Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ummmm... BMX

What tastes better with sauce than BMX? We carry them... Come in and check out our wicked cool selection of MirraCo bikes. Your kids NEED them... they told us. See you soon.

Until then. Enjoy this video. (click on Dave) Dave Mirra's Secret Warehouse Session. Craziness!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Any way you want it, thats the way you get it!

Project One is live!
Not happy with an off the shelf Madone?
Want the character of a custom bike without waiting?

The all-new Project One custom bike program from Trek. Now with more choices, more options, and more control over the details. With nearly endless color combinations, the possibilities are only as limited as your imagination.

Your dream bike is only a few clicks away! START HERE

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New Store Hours

Starting Monday, November 3rd, we will have new store hours.

Our Fall hours will be as follows:

Monday - Friday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Bontrager Shoes are here!

Bontrager Shoes are here!

Bontrager Shoes are here!

RL Mountain

R road

R Mountain

Don't worry ladies, we've got you covered too!

R Road WSD

R Mountain WSD

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Are you suffering from a cold head? Did you know that you lose 70% of your body heat through your head? Have no fear, we've a solution!

Hats for riding:

Hats for for after the ride:

Come in and check out our selection for yourself!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Trek Factory Demo

Trek Factory Demo

November 8th and 9th, 10am - 3pm

Castlewood State Park

Featuring 2009 Trek and Gary Fisher bicycles

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness Ride

If you or someone you know has or has had Breast Cancer, or any Cancer for that matter - Come ride your Bike and Support the fight for a Cure.

The ride will leave the Trek Bicycle Store of Saint Louis at 10 am on Saturday, October 11th. There will be a 10 mile option and a 25 mile option - with increasing levels of difficulty. Each ride will be led by a Shop employee.

Click the banner below to register.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Tour of Missouri Ride

The Trek Bicycle Store of Saint Louis will be closed on Sunday September 14th for the 7th and Final stage of the Tour of Missouri.

We will be leading a ride from the corner of Forsyth and Skinker to a few of the hotspots of the route through Saint Louis. We will meet at the shop at 1 o'clock if you wish to carpool down to the race; otherwise we will be leaving Forsyth and Skinker 1:45 to get to the course before the race starts at 2.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Make sure to check out our Customer Loyalty Programs.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Where are the bike racks?

Great weather for riding the last few days. I had several errands to run and had to plan on how to get there by bike and how to get the items I would be purchasing back home. I rode to the health food store(about 6 miles one way) for a few things. Then I headed to the book store and the bank. One of the most difficult things is where to leave my bike. Very few of the places I have gone have bike racks so I usually lock my bike to a pole. So far it has worked out just fine. It has really become habit now to plan our activities around how we can get there by bike or if we do need to take the car we plan several errands in one trip. The exercise has been good for both my husband and myself. Our friends are asking about us riding the bikes for errands and how we are doing. This is making them think about their trips in the car also. They tell us the novelty of living on the trail is going to wear off and we will be back in the car. At this point we don't see this happening - we are having a great time riding our bikes around town.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Keep up the great work Karen.

Wednesday nite ride

Back from my business trip which included locking my keys in my rental - something I have never done even in my own car. $75.00 later and thinking about all those folks who commute to work by bike, I was back in the car. Got to the hotel and to my surprise I was the guest of the day. My gift package included a free dinner at a local restaurant(which I walked to-no bike available) and a bag full of treats for the evening in the hotel. Not so bad!

My husband and I needed to go grocery shopping for a few things and spent some time thinking about how we could achieve this on the bikes. The store we were going to is off the trail but easily accessible thru parking lots and one main street crossover. We didn't need much but had to really figure out ways to get the groceries home( we still don't have racks for the back of the bikes or the bags needed. We each got backpacks and I had a small bag that I thought we could rig off the handle bars of his bike. Off we went!

The weather was great for an early evening ride. As we were approaching the front of the store we met up with some friends. Of course many questions were asked about what we were doing on our bikes, what route we took, WHY we did this etc.... I explained about the contest and showed off my jersey. Told them about the website where they could see that indeed this was true. They also live off the trail in another subdivision in the same city. I gave them a short run down of all the places they would be able to get to if they road their bikes. Their response was that they had never given any thought to riding to any of these places. We made plans to ride to favorite frozen custard spot this weekend. We will see if they follow thru!

As we went into the grocery store with our bags. It came to mind that we will not need to get the "plastic or paper" bags because we had brought our own. We would need to do a little arranging to get everything in but we decided this to would become easier with time. We made our purchases, packed our bags and headed back home. It was a little difficult for me to ride with the backpack but I managed. We will definitely be getting more equipment for the bikes.
This checks another thing off the list we made of places that we could ride our bikes to. Next time going to the grocery store for a few items won't take so much thought and time.

After of a busy week of work, travel and still unpacking the house we decided to head to Taco Bell for a quick dinner. The weather was great again. I still have trouble dressing appropriately. If it seems cool at home once you get out on the bike and start pedaling you warm up quickly. we locked up the bikes and went inside. Some friends of one of our children were in the restaurant. First they just said hello and made small talk but then they asked if we had ridden our bikes from home. They didn't know we had moved already and thought we rode from our old home. This would not have been an easy "Trek" for us. Lots of 2 lane highways that neither of us are ready for yet! I told them about the contest I had won and explained what we were doing and why. One of them is a bike enthusiast and thought what we were doing was pretty cool. He asked where else we had gone on the bikes. He gave us some routes we hadn't thought of to get safely to some other spots.

My winning this contest has spurred much conversation amongst our friends. Many of them do ride bikes and had never given much thought to riding to the store, library, restaurants or church. At least I have made them think about it - now they just need to follow thru. Even if just one of them rides their bike (or walks) instead of jumping in the car that will make a difference.
The weather this weekend doesn't look to promising for riding but we hope to get a ride in sometime.

Question: Do I send my posts in until the end of May? Any other commitment for the contest? I was really hoping to get to the dinner in KC on Wed evening-my daughter lives just down the road from Shawnee in Olathe- work got in the way again!

Thanks again. I know I have said this before but it has really made us think about how much we waste in our everyday lives.

Gene on the Katy Trail.

We finally have had some good weather for biking! I have been able to get out and about most everyday since the last email. Besides riding locally I have had the opportunity to get out and ride with some friends and family. This bike is great, I am having some good times on my new Trek bike and meeting new people!

I have told people that I run into everywhere about winning the bike. I almost always the hear same thing, you here about these kind of drawings or winnings, but never met anyone. Now they have.

I am also learning a new respect for those who ride frequently. I have been working out attempting to loose weight and get in shape the last 5 months. Had I not been doing this for 6 days a week since the beginning of January I don't think I could have accomplished this ride. I along with may son-in-law did 26 miles of the Katy Trail last weekend! I have attached a couple of pictures taking breaks along the Trail with Kenny on his 89 Trek 1000. This was something I had not experienced before. What an awesome place to ride. I am looking forward to some more rides on the Katy Trail and exploring new places to ride.

If it was possible I would ride to work, not just because of the gas prices, but I enjoy the riding. I am using this bike not just for spending time getting back and forth locally, but to spend time with friends riding, getting in shape and with family out on the trails. I need to get my wife out riding a Trek. My next challenge.

Have a great time out on the bikes everyone!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Memorial Day.

We will be closed Monday, May 26th in observance of Memorial Day. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A beautiful Sunday Ride

Hi all! What a beautiful Sunday morning ride my husband and I had. The weather is great - finally. We didn't have any errands to run this morning so we just headed out and road for about an hour. The wildflowers are in bloom along the trail and the fragrance is fantastic. Lots of birds chirping and rabbits hopping along the trail. The route we took had an every so slight incline on the return trip home that I had a chance to try what I had learned about shifting to make pedalling the bike easier while not feeling like I was just spinning my wheels and not going anywhere. There is also an overpass that we need to cross which is still quite difficult for me to manage but I will get there. At least I have not had to get off the bike and walk it up. I figure out what works soon enough.

Off on a business trip until Wed so I won't be riding the TREK for a few days. My husband and I have coordinated when I will get back Wed evening and we will ride then.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Going By.....Off Road.

My first attempt at mountain biking:) Only kidding! Friday night we had to go down this dirt path to get to the actual store we were going to. Competitor of the one in the photo. We needed some shelving supplies for the new house so we decided to 'GO BY BIKE'. It was a 6 mile round trip to Lowe's. Quite an easy ride on the trail. I waited in the parking lot modeling my new shirt while my husband went inside to get the supplies we needed. The trail was crowded with

families riding and walking, very experienced racing cyclists and every kind of walker and biker and roller blader in between. We are learning the rules of the trail as we ride. Found a website that gives us lots of trail info.

It's Saturday evening and we are going to go to Culver's for dinner. It's right on the path so we plan to 'GO BY BIKE'. Picture to follow tomorrow.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Karen finally gets a shot at a good ride!

This needs almost no introduction as we follow Karen (one of our Go By Bike winners) and her fun rides on her new bike:

It was a chilly rainy day today but we got our ride in about an hour ago. Went out the garage around the corner and we were on one of the Madison County Trails. My husband and I rode about 5 miles to the south of our home tonight - no where in particular to go just checking out the trail. The Trek is great. I had several small hills to go up and down and managed ok. My husband says they were just inclines but they seemed liked hills to me. I wore my new jacket and it really kept the chill off - Thanks again! We stopped to speak with some friends of ours who ride bikes. They asked whenI got the new bike. I told them my story and they were surprised and excited that I might be going on longer "TREKS" from home on the bike. There are 85 miles of trails connected to the one in my backyard. I will be getting some extras for the bike - bag for the back, odometer and other bike stuff.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Gene checks in!

Our other Go By Bike winner Gene Cahill recently wrote us to tell us about his new bike and what all he's been able to do on it:

I have received all of my trek accessories along with my trek bike last week. Although the weather has not been ideal for riding I have managed to get out and ride almost everyday for short trips. The bike is fantastic! (although I have taken some razing from my family about the day-glow chartreuse jacket & jersey :-) My new Trek beats my 30 some year old Murray (which I still have) hands down.
My wife's car quit running last week, so I had to pick up a fuel pump and fuel filter for her car. So instead of taking my truck to O'Reilly's to pick up the parts I rode my new Trek bike. This wasn't my first ride, but I thought what a great theme for "go by bike" to fix your car! I should have taken those pic's.
And tonight I had a hair cut appointment which wasn't to far, maybe 3 miles or so. So I rode my trek to my haircut appointment.
But most of my rides so far have just been around my neighborhood. I cannot wait for the weather to get a little better for riding. I haven't taken any pictures yet, but I will. I was hoping to ride over to my granddaughters and get her out to do some bike riding. But I haven't had the chance. Those are the pictures I was wanting to send in. She is just 5 years old, but lets get her started young. She would love riding bike with Grandpa. I hope to get over there this weekend

We hope that the weather will get better for Gene (and the rest of us for that matter...) and can't wait for those pictures.

Karen's off on a windy ride!

As we follow our friend Karen and her quest to find that fair-weathered day to ride, she writes and even sends us a picture! Here's what she had to say:

Here is a pic of me heading toward Cracker Barrell for lunch. The weather didn't cooperate with us this morning for breakfast so we stayed home until it cleared and headed out for lunch. It was fairly windy and the bike handled very well- after I figured out which gear would work best for the conditions. That wasn't difficult at all. When we first headed out I thought the bike and I were going to end up in the field to my right. But the ride went smoothly. We live exactly 2 miles from the restaurant going on the country roads. My husband and I were discussing that we never thought this would be someplace we would ride our bikes to.
We'll keep checking in with Karen regularly and posting it here on our website.

The St. Louis Store is under new management...(drum roll please?)

<-- This is the enthusiastic pose of the new store manager, Greg Lyeki. Greg has spent a couple years as sales manager at the Trek Bike Store in St. Louis and feels more than able to fill the big shoes left by our former manager, Chris Brewer. We on the staff couldn't agree more.

Chris Brewer has left the Trek Bike Store of St. Louis to pursue a job as an outside Trek representative-meaning that even though he may not work here, you'll still see plenty of him in the store from time to time. He fills the position left open by Jeff Chattin, who is moving down to Texas to become the outside rep of that territory. After 20+ years doing only the Missouri beat-we can't blame Jeff for wanting a bit of a change.

So the question is...who will fill Greg's shoes as sales manager? The answer is none other than Geoff Smith. Despite this picture where I can't determine what he's looking at, Geoff is stoked about the new position and can't wait to start implementing new ideas and new programs here at the Trek store.
So when you come by the Trek Store next time don't be surprised to see new things on the horizon if not already in the store. Also be sure to congratulate these two on a job well done.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Follow-up on our Go By Bike winners!

We asked one of our Go By Bike winners to tell us what she's been up to. Karen LeClerc wrote us back promptly exclaiming, " I went on my first trial run with the bike yesterday - in between the raindrops. The bike rode great and it was fun to be out on the trail."

Karen and her her husband recently moved to a new home and are looking forward to the break in the weather: "We (my husband and I) can't wait to ride off to the local restaurants and shops. That's the other reason we wanted to move to the trail-so that we could ride our bikes to help save gas on our vehicle and help the environment." And with gas prices on the rise we feel her sentiment and thank her for her contribution!

And finally to end her letter to us she added, "One of my friends is so excited about this that she wants to help me write up something for the local paper and let everyone in our town know about this and perhaps spur some more interest in our community so that others will GO BY BIKE"

From all of us at the Trek Store in St. Louis, we thank and congratulate Karen on her new bike and hope she finds it as invaluable as we do here on the staff.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Come for our new Thursday Hills Ride!

We're crossing our fingers and hoping that the rain will hold out for our first weekday ride! Our first weekly ride will be packed with climbs of all sorts so be prepared to push the limits of your early-season fitness. "The Thursday Hills Ride" will be lead by our sales manager Geoff and will leave at 5 p.m. from the shop. Bear in mind that this isn't like our no-drop sunday rides and will be a hard-paced climbing ride. Come not wanting to be dropped but mindful that you might be.

Check out the ride and the profile here.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Go By Bike Winners!

Congratulations to Gene Cahill and Karen LeClerc, the two Go By Bike winners of 2008! We will be hearing a lot from them in the next month. They will be riding and writing about their biking experiences for National Bike Month.

"This is such an awesome experience, to have this opportunity to get out and ride on a new Trek." -Gene Cahill

"Winning this contest will be a great way for my husband (who will be riding with me) and I to get in more excercise while helping the environment at the same time. We have just moved onto one of the Madison County Bike trails and cant wait to get out there and ride to local restaurants and shops." -Karen LeClerc

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

National Bike Month!

Get your bikes out - because it is National Bike Month.

May is often seen as the beginning of bicycle season, which means you will see more and more cyclists on the road as the weather gets better and better. Feel free to join in the fun, stop by the store or your local coffee shop. As the season continues to move forward, look for more opportunities to ride.

Be sure to check out our new Midwest Cycling Community Website for more information about riding and some cool ideas of places to ride in Saint Louis.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Women's Night In

Last friday the Trek Bicycle Store of Saint Louis hosted Women's Night In. We had live music, good food, wine, and expert speakers. We welcomed Team Revolution and the Trek WSD truck into town and had a blast of a time. Check out some of the photos from the night.

Thank you to all who showed up.

A cellist amongst the bikes. The music lasted half an hour.

Listening intently to one of our speakers.

A good number of women showed up. Tally reached 44 at one point. Thanks again.

Friday, April 18, 2008


And the Winner is...
Mark Pauly

Congratulations to Mark Pauly, the winner of our supersale $100 giveaway. Mark is a Tri-Athlete who will be racing in some pretty big events this year.

Steamboat Tri

May Madness Tri

South Co Tri

Whirlpool Steelhead 70.3

Trail of Tears Tri

The North Face Endurance Ultra Marathon

Bonk Hard Racing 8 hour Adventure Race

Make sure if you see him at any of these events this coming year that you wish him best of luck.
And thank you to everyone who brought in your supersale fliers for us to recycle. Keep up the Eco-Friendly lifestyle!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Women's Night In

Women's Night is coming back to Trek StL. All women are invited to bring their favorite bottle of wine and candle and join us for conversations about cycling, pre-ride preparation, and race stories from Team Revolution. The night starts at 7pm and will last until 9. Come early to hear some live Cello music and enjoy the wine before everything else kicks in.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Ride the Best Demo Cancelled

Due to high water at the Site - the Trek Ride the Best Demo will be cancelled for the weekend. There will be a make-up date to be determined. Keep up to date with the website for changes.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Go By Bike

The Trek Bicycle Stores, in conjunction with Trek Corporation, is giving away two free 7.2fx bicycles. Help us promote a healthier earth while you enjoy a healthier lifestyle. There are some interesting facts on the use of cars for trips under two miles. The emission controls on cars do not work for the first few minutes of running, which is often the amount of time it takes to go two miles. 50% of car trips in the Unites States are under two miles.

We encourage you to enter in a chance to win these bikes and our "Go by Bike Challenge" by March 24th. To enter click here and fill out the form. Tell us who you are, what your barriers are to riding a bike for short trips, and what trips you make in your car under two miles.

We also have a promotion for a one-hundred dollar shopping spree at the store. Click here for the coupon and rules.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Trek Ride the Best Tour

MARCH 29-30

Saint Louis will be hosting Ken Derrico and the Trek Ride the Best Demo tour down at Castlewood State Park on March 29th and 30th. Check the website for more information. This is a great opportunity to ride the bikes before you purchase one. Check out the tent, stay all day and ride them all. Or go both days and ride them more than once.

Let Levi Ride in the Tour de France!

Its campaign season - Join up Now!

Sign the petition to let Levi Leipheimer ride in the Tour de France. His Astana team has been told that they will not be allowed to race this year. This excludes not only Levi but Alberto Contador, last year's Tour de France champion; Andreas Kloden, 2 times on the Tour de France Podium; and fellow american Chris Horner. Sign up to get the race back on track to what it can be.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Bike Recall on Girls' MT 220

Trek has recalled a number of Girls 24" bikes - many models of the MT220. Click here for details. Call us at the shop for any questions - 636-394-2453

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Welcoming Oakley to Trek StL

The Trek Bicycle Store of Saint Louis would like to welcome the Oakley line of products to our family. Come on in and check out the current stock of performance sunglasses or come in and order a special pair for yourself.

Oakley is created for world class athletes. This alone should speak for their quality. Innovation after innovation has made Oakley one of the most recognizable names in the sunglass game. From the first generation of Oakley the company had their finger on the perfect idea: "innovative, market-leading optical technology."

Many cyclists chose Oakley. From employees at The Trek Bicycle Store of Saint Louis all the way to the Pro Peloton.

Lance Armstrong - Seven times Tour de France winner, all in Oakley

George Hincapie - The only guy there for all of them, in Oakley.

Christophe Moreau - This year's french national champion, also wearing Oakley.