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Absolute Bikes September 2017 Newsletter

Upcoming events and info (not necessarily sequential…

 ARIZONA SNOWBOWL FLAGSTAFF ENDURO PRESENTED BY ABSOLUTE BIKES! REGISTER NOW! HTTP://WWW.FLAGSTAFFENDURO.COM 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. Participants get a shuttle, two catered meals, free flat-bill hat, cash pro purse (donated by Arizona Snowbowl), product prizes for amateur categories, 5 raffle tickets for fabulous prizes including a $1000 Specialized Spending Spree and hours of shrediliciousness!

2017 Barn Burner! September 9th, Kendrick Mountain area. This is a Leadville Qualifier and awesome endurance mountain bike race on jeep trail in the Kendrick Mountain area. We will be serving beer from Wanderlust Brewing to help raise money for Flagstaff Biking Organization too! Just a few days off, sign up now!http://www.barnburnermtb.com/

Annual Pedals v Pistons v Horseshoes v Hiking Boots Trail Day Challenge! September 16th, Upper Moto Trail- Absolute Bikes is sponsoring Flagstaff Biking Organization’s participation in this annual friendly challenge to get the most volunteers out for each user group! Come on out and help the “Pedals” maintain possession of the trophy for another year! http://flagstaffbiking.org/trail-day-pedals-v-pistons-v-horseshoes-v-hiking-boots-september-16th-upper-moto/

 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 ALLracers 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!

 MBAA Sunrise Enduro, September 9th, White Mountains AZ- The Mountain Bike Association of Arizona continues its awesome work promoting racing and advocacy with its fall Enduro Series! Go to https://mbaa.net/racing/sunrise-enduro/ for details and to register. Check out the entire MBAA Enduro series here: https://mbaa.net/2017/06/27/announcing-the-mbaa-enduro-series/

Arizona Trail Day! Buffalo Park, September 9th, 2017- Join the statewide trails community in celebrating our very own National Scenic Trail! Exhibits, food, beer, music, hikes and more. See http://aztrail.org/trail_day/flagstaff.html for details.

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!

Fire on the Rim Mountain Bike Race, Pine, AZ, September 16thThis is a fun race in the Mogollon Rim area! New trail added to the course. Check out details here: http://www.fireontherim.com/

Flagstaff Biking Organization Trail Days! September 23rd at Weatherford Trail. http://flagstaffbiking.org/mountain/trail-program/trail-schedule/#9-23 . 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/

Arizona CX! October 28th and 29th in Sedona! Presented by Absolute Bikes- Stay tuned to https://azcross.com/ for details.

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!
  • Wednesday Night Rides in Flagstaff! Wednesdays, 7:00 pm at Absolute Bikes, Flagstaff. Enjoy Flagstaff’s dark skies and rad trails with us! 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!

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. September 4th and 18th. 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: Upper Oldham

With recent maintenance done by FBO volunteers and the Flagstaff Ranger District, Upper Oldham has once again become a jewel in our Flagstaff trail system!

This route is best as a descent, (at least we think so), but can also be ridden as a grueling climb. It is very steep, and pretty rocky. There aren’t any huge ledges or drop offs, but the trail will challenge even the best riders.

A good route is to climb Elden Lookout Road from the Schultz Creek trail Head area. For more single track fun, ride up Rocky Ridge. We recommend climbing all the way past Upper Oldham’s upper entrance to “Upper” Sunset to extend your descent.

Starting on “Upper” Sunset, you’ll climb a bit and then descend steeply for about a half mile or so. You’ll come to the saddle at the top of Upper Oldham where you’ll turn left. Cross Elden Lookout Road to continue on the newly realigned Upper Oldham. After you cross the meadow, the real descending begins! Watch your lines through the rock gardens…

When you reach Elden Lookout Road, you can connect to middle Oldham to keep riding single track rather than descending on the gravel road. We suggest crossing to Rocky Ridge to return to the Schultz Creek Trail Head area.

Come see us for a dropper seat post for this ride if you don’t already have one!

Propaganda: Get out and participate!

There are numerous bike events throughout the next several weeks. (See above…) Others not mentioned are two Arizona Interscholastic Cycling League races, (high school cycling league- how rad is that?!), the Bear Jaw Groove returning in October, Pines to Mines, Pachanga in Tucson and more…

We want to encourage folks to participate in something cycling related this fall! Enter the Flagstaff Enduro, or let us know if you can volunteer to help. Come out to a trail day, race the Barn Burner, volunteer to help at the AZICL races. Do something!

We have a thriving cycling culture here in Arizona, and anyone who rides is part of it. Your presence at these events helps to grow cycling as part of our world. Most importantly, these events are fun!

Cycling is great when done alone, and is even better with friends, old and new.

As always, thank you sincerely for your business and support!


*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!
  • Sun Atlas, (industrial cruiser bike with fenders), was $349.99, sale $249.99, $229.99if you mention this email!
  • ALL 2016 demo bikes priced to sell! Most 2017 demos on sale!Scott Spark 760 full suspension mountain bikes as low as $799.99, 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
928-779-5969 Flagstaff
928-284-1242 Sedona