Celebrating the best in Indiana cycling
Bicycling is perhaps the best way to get a true sense of our place in the world. I loved the way the Dirty Kanza organizers, living in a remote corner of Kansas, in the midst of some of the country’s last open grassland prairies, recognized the unique beauty of it. They then created from the ground up a community-supported event to celebrate and honor their sense of place and warmly and generously shared it with visitors like us.
I can’t forget at one point well into the race when my group of some ten riders were stopped dead in our (double) tracks -- by a literal stampede of about 500 head of cattle blasting across the dusty dirt road just yards in front of us.
This is an outstanding time to buy a new bike to take you on the ride of your dreams this summer. Our award-winning shop is full of Cannondale, Scott, Salsa, Moots, Ridley, and Electra bikes to look over and to test ride. Do you know you are not only welcome but encouraged to take your prospective new bike for a THOROUGH test ride. Compare. Contrast. Ride! Repeat. We want you to love your bike and love riding it, and we can match a quality new bike to your desires and needs. Our well-trained sales associates, our bike fitters, and our mechanics are ready, willing, and able to help you with your questions.
And we don’t forget the family. We are decidedly not a “racer” or “pro” shop. Certainly bike enthusiasts of all stripes love our shop, but we have bikes for and cater to ALL members of your family from age one on up (e.g., balance bikes or Burley trailers).
We are proud to be YOUR locally owned and operated bike shop. But what about getting out and meeting your local produce growers and craft artisans at your local farmers’ markets? The Carmel Farmers Market (at Center Green near the Monon) opens this year on Saturday, May 3rd and runs every Saturday morning through September from 8-11:30 am. This year the Zionsville Farmers Market kicks off (across the street from the Dairy Queen) on Saturday May 17. Look out for "Bike-to-Market Day" on May 24 at the Zionsville Market (see below). So sling a bag over your shoulder, ride on over, and fill up on great locally produced, often-organic produce and meet the people growing and cultivating your groceries!
May is Bike Month – so join some friends and get out and ride. Enough said. On to the busy May ride and event schedule. . . .
The tulips are coming – late – but better late than never. And with them comes our chance to clear the cobwebs and find the trail, path, road or route of choice to ride our bike. It feels great to spin the legs out, to roll those wheels, to breathe deeply, to watch the lawns and gardens sprout and green-up as you roll by, and to feel the sun and wind on your face. And just a little ride now might inspire you -- inspire you to ride that bike later to work or to the market,
Good luck getting out, be safe, and congratulations on making it through a winter we will not soon forget.
Our full-time professional mechanics are ready for the season and to help you get your bike running the way you want. Remember that our unique open mechanics’ area invites interaction, questions, answers, and some fun bantering. You are always welcome at our shop, and we want you to feel this from the front door, to the coffee bar, to the service area.
Unlike most shops, we use an appointment system for our tune-ups to keep you on your bike as long as possible – but don’t wait until the season is in full-swing to make your appointment. Get your bike in or call now for your tune-up appointment.
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/.
The Addict? It’s pure speed. It’s a climbing phenom. It’s a frame AND fork weighing less than 1 kg! This bike will be a special hit this year with the Orica GreenEDGE pro-Tour team and with regional racers. See more about the Addict at http://www.scott-sports.com/us/en/video/bike/Addict_LightweightObsession.
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!
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.