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Absolute Bikes October 2017 Newsletter

Upcoming events and info (not necessarily sequential…

PLEASE VOTE FOR ABSOLUTE BIKES FOR “BEST BIKE SHOP” IN THE ARIZONA DAILY SUN’S BEST OF FLAG!

Be sure to check your email and confirm through the emailed link so your vote counts!

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

Man vs. Machine Road Race, September 30th, Williams, AZ- We’ll be providing neutral mechanical support for this fun road race that pits cyclists against a 300 ton steam locomotive! Go to http://grandcanyonracing.com/event-info/ for more info and to register!

Bear Jaw Groove- Around the Peaks Challenge, October 22nd, Schultz Tank- The Bear Jaw is back as an around-the-mountain race with shorter options! Check out details here: https://www.facebook.com/bearjawAZ/. We’ll be providing prizes for this event.

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. 

Colorado River Area Trails Alliance’s Rattler Race, Kingman, AZ, October 21stKingman has an inpressive array of awesome desert single track trails, and this race is a great way to explore them and help raise some funds to build and maintain them!  More info here: http://bit.ly/2k79n4c

Prescott Mountain Bike Festival, October 13th-14th, Prescott, AZ- Rides, demos, music, food and more! Check out the details here: http://prescottmtb.com/festival/

MBAA Enduro Series, October 1st, Tucson, October 15th, Prescott- For more info and to register for this awesome series, go to https://mbaa.net/ . The Mountain Bike Association of Arizona supports racing and mountain bike advocacy throughout the State. Your race fees help support your rides!

Prescott 6er, Prescott, AZ, October 14thCheck out this 6 hour mountain bike race, and maybe partake in the mountain bike festival later in the day! https://www.prescott6er.com/

TORCA Pachanga, Tucson, AZ October 20th-22ndThe Tucson Off Road Cyclists and Activists will be hosting this multi-faceted three day event in Tucson. Check out the full details and register here: https://torca.org/2017-pachanga/

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/

2017 MODEL BIKES ON SALE! 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! Good luck at the races at Fort Tuthill and Prescott coming up!

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!
  • Hucks and Hops IN FULL EFFECT! 10 AM Saturday’s at Absolute Bikes, Flagstaff! Shred some gnarly trails, first beer is on us at the end of the ride at Dark Sky Brewing.
  • SUNDAY FUNDAY! Ladies Trail Ride. Sundays, 10 AM at Absolute Bikes, Flagstaff. 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!
  • 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.

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 first and third Monday evening from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM. October 2nd and 16th. 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: Bill Williams Mountain

This ride is a classic old-school trail ride, full of grades too steep to ride, rocks and roots that punctuate sections of pristine back-country sweet singletrack. There are lots of aspens which makes this a great fall season ride.

Park your vehicle and start the ride from the Williams Ranger Station, pedal up Bill Williams trail, then turn left a few hundred yards up the trail onto trail #124. Continue riding east on trail #124 until you get to the city of Williams.

Ride east, straight through Williams, and then turn right onto Perkinsville RD. This takes you past a reservoir and up past some open meadows. Proceed up Perkinsville road approximately 3 miles, and turn right when you get to a sign pointing to a dirt road that says “Benham trail”. Benham trail climbs approximately 1600′ vertical, and you will total 2200′ vertical difference from where you started at the ranger station. Benham trail is fairly steep, and primitive, but is well worth the efforts to enjoy the breath taking views from the top of Bill Williams Mountain. The trail passes over an access road many times, but eventually ends up on the same road at the top. (You might opt for the road on the last pitch as the trail becomes impossibly steep!)

Then about 200 yards ahead, and on the left, is where Bill Williams Trail starts. Bill Williams Trail is steep at the top with rocks and some hairpin turns. The lower part of the trail is fast and fun with many rocks and waterbars to jump off of. There is only about 50′ of climbing on this entire trail, so you don”t have to worry about having much energy left, so just enjoy and launch of some of the rocks until you get back to your start point.

More info here: https://www.trailforks.com/region/williams/?lat=35.215107&lon=-112.210665&z=13&m=trailforks

Propaganda: Thanks for supporting the 1st Annual Arizona Snowbowl Flagstaff Enduro Presented by Absolute Bikes!

The Arizona Snowbowl Flagstaff Enduro Presented by yours truly, Absolute Bikes, is the first “first-year” event we have done in about 15 years. Additionally, this event had a lot of “moving pieces”. It is essentially 6 different races, over two days, with food vendors, a bus shuttle, lots of volunteers, (some of who had to clinic on how to run timing equipment), complicated permitting, and more.

By all the feedback that we have received, we did good! Everyone seemed to have a great time! We hope to do this event again, and we have already started brain storming for next year’s courses.

We collectively raised $5660.62 , that’s $2830.31 for the Flagstaff Family Food Center and $2830.31 to the Flagstaff Biking Organization Fort Tuthill Bike Park Fund!

We want to thank all of the businesses and volunteers that helped make this event do awesome:

And, of course, all of the folks who participated in this year’s race!

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-

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Flagstaff, AZ
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