May Newsletter: 2019
It’s hard to believe that it’s already May! Spring is in full swing. Stop by with your bike for a tune up or come by with questions on equipment, a new bike purchase, or just to hang out! There is something always going on with the Flat Tire crew. Find information on everything going on this month below.
Roaring Run Rumble: May 4 & 5
Join the shop out at Roaring Run in Apollo for a fun weekend celebrating bicycles. We will be raffling off a Salsa kids bike and Kona Dew on Saturday. Tickets are only $5, all proceeds benefit the Watershed. Free demos will start at 2pm. We will host a kids race, group rides, and celebrate throughout the day. Sunday will be mountain bike races! Learn more by visiting the website.
Kona Bike Demo: May 10th
It’s a Friyay. Join us for the Kona Bike Demo at Laurel. We will park down by the wolfs rock lot since there are bathrooms and lots of parking. Our rep will have the full line so come try some Kona mountain bikes! They rip. Find the google link below of parking, we hope you’ll join us!
Laurel Summit State Park: Wolf Rocks Trailhead
Drive Train Maintenance Clinic: May 14th
Join mechanic Justin at the shop on a quick clinic on how to maintain your drive train. We will cover proper lubrication and cleaning techniques to help you make your drive train last this summer! Clinic will 30 minutes followed by Q&A. Ride your bike down and ask questions!
Friday Night Kids Ride May 17th
Meet at Lynch Field at 6pm to 7pm. We will cover basic mountain bike techniques followed by a single track ride. Parents are welcome and encouraged to join. If you need a bike for your kid let us know, we have free demo’s we can bring.
Demo Bikes For Sale
Out with the old and in with that new new.
Its that time of the season where new models are right around the corner. Pick up last years demos, some only a few months old! We have a 2019 medium CS Santa Cruz Nomad for $3,500. A 2018 medium Kona 275 CR/DL for $3,500, 2019 Santa Cruz Bronson X01 (ridden once), $5,300, 2018 Scott FR 710 $1,000 size medium and large. Stop by for more detail today, all these bikes are park ride capable!
Trade In and Finance
The shop is partnered with bicycle blue book. We accept trade ins 2010 or newer. Value is based on the condition of the bike. We will credit your new bike purchase with the trade in value. The remaining balance you have the chance to pay in full or finance with Synchrony for up to 12 months at 0%.
Weekly Group Rides
Thursday’s: Group Road + Rail Trail 6pm
Meet at the bike shop starting at 5:30pm. Ride leaves at 6pm. We will split into groups based on fitness level and ride desire. A group will have a fast paced no drop ride, expect to average 17mph. B group will have a around a 13-15 mph ride. C/D can split based on ability and bike type. We can do a shorter road ride, ride the rail trail or just tool around town.
Saturday: Dad Bod Ride 8am - ride from shop on to single track, mountain bike needed.
Sunday: Group Mountain Bike Rides - please visit Facebook group for updates from ride leader.
Please visit our Facebook group for updates on ride plans. Sometimes we race instead or hosting rides. We aim to offer a no drop mountain ride for all levels of mountain bikers.