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Absolute Bikes February 2013 Newsletter

Happy February from Absolute Bikes!

Be our Facebook Friend, follow our Tweets! The best way to stay up-to-date on our events, and to get some special deals is to “friend” us on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Absolute-Bikes/98223130076 , http://twitter.com/absolutebikes

Upcoming events and info (not necessarily sequential…) 

Save the Dates!  Taylor House Century Ride, July 20th, 2013. Old Fashioned Mountain Bike Race, August 24th, 2013. Come ride and race with us for these great causes in 2013! Registration should be live soon!

The Mountain Bike Association of Arizona Points Series Races! February 9th and 23rd See http://www.mbaa.net/#!race-2-white-tanks/c1dsr and http://www.mbaa.net/#!race-3-sierra-vista/c1zcz for details on the State Series!

Absolute Bikes, Sedona, Fall Clinics: Trailside/Roadside flat tire and chain repair and more! Don’t feel helpless when minor things go wrong on a ride. Every other Thursday evening from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM.

Red Rock District volunteer trail events in Sedona are planned for:

We will post info here and on our Facebook page as more info becomes available.

For more info, contact Adrian at 928-203-7531 or email her at fcadrian@fs.fed.us

Send a quick letter in favor of new trails in Cottonwood! The Verde Valley Cyclists have been working with the Prescott National Forest to put together a Proposed Action to add 22 miles of non-motorized singletrack in the Cottonwood area! Check out the details here http://www.vvcc.us/2013/01/west-mingus-trail-system.html Write a quick letter and submit it before tomorrow! Just say that you support this system!

Absolute Bikes wins the AZ Daily Sun’s 2012 “Best of Flagstaff”! Thank you to everyone who voted for us! We are so flattered to win again. http://azdailysun.com/news/local/bof-results/article_5797fd0e-4081-11e2-b892-001a4bcf887a.html

2012 MODEL BIKES ARE ON CLOSEOUT NOW! Come and get’em while we got’em! Also, ALL OF OUR 2012 RENTAL BIKES ARE ON SALE!

Did we do right by you? Please give us some social-media props! If we have done great work for you, we’d appreciate it if you could find some time to post a positive review on Google Reviews, Yelp or another web review site. These reviews can help guide folks to us so we can help them as well. Thank you!

Absolute Bikes group rides in Flagstaff are suspended until spring. We will be resuming group rides in Flagstaff when the weather warms up again next spring. Stay tuned for some winter Sedona rides!http://www.absolutebikes.net/community/clinics-rides/

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 right now 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.)

Ride of the Month: Big Park Loops and Pine Valley Ridge/Hot Loop/Woods Canyon

As part of the Red Rock Ranger District’s new Adopt-A-Trail Program, Steve McClain, manager of Absolute Bikes Sedona, has taken on the monitoring and light maintenance on the Big Park Loop Trails in the Village of Oak Creek. Thanks to Steve for his extra efforts towards making trails better for everyone!

These are great beginner to intermediate mountain bike trails with all of the phenomenal views we expect when riding in the red rocks of the Verde Valley.

We highly recommend these trails for folks new to mountain biking.

For more experienced riders, we recommend using the Big Park Loops trails to access Pine Valley Ridge, the Hot Loop and Woods Canyon trails to the east and south. This ride can be technically challenging and in its own way a bit remote. You’ll need to pedal a little pavement on Highway 179 to get back to the Village of Oak Creek from the Woods Canyon Trail head near the Red Rock Ranger station.

Be careful and observe the signs that prohibit bicycles from entering the Wilderness area adjacent to this part of the trail system.

Big Park Loops map: 1.usa.gov/XjAgva
Hot Loop map: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coconino/recreation/recarea/?recid=54992&actid=50

We highly recommend picking up a copy of Emmitt Barks Cartography’s Sedona Trails Map from either of our locations for the detail necessary to find these trails.

Propaganda:  You can’t get there from here.

 You can’t get there from here…”

Those would be unfortunate words to describe trails access in Flagstaff. As evidenced by recent action on the part of the City Council, we need to be vigilant in expressing the importance of access to trails for our community.

Although we do enjoy an easily accessible and extensive trail system here, not all of that access is protected.

Absolute Bikes has been an avid supporter of Flagstaff Biking Organization in its efforts to preserve, promote and protect access to City, County and Forest Service trails.

We invite you to join us in our support by joining FBO as a paid member!

FBO not only supports trails in numerous ways, but they also organize and promote Flagstaff’s annual Bike to Work Week, help coordinate and staff Safe Kids Bike Rodeos and discounted helmet sales at area schools and much more on behalf of all cyclists in Northern Arizona.

Paid memberships help FBO to demonstrate the importance of cycling when talking to governments. Being able to represent that many citizens, tax payers and voters would spend their hard-earned money on membership in an advocacy effort draws the attention of politicians and government staff.

Please join or renew your membership with FBO now! Memberships start at only $20 per year…

Click here, it’s easy! http://flagstaffbiking.org/memberships/

 

DEALS OF THE MONTH!!

2012 IN-STOCK BIKES ARE ON CLOSEOUT!!

ALL GIANT 12″ WHEEL “Lil Puddins”, $50…YUP…$50!

-Breezer Lightning Team, 26″ wheel custom SLX build, cromoly, 18.5″, was $2499.99, sale price $1999.99, your price $1799.99 with a copy of this email.
-Breezer Lightning 29 Pro, cromoly, 19.5″ or 21″, was $2249.99, sale price $1999.99, 
your price $1749.99 with a copy of this email.
-Soulcraft Royale Ultegra, 57cm, black, was $3999.99, sale price $3499.99, 
your price $2999.99 with a copy of this email.
-2012 BH RC1 SRAM Red, road bike, 56cm, was $4799.99, sale price $4199.99, 
your price *$3499.99* with a copy of this email.
-2012 BH Cristal Shimano 105, women’s road bike, 51cm, was $3199.99, sale price $2499.99, 
your price *$1999.99* with a copy of this email.
-2012 KHS Flagstaff, 29″ full suspension, large or medium, was $2499.99, sale price $1999.99, 
your price $1799.99 with a copy of this email
-2011 Specialized Ariel Sport Disc, small and xs, was $729.99, sale $599.99, 
your price $429.99 with a copy of this email.
-2011 Giant Via 3, medium, small, was $399.99, sale $299.99, 
$269.99 with a copy of this email!
-Worksman Pizza Bike!! Was $749.99, now on sale for $599.99! 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…

Thanks for reading and thanks for your business!

The Absolute Bikes Staff-

202 East Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ
6101 Highway 179, Suite C
Village of Oak Creek/Sedona, AZ

http://www.absolutebikes.net

928-779-5969 Flagstaff
928-284-1242 Sedona