Thursday, May 29, 2008

FREE test rides!

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is coming to Omaha, and we’d like to invite you to join us at an event on Sunday, June 1st. We will be in town with the Shimano Coasting Tour, where bicycle lovers can test-ride Coasting bikes and learn about the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy of which our local trails are built around. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy will be accepting donations of which Shimano will match to help build more trails.

When: Sunday, June 1st
Where: Trek Bicycle Store of Omaha
What: Explore your local frontier on a Coasting bike, receive fun giveaways, have your photo taken as if you were on the cover of Bicycling Magazine, meet and greet Rails-to-Trails Conservancy staff, and more.
Who: You, your family and friends.

For more about the 2008 Coasting Tour, visit

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Nick's Go By Bike Update - Good for the Whole Family

Week 2 of a new bike. I've gone to work and home 4 times, one of which was double the normal mileage because I dropped the car off for an oil change and biked in and back. Yesterday I decided that rather than taking my girls for a wagon ride, I'd use the bike trailer I picked up and take them for a bike ride. At first, they were a little apprehensive...but once we got rolling, they were laughing and giggling the whole way around the neighborhood. Since we were biking and not walking, we took a few extra roads which we wouldn't. Generally we make a circle and call it good at home, but we went up and down almost every street! After it was all over and we pulled into the driveway, they threw little fits because I took them out of the trailer. Most definitely the best used gear I own!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Go By Bike Winner's Initial Thoughts

Nick updates us on his new found appreciation for two wheels:

* What was it like riding the bike the first time?
The feel of the bike on my first short trip was insane. In my previous biking experience with riding a particularly steep hill was one where I needed to get off and walk the bike. The FX is so light and the gears are so responsive, there was no need for my feet to leave the pedals.

* What comments did you get riding to the store/bank/wherever?

My friends and family said it was a good looking bike, but I expect that from them. One person at the barber shop (my first trip was to get my haircut) told me the bike was very nice looking and thanked me for wearing the neon jacket. She said it is so hard to see some bicyclists sometimes and noted how obvious the jacket made me on the road.

* What do your friends/family think about you going by bike?

They are excited that I won the bike and are thrilled that I have found a mode of transportation I am excited about. My wife is looking forward to the gas money we will be saving.

* What is your favorite trip to take by bike?

Well, so far I've only made the trip to get my hair cut, but I will start riding into work tomorrow. I have done the work trip and it is a nice easy pace, downhill just over 3 miles.

* What is your least favorite?

Biking home from work...but with the new bike it will hopefully be a new and enjoyable experience.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Omaha Metro Area Bicycle Map

Hot off the press! Discover routes to conquer the metro by bike or trace your regular route. Trek Bicycle is the first to carry the new Omaha Bicycle Map. Get yours today!

Friday, May 09, 2008

Summer Jobs

The TREK Bicycle Store of Omaha is a fast growing Midwest bicycle retailer that is always looking for Customer Service Specialists. We offer competitive wages, benefits and a partnership atmosphere.

We are:
  • Progressive and cutting edge.
  • Growth oriented and believe in offering opportunity to our employee’s.
  • Fresh and exciting with the best atmosphere in Omaha.
  • Riders, riding bikes and enjoying them like a kid is what we are about.

You are:

  • Passionate about cycling and the experience.
  • Great with people.
  • Ready to learn.
  • Dedicated and take ownership in your work.
  • Good PC Skills.

We have immediate openings for part-time, evening and weekend customer service specialists. We offer flexible hours for those with professional careers.

Take advantage of this opportunity and contact us today. E-mail or apply in person at 7214 Jones St., Omaha, NE, 68114

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Hydration for the Road

Ever grab a watterbottle mid-ride to have the contents pour all over you?
As exhilarating as those moments may be, why take a chance on a fail-prone lid? Camelbak's new 24-oz Podium bottle ensures the contents of your bottle goes towards hydrating you. Perfect for training and racing needs. The self-sealing valve stays drip free with a high flow rate. Use it or lose it!
24 oz
Medical-grade silicone, self-sealing valve
Positive shut-off for leak-proof transport
Squeezable bottle
TruTaste™ material lets you taste your water, not your bottle
HydroGuard™ to prevent bacteria build-up