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Absolute Bikes November 2018 Newsletter

Absolute Bikes November 2018 Newsletter

Upcoming events and info (not necessarily sequential…) 

Specialized Bicycles Demo Events, Flagstaff, Saturday 11/3, Sedona, Sunday 11/4! FREE! Specialized will have an assortment of demo bikes at the Elden LO/Schultz Pass Roads “Y” on Saturday, November 3rd, from 9 am until 3 pm, and then on Sunday at Absolute Bikes Sedona, November 4th , from 9 am until 3 pm. Come test some of the best mountain, road and e-bikes on the market! Details here: https://www.absolutebikes.net/event/demo-a-specialized-bike-flagstaff/ and here: https://www.absolutebikes.net/event/demo-a-specialized-bike-sedona/ 

AZ Cross is coming! And to Sedona! The AZ Cross Series starts in Globe on October 13th, stops in Sedona October 27th, and runs throughout the State through December. Check here for more info! https://azcross.com/schedule/ 

*TAKE THE FLAGSTAFF TRAILS INITIATIVE SURVEY!* http://flagstafftrailsinitiative.org/ The Flagstaff Trails Initiative will be seeking community input with the goal of producing an area-wide trails plan. The goal is to have the local land management agencies, trail users, businesses and other interested parties seek a sustainable long term plan to best serve the Flagstaff area trails systems and the resident and visiting trail user community.

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. 

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! https://www.absolutebikes.net/event/fridays-night-rides-absolute-bikes-sedona/2018-06-01/ 

2018 RENTAL AND DEMO BIKES ON SALE! Check back here as we add bikes over the next few weeks here: 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!

  • 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! 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. November 5th and 19th. 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: Tour of south-west Sedona trails

This month’s ride comes courtesy of Slim Slammons! This ride has some challenging sections, but requires an intermediate skill level to ride most of it.

Drive west through Sedona on Highway 89A. Turn left onto Shelby Drive, drive to the trailhead parking where the street bears left.

Ride Ridge Trail south passing numerous trail intersection. You’ll eventually cross Chavez Ranch Road, a dirt road. Shortly after that, you’ll turn right onto Ram’s Head Trail. Follow Ram’s Head, back across Chavez Ranch Road, and turn right onto Old Post Trail.

Climb Old Post to a left hand turn onto Skywalker Trail. Either way will get you to Red Rock Loop Road at the intersection with Over Easy. Cross the paved road and head into the southernmost entrance to Red Rock High School, Sedona Red Rock High School Drive. Jump onto the trail at the trail head and stay left on Scorpion Trail at the intersection.

Enjoy the techy flow of Scorpion Trail, but be sure to make the right hand turn onto Pyramid Trail. Drop your seat at the pass for a pretty steep descent back to Red Rock Loop Road. Cross over to Chavez Ranch Road, and be looking for the left hand turn onto Old Post Trail. Ride up Old Post, again, but this time turn right onto Carroll Canyon Trail. You’ll Ride Carroll Canyon up and over to a right hand turn back onto Ridge, and back to your car.

As you ride in this area, notice the names of all of the intersecting trails, and use Trailforks or another trail app to keep various other loops in mind for future exploration. There are a ton of options in this area!

We recommend the Sedona Trails Map from Emmitt Barks Cartography for a great overview on this and other riding options in Sedona. Available at either Absolute Bikes location!

Propaganda: It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Sedona Season!

Oh goody! We’ve had some rain, the daytime temps have cooled to the 60s and 70s and it’s time to Shred the Red!

If you want to tag along with us, we’ll be offering at least three group rides most weeks. Stay tuned here and to our Facebook page for special rides as well.

Wednesdays are our Shred the Red Technical Ride. Usually our service manager, Alex, will be leading these rides that will explore some of the most challenging terrain in Sedona. No one will be left behind, but this ride is geared towards skilled riders who want to push their limits a bit. A longer travel full suspension trail or enduro bike with a dropper post is highly recommended. Check out our demo fleet if you are wanting to try out something new: https://www.absolutebikes.net/rentals/reserve-a-bike-sedona/ Meet at 10 am at Absolute Bikes Sedona.

Most Fridays Eric will be leading our Friday Night Rides starting at 6:30 pm from Absolute Bikes. Bring your lights, or rent one from us if you don’t have one, and be prepared for a completely different take on Sedona’s world class trails! This ride is for intermediate to advanced riders, mostly because of the unique challenge offered by most trails in Sedona.

For the cooler months we have moved our Hucks and Hops Rides to Sedona. Meet at 10 am most Saturdays and be prepared to go mountain biking on some rad trails! We’ll provide some beers back at the shop for after the ride. Anyone who likes to ride trails in Sedona with friendly folks is encouraged to attend. Beers are only for grown-ups, but we will have some sodas for youngsters too.

Come ride with us! Mountain biking is always more fun with friends!


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

We have begun to sell our 2018 demo bikes. 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
928-779-5969 Flagstaff
928-284-1242 Sedona





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