Institute, a nationally recognized training program in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We also have a certified USA Cycling Coach.
Our focus is family-oriented, but we stock high-end bike accessories, parts and bicycles and are knowledgeable in every facet of the sport of bicycling, including, but not limited to, proper fit techniques for custom frame building of Chromoly Tubing Bicycles. Our "NOBLE" frames are custom-built following an extensive fit and measuring process. The custom frames are built in our fully-equipped frame building shop.
We offer a complete line of bicycle accessories and bicycles by the best manufacturers. Please see our Products page for the products and brands we carry.
View our Events page for organized road rides and bike specials. Looking for a job? Check out our current employment listings.
Cape Cod is home to some of the best cycling in New England today. It is the home of the Cape Cod Rail Trail, a twenty-eight mile long network of bike paths. Idle Times Bike Shop Inc. is located adjacent to this trail, which has been completely renovated over the past two years by the Department of Environmental Management, Division of Forests and Parks.
Need directions and a map? If you would like additional information, please feel free to contact us.
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