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Absolute Bikes January 2019 Newsletter

Absolute Bikes January 2019 Newsletter

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Upcoming events and info (not necessarily sequential…)

Sedona Mountain Bike Festival- March 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Demos, rides, clinics, food, beer, music and more! Ride and party at one of the biggest mountain bike events in the country! All of Absolute Bikes’ major bike lines will be there with demos, Specialized, Pivot, Marin and Scott. Ride with us on a group ride! More info and sign up here: http://sedonamtbfestival.com/

The 2019 Mountain Bike Association of Arizona Race Schedule and Registration are live! The first race of the season is on January 12th, the McDowell Meltdown. https://mbaa.net/racing/mcdowell-meltdown/ Check out the dates and get signed up for the series here: http://www.mbaa.net

Save the dates! The Invasion of the Flagstaff Enduro will be September 28th and 29th, 2019 This year’s race will be part of the MBAA Enduro Series as well! Check here for details as they become available http://www.flagstaffenduro.com .

Races and events coming up throughout the State:

HUCKS AND HOPS RIDE! Saturdays at Absolute Bikes Sedona through the cooler months, Join us at 10:00 am for a fun and shreddy mountain bike ride. We’ll session some spots and learn new tricks! Afterwards the first round of beers is on us! Most weekends!

Wednesday Shred the Red Technical Rides, Absolute Bikes Sedona! Hone your skills on some of Sedona’s most challenging terrain with some of the best riders in the Southwest! 10 am – 1 pm, Wednesdays starting at Absolute Bikes, Sedona.

2018 RENTAL AND DEMO BIKES ON SALE! http://www.absolutebikes.net/sales/shop-online/bikes-on-sale Call 928-779-5969 or 928-284-1242 for details or stop in either Absolute Bikes location!

Check out our web site! http://www.absolutebikes.net !

Check out our Team Absolute Bikes Facebook Group- You don’t have to be a member of Team Absolute Bikes to hang out with us and our Team Members! This group is a forum to hook up for rides, maybe snag a lift to a race or a trail day, discuss bikes and more! https://www.facebook.com/groups/324203578069485/

Absolute Bikes Group Rides!

  • Hucks and Hops! Saturdays – Meet at Absolute Bikes Sedona at 10:00 am.
  • Wednesday Shred the Red Technical Trail Rides! Meet at Absolute Bikes Sedona at 10:00 am.

Check out our events, rides and clinics here: https://www.absolutebikes.net/events/

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. December 3rd and 17th . Please RSVP by calling Absolute Bikes, Sedona at (928) 284-1242 or email sedona@absolutebikes.net.

Absolute Bikes Flagstaff Clinics: We’re done for summer 2018. Leslie will be back next spring!

More on our rides and clinics here: https://www.absolutebikes.net/events/

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! https://www.absolutebikes.net/sales/closeouts-giftcertifcates-swag/

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: Check out the realignments on Girdner!

As part of the Western Gateway Trails Project currently being implemented by the Red Rock Ranger District, sections of the classic Girdner Trail are currently being realigned to better address erosion. There’s a lot more to come in this area, and we’re not sure what else has been completed yet, so consider exploring some side routes on this month’s loop.

Start at the Sedona Cultural Park trail head in west Sedona. Turn right onto Cultural Park Place, across from Upper Red Rock Loop Road, at the last traffic light on Highway 89A southbound as you are about to leave Sedona.

Centennial and Girdner Trail both lead to the same Girdner Trail, to the right, as you leave the trail head, downhill. Girdner eventually bottoms out in Dry Creek and follows Dry Creek eventually to  Chuckwagon Trail. Just before this point, (and the intersection of Boynton Pass Road), you’ll turn left onto Anaconda Trail. Climb up and over this twisty route to Arizona Cypress Trail. Turn left, and then right shortly thereafter onto Dawa. Climb Dawa Trail and to Cockscomb Trail. Continue climbing Cockscomb and turn left/south. Ride Cockscomb, (don’t turn onto Rupp), until just after you cross Aerie Road, (a newish road).

Western Civilization Trail peels off to the left here. This trail will eventually be added to the system,  so stay tuned here for updates on this! Ride Cockcomb to Aerie, and use Aerie to return to the northwest side of Cockscomb to descend back to Girdner in various ways. You’ll ride Girdner south and back to your vehicle at the trail head.

Check out the Trailforks app for the most up-to-date info on current trail alignments!

Propaganda: Team Absolute Bikes and Red Rock Racing: Helping to make Northern Arizona awesome!

We count ourselves proud and lucky to get to work with the folks on our shop teams, Team Absolute Bikes and Red Rock Racing.

They helped to maintain and build a ton of trails, taught a bunch of kids how to ride safely, helped to put on the eight largest cycling events in Northern Arizona, (Chino Grinder, Bike to Work and School Week, MBAA Flagstaff Frenzy, Flagstaff Super D, Taylor House Ride, Barn Burner, Arizona Interscholastic Cycling League Flagstaff,  Revenge of the Flagstaff Enduro), and more, and generally made sure Flagstaff and Sedona maintained their rightful places as premiere cycling communities!

Our Team Absolute Bikes and Red Rock Racing folks spent well over 1000 hours volunteering this past year for these events and causes.

In addition, they participated in numerous races and rides throughout the region as well. Participants are the lifeblood of cycling events, which help to build cycling into communities.

There are a few more days to get signed up to be a part of Team Absolute Bikes for 2019. Let Anthony at Flagstaff@absolutebikes.net know if you are interested no later than January 2nd.

DEALS OF THE MONTH!

*See the full lists of ALL SALE STUFF: https://www.absolutebikes.net/sales/closeouts-giftcertifcates-swag/

2018 and 2019 early launch demo bikes for sale! Check this link for details! https://www.absolutebikes.net/sales/closeouts-giftcertifcates-swag/

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

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

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