Thursday, October 26, 2006


While it may have seemed like a cold and dreary day, it was a bright day for the future of Omaha and Council Bluffs cyclists. Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey, shown above, shovels dirt in the ceremonial ground breaking this morning on the Omaha river front. The bicycle and pedestrian bridge, pictured above, is scheduled to be done by November 2008. We were proud to represent at this mornings activities. Nice to see the city government starting to support a community in motion!


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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Winter Clothing Guide

Yep, it's almost that time of year again. So I'm re-posted my clothing guide. I've been using this sweet winter clothing guide for a long time and it's never let me down. Hopefully it will come in handy for some of you. The temp ranges are for off-road riding, if you're going out on the road dress for the next coldest range.

50-60 degrees ~ Cycling shorts with lycra knee warmers, short sleeve jersey with a sleeveless base layer undershirt, lycra arm warmers and full finger gloves. add windstopper vest for breezy or moist conditions.

40-50 degrees ~ Cycling shorts with lycra tights or leg warmers, long sleeve jersey with long sleeve base layer undershirt. Rain resistent/windproof jacket for breezy or moist conditions. Full finger windproof gloves.

30-40 degrees ~ Cycling shorts with thermal tights, long sleeve jersey with long sleeve baselayer undershirt, thermal jacket, winter cap, winter gloves and booties.
*Long sleeve jersey not needed with a thermal jacket.

20-30 degrees ~ Cycling shorts with thermal bib tights, long sleeve jersey with long sleeve baselayer undershirt, thermal jacket, winter cap, winter gloves and booties.

10-20 degrees ~ Cycling shorts with thermal bib tights and base layer bottoms, long sleeve jersey with long sleeve base layer undershirt, thermal jacket, winter cap, neck gator or balaclava, winter gloves and booties with toe heaters.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Chilly weekend, fun times!!!

The Trek Store/Highgear family was in full force at this weekends cyclocross event at Swanson Park in Bellevue. TREK/VW team rider Tony Wilhelm won the Cat 1-2-3 event both days. Trek KC store manager Tom Price won the Masters 35+ on Saturday and the Cat 3-4 race on Sunday. The Nebraska Cyclocross series resumes November 18/19 in Lincoln. If you would like to learn more about cyclocross, swing into the shop and chat with any one of our knowledgeable staff members.


Troy with Darin in tow



Men's category 1-2-3


Tony and Bill






Greg's got cowbell











Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Lot's of options this weekend

Another big weekend is on the books here in good 'ole Omaha. First up is the Ride the Best Demo Tour over at Lake Manawa State Park on Saturday. Ken and Steve will have the latest Trek, Fisher and Lemond bikes on site and ready to ride.

If racing's your thing, then come out to the opening round of the Nebraska Cyclocross series at Swanson Park in Bellevue. Your's truely helped design the course and I'm pretty psyched about it. If you've never seen cyclocross before you have to come and watch. It's great for spectating. Our buddies from the Trek Store in KC are coming up with their super pit set up (pictured above). Racing is Saturday and Sunday so come on out.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Breast Cancer Awareness Ride

Over $1400 were raised for the Breast Cancer Reasearch Foundation today. We had over 50 people for the first annual Breast Cancer Awareness Ride. Riders of all ages enjoyed a nice, but chilly, spin up the Keystone trail before heading back to the shop for coffee and cinnamon rolls.

All the staff would like to thank everyone that participated in the ride. We had more riders than any other shop in the nation!

Shirts, jerseys and arm warmers will be on sale throughout the month. A portion of the sales of these items goes towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Pretty in Pink

Only two more days 'til the Breast Cancer awareness ride. We've got all the gear you need to show your support for the fight against breast cancer. Remember you can register online at or you can register here at the store from 10:00-10:45 AM the day of the ride. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Bike of the week!!!

Looking for a new mountain bike? Well here you go. This weeks special is this sweet 17.5" Gary Fisher Cake 3 Genisisters. Yep, women's specific! Hayes WSD (womens specific design) disc brakes, Shimano LX/Bontrager drivetrain, Manitou suspension, custom tuned for women, even comes with clipless pedals. This bikes a steal.

Sale price $1179.99 reg $1649.99

And don't forget, all our bikes come with a free 30 day tune-up and one year service agreement so you stay rollin' smooth down the trail.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Come join the ladies for their weekly ride! Saturday mornings at 8 for faster ride and 10 for a slower ride. Coffee at Caribou Coffee to follow ride.