Monday, September 17, 2007

2nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Ride!

If you did not already know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the 2nd year in a row, Trek is sponsoring a National Breast Cancer Awareness Ride on October 13th. Many Trek stores throughout the country are hosting this ride at the same time and will raise thousands of dollars to help find a cure. Last year we had the biggest turn out of any store in the country, so The Highgear and Trek Bicycle Stores of Omaha along with the Midwest Cycling Community invites you for the 2nd year to join us; whether you have a mountain bike, hybrid, fixed gear, tri bike, road bike, recumbent, or even a unicycle, we want you on this ride. We are planning two routes this year, 10 and 25 miles, to incorporate all types of riders and bikes. Men, women, and children are all encouraged to attend.There is a registration fee and all of the money goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. You can still make a donation if you are unable to join us on the ride. Trek has developed a website to help promote the ride and your participation which links directly to for online registration.

The first 25 pre-registered riders receive custom full-finger gloves on the day of the ride. All participants receive fun shwag (t-shirts, water bottles, etc.) and can also enter to win 2-custom Lime Bikes, 5 Pink Saris Bone Bike Racks, 2 Bissell Healthy Home Vacuums, 1 Bissell SpotBot Pet.

So, mark your calendars to participate in this fulfilling and exciting event. The fall colors will be blooming and the weather will be perfect for riding. We will have a post-ride get to together in the shop afterwards with coffee and pastries, as well as give-a-ways and raffles. Please contact the shop with any questions you have.

When: Saturday, October 13th @ 10am, packet pickup @ 9:00am
Where: Trek Bicycle Store of Omaha, 7214 Jones St.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

It's Race Time!

It's been a great summer, you are more fit than you've ever been, what better time to grab your friends and come out to the first ever MetrO! Mountain Bike Challenge 12 Hour! Put a team together or challenge yourself for this 12 hour endurance event. The Midwest Cycling Community has put together a great event that is bound to be fun for the whole family. Set along the banks of the Missouri river these fun, flat trails will push your limits as a rider.

TREK has stepped up on the sponsorship front and we're proud to announce not only $2000 in prizes but also that the first 100 people to register will recieve a TREK Northern LED headlight, a $27 value. That's over $50 worth of stuff for just $20 entry fee!

For you football fans that are worried about the USC game, well, you can listen to it on the radio or...word on the street is one of the MWCC members is bringing a TV.

Format: This is a 12 hour mass start relay event running from 10AM to 10PM. Sunset will be at approximately 7:30pm so be prepared to ride the last 2 hours in darkness.

Entry Fee: $20 each, each participant gets a FREE pair of socks and waterbottle, as well as an event goodie bag.

Event Categories and Prizes:
Solo Male
Solo Female
Two person team
Four person team (Five allowed if coed)
Super team (unlimited members) no prizes, just braggin' rights!

Prizes awarded to the top three finishers in each category

!!!You WILL need a lighting system for this event. The final 2 hours of this event will be in darkness, come prepared!!!

Course: The event course runs alongside the mighty Missouri river and is mostly flat. Trail conditions vary between rideable sand and dirt hardpack trail. The course includes fast open double track with tight and flowing singletrack and multiple log crossings. Lake Manawa is an excellent course for beginner riders and challenging for seasoned riders. If you're up for the challenge, you can try one of the log rides or teeter totters!

Directions: From I-80 take the Lake Manawa exit. Follow signs to Lake Manawa. When entering the park, turn right and follow the road counterclockwise around the lake until you see a sign on your right hand side that says "Missour River Boat Ramp Access". Turn right and park in the parking lot.

Camping: Camping is available within a mile of the start/finish area. The campground at Lake Manawa State Park provides space for 72 camping units. Of these, 37 campsites are equipped with electric hookups. Modern shower and rest room facilities are available at the campground, as is a trailer dump station. Advance campsite reservations can be made online through the park reservation system. Half of the campsites are still available on a first-come, first-serve basis. $16 for a site with electrical hook-up. $11 for a basic tent site.

And a little mappie map of the start/finsh layout

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

YETI sighting in Germany!

The Eurobike show is in full swing in Germany and got the scoop on the latest Yeti mountain bikes. Chris and the boys in Golden have been hard at work with revised versions of the AS-R and 575 frames. The new swoopy lines are easy on the eyes and will bring Yeti's designs on par with current offerings from Santa Cruz, Specialized and Trek.


Is that a full carbon seat mast? yep, and that's not all. The new AS-R C gets a new carbon swing link and integrated Shimano threadless bottom bracket as well. Don't let the seat mast fool you though, if you like, you can cut it short, add a clamp and run your traditional 27.2 seatpost.


The 575 gets a radical new formed top tube and carbon seatstay. The seatstay has an additional brace to increase rigidity as well. Read the full story at