Monday, July 23, 2007

Join us on our End of the Tour Ride!

Each of our four stores will lead a no-drop group ROAD ride on Sunday, July 29th. Ride with other members in your community to celebrate the last stage of the Tour de France. The rides will start at 8:00am and end by 11:00am at each store - St. Louis, Kansas City, and Omaha.

All riders are invited to enjoy complimentary pastries and coffee after the ride while watching the Tour! Come meet other members of your local community while celebrating one of the greatest races of all time! The food and coffee will be supplied by Kaldi's Coffee Company!

Mileage is about 30 miles, the pace is 15-18mph, but different groups can branch off if a different speed is preferred. See you on Sunday!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

City-Wide Open Studios!

What are you doing this weekend? Hopefully you are riding in the City-Wide Open Studios event organized by the Contemporary Art Museum. We will be leading free bike tours on Saturday and Sunday, July 21st and 22nd, around the city of St. Louis that visits various art studios, along with a lunch stop at Schlafly each day! Sunday evening from 4pm-8pm you can attend the Starving Artist's BBQ on the Contemporary's beautiful outdoor patio. Tickets are only $10, with a cash bar for drinks. Entertainment is provided by Jason Wallace Triefenbach and Gentleman Auction House (awesome band!) Please visit their website for more information - Also, stop by the museum to enter our raffle for a new Lime bike! Tickets are only $5!

Other great sponsors besides our shop include the RFT, Alive Magazine, Schlafly, Pulaski Bank, KDHX 88.1, River City Professionals, Wolfgang Puck, and Continental Life Building.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Around the world with J Rae

Bikes bikes bikes are everywhere! I just returned from Italy and England with many photos of bicycles. The Italians love their cruisers and road bikes, and the English love all types of bikes. I saw many Treks, Lemonds, and Gary Fishers in England, especially in London.

Here are a few photos I snapped. The last two are from the Tour Prologue held in London this year; I was in Hyde Park. The first is of Robbie McEwen and the second is of a Discovery member.