Happy April from Absolute Bikes!
Upcoming events and info (not necessarily sequential…)
Absolute Bikes 23rd Birthday Party and Sale! THIS WEEK! April 2nd-8th. ALL BIKES ON SALE! We will be offering 12 months no interest financing on ALL bikes and a free Rav-X repair kit with bikes financed for over $1000. We will be raffling an Electra cruiser, and all you’ll need to do to get a raffle tickets is drop by the shop once a day and ask for one, (must be present at the raffle on Saturday to win). Check our Facebook page for daily specials throughout the week. Oh, all that and FREE CAKE AND ICE CREAM FOR EVERYONE at the raffle at noon on Saturday APRIL 7th!!
Sedona MS Ride-Ride the Vortex April 14 & 15, Verde Valley- Sponsored by Absolute Bikes. Join in this road ride to help benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. See here for more info: http://bikeaza.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=BIKE_AZA_homepage
You can now apply for free financing online! We offer financing through GE Capital, and we have set up a link through our new web site that allows you to apply easily at home. Click here for details: http://www.absolutebikes.net/sales/financing-and-layaways/ . You could be riding your dream bike this spring and take a year to pay it off! (A little tip for those who wind up not qualifying: sometimes a co-applicant can help get you approved.)
The Sea Otter Classic, April 19-22, Monterey, CA. Our old pal Jeff helps to run this, the biggest mountain bike race in the US. http://www.seaotterclassic.com/
The Whiskey Off-Road, Prescott, April 27-29. Man has this race ever turned into a regional epic! Check the Epic Rides web site for details: http://www.epicrides.com/index.php?contentCat=6
The Taylor House Century Ride is scheduled for July 21st! Registration is live! Presented by Absolute Bikes. Click here for more details and to register: http://www.absolutebikes.net/taylor/
The Absolute Bikes Old Fashioned Mountain Bike Race is scheduled for August 25th! Presented by Absolute Bikes. Save the date! Mountain biking fun for the whole family!
The Absolute Bikes Sedona Century is scheduled for October 20th (tentatively)! Presented by Absolute Bikes. Save the date! Stay tuned for updates!
Absolute Bikes named as Bicycle Retailer and Industry News Top 100 Dealer for 2011! It’s nice to be recognized by the bike industry!
Flagstaff Biking Organization’s first trail day is May 5th. Come on out and help put the finishing touches on the Flagstaff Loop Trail on Observatory Mesa! http://flagstaffbiking.org/trail-days/#5-5
Red Rock Ranger District Revegetation Project, April 21st 10 am- 3 pm. Come on out and help reclaim some old social trail that is being replaced with bitchin’ new system trail! Please RSVP to Angie with the US Forest Service at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (928) 203-7535 for more info.
We bought lunch for the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew Trail School Volunteers in Sedona! IMBA gave us some props on the Trail Care Crew blog…check out the photos and read about the event here: http://www.imba.com/blog/jake-and-jenny/sedona
Bike to Work Week has new dates this year! June 3rd-8th, 2012. Flagstaff Biking Organization felt that a later date should assure some better weather, and therefore better participation, for this event. We have secured sponsorship from Specialized, which Absolute Bikes will be matching, for a total $2000 in financial support to Flagstaff Biking Organization for Bike to Work Week. Click “Attending” and help spread the work by inviting your Facebook Friends to attend! https://www.facebook.com/events/258421050915461/?__adt=4
Ride of the Month: Little Elden TrailWe recommend you wait a week or two before trying to ride this trail through to or from Schultz Pass as there is still some snow on north-facing slopes, but we wanted to draw come attention to it as we come into spring.
Little Elden Trail was one of several trails affected by the Schultz Fire and subsequent flooding as a result of the fire. This trail is the first of these trails to be reopened to legal use. Hundreds of volunteer, Conservation Corp and Forest Service employee hours have be spent reestablishing tread, creating drainage and erecting structures in an effort to keep this trail from being decimated by monsoon debris flows. As you ride, keep a lookout for some of these substantial structures. A huge thanks to all who have worked to reestablish this route!!
A great way to incorporate this trail into a ride is to make a huge all-day loop around Mt. Elden using Pipeline Trail, Forces of Nature, Christmas Tree, Little Elden, Schultz and Rocky Ridge Trails. Doing the whole loop is physically and technically challenging, although there are no “show stoppers” from a technical standpoint. This route is a classic!
Propaganda: Dusting off the ride
Is it Spring yet? Sure seems like it’s about time!
Saturday was a beautiful day and we are sure that most of you dragged your bikes out of the garage only to find them in need of a little springtime lubing and tuning…we are here to help!
Please keep in mind that although we get backed up in our repair department, we have figured out various ways to keep you on your bike for the maximum amount of time.
Most minor one component repairs we strive to execute within a day or so. More time consuming work, like tune-ups and suspension work, is scheduled first-come-first served. If your bike is left here with us, it will get done sooner.
We can schedule repairs for “Same Day Service” as well. If your bike is working adequately enough to continue riding in the mean time, we can schedule a day to drop off your bike and have any needed work done that same day by close.
If there is something relatively minor keeping you from riding, we will do everything we can to get you back on the road or trail in the for now, and schedule the more substantial work for a later date.
When you are working with us to get work done, keep these things in mind and let us know when you are hoping to ride. We will work with you the best we can to keep you rolling.
DEALS OF THE MONTH!!
-2010 Specialized Roulux (comfort road), medium or large, was $1249.99, sale $1039.99, $849.99 with a copy of this email!
-2010 Giant Avail 3 women’s road bike, small, was $799.99, sale $599.99, your price $499.99 with a copy of this email.
-2009 Specialized Langster, fixed/freewheel, 56 cm, was $829.99, sale $629.99, your price $499.99 with a copy of this email.
-2011 Giant Via 2, small and extra small, was $519.99, sale $399.99, $329.99 with a copy of this email!
-2011 Giant Via 3, medium, small and extra small, was $399.99, sale $329.99, $269.99 with a copy of this email!
-2010 Specialized Daily 2, large rootbeer only, was $629.99, sale $529.99, $459.99 with a copy of this email!
-2011 Pivot Mach 429, large red only, was $5299.99, sale $4699.99, $3499.99 with a copy of this email!
-Worksman Pizza Bike!! Was $749.99, now on sale for $699.99! Pick up you own pies in style!
-All Swobos must go! A copy of this email gets you an addition 15% off the already low sale price…
-Our 2011 rental bikes are on sale..git’em while the gittin is good!
Most 2011 bikes are on close-out since the 2012 models have been arriving.
Also, ALL GIANTS MUST GO!! If we have a Giant bike in stock that you are interested in buying, come see us; our prices are un-beatable!!
Thanks for reading!
The Absolute Bikes Staff-
202 East Route 66
6101 Highway 179, Suite C
Village of Oak Creek/Sedona, AZ