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.

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