Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Go Pro with Trek Omaha

If you've had your eyes on a new Madone road bike or Fuel EX mountain bike, the time to buy is now.

From now until June 30, qualifying models carry instant rebates from $300 to $1,000. Those models include the Fuel EX 7, EX 8 and EX 9, as well as the Madone line from the 5.2 to the 6.9. Women's Specific Design models are also included.

Note: Project One Madones are not eligible for the Pro Deal -- only stock builds can receive a discount. But that doesn't mean we can't order whichever bike you want. Stop in today and convert your dream into a reality.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Local Radio Talk Show Host Offers to Give Bicyclists a Voice

Requests Help from Cycling Community

KFAB radio talk show host Tom Becka has offered the Omaha area bicycle community an opportunity to appear on a full hour segment of his daily 4:00-7:00 show. Becka asks that for the air time, the bicycle community assist him in his drive to gather used or new winter coats in good condition. The spring Winter Coat Drive will provide needed clothing for Native Americans at South Dakota reservations, some of the most impoverished people in America. Coats will also be donated locally to the Open Door Mission.

Becka’s challenge—the cycling community must gather and deliver 100 used winter coats to him by next Friday, May 15.

Members of the cycling community will be able to express their thoughts on issues relevant to their concerns: commuting and the need for dedicated bike lanes on streets, trail expansion and related property acquisition and other cycling issues including safety and advocacy.

Becka, a long-time critic of some bicyclists practices, promises to be even-handed and give us a fair hearing.

The Omaha Pedalers Bicycle Club is leading the effort with assistance from Activate Omaha and area bicycle shops. To donate coats, drop them off at an area bicycle shop and the Omaha Pedalers will deliver them to KFAB studios before Becka’s show next Friday.

Drop off your new or old coats here at the shop.

For information:
Pete Lieben (402) 333-7206

Monday, May 04, 2009

Bike to Work Week is approaching!

Though every month is bike month for us at the Trek Store, May is special. The temperatures are into the 70s and the sun stays up longer.

May also includes National Bike To Work Week, from the 11th to the 15th. Help get the week started by joining us at the Mayor's Bike Ride on May 11.

Sponsored by Activate Omaha, the five-mile ride starts at 2702 S. 10th Street, goes past the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge downtown and then heads back. Registration is at 8 a.m., and the ride starts at 8:45.

Help us highlight the benefits of Going By Bike -- join us for the Mayor's Bike Ride, then keep riding the rest of the week. Once you start, it's hard to stop!

More details here (opens PDF).

Friday, May 01, 2009

Beginners ride -- Saturday

We're a go for the 9 a.m. beginners ride, leaving from the front of the store. It's likely going to be in the mid-to-upper 40s, so dress warm enough to be out for an hour.

Remember: bring a helmet and at least one water bottle. We roll at 9 sharp!