The drive-through bike wash, except that you watch from the window inside the shop

My Space: A Drive-Thru Bike Wash And Shop

When I was a kid in the US, I looked forward to trips to the drive-through car wash. It was like a fun amusement park ride. My father would make sure all our windows were closed before driving through a mysterious tunnel. My sister and I watched in delight as swirly contraptions drenched, soaped, and scrubbed our car. It was shiny and new again as we drove out of the tunnel.

There are a few compact versions here in the Philippines, but there’s one wash shop that recently caught my eye—Bike Rx in Westgate Filinvest, a one-stop shop for bikers.

For bikes that need a quick wash, park your ride in this little entrance.
Left: Trader Juan’s. Right: Bike Rx
Edwin Mendoza, bike enthusiast and owner of Bike Rx

After your marathon or vigorous bike ride, you park your bike at the small tunnel, which is similar to drive-through car washes, except that you watch from the window inside the shop. You may take a shower at the customer lounge. When both you and your bike are spic-and-span, you may shop for parts and accessories or ask a bike doctor to check on your ride.

Buy a new bike or have yours tuned up here.
The drive-through bike wash, except that you watch from the window inside the shop
Drive-through bike wash
–> This way to the shower area for humans

A lot of loyal customers stop by Bike Rx right before heading home after a marathon to avoid getting in trouble with the missus. It’s better than coming home with muddy tires and their equally muddy selves.

Bikes of all sizes are welcome!

Opening soon: Trader Juan’s
Sneak peek: Trader Juan’s is the café-resto next to Bike Rx, where bike enthusiasts can eat and hang out while waiting for their bikes to get fixed.

Coming soon: Trader Juan’s coffee shop right next to Bike Rx. You may grab a quick meal and coffee with fellow bike enthusiasts. Just like Bike Rx, Trader Juan’s interiors are by Cheri Roberto, who I recently featured in My Space. And if it’s by Cheri Roberto, you’re guaranteed it’s Instagram-worthy.

Have you stopped by this shop in Alabang, bikers?

January 27, 2017

Bike Rx is located at Westgate Filinvest, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.