This is the time of year to plan your bicycling adventure for the coming year. I get excited hearing friends and customers planning their great riding and racing adventures.
I have friends and customers who will be riding: the April 26 Hillsboro Roubaix road race in southern Illinois; the early May Assault on Mt. Mitchell ride from Spartanburg, S.C. to the highest point east of the Mississippi; the May 31 Dirty Kanza 200 Mile Gravel Road endurance race; triathlons both long (e.g. Kona and Louisville) and somewhat shorter... more...
RIDES AND EVENTS
Saturday Morning Coffee Rides
every Saturday @ 10am
La Dolce Vita Patisserie Main St., Zionsville
This group training ride starts at 10 a.m. every Saturday through March 15 at Eagle Creek Coffee Co. (unfortunately now closed) on Main and Cedar Streets in Zionsville. The ride goes as long as the temperature is above 30 degrees and there is no rain or snow. The ride is typically about 30-35 miles or two hours and takes in every hill we can find on the northwest side. The pace is brisk but typically conversational; riders hit the hills hard and then slow to regroup..
Tuesday/Thursday Night CIBA Training Ride
Tuesday, March 18th
Our Nebo Ridge Bicycles/CIBA Tuesday and Thursday evening training rides will begin on Tuesday, March 18. Look forward to a GREAT weekly ride and training experience. The Fun & Fitness group on Thursday nights (17 mile route) is great place to begin your journey into the world of enthusiast bike riding! Any bike works – a beginner ride leader – a friendly and helpful atmosphere. Riding 17 miles is never a “cush” ride, but if you can ride at 13 mph, then give it a try!
2014 NEW SCOTT AND CANNONDALE ROAD BIKES
Our fantastic world-beating Swiss-based bicycle designer and manufacturer, Scott Sports, has added not one but two new great carbon road bike platforms: 1) the Solace -- a super light and comfortable century or gran fondo bike, and 2) the Addict – the return of the very popular Pro-Tour race and climbing bike. The Addict will complement beautifully Scott’s hi-tech, stiff, aero Foil race bike.
The Solace features state-of-the-art frame-building features like tapered headtubes and seat tubes, asymmetrical frame design, and oversized bottom bracket – all of which help add lateral stiffness but enable weight reductions without sacrificing durability. The Solace includes a specially designed “comfort” zone with a shock dampening system so that you can comfortably cruise through your endurance ride without fatigue. See more about this beautiful bike at http://www.scott-sports.com/us/en/products/234087019/bike-solace-premium-cd22-xxs47/.
This year Cannondale has totally redesigned its award-winning carbon Synapse bike. Adding BallistTec carbon, lowering weight, wider 28 cm. tires, optional disc brake versions – makes the carbon Synapse plush while keeping its racy pedigree. Spring Classics or the cobblestones anyone?? See more at http://www.cannondale.com/synapse/.
Indeed, the majority of our enthusiast customers don’t race, but they love long and spirited road rides with friends. And now with the Cannondale Carbon Synapse and the Scott Solace, we have the two top bike choices out there to offer these demanding customers.
Come on in to see, test ride and experience these great new Scott and Cannondale road bikes!
Don’t wait till the cycling season bursts like a swollen dam and be left in line trying to get your bike tuned up and ready to go. Bring your bike in now for some of the finest bike service work around while the line is short and turn-around time is quick. Our Basic Tune-up service is $75 – adjusting and tuning gears and brakes, truing wheels, checking and adjusting hubs, headsets and bottom brackets, and degreasing and lubing chains and pivot points. Be ready for the outdoors!
SALES & DEALS
Winter Apparel and Accessories 40% Off Bike Closeout Specials There is still a lot of cold weather riding to be done. Score with great deals on winter apparel and accessories. Get a deal and still get lots of use out of your winter clothing. As they say, “hurry while supplies last!” And, finally, this time of year, our list of closeout prices on very nice 2013 bikes is especially long. It has a great assortment of road, cyclocross and MTB bikes right now. Check now to see if something will work for you. See our website at www.neboridge.com and click on our closeout list link.
Planning Your Adventure
This is the time of year to plan your bicycling adventure for the coming year. I get excited hearing friends and customers planning their great riding and racing adventures. I have friends and customers who will be riding: the April 26 Hillsboro Roubaix road race in southern Illinois; the early May Assault on Mt. Mitchell ride from Spartanburg, S.C. to the highest point east of the Mississippi; the May 31 Dirty Kanza 200 Mile Gravel Road endurance race; triathlons both long (e.g. Kona and Louisville) and somewhat shorter (e.g. Muncie series); a summer luxury bike tour in Tuscany with Backroads; the Aug. Leadville 100 mountain bike race; and a self-supported tour the length of the Great Allegheny Passage and the C&O Canal in Pennsylvania and Virginia. These are all such great life-enhancing events and trips where you go to the edge of and explore new territory both literally and metaphorically. My problem is I want to do them all, but know this is impossible given work and family obligations. But I will have one or two on my schedule.
And I am also pleasantly reminded constantly that the most exciting adventure is often that planned by a friend or customer who, after years away from the bike, is taking up again their love of riding. (Isn’t it funny that no one forgets how to ride a bike?) And we all here at Nebo Ridge Bicycles get super-stoked helping plan out that first 10 mile ride (or 20, or 100 mile ride) for this customer. It is often the most important ride of their lives. Let all of us bicycles “enthusiasts”, advocates, experts, gearheads and racers, remember that these are the real bicycle adventurers – taking real risks on uncharted roads and paths and changing their lives forever.
NEBO IS YOUR TOP 100 BIKE SHOP
Late last year, Nebo Ridge Bicycles was again named by the industry's top trade magazine, Bicycling Retailing, as a Top 100 Bike Shop. The year before Bicycling Magazine – also named us as a Top 100 Shop. We are proud of these designations and invite you to come in our shop and discover why we've received this award.
Besides our great service, expert mechanics, premier fitting services, and broad support of bicycling in our community – we have put the "indie" in the designation of independent retailer. We have done our homework and selected FOR YOU a superior set of bicycling-related products to delight and serve your cycling needs. We are not beholden to any one bike manufacturer or supplier. Come in and see what the buzz is all about.