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.