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Absolute Bikes November 2017 Newsletter

Upcoming events and info (not necessarily sequential…)

***A ton of stuff this weekend!!***

Pivot Cycles Demo, at the Schultz/Elden“Y” trail head, October 28th and 29thCome try out some of the best bikes in the world on some of the best trails in the world, right here in Flagstaff! 9 am – 3 pm each day. http://www.pivotcycles.com/demo-schedule/

Arizona CX! October 28th and 29th in Sedona! Presented by Absolute Bikes- Thanks to Sedona Parks and Rec for helping out with hosting this event at Posse Grounds Park. Details on this and other State CX Series races at https://azcross.com/seriesinfo/
Register here: http://www.swsportsreg.com/viewevent.php?EC=365

IMPORTANT FLAGSTAFF Walking-Biking-FUTS Trail Summits! Make an effort to attend and let City staff and leadership know how much we support our biking and walking infrastructure! Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 pm (drop-in hours), Montoya Community Center, 245 North Thorpe Road, Flagstaff AND Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 to 8:00 pm (drop-in hours) Pine Forest Charter School 2257 East Cedar Avenue, Flagstaff  http://www.flagstaff.az.gov/3181/Active-Transportation-Master-Plan

ROAM Fest Ladies Mountain Bike Festival, Sedona, October 27th -29thRoam MTB Fest is a three day gathering (aka party) of female riders, influencers, and play makers all here for one purpose: to have a ridiculously fun weekend exploring, learning, and shredding trail. From ladies just starting their life behind handlebars, to women who have pioneered the sport, we’re all descending on the desert for an event the likes of which the mountain bike world has never seen before. https://www.roambikefest.com/

Sedona Ladies Ride, Saturdays at Absolute Bikes, Sedona Sedona Ladies Ride will leave from the shop every Saturday at 9am. All levels welcome! Just looking for ladies who are excited to get out and ride bikes.

Moab Ho Down October 26-29, Moab, UT- Our friends at Chile Pepper Bike Shop are presenting this four day mountain bike and film festival! Check out the details here: http://moabhodown.com/

PRICE REDUCTION on 2017 rental and demo bikes! Moving out the old to bring in the new! Get in while the selection is still good! http://www.absolutebikes.net/sales/shop-online/bikes-on-sale

2017 RENTAL AND DEMO BIKES ON SALE! Check here: http://www.absolutebikes.net/sales/shop-online/bikes-on-sale Some models not listed online yet, call 928-779-5969 or 928-284-1242 for details or stop in either Absolute Bikes location!

Absolute Bikes Deals for NICA-AICL Racers and Coaches! For the 2017 Arizona Interscholastic Cycling League Season, Absolute Bikes will be offering discounts to ALL racers and coaches, (not for friends and family), during the season, July 1-November. Be ready to demonstrate your current membership in the League or your current Level 1 or better coaching certification.

  • Special manufacturer discounts from Pivot, Specialized and Scott on new bikes. UP TO 28% OFF!
  • 25% off parts and accessories (no car racks or bikes)
  • FREE scheduled race-checkover for each race.

Come by Absolute Bikes for details!

Flagstaff Biking Organization Trail Days! October 28th at Little Bear Trail. http://flagstaffbiking.org/trail-day-little-bear-trail-maintenance-october-28th/ . Absolute Bikes has sponsored two of these eight events again! Please click here for details on the season schedule: http://flagstaffbiking.org/mountain/trail-program/trail-schedule/

Absolute Bikes Group Rides!

  • Friday Night Rides in Sedona! Meet at Absolute Bikes, Sedona, 6:30 pm on Fridays for a mountain bike ride. Let’s kick off the weekend right with a quick after work trail ride! Through the summer. Bring a trail-worthy headlight!!If you don’t have your own lights, we have rental lights from Niterider for $15. We will credit you back for the rental towards purchase if you want to buy one after trying it out!
  • Sedona Ladies Ride, Starting October 7th at Absolute Bikes, Sedona Sedona Ladies Ride will leave from the shop every Saturday at 9am. All levels welcome! Just looking for ladies who are excited to get out and ride bikes.
  • Hucks and Hops! On hold until Spring 2018.
  • SUNDAY FUNDAY! Ladies Trail Ride. On hold until Spring 2018. Women only, ride on mountain bike trails. Pace and route is mellower/ easier for the first hour and steps up after that. Come join us for at least some of the ride!

Absolute Bikes Repair Clinics!

Absolute Bikes, Sedona Clinics:

  • Trailside/Roadside flat tire and chain repair and more!Don’t feel helpless when minor things go wrong on a ride. Every other Monday evening from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM. November 6th and 20th  . Please RSVP by calling Absolute Bikes, Sedona at (928) 284-1242 or email sedona@absolutebikes.net.

More on our rides and clinics here: http://www.absolutebikes.net/community/clinics-rides/

Absolute Bikes is Northern Arizona’s E-Bike Specialists! We have certified e-bike techs on staff, bikes in store for demo and purchase and the expertise to get you riding farther and funner than ever before! Click here for an overview on e-bikes and info on how to try one out now! https://www.absolutebikes.net/sales/brands/bikes-that-we-sell/e-bikes/

We have a huge selection of Yakima, Kuat and Thule Car Racks, and most installations are free with purchase and done the same day! We have been the place to get a car rack in northern Arizona for over two decades. We stock racks for all applications, not only bikes! We have a great supply of small parts as well. Come see us and we’ll help you choose the best system for your needs. We have a bunch of car racks on sale, including some roof-top boxes and ski racks! Click here for details or stop by! http://www.absolutebikes.net/sales/shop-online/bikes-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!

You can apply for free financing online! We offer financing through Specialized/ Synchrony S-Card, and we have set up a link through our 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 up to 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.)

Be our Facebook Friend, follow our Tweets, check out our Instagram! 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 , http://ink361.com/app/users/591804033/photos

Ride of the Month: West Sedona beginner/intermediate loop option

Perhaps the only legitimate complaint one could make about riding in Sedona is the lack of easier riding opportunities. This loop provides an option for beginner to intermediate mountain bikers in a concise loop. This is still legit mountain biking, and beginners will probably walk a few spots, but everyone should have a great time on this ride!

Start at the Long Canyon trail head off Long Canyon Road. You can access this by driving through west Sedona to Dry Creek Road and turning left. Make a right at the “T” intersection after a few miles. Long Canyon trail head is on your left.

Ride up Long Canyon Trail for a mile or so, be sure to turn left onto Deadman Pass Trail to avoid riding into the wilderness! Climb over Deadman Pass. Watch for hikers as you descend towards the Boynton Canyon trail head. Cross the tail head access road and continue across Boynton Pass Road on Aerie Trail.

Turn left on Cockscomb Trail. Stay left when you get to Dawa Trail. After you descend to cross Dry Creek (usually a dry creek bed, go figure…) you’ll turn right onto Arizona Cypress Trail. Follow this to the split in the AZ Cypress Trail where you’ll stay left. Bear left onto Girdner Trail to climb up to Dry Creek/Boynton Pass Road. Cross the road to the single track.

You’ll need to find your way around the Dry Creek trail head to continue on Chuckwagon Trail. After the longish descent on Chuckwagon, you’ll turn left on Mescal and the turn right to the Long Canyon trail head access. Ride back to your staging spot at Long Canyon trail head.

Check out the Emmitt Barks Cartography waterproof/tearproof maps at either Absolute Bikes location, or click here for more info on Trailforks…

https://www.trailforks.com/region/sedona/?lat=34.896324&lon=-111.830263&z=14&m=trailforks

 

Propaganda: Thanks for another great year!

2017 was a great year for us, and we hope for you.

We helped to show some folks a good time at the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival, helped out with Bike to Work Week, helped put a new and different route together for the Taylor House Ride, supported National Trails Day (finishing the Rogers Lake Connector Trail!) and Pedals v Pistons v Horseshoes v Hiking Boots Trail Day, put on the first annual Flagstaff Enduro, supported the Barn Burner, we’re supporting AZ Cross and the ROAM Fest this weekend, we got the Coconino High School Panthers set up with jerseys and helped out a bunch of other AZ Interscholastic Cycling League riders with deals on bikes, many other raffles for good causes, miracles to get or keep folks riding, efforts on behalf of bike advocacy, and much more.

None of this would be possible without the ongoing support from our customers, Team members, and the participants in the events that we help put together. You all are the reason for our efforts, and we are proud to be able to work and ride with you!

We are grateful for you all and your support! Thank you for a great 2017! Gobble, gobble…

DEALS OF THE MONTH!

*See the full lists of ALL SALE STUFF: http://www.absolutebikes.net/bikes-on-sale

We have a bunch of Yakima stuff on close-out!

Other Closeout Bike Email Deals!   

  • Worksman Pizza Delivery Bike!! Was $749.99, now on sale for *EVEN LOWER PRICE* $499.99!Pick up your own pies in style!
  • Sun Atlas, (industrial cruiser bike with fenders), was $349.99, sale $249.99, $229.99 if you mention this email!
  • ALL 2016 demo bikes priced to go! 2017 demos on sale! Scott Spark 760 full suspension mountain bikes as low as $799.99, Specialized Roubaix Disc $899.99!
  • 2015 *brand new* Roubaix Sport, 54cm, was $1989.99, now only $1299.99!
  • More bikes and more deals! Check in or click here for details…

http://www.absolutebikes.net/bikes-on-sale/

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