“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.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tour de Gap Early Registration Deadline

Remember - the deadline for EARLY registration (and a lower price) for the Tour de Gap is this Saturday, July 3. Either have your form postmarked by then and mailed to the Food Bank of West Central Texas or drop your registration form off at BikeTown. We'll be open on Saturday until 3:00.

You can register for the ride up until about half an hour before the ride starts on July 24, but the price will go up from $25 to $30 after this Saturday. As always, riders 14 and under ride free with a paying adult.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Memorial Service for Susan Gerred

There will be a memorial service honoring Susan Gerred this Saturday, June 26 at 11 a.m. It will be held in the main auditorium at the Civic Center.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Cotton: Friend or Foe?

We all have our favorite t-shirt that gets pulled out of the closet every laundry cycle. It’s fine to wear that cotton t-shirt around the house or around the town, but when it comes time to get on your bike and go for a ride, that favorite cotton t-shirt is not your best bet. Cotton absorbs moisture extremely well. That might be good for a kitchen towel when you’re cleaning up a spill, but that’s not what you want to be wearing when you start sweating in our hot summer weather. What starts out as a nice cotton t-shirt at the beginning of your ride will end up a wet, heavy mess as it absorbs all the sweat from your ride. You really don’t want it to be trapping all that moisture against your skin. Instead of a cotton t-shirt, opt for a jersey made of a good wicking fabric. This fabric will “wick” or move your sweat away from your skin which will help cool you off and keep you drier. Yes, jerseys cost more than t-shirts, but they are worth their weight in gold on hot summer days. Take good care of them (line dry, not the dryer), and they’ll last a long time. They’ll also help you have a much more pleasant ride in the hot summer weather.

Come check out our BikeTown jerseys. We just got some more in stock!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

No Trail Ride Tonight

Due to the downpour earlier, there won't be a trail ride tonight. It's just too muddy. Join us next Tuesday night at the regular time.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Tour de Gap 2010

There is a new spot set up online for the Tour de Gap. If you would like more information about the ride, a registration form, route maps, etc. then head to http://www.tourdegap.wordpress.com/ for all things Tour de Gap.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

June Time Trial Results

Another time trial is in the books. Here are the results:

1. Richard McLamore: 24:10
2. Josh Brown: 24:19
Richard Linebaugh: 24:19
4. Paul Patterson: 25:22
5. Patrick Stevenson: 25:24
6. Jonathan Elswood: 26:43
7. Craig Jones: 27:14
8. Manny Cortez: 27:42
9. B.J. Baldridge: 29:19
10. Justin Brown: 30:07
11. Richard Chengson: 30:25
12. Brian Johnson: 30:54
13. Robert Kasper: 30:56
14. Mark Sterling: 31:30
15. Gary Pierce: 32:02
16. Mike Olson: 35:12
17. Joel Mikesell: 39:09

Thanks for showing up, everyone! See ya next month!

ABC Road Time Trial Tonight!

It's the first Thursday of the month which means there will be a road time trial tonight! As always, sign-up will be at 6:00 and the first rider will take off at 6:30 on the 10 mile loop. If you need directions, please click on the ABC Time Trial link on the left and scroll down a few posts. If you have questions, please feel free to give us a call. Hope to see a bunch of you out there!