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Absolute Bikes May 2017 Newsletter

Upcoming events and info (not necessarily sequential…)

(Shop cat had a nap on the keyboard while we were working on this, please forgive any “typos”.)

Flagstaff Bike to Work and School Week, May 21-26! Participate in the Flagstaff tradition! Win fabulous prizes just by riding your bike! Free ice cream, deals on dinner, and so much more! Absolute Bikes is again an Associate Level Sponsor. Click here for details… http://flagstaffbiking.org/commute/bike-to-work-week/schedule/

Chino Grinder, Saturday May 6th! This epic gravel race climbs from Chino Valley to Williams and returns over up to 108 miles! (Shorter options as well…) We’ll be serving bacon and other goodies in Williams. Click here for more info and to register: http://chinogrinder.azgravelrides.com/

The 2017 Mountain Bike Association of Arizona Race Season! Flagstaff, May 13th and 14th! We’re sponsoring the Flagstaff Frenzy and Super D are coming up on May 13th and 14th. The MBAA puts on some great races and supports trail work and mountain bike advocacy throughout Arizona. Click here for details! https://mbaa.net/racing/

Coconino High School is gonna have a mountain bike team! Coconino is the latest addition to the Arizona Interscholastic Cycling League! There is an informational meeting on Monday, May 1st at Coconino High from 5 pm to 6 pm. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1855664358091260/

Taylor House Registration is Live! July 15th, 2017. Temporary new routes this year. Click here for route details and to sign up. https://www.absolutebikes.net/community/events/taylor-house/

FLAGSTAFF ENDURO! NEW ABSOLUTE BIKES EVENT! September 23rd and 24th, 2017. All the best system-trail descents in Flagstaff! Two days, six stages! Net proceeds to benefit the Flagstaff Family Food Center and the Fort Tuthill Bike Park. More details to come soon…stay tuned!

Red Rock District Volunteer Trail Work Events- Saturday, April 29th, 9 am – 1 pm, Thunder Mountain Trail realignment. From 89A in West Sedona, turn north on Andante to the end of the road. May 13th and 25th event details coming soon. Contact Bret Edstrom with the Red Rock Ranger District for details and updates: bretaedstrom@fs.fed.us or 928-203-7509  or watch Absolute Bikes’ Facebook Page for details. https://www.facebook.com/AbsoluteBikesAZ/?ref=nf

Flagstaff Biking Organization Trail Days! First event of the year, May 20th at Rogers Lake Connector Trail http://flagstaffbiking.org/mountain/trail-program/trail-schedule/#5-20 . Absolute Bikes will be sponsoring two of these eight events again! Please click here for details on the season schedule: http://flagstaffbiking.org/mountain/trail-program/trail-schedule/

The 2017 Mountain Bike Association of Arizona MBAA 6’er! June 3rd, 2017, Fort Tuthill County Park. Get a team together or race all 6 hours solo on Fort Tuthill area single track trails! Check here for details and to register: https://mbaa.net/racing/mbaa-6er/

Flagstaff Omnium, Road Race and Hill Climb, June 10th and 11thPresented by Team Pay n’ Take in Williams and Flagstaff. Click for details and to register: http://singletrackbikes.com/Flagstaff_Omnium_Flyer.pdf

While supplies last! In-stock Bionx kits (26” and 700c) only $1399.99! (originally $2200. $800 off!) We have the tried-and-proven Bionx S-350 RX and DX e-bike electric-assist kits in stock and ready to install. Convert virtually any bike to an electric assist commuter! Extend your range, ease your ride, eliminate parking issues and have more fun! (Installation not included.)

Lots of equipment, apparel and accessories 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

Register now! The Taylor House Ride, July 15th, 2017. Temporary new routes! The National Park Service is having Sunset Crater and Wupatki Road re-paved this summer so we cannot obtain a permit for our traditional course. Check out this year’s routes here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xnDoHo3eVw8nDLKmtjT3_wG6qxM&usp=sharing Join us for Northern Arizona’s best road ride!

CANCELLED! Old Fashioned Mountain Bike Race, August 26th, 2017. Help feed folks while racing your mountain bike for fun! WE ARE ADDING A NEW EVENT AND REPLACING THE OLD FASHIONED MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE! STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!

Absolute Bikes Group Rides!

  • Saturday morning Ladies Shred-the-Red Ride! Saturday mornings: 9:30am-12pm, Absolute Bikes Sedona! All age and skill levels are invited and welcomed! The ride can be tailored to fit the needs/desires of the group. Learn skills, have fun and spend time on the trails on Saturday mornings! Lead by our very own Mikaela Ray who is a professional cycling instructor and tour guide!
  • 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! (Rental lights available starting Friday, October 7th.)
  • Tuesday Shredz with Ryan Geiger! Meet at Schultz Pass Road and Elden LO Road “Y” at 5:00 pm on select Tuesdays for a couple hours of riding and sessioning techy stuff on Flagstaff’s finest trails! Intermediate to advanced trails and pace. May 2nd, 16th, 30th.
  • Wednesday Night Rides, Flagstaff! Join us for a ride in the dark! 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! Meet at Absolute Bikes at 7:00 pm.
  • Hucks and Hops discontinued until spring. Stay tuned for details…

Absolute Bikes Repair Clinics!

Absolute Bikes Flagstaff 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. Mondays, May 1st, 15th and 29th. 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, Thule and Kuat 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: Fort Tuthill Bike Park (new stuff!)

Flagstaff Biking Organizations fund raising efforts have worked to hire American Conservation Experience to build some more of the Fort Tuthill Bike Park.

The new features consist of skinnies, log rolls, rock gardens, board walks and other skills-features that challenge riders to improve their riding skills and have fun! Click here for some pictures: https://www.facebook.com/flagstaffbiking/posts/10155010043530155

This adds to the already existing flow trails and kids pump-track.

We know a guy, and apparently there may be a bunch more funding coming to build out the more trails and features soon. On the horizon are progressive drops, cyclocross features, a couple of pump tracks and two tech flow trails. Watch Flagstaff Biking Organization’s  Facebook page for updates on this, trail days and trails advocacy, and this month’s Flagstaff Bike to Work and School Week!

Propaganda: May is National Bike Month!

With so many other pursuits and means on conveyance vying for Americans’ attention, we are proud that the League of American Bicyclists continues to promote National Bike Month every year with the help of hundreds of local and state advocacy organizations, thousands of bike shops and millions of cyclists.

The bicycle is an important part of American and Flagstaff history. The Wright Brothers built the first airplane in their bike shop. Bicyclists efforts lead to the paving of the roads before the automobile took them over. Bicycling played a key role in the women’s rights movement. The Coconino Cycling Club was leading rides to Grand Canyon over a hundred years ago. Lowell Observatory’s workings were fabricated at the Sykes Brothers’ Bike Shop on Aspen Avenue during the turn of the last century.

Bicycles continue to be one of the most important modes of transportation in the United States and the world. If you haven’t ridden in a while, we hope you’ll use this month’s celebration as a reason to throw your leg over your bike again. If you ride a lot, encourage your less frequently cycling friends to get out and ride with you.

As important a role as the bicycle has played in empowerment, industry, science, and transportation, we think one of its most important attributes is how much joy a good ride can bring to folks.

Now, get on your bikes and ride!

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!   

  • 2015 Electra Townie Go!, (electric-assist town bike), men’s black, was $2599.99, sale $1599.99, $1549.99 if you mention this email!
  • Worksman Pizza Delivery Bike!! Was $749.99, now on sale for *EVEN LOWER PRICE* $499.99!Pick up your own pies in style!
  • Evo High Tide, (fat bike cruiser), step-through and traditional, (one size) was $499.99, sale $299.99, $279.99 if you mention this email!
  • Sun Atlas, (industrial cruiser bike with fenders), was $349.99, sale $249.99, $229.99 if you mention this email!
  • ALL 2016 and earlier demo bikes priced to sell! Pivot Carbon Mach 6 medium @ $2999.99, Scott Spark 760 only $999.99, Specialized Roubaix Disc $899.99! More bikes and more deals! Check in or click here for details…

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
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