Thursday, December 20, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
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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.
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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 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
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:
TREK ELITE XC 9.8 17.5 MATTE PEARL CARBON 07
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
G. FISHER MARLIN GS 15 2007
Reg. $549.99, NOW $399.99
Saturday, November 24, 2007
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
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
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
Friday, November 16, 2007
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
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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
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Saturday, October 13, 2007
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Friday, October 12, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
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 Active.com 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 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:
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
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Wednesday, August 29, 2007
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 www.tourofmissouri.com
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 www.headstrongforjake.com
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 www.majortaylorkc.com
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 email@example.com
Saturday, August 25, 2007
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
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
Monday, August 20, 2007
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
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
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.
DON'T BE CAUGHT NAPPING ON THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY!!!!!
• 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
Saturday, August 04, 2007
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