Thursday, April 30, 2009

Save Money. Feel Good.

May brings National Bike-to-Work Week and we are celebrating all month with special discounts to help you participate. You can make a difference. Please ride to work. Help a friend ride too.

Visit our stores to find the store to find a huge selection of gear on sale. And visit for a complete checklist of handy commuter items as well as useful facts to help you Go By Bike!

Why the Trek Store?

Because we have highly qualified, expert mechanics like Jake and Chris.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Take the next step: ride with us

Maybe you were inspired by the warm spring breeze. Or maybe one of your friends or relatives got you started.

Either way, we're glad to see new cyclists on the road. But we often hear, as a new bike heads out, "where do you ride?"

Omaha has a vast network of paved recreational trails, as well as great streets to ride throughout the city. But sometimes a tour guide helps.

To that end, we're happy to announce our new beginners ride. Starting this Saturday (May 2) and running every other week, the beginners ride will focus on fun and safety. We'll leave from the Trek Store and ride for 60 to 90 minutes.

This is a no-drop ride -- no riders will be left to fend for themselves while the group rolls on. Expect a casual pace, too -- less than 15 mph.

In addition to riding, once a month we'll take a look at routine bike maintenance issues: changing flats, lubricating a chain, adjusting brakes and more.

Here's the deal for this week:
-- Saturday, May 2
-- 9 a.m. (this is when the ride leaves, not when you arrive. Be ready to roll out at 9.)
-- One-hour ride, starting and ending at the Trek Store
-- The store will not be open, so come prepared to ride
-- Helmets are required
-- At least one water bottle is required

After the ride, feel free to hang out, ask questions or head out for more miles. It's going to be a great day!

If you have any questions, call the store at 402-884-1820 or email Bryan.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

One for the kids

Hey kids -- don't miss the upcoming Kids Triathlon, sponsored by Hy-Vee and Hormel, on Sunday, April 26 at Common Ground Community Center in Omaha.

The race features three age categories each for boys and girls: 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14. Registration is $20 and is open online until April 23.

For more information, including race times, distances and multi-family member discounts, visit the race website at

Before the race, stop into the Trek Store to make sure you and your bike are ready to race.

Good luck!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Closed for Easter

We'll be closed this Sunday in observance of Easter. We will open for business at our usuall time on Monday. Happy trails.
Go Bunny GO!

Friday, April 03, 2009

Shhh ... nature at work

To a cyclist, few things sound better than the steady, subtle hum of a well-cared-for chain meshing with chainrings and sprockets.

If your chain sounds more like a rusty hinge, chattering teeth or worse, it's definitely time for action. A smooth-running chain helps the rest of the drivetrain perform to the best of its ability as well.

Sometimes it's as simple as lubricating it (we'll show you how!), but sometimes it takes a little more. Either way, we can help keep your bike running like it did the day you rolled it out the door.

Don't be the rider who turns into an example for everybody else: "Hey, my bike may be noisy, but it's not as bad as ... "