Saturday, May 27, 2006

How sweet it is

I was reading the paper this morning while sipping my cup of joe and remembered a dear old friend I ran into about a year ago. You might have heard of the guy, Lance Armstrong. Myself, Katie, Chris, Greg, and Jay all met him last year at Trekworld in Madison, WI. The party theme was '70s, which explains the nuclear explosion on my head and Lance's pimped out suit.

These photos are of Chris, me, Lance, Katie, and Greg in our retro attire.

This photo is of Lance with John Burke, the President of Trek.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Bike Fitting Services at the TREK Bicycle Store...

The moment of truth is when you climb on your bike and click in. In an instant you’ll know this is miles beyond your old expectations of fit. Your bike is nothing less than an extension of your body. Email us today and schedule a time for your personal fit.

Plan Ahead for the Holiday Weekend

Just a friendly reminder that we will be closed on Memorial Day. So if you need a spare tube or Powerbar or new bike for a holiday ride, make sure you stop in Saturday, 10am - 6pm or Sunday, 12am - 5pm.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Another Day at the Office!

Store co-owner, Kent McNeill, puts the finishing touches on 2nd in the Expert Open Catagory at the Kanesville Krusher Nebraska Psycowpath Race #2.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Women-Only Rides!

Leave the kids at home Sunday morning! (No Kids - no excuses)

Starting Sunday May 28th, I will be leading women-only road rides from the shop every Sunday morning at 9am. The rides will be on roads starting at the shop, going through Kirkwood, possibly stopping for coffee at Kaldi's on Kirkwood road near the train station, and ending back at the shop before 11:30am. The goal of the rides is to get women together and have fun riding without intimidation. You can bring as many friends as you want! The speed will be as fast or as slow as the entire group. The goal is just to get together and ride:)

If you have any questions, feel free to call me at the shop (636) 394-2453 or email me at

If you don't own a road bike, we are selling a huge line of Womens Specific Design (WSD) bikes here at the shop. Come by at any time and let us show you womens bikes and the WSD difference. We have 2 trainers set up in the shop to work on fitting and one of our guys is a certified Serotta fitter with a full fit room upstairs.

Friday, May 19, 2006


TREK Bicycle Store of St. Louis/Manchester Racing Club Rider Nick Coil sneaks one in at the line. GREAT JOB!!!!!!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Bike to Work Day

Tomorrow, Friday May 19th, is Bike to Work day. Trailnet is hosting three separate continental breakfast stops sponsored by Companion Bakery throughout the city of St. Louis: Memorial Park in Clayton, Missouri Botanical Gardens, and Missouri History Museum between 6:30am and 9am.

If your route to/from work is near our shop, we open at 10am and close at 8pm and have a full stock of tubes, tires, levers, pumps, and CO2 cartridges. We are always willing to help you improve your commute!

Takin' It to the Streets

Last night's Ride of Silence began with a speech by Michael Katz's wife, Sue Katz. Michael was killed while riding a recumbent bicycle 10 months ago on a cool, sunny morning. The ride was completely silent with at least 70 cyclists riding single file on Forsyth, Delmar, and DeBaliviere.

And our very own Rob Bell wowed the crowd with a trackstand at every stoplight.

Monday, May 15, 2006


Trek St. Louis will be attending the National Ride of Silence here in St. Louis. The ride takes off at 7pm from the north side of the Missouri History Museum at Lindell and DeBaliviere. We will meet here at the shop at 5:45pm and leave at 6pm. If anyone has bike racks on their cars we can car pool in order to save parking spaces and most importantly, save the environment;)

The ride requires nothing other than yourself and your bike. There is no fee, no t-shirt, and no registration. Rain or shine we will go and the ride will take place.

If you have any questions, feel free to call the shop at (636) 394-2453.

Friday, May 12, 2006

May is National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month and a few events are going on. STL Bike Federation is hosting a Bike to Work Week May 15th-19th, a Ride of Silence in honor of injured and killed cyclists on Wed. May 17th at 7pm, and much more. Check out their website through this link: STL Bike Fed.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

We Support a Community In Motion

We support local events and clubs of all sizes from Bike Rodeos, Cause Rides, Corporate Outings, as well as our Midwest Multi-Sport Club, Manchester Racing Club, and local race scene. If you have any needs or ideas for support of a local cycling event please contact Jessica Meyer and see how our store can help you have a successful event.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

We Service All Makes and Models.

Our Service Department is open and ready to repair your bicycle. Stop by during store hours and get a free estimate on your bicycle repair. We have the gauranteed best turn around times in St. Louis. We work on all makes and models.

Commuting with Class

Is work starting to stress you out? Are you counting the days until your summer vacation? Is finals week weighing you down?

With gas prices as high as they are, commuting to your destination can have more benefits than you think. Not only do you save some extra cash, but you get an exercise while increasing those warm and fuzzy endorphins.

The new 2006 Trek Soho is the perfect bike for commuting or taking trips. The lightweight titanium frame, Bontrager Hard Case tires, Bontrager Select wheels, mechanical disc brakes, and leather saddle all make your commute the safest, fastest and most comfortable ride yet. It even comes with a free coffee mug and holder on the frame. You can swing by the shop any time for a test ride, but we can't promise the coffee pot will be full.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Lyeki Down

Please send your thoughts or prayers out to Greg Lyeki, the sales manager of Trek St. Louis. He was involved in a bad crash yesterday at a race. He severely injured his shoulder. A 6-pack, some postcards, puppy dogs, flowers, and/or a new pair of socks are all great "get well" gifts.

Feel Like "Tri"ing Something New?

The Trek Bicycle Store of St. Louis is jump starting a new multisport club. If you are interested in any wide range of activities, such as cycling, running, swimming, mountain biking, adventure racing, or anything else related, this club is geared for you. We created a Yahoo Group for all members to ask questions, give answers, meet for rides/runs/swims, and post pictures. Send an e-mail to Jessica at and I will add you to the group!

We will be hosting the kick-off party in June with guest speakers, product showcases, and discounts. We are excited to say the least!

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Tales from Tilford in Asia

I'm in Hong Kong now. Super hot and muggy. 90% humidity and upper 80's. Racing this afternoon. 50 mile criterium by the airport. Supposed to rain, so this should be interesting at least. This Asian guys don't corner very well. But, they Do pedal there bikes good. It is pretty suprising how fast they can go on the flats and in the wind. A team from Hong Kong, together with a Mongolian team chased down a break that was up the rode over a minute and they were never going under 50 kph. It is kind of weird. Flew all day from Shanghai to Hong Kong yesterday. Lots of siting around time. Big production. Race wish, I'm getting smeared. Not really smeared, but I have been falling apart pretty much the last hour of each of the first two races. I've had some stomach issues. And sleep issues, too. I think the stomach issues might of been food related. The same food 3 times a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fish, pickled vegetables and fried rice. Now is Hong Kong, it's more normal. Lots of fruit, bakery items, etc. This Dutch guy riding with me, Lex, is in 4th overall. Hopefully, he can move up at least one place. Maybe, more. He's riding well. Ok. Hopefully, things will be going better the next two races. If not, it's still be super enjoyable. See you next weekend. Steve

Friday, May 05, 2006

Megan Hottman on Fire!

Megan Hottman, fresh out of Mission, Kansas, is racing
her way to victory in this year's Tour of the Gila. She represents our MRRC Trek/VW Midwest team and is
racing in the Pro-Women's Category. She puts the hott in New Mexico...I'll bet she has heard that way too many times but I couldn't resist.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Boron is Not for Morons

Bontrager's newest creations include the XXX Lite Crankset :

...and the new Aeolus 6.5 OCLV rimmed wheels (with some help from Steve Hed):

I feel lighter already!

WSD - Not by Accident

Good afternoon loyal readers! It's finally not raining today...if you haven't gotten a ride in yet, I suggest you make the most of the overcast skies, gentle wind, and perfect temperature.

I was thinking about the amazing work Trek does on WSD (Women's Specific Design) in so many different products. Not only are they devoting their time to make women fit to and feel more comfortable on bicycles, but they are also improving comfort for women in helmets. Furthermore, the Nike clothing line has some great 2006 products, such as jerseys, shorts, and shoes. And you can be sure that we have many to choose from at the shop.

Here are some WSD products:

Trek Interval 2 Sport. It also comes in a baby blue color. Trek WSD helmets are all fashioned with complimentary color schemes for any outfit. Protecting one's head has never been so attractive!

This Nike Sleeveless Mountain Tee fits well in all areas, especially with the comfortable V-neck shape. The side-pocket zips shut so you won't have to worry about losing anything.

Ladies, Nike and Trek are aware that bicycles and clothing have been specially made for women throughout decades. Their products represent the freshest technology for an age-old tradition - riding your bike and feeling and looking great while doing so!