Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Need to trade in that used bike

We now take trade ins toward the purchase of a new bike or anything else in the store! Bring in your used bike today to receive a quote generally within 24 hours, or visit the Trade My Bicycle web site for an online quote to bring in with you. Either way, you can apply the credit for your used bike on anything we sell! Bike specs submitted for online quotes must be verified in the store prior to issuing credit.

Burley is Here.

This narrower, lighter trailer is perfect for single-child families with an active lifestyle. With optional accessories, you can walk it, jog it, or tow it behind your bike. Comfortably seats 1 child, capacity is 90 lbs. Interior storage pockets for toys, blankets, snacks and so much more. Adjustable sunscreen protects sensitive eyes and young skin from the sun. Recessed helmet pocket adds more headroom. Ultra padded seat with shoulder harness. Tinted side windows. Flow-thru mesh seat keeps air flowing through the trailer and cools off the ride. Use the Burley Stroller Kit to make your trailer ready for walks through parks, fairs, markets, and city streets. Use the Jogger Kit to convert trailer to a running stroller. Brake, handlebar, and safety strap all included with the trailer to easily convert to stroller or jogger.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

2 New Arrivals

Got some new cruisers this week and the are SWEET! Meet the Wasabi and the Drift. Two great single speed cruisers for everyday adventures, weekend travels, or whatever else you can come up with.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Home Solutions

Struggling with space in your home or garage? Then we have the solution for you. Introducing the Ground Control from Yakima. It will do absolutely anything that you ask of it. It will hold; kayaks, cargo boxes, bikes, skis, climbing gear, snowboards, and anything else your mind can conceive to put on it. It can wrap around a corner and extend for more space. The ground Control will hold up to 800 lbs of your gear with just 4 screws in the wall. It is ideal for garages, lofts, sheds, living rooms, dining rooms, and the office. However, check with your significant other or boss before putting it in the house or your office, just to avoid complications.

Monday, April 02, 2007

More New Arrivals

Here are some more new arrivals to Highear. TwinSix is here. These are the two jersey's that we currently have in stock. So come in and check them out, in addition to our Primal Wear jersey's that we have.

Wabash Trace Trail Update

CONTACT: Bill Danforth, President, Southwest Iowa Nature Trails
Phone: 712/246-1399


After several incidents of trail abuse by horse riders, a particularly devastating event recently occurred at the Council Bluffs end of the trail. Immediately after the spring thaw, when the Trace’s crushed limestone surface was soft and most susceptible to damage, and against posted restrictions, a group of horses devastated the trail’s crushed limestone surface.

Southwest Iowa Nature Trails, Inc. (SWINT) is the non-profit organization that manages the Wabash Trace, a 63 mile trail along a discontinued railbed that extends from Council Bluffs to the Missouri border. SWINT’s volunteers have maintained a parallel bridle path within the right-of-way between Council Bluffs and Mineola. The offending horse riders ignored the existing equestrian path along with signs prohibiting horses on the limestone surface.

The parallel bridle path was originally created in the early 1990’s by caring and responsible equestrians. Those volunteers have since moved from the area and no others stepped forward to take their place. The bridle path suffered years of neglect. Maintenance of the horse path has been re-adopted in the last few years by off-road bicyclists and no horse riders have volunteered or taken any responsibility for bridle path maintenance or control.

Because of the recent incident of severe trail damage, numerous Trace volunteers have had to take vacation time from work to try to repair the damage. Multiple passes by graders and smoothers have only reduced the destruction. It has been called the worst case of vandalism ever to be inflicted upon the 18 year old trail and created a deeply cratered disaster area in the most used section of trail surface. It has also caused a threat to the safety of cyclists using that section.

As a result, SWINT Board of Directors voted unanimously to prohibit horses from the entire length of the Wabash Trace Nature Trail. Horses have always been prohibited south of Mineola. SWINT has also decided to spend over a thousand dollars of its limited budget to purchase a new piece of equipment to help smooth the surface. Signs reflecting the prohibition of horses on the Trace are currently being posted.

This prohibition may be reconsidered if an equestrian group would volunteer to help maintain the bridle path and enforce restriction of horse use within the corridor. However, those volunteer horse riders must show commitment with manpower to maintain the trail, and hold themselves and all horse riders accountable to good stewardship of the Trace, before the prohibition is fully lifted.

If anyone has any information on who caused the vandalism, please contact the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office at 712/328-4780.

If trail users observe horses on the right-of-way, inform the riders that horses are prohibited from the Wabash Trace and that it is especially important that they not ride on the crushed limestone surface. If they do not leave immediately, or continue on the trail surface, contact the county sheriff’s office.