“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, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

We hope you have a great Memorial Day. We remember all those who gave their lives so that we might enjoy our freedom. We're thankful for your sacrifice.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

As many of you know, friend and fellow rider, Susan Gerred was struck and killed yesterday while on her bike.

http://www.reporternews.com/news/2010/m ... -car-dies/


We would like to thank each and every person who has reached out to express their respects for Susan during this time. She was a special person who will be missed.

It is our understanding that the funeral will be held in Quanah, TX which is the hometown of her parents. There are cards here at BikeTown that all of you are welcome to sign and express your thoughts and regrets to her family. We would like to deliver the cards on Saturday.

Blessings on all of you during this time.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Buck Creek Time Trial Results

This past Saturday at the trails was a lot of fun! Thanks to everyone who showed up to ride in the time trial. A special thanks to Greg and Michelle Allen for getting everything together this time.

Here are the results. Make sure and scroll down after the results to see some pictures from the event.

Adult Results (5 miles)
1. Luke Allen - 24:21
2. Josh Brown - 26:09
Gary Fraser - 26:09
4. Greg Allen - 27:14
5. Jim MacDonald - 27:41
6. Luke Hughes - 28:12
7. Tracy Jarvis - 29:24
8. Bryce Bedford - 29:54
9. Steven Riley - 31:17
10. Todd Sage - 32:25
11. Ricky Wallace - 33:07
12. Chris Smith - 34:38
13. Greg Bass - 39:45
Brian Miller - DNF (Flat)

Kids' Results (4 miles)
1. Claire Allen - 28:14
2. Jackson Talley - 34:10
3. Maggie Allen - 36:30
4. David Earls - 37:00 (accidentally did the adult course)
5. Bianca Dos Santos - 37:14
6. Shane Mize - 39:14
7. Troy MacDonald - 43:02
Alex Ussery - DNF

Great job, everyone! We can't wait to do it again!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Buck Creek Time Trial Is On!

Thankfully, the rain has held off, so the time trial scheduled for tomorrow afternoon at Buck Creek Trails will take place. Come join us for a fun event, some music, and hot dogs. If you have any questions about it, feel free to give us a call. Hope to see ya there!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Buck Creek Time Trial

The Abilene Bicycling Club is having an off-road time trial at 4 p.m. this Saturday, May 22nd, at Buck Creeks Trails. The course will be 5 to 6 miles long, and marked for pre-riding by 2 p.m. After the time trial there will be hot dogs on the grill for anyone there who wants to eat. Everyone is welcome! Even if you don't ride, come on out and cheer the riders on! There is no charge for the event.

Obviously, the weather will determine if the time trial happens. Let's hope the trails are good and dry by Saturday. Check back here or on our website's forum to see if it's a go on Saturday. Hope to see everyone out there!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Shop Rag

Did you know that we send out The Shop Rag every week to people on our email list? Why would you want to know this, you ask? Well...The Shop Rag has a list of our weekly group rides on it, as well as various other information you might be interested in. Best of all, it offers a weekly special that can be printed out and brought in to be used that week in our store. If you are not on our email list but would like to be, just send us a quick email and we'll add you to The Shop Rag list. Our email is at the bottom of the blog, or, better yet - just click here: biketownabilene@yahoo.com

Friday, May 7, 2010

May ABC Time Trial Results

Wooh - it was windy last night, but we still had a good group of people show up for the time trial. Here are the results:

1. Gaylon Knowlton - 23:43
2. Josh Brown - 25:01
3. Richard Linebaugh - 26:49
4. Mark Rogers - 27:04
5. Greg Allen - 27:53
6. JR Brock - 28:25
7. Mike Geranis - 28:41
8. Craig Jones - 28:51
9. Paul Patterson - 29:15
10. Adam Gerow - 29:54
11. Mike Sparks - 30:13
12. Jim Kuntz - 30:50
13. Manny Cortez - 32:18
14. Luke Allen - 32:20
15. Mark Sterling - 32:24
16. Ben Galinak - 32:41
17. Brian Johnson - 33:27
18. Robert Kasper - 34:48
19. Ricky Kyker - 35:23

Thanks for coming out. See ya next month!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Time Trial Tonight!

Just a reminder - it's the first Thursday of the month, so the ABC Road Time Trial will take place tonight! Click on any of the time trial posts if you need directions. Sign in at 6 - first rider takes off at 6:30!