Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Perfect Temps

Well, it's getting to be that time of year for optimal riding. In honor of the cooling temps we're revamping our weekly group ride schedule for Saturday mornings beginning Sept 1st. We'll now be offering three different paced rides that will no longer be exclusive to women, so spread the word to family, friends and co-workers. All rides will depart at 10 am from the Trek Store, routes to be determined by ride leaders.

Coffee/Family Ride - great for beginners and families alike (Casual, no drop pace)
Rec Ride - great for riders looking for a workout ( 14-16 mph pace)
Race Ride - show us what you've got (19+ mph pace)
Ride duration may vary between 1 and 2 hours depending on the ride...
we'll leave that up to you!

Because everyone has other responsibilities that at times may interfere with consistant attendance, it would be nice to have a handful of leaders for each ride. Several riders have already volunteered to co-lead and more are welcome! If interested, please contact me at

Thanks for your continued support!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Ride On The Wild Side

Trek has teamed up with the Friends of the Omaha Zoo and a host of others to bring you the 2007 Critter Ride. Join us September 22nd (rain or shine) for this fun event that will include a 10 mile race directed towards avid cyclists 13+ and a 1.5 mile ride for kids and families. 10 mile riders will complete two laps through the Zoo and surrounding areas, while 1.5 mile riders will stay on Zoo grounds.

Breakfast will be provided by Whole Foods Market and KGOR will be on site to broadcast the mornings activities. Trek Omaha will be present to direct the race and to supply on-site tech assistance.

Fees include admission to the Zoo and the annual Zoolympics following the ride. Registration information can be found at Trek Omaha, Highgear, or the Omaha Zoo Special Events page. We hope to see you all out there for this fun family event.

Monday, August 20, 2007

1 World - 2 Wheels: A TREK Commitment

Last week at Trek World in Madison, Trek unveiled their global initiative to fight some of the today's toughest obstacles: pollution, global warming, and obesity (adult and sadly childhood as well). Trek has pledged a minimum of $1,600,000 annually to organizations such as IMBA and Bikes Belong to build more trails and help raise awareness on the benefits of riding bikes.

1 World - 2 Wheels: A TREK Commitment, will give everyone a real opportunity to re-evaluate the way they live their lives and hopefully make a change for the better. From finding Safe Routes to School for kids, to helping communities become more bike friendly, Trek's commitment to change the world could do just that.

Trek Omaha and Highgear are joining the 1 World - 2 Wheels movement and will be working with Act!vate Omaha to bring more information to you soon. Ride Safe, Ride Smart, Ride Everywhere.