“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.” ~John F. Kennedy

Here at BikeTown we couldn’t agree more. We love riding our bikes and want to help as many people as we can love riding their bikes, too.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Bike Use and Care Workshop

For those of you who want to find out a little bit more about how to use and take care of your bicycle, this workshop is for you! It will be held at BikeTown on Saturday, November 3, from 9:00 -10:00 am. Coffee and a little breakfast snack will be provided. There is a small fee of $10 per participant to cover the cost of some items you will be using during the workshop. There are only a few spots left, so contact us soon by email or phone to get your name on the list. When we fill all the spots we will start a waiting list and let those people get first chance at the next workshop.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Buck Creek Time Trial Results

Thanks to everyone who came out and tried the trail at Buck Creek. It was a beautiful afternoon for a ride and we had quite a few people do their best to be the best at Buck Creek this year. Thanks to the Abilene Bicycling Club for providing all the yummy food for the event. We appreciate it! Thanks also to Greg Allen, Andrew Andress, Gary Fraser, and Donna Dorsett for organizing the event and getting the word out. It was a great time and I'm sure lots are looking forward to the next one. All right, now on to why you are really reading this. Here are the results:

1. Andrew - 26.46
2. Drew - 26.49
3. Greg - 27.13
4. Luke - 27.15
5. Gary - 27.23
6. JR - 27.57
7. Jim - 28.28
8. Steve - 29.29
9. Brandon - 30.44
10. Chris - 31.54
11. Martin - 32.43
12. Richard - 32.58
13. Nathan - 34.51
14. Bob - 36.08
15. David - 36.11
16. Sterling - 36.31
17. John - 40.10
18. Jason - 40.33
19. Hayden - 40.40
20. Matt - 40.57
21. Cheyne - 51.38
22. John* - 1.07.56

*Unicycle rider

After the time trial there was a Kids' Kup held in the parking area. All the kids who participated did great - good job guys! Can't wait to see all of y'all out on the trails!

Thanks also need to go out to Buzzy and Carolyn Andress for helping with the grills. Everything sure was delicious. Thanks to Thad Carey and Michelle Allen for timing all the riders. We couldn't have done it without you. A special thanks to Richard Valdez - you put in a ton of time maintaining the trails and for that we are very appreciative - it's one of the best places around to ride off-road.

For those of you who would like a copy of your start or finish picture, email us at biketownabilene@yahoo.com and we'll email you a copy.

Friday, October 26, 2007

More Info on Buck Creek Trails Time Trial

This Sunday, October 28th, make plans to be at Buck Creek Trails for an off-road time trial. Buck Creek Trails is located on East Lake Road just across the street from the water treatment plant. The trails are on the east side of the road. Plan on parking outside of the fence since the normal parking area will be in use for other activities during the time trial. Food and drinks will be provided free of charge. Bring the kids with you and load their bikes up, too. When the time trial is drawing to a close, a Kid's Kup will be held in the parking area. The time trial fun starts at 2:00 pm with the Kids Kup starting around 3:00 or 3:30, depending on how many riders are still out on the trail. (If mountain biking isn't your thing, bring your road bike and enjoy a spin out around Ft. Phantom Lake.) Come on out, enjoy riding the trails in the beautiful weather, and see if you can post the best time at Buck Creek this year. Hope to see ya there and remember - helmets are required.

Good luck to everyone riding or running in the Habitat for Humanity run/ride on Saturday!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Buck Creek Trails Time Trial

Abilene Bicycling Club & BikeTown


Sunday October 28, 2007

2:00 pm

At The Buck Creek Trails



For more information, and trail selection for the time trial call 677.2453 or come by Biketown at 1433 S. 1st in Abilene.

Check back on the blog for more detailed information later this week.

Friday, October 12, 2007

We love riding our bikes!

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.” ~John F. Kennedy

Here at BikeTown we couldn’t agree more. We love riding our bikes and want to help as many people as we can love riding their bikes, too.

If you already love riding your bike, stop by our store and see what gear we have to make that love affair with your bike even better.

If you are frustrated with your ride, bring it in and let us help you fix it up. Our bike technicians have over 100 years of experience among them. We will make you happy with your bike and how it rides.

If your bike has been sitting in the garage for years and is calling for you to take it for a spin, ride it by us first so that we can make sure it is safe and ready to ride.

If you are just starting out with the whole bicycle thing, come talk to us. We love to help start people down the road of cycling enjoyment.

We really just love riding our bikes and want you to come along for the ride!