Friday, June 29, 2007

Trek Ride the Best Demo this weekend. Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm. Trek will have their demo fleet out at Swanson Park in Bellevue. Available to ride will the the NEW Trek Madone, and Trek Fuel EX 9.5's will be there for your amusument. Also in attendence will be the NEW Gary Fisher HiFi 29er and Paragon 29er. So come on out to 34th and Cornhusker and see how Trek is revolutioninzing the biking world.

Also on Sunday the second installment of the MetrO! Mountain Bike Challenge will be held. Challenge yourself on one of the most popular trails in the metro area. Join us for the second event of the MetrO! Mountain Bike Challenge at Swanson Park in Bellevue, Nebraska. The Midwest Cycling Community has put together an event for the whole family.

Entry Fee: $10, each participant gets a FREE pair of socks and waterbottle, as well as an event goodie bag. Better yet, mom or dad rides free with each registered child!

Event Categories, Distance and Prizes:
Beginner Men, Women and Juniors (age 13-18) ~ 1 Lap

Intermediate Men, Women ~ 2 Laps

Advanced Men and Women ~ 3 laps

Kids (under 12) short course (ages 4-8) & long course (ages 9-12)

Prizes awarded to the top three finishers in each category

Course: The Swanson course features wide and narrow singletrack over rolling terrain. Swanson is one of the most popular trails in the metro area and is a great trail for riders of all ages and abilities.

Directions: From I-80, take Hwy. 75 (Kennedy Freeway) south to Cornhusker Road. Turn right and head west, Swanson Park is located on the north side of Cornhusker Road between 25th St. and 36th St. in Bellevue NE. The entrance is well marked into the park,just look for the Bellevue Volunteer Fire Dept Training Facility entrance. Turn in and take your first left into the Swanson Park parking lot.

Monday, June 25, 2007

The Highgear family got a little bigger.

Miah and Kate Sommer are the proud parents of a baby boy. Henry James Sommer was brought into this world at 12:30pm on June 25, 2007. He was a little over 6 1/2 lbs. and 19 inches. All are doing well.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Now that the hot Summer days are upon us and road rides like the MS 150 and RAGBRAI are right around the corner, it's time to think about a few last minute things you may be forgetting. So to help you out, we’ve put together a list of the Top 5 things you’ll need to make your next road bike trip more enjoyable.

#5 Tune-Up $49.99-$199.99
It’s always good to start fresh on a long ride. This means resting your body as well as getting your bike looked at to make sure everything is running smoothly. We guarantee a 72 hour turnaround time to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

#4 Flat Kit $3.99-$49.99
A solid flat kit that includes a spare tube, tire levers, pump or CO2, and multi-tool will give you the piece of mind of knowing you won’t be stuck out in the middle of nowhere.

#3 Clothing/Gear
With Nebraska and Iowa weather the way it is, you should know that a variety of conditions need to be accounted for. The right gear can make all the difference between a fun ride and a disaster. BRAN riders know first hand that 60 miles of riding in the pouring rain is no fun, so rain gear is something you should strongly consider. Other things to think about would be…· Extra Gloves· Sunglasses· Short-Sleeve Jerseys· Sun Screen.

#2 Ride Nutrition $1.39-$42.99
Using the proper nutritional supplements during a your ride will help to keep you hydrated, repair muscle damage, and give you the energy you need to finish your ride strong. We currently stock the following lines…· GU · Accelerade · Endurox · Cliff · Cytomax· Powerbar · Camelbak · Hammer

#1 Assos Chamois Cream $19.99
There is no explanation needed with this one.…Swing on into the shop to pick up what you're missing today, and most importantly support a community in motion.

Jef Johnston's Project One Madone

Meet Jef Johnston and his Project One Madone. He opted for the compact gearing on the Bontrager Race X Lite cranks. This bike is Trek's Pearl White and Silver Graphics. It came out to be an amazing machine. Want to know more about Trek, The Madone, or Project One? Come in to Highgear and we will answer all your questions.

The Ultimate Commuter/Grocery Getter

This is a great example of one of the many ways people can start commuting to work, or just to do some errands. This Trek 7100 Step-through is loaded with many of the extras that ones needs to commute. Bontrager fenders, Trek rack, Trek interchange grocery bag, and a great ride, that only Trek can deliver, make for an even better commute and a better life.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Thule Luggage Carriers in stock.

The Thule Frontier for $239.00 represents our most economical luggage carrier. Designed to carry loads of gear. Quick Release hardware mounts directly to most aftermarket and factory-installed roof racks. Opening designed for safe curbside access. Easy opening and closing with Thule’s Central Locking, One Key System.
The Thule Atlantis 1600 for $489.00 includes all of the following features and has an extremely spacious interior at 16 cubic feet. Eye-catching styling compliments the aerodynamic lines of today’s new car designs. New QuickGrip mounting system comes pre-installed, you’ll be on the road in seconds. Improved locking system features a user-friendly, padded key and readable decal. As always, our built-in safety feature means the key can only be removed when box is fully closed. Access gear from either side of the car using our patented Dual-Side opening feature. Mounts to most factory installed racks and aftermarket racks.

The Cascade XT 1700 has been completely redesigned for 2007 and Highgear has them in stock for $439.00. Here are some of the new features of this carrier. NEW! Smooth Black finish sets the Cascade XT series apart from all the rest. NEW! Quick Snap hardware for easy on/off attachment to roof racks. NEW! Access gear from either side of the car using our patented Dual-Side opening feature. Smooth, aerodynamic design for minimal wind resistance. Easy opening and closing with Thule’s Central Locking, One Key System mounts to most factory installed racks and aftermarket racks, and it has a 17 Cubic foot capacity.

The Thule Cascade XT 1500 for $399.00 has all the same features as the Cascade XT 1700 just a little smaller.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Thinking about Commuting

Are you thinking about commuting to work? If you are, then we have the resources to do it safely. Highgear Bicycle Store, Trek Bicycle Store of Omaha, and Activate Omaha have partnered together to produce the Bike Commuting 101 flyer in addition to a Omaha Bike commuting map. The Bike Commuting 101 flyer is chock full of all the information a new commuter would need to make their ride a safe and enjoyable one. The Omaha commuting map is designed to give alternative routes to the workplace. Both of these are great resources. Come in and pick up your Bike Commuting 101 flyer, and ask any of our staff members about products and accessories that could make your commute fun, but most importantly safe.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Meet the new Trek Madone

You are looking at the brand new 2008 Trek Madone. This bike has been in the making for over 2 years and more than 30 different variations. Check out all the details at Trek Bikes. Also make sure you come ouyt June 31-July 1 at Swanson, where we will have the Trek Demo Fleet available for you to ride and enjoy. See you there.