“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.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Remember - Group Rides Start Monday!

Just a reminder that our group rides are starting this Monday, March 29. The first ride will be the easy to moderate road ride. Meet at Nelson Park in the zoo parking lot. Be ready to leave on the ride at 6:00 pm. Remember your helmets! If you've never participated in our group rides, this is a good one to start with. No one is left behind, and it will be a comfortable pace. Hope to see you there!
For the rest of the group ride schedule, scroll down a couple blog posts and it will be listed.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Become our Fan

Just putting in a shameless plug for our store. If you are on Facebook, look us up under pages and become our fan. Then feel free to leave us messages or join in the discussions. While you're at it, check out our website as well: www.biketown.com There's always fun stuff going on in the forum. All right - shameless plug over. Thanks!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Group Rides Starting Back Up Next Week!

Looking for a group to ride with? We will be starting our group rides back up next week. There will be both road and off-road rides. Here is the tentative schedule:

Monday: Road Ride
Easy to Moderate Pace, 15-25 miles
Meet at the Zoo parking lot
6:00 pm

Tuesday: Off-road Ride
Beginner level (bring the kids!)
Meet at Buck Creek Trails in the parking lot
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Thursday: Road Ride
Fast Pace, 20+ miles
Meet at the ballpark parking area at Kirby Lake
6:00 pm

Saturday: Road Ride
Morning ride, time and place to be determined

Off-road Ride
Beginner/Intermediate level
Meet at Buck Creek Trails in the parking lot
4:00-5:00 pm

Sunday: Off-road Ride
Beginner/Intermediate level
Meet at Buck Creek Trails in the parking lot
4:00-5:00 pm

On our rides, no one is left behind. The ride leaders will make sure that everyone makes it back to the meeting place. The times listed are the times the ride LEAVES the meeting spot. Please arrive early enough to be ready to go at the listed time.
We'll get these rides started next week! We'd love to see all of you join in. Invite your friends!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Steam-N-Wheels 2010 Packet Pick-up

Due to the furlough today of some city employees, packet pick-up for Steam-N-Wheels is happening at BikeTown. You can also register for the ride at the store today. It is looking like the weather for the ride will be less than ideal. Plan on dressing quite warmly. It's going to be cold. The race director said that unless it snows, the ride is on. But it never snows in Abilene, right? So come on by and get ready for the ride tomorrow! And if you need some last-minute cold weather gear, come see what we have in stock. All warmers, headgear, tights, long-sleeve jerseys, and jackets are 25% off, so it is definitely worth a trip. A new piece of gear might be just what you need to get through the ride tomorrow!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tour de Gap 2010

Mark your calendars now! The Tour de Gap 2010 will take place on Saturday, July 24 at the Old Settlers' Reunion Grounds in Buffalo Gap. Make plans to be there! Get your friends to join you! It will be a great ride benefiting a great cause. Once again, all proceeds will benefit the Food Bank of West Central Texas. The routes will be the same as last year, starting and ending at the pavilion area of the reunion grounds. We're looking forward to seeing everyone out there!

Here are the links to the routes:

The 77 mile route is split into two parts or laps. Please make sure you look at both!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Steam-N-Wheels 2010

Steam-N-Wheels is this Saturday, March 20. Make sure and show up at Nelson Park by the zoo entrance and be ready to ride in one of the first rides of the 2010 season. It looks like it will be a cool morning (weather is forecasting a high of 50 for the day), so wear those layers! If you haven't registered yet, no worries. They'll have on-site registration from 8 to 9:45 that morning. The ride will start at 10:00 am. As usual, BikeTown will have a spot set up to provide wrenching for those who need it. Look for Jim if you need any last-minute bike adjustments.
If you need more info about the ride, go to www.abilenetx.com/Recreation/documents/2010BikeRaceEntryForm.pdf

Hope to see you there!

Blog Break Over

There has been a bit of a blog break around these parts, in case you haven't noticed. Of course, there might be all of 5 readers of this thing in which case, the anticipation of a new blog post probably isn't all that high. Even so, we just want to let you know that the break is over. There will be some new, hopefully regular, posts coming soon. This week, even! So - stay tuned, read the posts, and feel free to leave comments so we know someone is out there. :)
Comment moderation is turned off, but there is comment verification (that fun little part where you get to type in the letters and numbers). Hopefully, this is all we'll need to keep all the spam comments out.