“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, April 7, 2008

It's Time For Group Rides!

All right - the time is finally here. March Madness is behind us, taxes will soon be done, and the weather is just getting more and more beautiful. So...it's time to start up our group rides. Rides will be starting next Monday, April 14. Here are the times, places, etc.

Monday*: Easy Ride (10-14 mph), 10-15 miles around the time trial course - Start at the zoo parking lot @ 5:30
Tuesday**: Moderate Ride (14-17 mph), 17-20 miles, route dependent on road construction - Start at the zoo parking lot @ 5:30
Wednesday: Off-road Ride - Meet at Buck Creek Trails @ 6:30
1st Thursday of the month - ABC time trial - meet at Tige Boat parking lot @ 6:30
2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month - Fast Ride (17+mph), 25-27 miles on Old Coleman Hwy.Meet at Lake Kirby ball fields @ 5:30
3rd Thursday of the month - criterium @ Shotwell Stadium parking lot @ 6:00

* If you joined in the Tuesday night ride last year, the Monday night ride is the one you want this year. We just switched the nights.
** If you rode with the Monday ride last year, then Tuesday is what you want now!

If you have any questions, feel free to email us using the link at the bottom or give us a call at the store. We are excited about getting started with the rides again and hope to see you there!

Friday, April 4, 2008

April Road Time Trial Results

Thanks to everyone who came out for the first road time trial of 2008. It was a beautiful evening to test your speed on the 10 mile course. Without further ado, here are the results:

1. Thomas Talley - 23.34
2. Bobby Griffith - 25.03
3. Richard McLemore - 25.27
4. Josh Brown - 25.29
5. Jason Frazee - 26.15
6. John Paul Barrundy - 26.16
7. Joel Thompson - 28.32
8. Paul Patterson - 29.01
9. Chuck Patton - 29.11
10. JR Brock - 30.17
11. Neal Anthony - 31.16
12. Allan Wilson - 31.43
13. Baylor Blessing - 33.16
14. Terry Essex - 35.46
15. Joel Whitman - 41.37

Good job, everyone! Can't wait to see how you do next month.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Time Trial

Remember, everyone - tonight is the first ABC Road Time Trial for 2008. Come on out and join us for the 10 mile loop. Meet at the Tige Boat parking lot on Hwy 36 across from the airport at 6:00 to register. The first rider will take off at 6:30. Please remember that Tige asked us to keep the warm-ups to the main parking area, not the roads that lead to the back of their shop. Also, remember to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Food Bank. This will be your entry fee and a great way to help out a good cause! Come on out and see how you're doing on your bike. If you think you'll be too slow, don't worry about it - we just like to have fun and enjoy riding our bikes. It will be a great chance to see how you are doing right now and then work to improve it.

We're looking forward to seeing you there. Check back on the blog tonight or tomorrow for results. Happy riding!