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Absolute Bikes September 2019 Newsletter

Absolute Bikes September 2019 Newsletter

Upcoming events and info (not necessarily sequential…)

Please vote for Absolute Bikes for “Best Bicycle Retailer” in the Arizona Daily Sun’s “Best of Flagstaff”! Click here: http://azdailysun.secondstreetapp.com/Best-Of-Flagstaff-2019/gallery?group=330934   THANK YOU! WE THINK YOU ARE THE BEST IN FLAGSTAFF TOO!

2019 Rental bikes are up for sale! Bikes starting as low as $349! Full suspension bikes as low as $1199! Check our sale lists and get in ASAP for some of the best deals on used bikes! We have these bikes priced to go because our 2020 rental fleet is on the way and we need to make room. Sedona sale list: https://www.absolutebikes.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Sedona-072619-On-Sale-List.pdf Flagstaff bike sale list: https://www.absolutebikes.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Flagstaff-Bikes-072619-On-Sale-List.pdf All sale lists: https://www.absolutebikes.net/sales/closeouts-giftcertifcates-swag/ Call (928) 779-5969 (Flagstaff, or (928) 284-1242 (Sedona) with questions.

AZ Cross Valley of the Sun CX Series- Race ‘cross in AZ!  Series starts in November. Click here for details. https://azcross.com/schedule/

The 2020 Taylor House Ride registration is live! July 18, 2020- Early registration deals, so sign up now! Northern Arizona’s best road cycling event. Click for details: https://www.absolutebikes.net/event/2020-taylor-house-ride/

Mountain Bike Association of Arizona Enduro Series- The Flagstaff Enduro is part of this four race series. Click here for more info on dates and locations, and to sign up now: https://mbaa.net/2018/10/23/2019-xc/

Museum Fire Closure in effect, but stay tuned for changes! The Coconino National Forest has issued a Closure Order for the Mount Elden/Dry Lake Hills and Fort Valley areas because of the currently ongoing Museum Fire, and probable flooding. Stay tuned for updates and changes as the monsoon takes affect and the fire is contained. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd647113.pdf

Flagstaff Biking Organization Trail Days! Absolute Bikes will be sponsoring two Flagstaff Biking Organization Trail Days this summer! Click here for the complete schedule: https://flagstaffbiking.org/mountain/trail-program/trail-schedule/

Mt. Lemmon Gravel Grinder- October 26thMt Lemmon Gravel Grinder attendees enjoy the beautiful grounds for event activities and live music, onsite camping and accommodations, campground games, craft beer garden and food vendors, a robust communal campfire and more! On October 26th a limited field of 500 riders will discover the challenges and gratification from riding awesome back-country gravel/dirt roads (and some pavement) among old mining and cattle ranching operations at the foot of the Santa Catalina Mountains within the Coronado National Forest, ALL while taking in the endless beauty of the fall season in the San Pedro River Valley.  Link here for more info: https://www.mtlemmongravelgrinder.com/

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! 7:30 am-10am-ish, Wednesdays starting at Absolute Bikes, Sedona.

Friday Night Rides, Absolute Bikes Sedona! Hone your skills on some of Sedona’s most challenging terrain with some of the best riders in the Southwest! 6:30 pm, Fridays starting at Absolute Bikes, Sedona.

2019 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 7:30 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! Please RSVP by calling Absolute Bikes, Sedona at (928) 284-1242 or email sedona@absolutebikes.net.

Absolute Bikes Flagstaff Clinics:

  • Check back for more details on Leslie’s next series.

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: Kick some Aspens!

We are just seeing the colors start to change on the higher mountains around Flagstaff and we are super excited to get out and hear the crunch and swoosh of leaves under our tires!

There are numerous options to enjoy the fall colors around Flagstaff. In this edition of Ride of the Month, we’re only going to note the highlights of several rides. Come by Absolute Bikes for a map and more details on any of these.

  • Waterline Road-This is the best route to take new and less technically oriented riders to enjoy the trees. It’s a long, low-grade steady climb out and an easy cruise back. For a longer ride, continue into the Inner Basin or out to the top of Abineau Trail, (Abineau is closed to bikes, so return the same way).
  • Inner Basin Trail-This is a great option for some steep single-track. It can be used with Waterline Road, some old two-tracks and the far side of Schultz Pass Road to make a loop. Please be aware that the single track section will have lots of hikers, so be polite.
  • Arizona Trail from FR418 to Aspen Nature Loop-This is the best all-around mountain bike ride in some of the best aspen groves. This can be done as a lollipop loop with the Aspen Nature Loop, and you can do a short out and back to the Humphries Trail Head to check out this recently aligned section of trail. Use a shuttle from town and ride all the way back to Fort Valley.
  • Secret Trail, Weatherford Trail and Schultz Creek Trail- Use the Arizona Trail to make a loop with these. Recently completed Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project fuels reduction left the aspens along Schultz Creek much more prominent, and Secret and Weatherford have lots of mixed conifer and aspen stands along them.
  • Snowbowl Road- An awesome road ride with tons of aspens along its shoulders. Make a quick stop at Aspen Corner, Flagstaff’s most famous aspen grove.
  • Around the Peaks gravel ride- Use Fort Valley Road/Highway 180 to connect Hart Prairie, (FR151), FR418 and FR420 for an all-day backcountry gravel adventure that highlights riding through beautiful aspen stands and distant views of aspen groves.

Check out Emmitt Barks Cartography’s Flagstaff Trails Map, Google Maps, and come by for details on these and other routes!     

Propaganda: Thanks for another successful Flagstaff Enduro!

We want to thank everyone for another successful Flagstaff Enduro! We are still tallying some expenses and receipts, but we should be finalizing approximately $7000 in donations to each of the two event beneficiaries, the Flagstaff Biking Organization Trail Fund and the Flagstaff Family Food Center.

First we would like to acknowledge our sponsors.

Arizona Snowbowl has generously been our title sponsor for all three years. Their financial contribution roughly equally provides the expert cash purse and a substantial donation to the charities.

Specialized Bicycles provides our grand raffle prize of a $1000 Specialized Spending Spree.

Nackard Pepsi provides free beverages for each day’s lunch.

Fratelli Pizza and Run Flagstaff each help us with special rates for lunch and timing.

Jeff with Blue Wolf Events and Gail Hughes both volunteer their logistical expertise. Thanks to the Flagstaff Ranger District for help with the permitting.

We are very grateful to the members of Team Absolute Bikes and Red Rock Racing, the NAU Key Club, volunteers for the Flagstaff Family Food Center and so many other folks who donate their time to this event. There are too many individuals to name, but suffice it to say that with 7 stages over 40+ miles of trail, there is a lot of course marking, timing, preparation and take down to do!

Thanks as well to the huge list of product podium and raffle prize donors! We appreciate all of the support of our vendors who help us make this event awesome.

Would also like to thank the Flagstaff community for sharing the trails with our events over the years, and for supporting our business with your patronage! Without you we can’t keep doing the things we do.

Thanks for your patience and business!

DEALS OF THE MONTH!

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

2019 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 thank you 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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