Tuesday, October 31, 2006

New Fall/Winter Hours

We have switched to Fall/Winter hours.


"We Support a Community in Motion"

Raffle to win a Trek Bicycle and Lance Armstrong's John Hancock!

Is that Lance at the Indy 500?
I guess racing is racing.
Stop by High Gear for your chance to win.
All money raised will go to the LiveStrong Foundation.

All of us at Highgear Bicycle Store of Omaha are proud to announce the raffling of a Trek 1500 bicycle signed by Lance Armstrong and Indy Car driver, P.J. Chesson. The bike was used in the Race to Replace, in which hundreds of amateur cyclists competed to be the newest team member of the Discovery Channel team. This bike is currently located in our Kansas City store and will be raffled within all four stores.

At the Race to Replace amateur cycling hopefuls raced around the Indianapolis 500 race track to win a spot on the Discovery Channel team. Both Armstrong and Chesson signed the frame of the Trek bike. Raffle tickets for the bike will be sold at all four Midwest stores until December 31, 2006. The raffle tickets will be sold at $5 each, or $20 for 5 tickets. All proceeds from the raffle will go to the LiveStrong Foundation. The winning ticket will be drawn on January 1, 2007.

Starting November 1st all purchases at High Gear over $350 will receive one FREE raffle ticket.
This offer is good thru December 31st.

This is the actual bike you can win. If you are in the Kansas City area stop by the store and see what you can win.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Join us on the E'tape Du Tour 2007

Yesterday the ASO announced the route of the 2007 Etape – it’s a route filled with beautiful Pyrenean climbs (and is rumored to be the hardest stage in this year’s tour!).
We’re in the final process of finalizing our self-guided packages and will announce those over the next 10 days.
If you would like to be a part of our exclusive invitation / first looks for those packages, please register on our email waiting list here:
Packages will Include:
· Guaranteed Etape Entry (numbers are assigned randomly – sorry we cannot control this)
· Three nights at a 3* Hotel 50 km from start
· One Night Hotel near Finish
· Luggage transfer from start to finish and coach to start morning of race
· Training plan, pre-race logistics package, detailed route descriptions, local ride guides, etc.

Stay tuned and we hope to be a part of your ETAPE in 2007!


The team at High Gear Travel

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Pearl Izumi 101 All are Welcome!

WOW, it's getting cold out there and we've got a full stock of Pearl Izumi gear to keep you warm! If you find all of that technical jargon on clothing confusing, come to High Gear Bicycle Store of Omaha November 8th and sit in on a Pearl Izumi clinic presented by our Pearl rep Doug Plummer. We're going to look at some of the winter items like jackets, tights, gloves, and booties. Doug can answer your questions about Pearl Izumi products and if we're lucky he might give us a sneak peek at some products for the spring!

This clinic is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC so stop in for the clinic and enjoy a 20% discount on all winter Pearl Izumi products, plus great discounts/promotions on all remaining summer merchandise. Deep discounts are available on selected 2006 bikes as well.
Where: High Gear Bicycle Store of Omaha
8610 Brentwood Drive LaVista NE 68128
When: Wednesday November 8 @ 7pm
Questions: 402.935.1988 or matt@highgearomaha.com

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Warm Piglets

When planning the winter wardrobe the Lake MXZ 301's are a must.

-BOA mechanical closure system-
-Pittard's WR100 leather-
-Outlast temperature-regulating liner-
-3m Thinsulate toe box lining-
-Thermosol composite insole-
-Alpine outside-

Mudstuds and adapter for flat pedals/trekking
The Outlast temperature regulating lining, 3M Thinsulate lining in toe box, and Thermosol wool insole make this winter shoe work great in temperatures from 5-50F.

Stop by soon and find the size that works the best. When choosing sizes think about what winter socks you would be wearing. Going up one size from your summer shoes work well. These Lake shoes tend sell out from our distributor mid December.

$235 and warm piglets are in your future. These shoes last for years.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Our models only look cool, they are actually quite warm

Look, over there, the cold weather is coming.
Fall can be the best time to ride, if you have the right clothing. Stop in the shop today to check our winter clothing from Pearl izumi, Trek, Nike, and more. There are many types of clothing for cool weather riding, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have about what clothing is right for you.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Ride the Best Demo Days!

Would you like to try out the latest hardware from TREK, LeMond, and Gary Fisher? Well, here's your chance. Join us for some test rides on Saturday, October 21st, at Lake Manawa State Park or on Sunday, October 22nd, at Platte River State Park. See you then.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Bring the Whole Family

Next Saturday, October 14th at 10:00 AM the Trek Bicycle Store will be hosting a 10 mile no-drop bicycle ride to raise awareness for breast cancer. Entry is $25 with 100% donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. All participants will recieve a pink water bottle cage and water bottle as well as a goody bag. Everyone will also be registered for great raffle prizes. Refreshments will be provided before, after and during the ride. Go to active.com to register. It's not just for ladies so bring the whole family for a fun ride down the Keystone trail and help support the fight against breast cancer.