Thursday, December 20, 2007

This Just In!!!!!

Shimano Ultegra SL Wheel set has finally landed. These wheels look fast, and above all ARE FAST! With the same ice grey finish that has graced all the Ultegra SL parts, and slick looking hub make up this light weight, greatly priced wheel set. Don't believe us? Come have a look for yourself. $549.99

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Huge Holiday Sale

The annual Trek the Halls holiday sale is upon us, and our store is well stocked with bicycles, accessories, clothing and more at special holiday pricing. We want to make your shopping easy. Our great selection of children’s bikes are safe, durable and fit properly for all ages. And our inventory of adult bikes is the best in the area. With financing available, getting a new bike has never been easier. Our friendly employees will help you find just the right gift for the cyclist on your list.

Click here for some great gift ideas.

You know you can always count on Highgear to have the best gear in town. We deliver this holiday season. For the athlete on your gift list you will find fantastic deals on nutritional products, with Cytomax and Endurox on sale for up to 20% off. If you have a year-round rider you are shopping for then they will appreciate the Pedro's Super Pit Kit bike cleaning gear which is discounted a full $20. Highgear has gifts for any budget, with deals on lights and footwear.

Click here for full details.

Visit our stores this weekend to take advantage of this amazing savings opportunity. Save Over 10% on Trek MT60 Kids Bikes (Boys & Girls) and take $50 Off every Trek Lime bike. We have accessory gift ideas for under $30 conveniently located throughout the store. Take advantage of our Same as Cash Financing and put off payments until after the holidays.

Make sure you check out each store's hotlist. There are literally pages of items at discount prices.

All 2007 Demo Bikes On Sale NOW

Visit our stores online to see the complete list of demo bikes that we are clearing out. We need to free up space for next year's fleet, so you can find some sweet deals on performance bikes from Gary Fisher, Serotta, Trek, LeMond, Cannondale, Orbea and Quintana Roo.

Winter is the perfect time to get your bike serviced and ready for next spring. Click the image to download our coupon and save over $75 on our comprehensive overhaul. Don't let grime from last years season deteriote your parts over the winter. A clean bike is a happy bike.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Trainer nights are COMING!!!!!

As you can see, anyone can ride a bike, and they can even ride them during the winter. Starting on January 2, 2008, Highgear Bicycle Store of Omaha will be holding their annual trainer nights, now on Wednesdays starting around 6:00-6:30PM and going until around 8:00PM.

Trainer nights are open to everyone. There are no divisions here, except that we ask you to have fun and enjoy your bike. Winter riding can be hard on the mind, and we have taken this into account and are changing up Trainer Nights a little this year.

However, a few things will change this year. We will be basing our trainer nights around movies, which will be provided, and it is now a ride at your own pace. So, now instead of watching people ride bikes, we'll be able to laugh, cry, cheer, and jeer to movies. Trainers will be provided, or you can bring your own. Another change for this year is that Trainer nights are now FREE!!!!!

So come in, ride, and make that New Year's resolution stick this year.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Bike of the Week

After a 1 week hiatus, and a nice turkey hangover, the glorious 'Bike of the Week' has made its triumphant return!

This week will be a little different than the previous. In anticipation of the upcoming holidays. Highgear Omaha is putting together some great deals to get you on the bike of your dreams in time for spring. So this week I will be putting up some examples of some of the deals that we have in the store this holiday season. I must warn you not to hesitate, because these are once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Remember, if you don't see what you like here, check out our ON SALE page, or stop by the shop and tell us what you want.

Here are some examples of the huge discounts we are making available to everyone:

Reg. $4,399.99 , NOW $3,049.99

Reg. $3,849.99, NOW $2,799.99
TREK 1600 T 10SPD 54cm WHITE 07
Reg. $1,319.99, NOW $1,199.99
TREK 1000 T 52cm, 54cm, 63cm FLARE DUOTONE 07
Reg. $709.99, NOW $550.00
Reg. $549.99, NOW $399.99

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Product of the Week: Bontrager Pro Wrench Repair Stand

The Bontrager Pro Wrench Stand arrived at Highgear today, and it is pretty sweet. From tripod base to the built in truing station, this stand has it all. It also features Bontrager's seat rest, so you can put the bike in the stand with one hand, without worrying about dropping your bike. Come on in and check out this really cool stand.
Bike rest holds bike steady while clamping
Incorporated truing stand for quick wheel repairs
Stable tripod design works on uneven surfaces
Lightweight and easy to fold
Carrying bag included

Friday, November 23, 2007


It is getting to be that time of year again. The temperatures is starting to dip below the tolerable point, and it is time to bust out those winter gloves, booties, hats, and all the other stuff that allows us to stay warm and continue in the activity that we love the most. If you haven't been in the store recently, make sure you come in soon, because we have our winter gear already our for your perusing. From Pearl Izumi winter hats, gloves, long sleeve jerseys, jackets, and even booties and base layers, we have everything that you need to be able to ride into the depths of winter and beyond.Pearl Izumi Cyclone Glove $39.99. This glove has it all; shock absorbing Gel-Lite padding with U-Bridge palm for riding comfort •AmFIB® and AmFIB® - Block fabric combination for water and wind protection •Synthetic leather palm for an excellent grip and durability •Silicone screened palm for added gripping performance •Molded low-profile Airprene cuff for cold weather protection •Soft Microfleece wiping surface.
Pearl Izumi Vagabond II Jacket $99.99. This is the jacket/vest for you. This perennial favorite, with zip-off sleeves, has the versatility to be used as a jacket or vest. Thanks to its Zephrr® fabric, the Vagabond has outstanding wind and water resistance for almost any inclement condition. • Lightweight Zephrr® fabric is wind and water-resistant and highly packable • One-piece integrated sleeve construction for ease of use and storage • 360° reflectivity • Elasticized cuffs for a secure fit • 2 front storage pockets • Large back pocket for removable sleeve storage • Hidden zips on sleeves for a clean look • Semi Form Fit Sizes: S-XXL
Of course we can not forget the ladies, because we have a full selection of base layers, jerseys, jackets, and gloves for you as well.
Pearl Izumi Women's Insulator Jacket $149.99. The InsulaTour Jacket uses ultrasonically welded baffles to seal a front layer of insulation that keeps the cold out and the warmth in, providing a light weight barrier to the cold. UltraSensor®-Thermal fabric on side and back panels offer stretch and breathability. • Brushed UltraSensor®-Thermal for thermal regulation and moisture transfer • Zephrr® fabric panels are wind and water resistant, and exceptionally breathable • Full-length zipper with protective draft flap seals in warmth • Contoured construction for ease of athletic movement • Zippered back storage pockets for accessible storage • Reflective inlays increase visibility • Semi-Form Fit
Pearl Izumi Women's Select long sleeve jersey $69.99. Soft, high performance fabric, accented with print and embroidery details down both sleeves. With a women’s specific fit, this long sleeve jersey looks great and is extremely comfortable. • UltraSensor® fabric provides moisture management • Screen and embroidered original sleeve artwork • Low profile, hidden 1/4 front zipper • Modified raglan sleeves and princess seams provide a feminine fit • Two elasticized back pockets • Reflective elements for increased visibility • Form Fit

Cold Weather Clothing Guide

It's almost that time of year again. So I'm posting the annual winter clothing guide. We've been using this sweet winter clothing guide for a long time and it's never let us down. Hopefully it will come in handy for some of you. The temp ranges are for off-road riding, if you're going out on the road dress for the next coldest range.

50-60 degrees ~ Cycling shorts with lycra knee warmers, short sleeve jersey with a sleeveless base layer undershirt, lycra arm warmers and full finger gloves. add windstopper vest for breezy or moist conditions.

40-50 degrees ~ Cycling shorts with lycra tights or leg warmers, long sleeve jersey with long sleeve base layer undershirt. Rain resistent/windproof jacket for breezy or moist conditions. Full finger windproof gloves.

30-40 degrees ~ Cycling shorts with thermal tights, long sleeve jersey with long sleeve baselayer undershirt, thermal jacket, winter cap, winter gloves and booties.*Long sleeve jersey not needed with a thermal jacket.

20-30 degrees ~ Cycling shorts with thermal bib tights, long sleeve jersey with long sleeve baselayer undershirt, thermal jacket, winter cap, winter gloves and booties.

10-20 degrees ~ Cycling shorts with thermal bib tights and base layer bottoms, long sleeve jersey with long sleeve base layer undershirt, thermal jacket, winter cap, neck gator or balaclava, winter gloves and booties with toe heaters.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

We will be closed on Thanksgiving, but will open on Friday at our normal time(10am).

We'd like to thank YOU for your continued patronage and support. We hope you enjoy a great ride and the company of family and friends at your feast.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Swanson Trail Day

Make sure and support your local trails and help everyone enjoy their bike.

Sat Nov 17 8:30am - 12pm Swanson Park (map)

On 17 November from 8:30 – 12:00

THOR will be hosting a trail day at Swanson Park to:

- Reroute the downhill section vicinity of the Fire Department Training Area- Correct water drainage problems on Tetanus Ridge
- Add a new trail extension

Volunteers are requested to bring gloves a shovel, pick-axe, brush saw, loppers/clippers or commercial type rake to help cut in the two new trail sections and to help fix some erosion problems. Tools will be provided by THOR if you don't have any of your own.

The current downhill trail will be closed and replaced with a new downhill trail that follows the current IMBA guidance on building maintainable and sustainable trails. The current downhill trail is not within IMBA standards and remains in constant state of rain damage. Nearly 25% of all volunteer THOR trail day work for 2007 went into maintaining this 400+ foot section where we have to support over 5 miles of total trail. Look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, November 12, 2007


Here is the the third installment of 'Bike of the Week'. It is the Giant Anthem 2. I have one of these left in a 16" frame. This bike is ultralight, ultra smooth, and it will make you ultra fast.
This bike has it all. Featuring Giant’s lightweight ALUXX SL butted alloy tubeset, titanium shock hardware and aggressive XC racing geometry, the Anthem is the clear choice for U.S. national MTB champion, Adam Craig, and the entire Giant Mountain Bike Team as they battle week-after-week on the NORBA and World Cup circuits. Some of the amazing features of this bike are; light and stiff RockShox Reba SL, 80mm suspension fork and Fox Float RP2 rear shock, Shimano Deore shifting with Race Face Ride XC crankset, Lightweight Easton EA50 handlebar and stem, WTB LaserDisc XC rim/ sealed-bearing hubs wheel set, and one of the best features of all is that it also Avid Juicy 3 hydraulic disc brakes. This sweet ride was originally $1650, and you can have it for $1175. Don't waste this opportunity to get on one of the best bikes around.


Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Here is the second installment of 'Bike of the Week'. It's the 2007 Gary Fisher Rig. We have 2 of these bikes, in a 17.5", currently in-stock at $805, when they are regularly $1200. Make sure you come in and see what a Single Speed 29er can do for you.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

New Hours

The time change is just around the corner and old man winter is on the horizon. We will be closing an hour earlier on Monday through Thursday Starting on November 5th.

Monday 10-7
Tuesday 12-7
Wednesday & Thursday 10-7
Friday & Saturday 10-6
Sunday 11-4

Monday, October 29, 2007


A new feature to the Highgear site will be "Bike of the Week". Every Monday I will be putting up a bike we have on special for one week. This week will bring the Trek Madone 5.2 SL Triple (54cm). I only have one of these bikes left, and when it is gone we will no longer have any of the 2007 Trek Madones. Regularly $3349.99, but this week only $1999. Hurry in and snatch up this great machine that was handmade in Waterloo, Wisconsin. As always we have our "30 day right price guarantee" on all of our bikes. So do not hesitate to stop by and have a look around.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Niterider Lights now IN STOCK!

Introducing the *NEW* Niterider Sol at only $149.99. Some of the features of this ultimate commuter lite are; 4 hours of regulated run time, a light power of 115 lumens, and an 8 hour smart charger. This is a great introductory rechargeable headlight for the commutter friendly crowd, or if you want to tear through any of our great MTB parks for a little night ride action.

The Niterider MiNewt X2 has two different styles. One has one headlamp(above), but you can also get the dual version, which has two headlamp. It is available for $189.99 for one headlamp, and $229.99. The MiNewt has three different light setting, a low battery indicator, run time from 3:30-7:00. It charges quickly with a 4.5 hour smart charger. This light is great for those off trail night rides and for the now famous Taco ride.The Niterider Trailrat/Roadrat is a great introductory halogen bulb rechargeable headlight. At only $79.99, how could you pass this one up? It has a little over 2 hours of run time, and charges off of a 9 hour charger. Another great idea for those late nights/early evenings on the Wabash, or your favorite trail.
The Niterider Evolution Smart, the king of the halogen headlamps, packs a lot of punch in a small headlight. 1:45-7:00 hours of run time are packed into this 2 hour rechargeable headlamp. Comes with handlebar and helmet mount for only $249.99.
The Niterider HID Flight, king of headlights, is at the top of the line rechargeable headlamp from Niterider. This thing is like the sun coming out at night when you have it on. It does not get much better than this HID headlamp. This headlight has; 3 HID light settings, fuel gauge, 2:15 – 3:30 HR HID run time, lamp out protection, 3 LED modes: Steady/Flash/SOS, 1:30 HR Charge Time, 100:00 HR LED run time. The system also includes; HID+LED headlamp, 52” extension cable, Li-Ion Battery, 20” extension cable, handlebar mount - fits up to 31.8 mm, and a Helmet Mount. Like I said, not much better than the Flight. $499.99.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Highgear Closing for Inventory

Just a quick reminder that Highgear will be closed on Tuesday, October 23, for our annual Inventory. We'll see you bright and early Wednesday morning at 10am.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


REG. $1099.99
NOW $805

REG. $2299.99
NOW $1449

REG. $2399.99
NOW $1400


Monday, October 15, 2007

Opportunities Abound

The TREK Bicycle Store of Omaha and Highgear Bicycle Store of Omaha are fast growing Midwest bicycle retailers that our now hiring for all positions. We are looking to fill Management Positions and Customer Service Specialists. We offer competitive wages, benefits and a partnership atmosphere.

We are:
Progressive and cutting edge
Growth oriented and believe in offering opportunity to our employee’s
Fresh and exciting with the best atmosphere in Omaha
Riders. Riding bikes and enjoying them like a kid is what we are about.

You are:
Passionate about cycling and the experience
Great with people
Ready to learn
Dedicated and take ownership in your work.
Good PC Skills
Long term employment plans

Take advantage of this opportunity and contact us today.

E-mail or

Saturday, October 13, 2007

BCAR Update

It's almost 4am and the thunder has woke me up. I think we're still in okay shape for the ride this morning. Should start to taper off around ride time and hold off until later in the afternoon.

Check the comments section for more weather updates as the storm progresses...

Friday, October 12, 2007

BCAR Tomorrow

The ride is getting bigger and bigger so don't miss out on supporting a great cause. If you've been too busy to register on-line for the TREK WSD Breast Cancer Awareness Ride don't worry, you can still register the morning of the ride. Registration starts at 9am and the ride leaves at 10pm. Choose from either the 10 mile or 25 mile route. Join in the fun and ride to help find a cure.

Monday, September 17, 2007

2nd Annual Trek Breast Cancer Awareness Ride!

If you did not already know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the 2nd year in a row, Trek is sponsoring a National Breast Cancer Awareness Ride on October 13th. Many Trek stores throughout the country are hosting this ride at the same time and will raise thousands of dollars to help find a cure. Last year we had the biggest turn out of any store in the country, so The Highgear and Trek Bicycle Stores of Omaha along with the Midwest Cycling Community invites you for the 2nd year to join us; whether you have a mountain bike, hybrid, fixed gear, tri bike, road bike, recumbent, or even a unicycle, we want you on this ride. We are planning two routes this year, 10 and 25 miles, to incorporate all types of riders and bikes. Men, women, and children are all encouraged to attend.There is a registration fee and all of the money goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. You can still make a donation if you are unable to join us on the ride. Trek has developed a website to help promote the ride and your participation which links directly to for online registration.

The first 25 pre-registered riders receive custom full-finger gloves on the day of the ride. All participants receive fun shwag (t-shirts, water bottles, etc.) and can also enter to win 2-custom Lime Bikes, 5 Pink Saris Bone Bike Racks, 2 Bissell Healthy Home Vacuums, 1 Bissell SpotBot Pet.

So, mark your calendars to participate in this fulfilling and exciting event. The fall colors will be blooming and the weather will be perfect for riding. We will have a post-ride get to together in the shop afterwards with coffee and pastries, as well as give-a-ways and raffles. Please contact the shop with any questions you have.

When: Saturday, October 13th @ 10am, packet pickup @ 9:00am
Where: Trek Bicycle Store of Omaha, 7214 Jones St.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

It's Race Time!

It's been a great summer, you are more fit than you've ever been, what better time to grab your friends and come out to the first ever MetrO! Mountain Bike Challenge 12 Hour! Put a team together or challenge yourself for this 12 hour endurance event. The Midwest Cycling Community has put together a great event that is bound to be fun for the whole family. Set along the banks of the Missouri river these fun, flat trails will push your limits as a rider.

TREK has stepped up on the sponsorship front and we're proud to announce not only $2000 in prizes but also that the first 100 people to register will recieve a TREK Northern LED headlight, a $27 value. That's over $50 worth of stuff for just $20 entry fee!

For you football fans that are worried about the USC game, well, you can listen to it on the radio or...word on the street is one of the MWCC members is bringing a TV.

Format: This is a 12 hour mass start relay event running from 10AM to 10PM. Sunset will be at approximately 7:30pm so be prepared to ride the last 2 hours in darkness.

Entry Fee: $20 each, each participant gets a FREE pair of socks and waterbottle, as well as an event goodie bag.

Event Categories and Prizes:
Solo Male
Solo Female
Two person team
Four person team (Five allowed if coed)
Super team (unlimited members) no prizes, just braggin' rights!

Prizes awarded to the top three finishers in each category

!!!You WILL need a lighting system for this event. The final 2 hours of this event will be in darkness, come prepared!!!

Course: The event course runs alongside the mighty Missouri river and is mostly flat. Trail conditions vary between rideable sand and dirt hardpack trail. The course includes fast open double track with tight and flowing singletrack and multiple log crossings. Lake Manawa is an excellent course for beginner riders and challenging for seasoned riders. If you're up for the challenge, you can try one of the log rides or teeter totters!

Directions: From I-80 take the Lake Manawa exit. Follow signs to Lake Manawa. When entering the park, turn right and follow the road counterclockwise around the lake until you see a sign on your right hand side that says "Missour River Boat Ramp Access". Turn right and park in the parking lot.

Camping: Camping is available within a mile of the start/finish area. The campground at Lake Manawa State Park provides space for 72 camping units. Of these, 37 campsites are equipped with electric hookups. Modern shower and rest room facilities are available at the campground, as is a trailer dump station. Advance campsite reservations can be made online through the park reservation system. Half of the campsites are still available on a first-come, first-serve basis. $16 for a site with electrical hook-up. $11 for a basic tent site.

And a little mappie map of the start/finsh layout

Friday, September 07, 2007


Sleek, light weight and elegant, CatEye Strada redefines cycle computer design with the new Strada. Don't let the slim size deceive you. This computer has our largest screen and font size in the class and all the functions you need.Simple, straight forward operations start with the innovative bracket that mounts quickly, securely and tool-free on virtually any handlebar or stem. A newly designed tool-free sensor mounts effortlessly to the fork. The unique innovative design continues with the mode button that is activated by toggling the bottom portion of the computer screen.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

30% off Nike Summer Clothing at Highgear. Come on in and get a great deal of Nike Cycling apparel.
(Sorry, applies to in-stock clothing only.)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Team Discovery Channel will appear at the Trek Bicycle Store of Kansas City

Tour de France Champion Alberto Contador and Levi Leipheimer Help Raise Money for “Headstrong for Jake” and the “Major Taylor Foundation”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kansas City, MO (August 28, 2007) - The Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team will appear at the Trek Bicycle Store of Kansas City on Monday, September 10th at 5 pm to help raise money for “Headstrong for Jake” and the “Major Taylor Foundation.” The Team, competing in their last race on American soil will feature an all-star lineup, including Tour de France Champion Alberto Contador, third place overall finisher Levi Leipheimer, and 2006 US National Road Race Champion George Hincapie.

Team Discovery Channel will sign autographs on Monday, September 10th from 5 to 6 pm at the Trek Bicycle Store of Kansas City. The Team’s appearance is open to the public. A $10 donation fee is required for autographs, with the money benefiting two cycling related foundations, “Headstrong for Jake” and the “Major Taylor Foundation.” The first 200 donors will have the chance to have one item signed by the Team, as well as be entered in a raffle drawing for a special giveaway. Levi Leipheimer commented on the appearance, “After a long season racing in Europe, I’m looking forward to coming back to the US and racing in front of our home crowd. This appearance gives us the rare opportunity to personally thank our fans and also raise money for two worthwhile causes.”

“We are thrilled about the opportunity to host an elite level professional cycling team in our store while helping support two terrific local charities,” said Trek Bicycle Store co-founder Jay Thomas. “It’s even more special knowing that the Tour of Missouri will be the last race in the United States for the Discovery Channel Team.”

Team Discovery Channel Tour of Missouri Scheduled Roster: Alberto Contador, Levi Leipheimer, George Hincapie, Yaroslav Popovych, Benjamin Noval, Tony Cruz, Fuyu Li and John Devine, led by Sports Director Johan Bruyneel.

About the Tour of Missouri
The Tour of Missouri is North America’s newest elite cycling stage race and is patterned after the Tour de Georgia and Amgen Tour of California statewide stage races. The race will start in Kansas City, Tuesday, September 11 and conclude in St. Louis the following Sunday. More information on the Tour of Missouri can be found at

About the Jake Clough Headstrong Foundation
The Jake Clough Headstrong Foundation educates children about bike safety and the importance of always wearing a helmet when riding a bike. To date, the foundation has provided over 1,500 properly fitted and life-saving helmets free of charge to children in our community. More information on the foundation can be found at

About the Major Taylor Foundation
The Major Taylor Foundation is a Kansas City based nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote a healthy community through the sport of cycling by providing education, resource and opportunity. More information on the Major Taylor Foundation can be found at

About the Trek Bicycle Store of Kansas City
The Trek Bicycle Store of Kansas City is held by parent company Midwest Cycling LLC. The store specializes in Trek branded cycling products for the recreational bike rider to the elite racing enthusiast. The store is located at 10412 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Shawnee Kansas 66203. More information on the Trek Bicycle Store of Kansas City can be found at www.trekbicyclestores.comFor more information please contact Tanya Hoffman. 913-486-6158 or

Saturday, August 25, 2007


Sidi Dominator Lorica
Competition sole
Optional toe spikes
Soft arch compression strap w/ Ultra SL buckle reduces numb spots
High-security Velcro won’t shift or slip
Standard, Mega and Narrow Widths
SALE $149.49

Sidi Genius 5 Lorica
Millennium 2 sole w/ snug-fitting Lorica upper
Soft arch compression strap w/ Ultra SL buckle reduces numb spots
High-security Velcro won’t shift or slip
Standard, Mega, Narrow widths
Replaceable heel pad
SALE $149.99

Monday, August 20, 2007

Last week at Trek World in Madison, Trek unveiled their global initiative to fight some of the today's toughest obstacles: pollution, global warming, and obesity (adult and sadly childhood as well). Trek has pledged a minimum of $1,600,000 annually to organizations such as IMBA and Bikes Belong to build more trails and help raise awareness on the benefits of riding bikes.

1 World - 2 Wheels: A TREK Commitment, will give everyone a real opportunity to re-evaluate the way they live their lives and hopefully make a change for the better. From finding Safe Routes to School for kids, to helping communities become more bike friendly, Trek's commitment to change the world could do just that.

Trek Omaha and Highgear are joining the 1 World - 2 Wheels movement and will be working with Act!vate Omaha to bring more information to you soon. Ride Safe, Ride Smart, Ride Everywhere.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Midwest Cycling Co-founder and Highgear Owner Kent McNeill rides during last month's Etape du Tour and also rode in the Leadville 100 MTB Enduro.
Dave Wiens was first across the line again on Saturday, but Floyd Landis - despite a bloody crash early on - finished right behind him in second.

Midwest Cycling Community members Steve Jarrett and Kent McNeill competed in the 2007 L’Etape Du Tour Mondevelo on July 16th. Just close to 7,000 amateurs were present in Foix, France to test their skills on one of this year’s hardest mountain stages in the Tour de France that will be raced on Monday, July 23rd. The race claimed over 40% of it’s participants in the sweep buses by the end of the day.

Despite being flatlanders from the Midwest in a stage that boasted over 15,000 feet of climbing, with 5 mountain passes over 124 miles, McNeill and Jarrett were able to finish with respectable times. McNeill finished 129th overall with a time of 7hrs 34minutes while Jarrett finished 683rd with a time of 8hrs 32 minutes coming in just ahead of Greg LeMond who finished 812th in a time of 8 hrs 41 minutes.

Also, Kent McNeill, completed the Leadville 100 MTB Enduro. Kent came in 53rd overall and 23rd in his age category. With the Leadville result and the Etape Kent has shown that us in the Midwest can throw it down with the best in the world. Congrats go out to anyone that goes out and enjoys their bike like a kid and continues to support a community in motion.

Monday, August 06, 2007

The Blair Bike Club is hosting a ride on September 8th in Blair NE. Rollin' to the River Century has many options, 20, 38, 55, 68, 88 & 100 miles! Lunch on the Missouri River in Decatur, NE. Proceeds to benefit the Blair Trails Project & MS. This will definetly provide an exciting day filled with enjoying your bikes like kids. So join us. Details on our website:

Do you want to ride like George Hincapie, Levi Leipheimer, or even young Alberto Contador? Now you can wear the jersey that won the 2007 Tour de France.

Nike is offering a limited number of these jerseys and they will go extremely fast. From now until August 15 Highgear is taking pre-orders for these jerseys. This was the best team kit at the tour this year, and it is also the last year that Discovery Channel will sponsor the team that has WON 8 out of the last 9 Tour de France's. So you better act fast.

Jersey Features:
• Limited Edition "Green Initiative" jersey of the 2007 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
• Lightweight, breathable Dri-FIT fabric keeps you cool and dry
• Three-quarter length front zip for added ventilation
• 3 back pockets for extra cargo space
• Race cut for an aerodynamic fit
• The Lance Armstrong Foundation will receive $1.00 for the purchase of this product
• Exclusively worn during the 2007 Tour de France
• MSRP: $99.99

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Name: Jill Tillinghast
Nick Name: I don’t have one
Mtn. Or Road: Both
Your favorite bike: Serotta road bike
Your dream bike: The *NEW* WSD Madone, 7.5 FX WSD or Ferrous
What do you currently ride: Bontrager Race Lite steel MTB
Favorite place to ride: Ponca State Park
Favorite place to travel to and ride: Kettles in Wisconsin
Favorite cycling accessory: Sun Glasses
Favorite recovery item: Power Bar Recovery Drink
Favorite riding fuel: Luna Tea Bars
Favorite thing to do in your spare time: Ride and hang with my family
Favorite food: Avocados
Favorite restaurant: The Oven