Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Just pretend it's cold outside

Think back to the images of cycling's past — the grandest photos all feature stunning backdrops and riders struggling against the challenge of the day. Those cycling ghosts all had something in common: wool.

Wool jerseys, wool shorts. And while wool shorts, thankfully, are long gone, wool jerseys have remained a staple of cool-weather riding. Sure, there are now better materials for the job, but nothing has that same panache.

We're proud to offer a limited run of wool Trek Bicycle Store jerseys, produced by Earth, Wind and Rider. We'll take preorders for the next two weeks, with a scheduled early October delivery. Click here for a description of the jersey being used.

Cost: $119.95. Jerseys are available from sizes S to XXL. Jerseys must be reserved by July 11.

Questions? Call Bryan at 884-1820.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Race Across the Sky

Maybe you saw it on the big screen, or maybe you saw it on DVD at home. Or maybe you were one of the lucky few who were there: Leadville 2009.

Lance against six-time champion Dave Wiens. 100 miles. The race across the sky.

On Thursday night, join Trek Bicycle Stores, THOR (your local trail advocacy organization) and professional racer Travis Brown (pictured above) for an encore screening of Race Across the Sky -- the story of the 2009 Leadville Trail 100.

The show begins at 7 p.m. at Film Streams Theater in downtown Omaha. Click here for more information on the event, including a post-film discussion and morning-after ride with Travis Brown.

And for even more information, click here for a Q and A with Brown about Leadville, his bike setup and his take on this year's race.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

User review: Trek 7200+

We hear it all the time: My route to work would be too hilly on a bike. And in Omaha, it's probably true. Nobody likes getting worked over on the way to work -- not even us.

There's an answer here from Trek, though, in the form of pedal-assist bicycles. Click here to head to Trek's website to read more about it.

And then, when you're done, click here to read a hands-on review by Julie Harris of Activate Omaha. She rode the 7200+ pictured above for a few days in May. Pretty cool stuff when you get right down to it.

And the hills? They're still hills, but you won't be cooked at the top.