This weeks free clinics and rides at Cycle U

This Saturday May 2nd we do our Fix a Flat, lube your chain and basic maintenance clinic at West Seattle store 11-11:45am.  We then lead a free shop ride at noon of about 20 miles with Head Coach Craig Undem.  Learn to paceline and ride correctly along with finding a new route!

Sand Point shop there is a free ride at 11am, going to Seward Park and back from the shop.  This is a classic “bread and butter” route that everyone needs to know, from here you can launch to Mercer Island, South end of Lake Washington or anything on the East Side.  We don’t want to see anyone riding up through the Arboretum (down or North is OK if you are going fast) because there is no shoulder.  Learn the right way to navigate through the North end to South Lake Washington by bicycle.

Our 11th anniversary sale also continues with everything in both stores on sale 20-60% through this weekend. 

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Other upcomming free events in May:

How to Fix a Flat and Lube your Chain, basic maintenance. 
-Saturday May 2nd 11-11:30am West Seattle shop. 

Try Road Racing!  Clinic at Pacific Raceways.  info at Budu Racing the race promoter website
-Tuesday May 5th 5:55pm AT Pacific Raceways 

How to Commute by Bicycle or use it as basic transportation.
-Wednesday May 6th 6:30-7:15pm West Seattle shop.

Get Ready to Ride! safety, mechanical and fitting check on your bicycle
-Saturday May 9th 11-11:30am West Seattle AND Sand Point shops, same times at each.

Winning Cyclocross, the secrets to a winning season by Head Coach Craig Undem
-Tuesday May 12th 7:30-8:30pm Sand Point shop.   Link to sign up, limited seating

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Racing season is here – Road, MTB, GFondo

Congrats to Brian Ecker and all the over 130 other riders who did the Ephrate Grand Fondo yesterday, EPIC conditions from the facebook posts for everyone who rode yesterday.  Same to all that raced the Soaring Eagle mountain bike race.  Great road racing was also on display yesterday in Sequim and Saturday at Mason lake with hundreds or racers testing their winter training vs. the competition.  

It is all about staying warm on these Spring rides because you are going to get wet and with the wind chill it feels twice as cold.  This is where you can take some lessons from Cyclocross: use Embocation, wool socks, booties and warm caps under your helmet to keep the core temp high and muscles functioning despite the cold.  Stop in the West Seattle store to try on some of these heat seeking accessories.


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