Monday, December 28, 2009

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

We will be closing at 3pm on New Year's Eve and will be closed on New Year's Day. We will open back up on January 2nd, 2010 at out regular winter hours. Have a wonderful and safe Happy New Year.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Saturday Spinning Fun

Come join Bryan and Lowell every Saturday morning and ride the indoor trainers for an hour and a half. We will start spinning around 8:30am and go until 9:45ish. Eat or drink too much Friday night? Come join us and have the chance to burn off those last french fries or beers you shouldn't have had.

Christmas Eve Hours

Highgear will be open on Christmas Eve from 11-3. Feel free to come in to pick up last minute gifts for the cyclist in your life.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Special Orders

That's right folks, time is running out to order those special Christmas items and have Santa deliver them on time. December 17th will be the last day for all bicycle orders and the 20th will be the last day for any accessories that our stores do not have in stock.
Looking for that perfect stocking stuffer? Here are a few great ideas:
  • Cateye Strada Double Wireless cycling computer for only $99.99

  • NiteRider MiNewt Mini-USB cycling light for only $99.99

Friday, December 11, 2009

Previously Enjoyed Kid's Bike

When you buy a new youth bike (24" wheel or less), we'll give you back 50% of the original purchase price, in trade, when you are ready to buy their next bike.
This offer is good up to three years after the original bike purchase and is valid on trade in for a larger bike. Just bring us the original sales receipt and your child's old bike in reasonable, ridable condition.
Just our way of making sure your kids can have fun on safe, well built bicycles,that are the correct size for them. We wouldn't have it any other way!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

snow day

Highgear will be closing at 2pm today due to inclement weather.

Everyone stay safe.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Highgear Update - New Location & New Name

After 8 great years on Brentwood Drive, we feel its time for a change.

On February 1, 2010 Highgear Bicycle Store will relocate to a brand new location at 8410 South 73rd Plaza in the Hickory Hills Shopping Center, and the name will change to Trek Bicycle Store of Omaha.

Please help us spread the word. Check out more details and see a store rendering here [pdf]

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Professional Bike Mechanic Needed

The Highgear Bicycle Store of Omaha is currently hiring for the position of Service Coordinator. If you have experience as a bicycle mechanic and a passion for cycling, this may be the position for you.

Please apply in person at our Highgear location:
8610 Brentwood Dr.
La, Vista, NE

If you have any questions please contact

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Yes Indeedy Feed the Needy

Annual Canned Food Drive
We've partnered with local food banks to collect food for families in need. Bring in non-perishable food to donate and receive a DISCOUNT ON YOUR NEXT PURCHASE!
1% DISCOUNT FOR EACH CAN OF FOOD! Up to a 10% maximum discount on your bike purchase. But, feel free to bring as many cans as you want!
No matter how many cans you bring...
10% OFF purchases over $50
15% OFF purchases over $100
20% OFF purchases over $150

Offer expires 12/25/2009. See store for complete details.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Node Is Here

Train smarter with a Node 1 digital computer that reads ANT+ signals for speed, cadence, heart rate and power on a large, easy to read screen. Other functions include a nutrition reminder, programmable heart rate zones and a customizable Dual View function allowing you to see the data you want without having to push buttons while you ride. In stock now.

Node 1- $74.99
Node 2- (Adds altimeter and percentage grade function, plus HR strap.)  $139.99
Custom pick your sensor $29.99-64.99

If you train right with the Node computer you too can have results like these. Notice how far behind the car is!

Monday, November 09, 2009


Yes that's right ladies and gentleman, we are now on Twitter, is where you can find us, along with Twitter only specials and discounts on in stock merchandise. Don't forget about our Buy One (at regular price), Get One Free deal on the Trek Lime.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Saturday Morning Maintenance Clinics

Starting in November, Highgear will offer free classes on do-it-yourself bike maintenance. Each Saturday-morning session will begin at 10 and last approximately one hour.
The schedule:
Nov. 7 - Ladies' flat-tire repair
Nov. 14 - Open flat-tire repair
Nov. 21 - Ladies' drivetrain maintenance
Nov. 28 - Open drivetrain maintenance
Dec. 5 - Open brakes adjustment
Dec. 12 - Open derailleur adjustment

--For flat-repair classes, please bring your own front wheel, a pair of tire levers and a pump (if you have them).
--Drivetrain classes will cover basic chain/cassette/chainring checking and cleaning.Space is limited (6 to 7 per class), so pre-registration is required. Contact Andy by email ( to sign up.

Monday, October 19, 2009

New Hours!

Starting now, Highgear is switching to our winter hours. We will be open Monday - Thursday from 11a.m.-7p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10a.m. to 6p.m. and Sunday from 12p.m. to 4p.m.
Also, on Tuesday October 20th, we will be open only from 5-7p.m. due to our annual inventory that day. We will reopen with regular hours on Wednesday the 21st.
Happy trails!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Bike-O-The Week #1

Keep your eyes glued to this Blog for our new Bike-O-The Week deal. Each week we will feature a different bike at a substantial discount.
This week we are featuring the 2009 Gary Fisher Utopia. If you are looking for road bike speed with off-road durability then the Utopia is the bike for you. Want to ride Tranquility and the Papio trails back to back but don't want to switch bikes? This is the perfect bike for you!

Regular Price: $989.99
Sale Price: $743.99
Savings = $246.00
What are you waiting for?

Monday, October 12, 2009

B(bbbrrrrrrr)CAR 2009

Well, well, well. I woke up at 6:30a.m. on Saturday and looked outside. Then I got back in bed. Snow, lots and lots of snow. Of course this would be the case, given the BCAR was scheduled to take off that day at 10a.m.!! After a few minutes of a self-delivered pep talk, I headed up and out to set up for the ride.
That's when the calls and texts started pouring in. "Snow?! Is this thing still happening?" "There's no way we're riding, right?!" "What's the reschedule date?" And, my consistent, yet unbelievable response was, "Yup, ride's on. See you out there! Bring your parka!" And, miraculously, ride we did!
Chris, Andy, an myself were the first ones out there. We first had to strategically park the Sprinter Van to serve as a snow/wind block. Then the two tents were set up as well as, most importantly, our fire pit! That ended up being a life (or at least toe) saver!
Slowly but surely, people started showing up. I couldn't believe it! I ended up sending Chris and Andy out on their bikes to do a quick recon of the course. They got out about a mile or so and turned around. Upon their arrival all they could talk about is how bad of an idea this ride was. "I can't feel my toes or fingers!" "My drivetrain is frozen!" "My brakes are frozen!" Hmmmm. At this point I debated whether or not to just call the ride. But, the riders just kept coming! And, so did channel 6 with a camera! I got a quick interview out of the way and then took a poll from the riders. My option for them was: either not to ride at all, or enjoy a quick out and back shortened trip towards Big Lake guided by Chris and Andy. And, sure enough, ride they did!
There were about 25 riders overall and another handful of supporters who registered but decided not to ride. I was pretty happy with the turnout, considering the weather!
Thanks sooooo much to all of you who volunteered and rode for this great cause!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Friday, October 02, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Ride!!!

We have a growing list of people who have already registered online for the great ride coming up on October 10th, at 10:00a.m. Please add your name to those who are riding for the cure and join us for either a 10 or 25 mile bike ride. The registration is $25 and every last penny of that goes directly to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation!! (
If you'd like to register now, please do so HERE! This way you'll guarantee your goody bag of prizes will be waiting for you!
Otherwise, you can register at The Trek Bicycle Store of Omaha on 72nd and Jones the night before from 6-8pm, or the day of starting at 8:30a.m. in the Rick's Boatyard Cafe parking area downtown at 345 Riverfront Drive.
Both routes will leave from the Rick's Cafe parking lot at 10:00 a.m. and will head out over the B.K. Bridge and then head south towards the Wabash Trailhead. This is a great family-friendly route that is easy to follow and fun for everyone. And, most importantly, you're supporting a great cause!!
TREK is giving away some sweet stuff this year too, for those of you that aren't just happy helping raise money for the BCRF. :) Prizes and giveaways include: socks, t-shirts, and more! The big prize this year is an amazing TREK Travel Trip!!!! Oh man, I hope I get that one.
Questions?? Call me here at the store 935-1988.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Help Us Fight Breast Cancer!

Please join us for the annual Trek Women Breast Cancer Awareness Ride -- October 10th at 10 a.m.

This is the third annual ride aimed at raising awareness for breast cancer prevention, treatment and screening. Last year, the 25,000 riders who participated in Trek WSD rides raised more than $70,000 to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

For registration and ride information check here: .

We're looking forward to seeing you on October 10! More details coming soon.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Volunteers Wanted!!

Hello All!

The folks putting together this year's River City Roundup ( contacted Highgear to spread the word about their need for volunteers so I thought this outlet may be one way we could help.

Blair is the contact and here's what she was hoping for...

"For volunteers - here's how the event will work: Registration for the Bike Decorating Contest will start at 8 a.m. with the actual contest/judging from 9-9:30 a.m. So--we could use 2 volunteers from 7:30-9 for registration. We also need 2-3 judges from the 8:45-9:30 mark."

If anyone's up for the opportunity, please contact her.

Blair Sinnett
Event Coordinator & Fair Manager
402-554-9600 x 104>

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Closed on Labor Day

Highgear Bicycle store will be closed this Monday to celebrate LABOR! Enjoy your day in the manner that you see fit.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Tuesday Night Ride on Sunday

This Sunday August 2nd at 8:00am the same folks that bring you the Tuesday night ride will be going on a 50-60 mile ride that head north to the hills. There will be a fast and a rec group so all are welcome. Enjoy the ride.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Closed on the 4th of July

Highgear will be closed Saturday July 4th to celebrate FREEDOM!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Father's Day Bike Sale

From June 11th to June 21st come into Highgear and get instant savings on all bikes. Plus, when you purchase a bike you get 15% off accessories. Happy Father's Day.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Pro Deal Savings!

Fuel EX 7, 8, and 9 up to $500 off.
Madone 5.2 and Madone 5.5 $500 off
Madone 6.5 and Madone 6.9 $1000 off.
*excludes Project One

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Save Money. Feel Good.

May brings National Bike-to-Work Week and we are celebrating all month with special discounts to help you participate. You can make a difference. Please ride to work. Help a friend ride too.

Visit our stores to find the store to find a huge selection of gear on sale. And visit for a complete checklist of handy commuter items as well as useful facts to help you Go By Bike!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Kids Triathlon - Volunteers Needed.

Come out and support the kids and volunteer here.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Closed on Easter Sunday

The Highgear Bicycle Store of Omaha will be closed on Sunday April 12th. We will resume our normal hours on Monday. Enjoy your Sunday no matter how you choose to spend it.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Make Money Working on Bikes!

Highgear needs a full time bike builder. If you have a passion for bikes perhaps you could turn that passion into a lucrative way to make some extra money. We need to fill these positions immediately, so if you are interested please contact Miah you can also call us at the shop 402-935-1988. We look forward to working with you.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Super Sale This Weekend | March 26-30

I hope to see you this weekend. Spring Super Sale is Thursday through Monday and it looks like pretty much everything is on sale. All bikes are at least 10% off, with a bunch of them marked down way more. The online flier shows some of the pricing but you should swing by to see for yourself.

Oh, BTW, if you are one of the first 100 customers to spend 50% or more you get a FREE 2009 Velonews Calendar.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Pearl Summer Clothing/ Fashion Tips

Come in and check out our Pearl Izumi spring clothing!

Let Bryan and Andy, our fashion gurus (pictured above) send you out in style.

Spring is just around the corner so make sure that you are ready. We have many new styles of Jersey, shorts, etc. for you to choose from. Our fashoinable sales team is ready to field your questions and give their suggestions. See you soon.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Lance Is Back Sale!

Lance is Back Sale

This is the perfect time to start getting ready for another great year. Get prepared with all new gear and a perfectly tuned ride, all at great low prices. Check out the online flier for more details, including what categories have mark downs of up to 50%! Print the service coupons and save up to $50!

Don’t forget to RSVP for the MWCC club party this Thursday. See you there.

MWCC Party:

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Trainer Night

Did you over do it a bit during the holidays? If so, there's no better way to shed those extra pounds than hopping on the ol' trainer. Join us Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 for trainer and a movie. If you have a trainer, bring it. If you don't have a trainer, call ahead and reserve one.