Friday, June 5, 2015

June Updates

We're inching our way into the second week of June, wow! Time sure does fly!
We're continually working on repairs and trying to get bikes back to people asap and we appreciate your patience! We are also working with entirely new staff this year, which makes things a bit stressful. We thank you for understanding and for letting us work with our staff on learning all there is to know about working at a bike shop!

First off, we will be having a floor pump promo starting on Monday, June 8th and it will last until Monday, June 15th. Bring your old, outdated floor pump in to receive $5.00 off of a new, updated pump! It's amazing to see how easy our floor pumps are to use. They will work with both Presta and Schrader valves without hassle (they automatically fit to whatever valve your bike has.)

We are also excited to announce that we are helping to sponsor two fantastic events that will be happening in Decorah.

Coming up on Friday June 12th, bike or walk to the Vesterheim Museum courtyard on Water Street at 8 p.m. and view "Bikes vs Cars"
This movie is only available through the film festival circuit and specially-arranged screenings.
The showing is free and open to anyone, just remember to bring a chair or blanket to sit on!
The bicycle is an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it? It’s an uneven fight. Activists and politicians that work for change are facing powerful interests who gain from the private car investing billions each year on lobbying and advertising to protect their business.
The world needs radical changes to save the climate and the environment, but the car industry is selling more cars than ever. Today there are one billion cars in the world. By 2020, that number will double.
The film follows the individuals around the world that are dedicated to creating change. From bike activists in Sao Paulo and Los Angeles, fighting for safe bike lanes, to the City of Copenhagen, where forty percent of citizens commute by bike daily, "Bikes vs Cars" will look at both the struggle for bicyclists in a society dominated by cars, and the revolutionary changes that could take place if more cities moved away from car-centric models and became more bike-friendly.

Bike-touring folk musician, Paul Doffing, will stir audiences to action with songs from perform his new album, Songs from the (quaking) Heart. This concert as well as others Paul is performing throughout Iowa this summer are supported by grants from the Iowa Arts Council, the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

In case of inclement weather, Paul will perform inside ArtHaus proper at 508 W Water St. Advance tickets will not able available.
This concert is scheduled in conjunction with the ArtHaus Earth Art Workshops available for ages 4-16 on Friday, June 26. Josie interviewed Paul last year for her blog, you can find that interview here.

Check out the new Decorah jerseys!
Available for $89.99- stop in and get yours today! 

The jerseys fit similar to our Luther College jerseys, which are a more "fitted" style. 
The jersey was designed by Bob and Sandy Bishop of Decorah!


Starting on June 7th (or any Sunday following per weather) if you join Josie on a total of 5 FWD rides you can earn a $10.00 coupon to our store!

FWD is Decorah's local mountain bike group for women. All levels of riders are encouraged to join- you can check out our ad in the latest Inspire(d) magazine!
Even if you are not a Decorah local, feel free to join FWD and celebrate all the Fearless Women of Dirt!

Josie was also recently featured on IMBA's Dig In blog! Dig In is a Women MTB's blog and there is a collection of fantastic posts from women who work for IMBA along with guest posts by others. Josie has been featured on the Dig In blog a few times already and really enjoys being active with such a great organization. Dig In is a great resource, check it out!

Weather permitting we will have our second Co-Ed/Co-Led ride on Sunday, June 7th. However, if weather does not cooperate or trails prove to be too muddy, we will postpone our ride and have the Co-Ed/Co-Led ride happen June 14th.
When the Co-Ed/Co-Led ride happens, as usual we will leave as close to 5 p.m. as possible from the shop. After our ride (near/around 7 p.m.) we will head over to Goodtimes Grill for some eats and beverages!

The ride is casual, no-drop, and will be catered to the newest rider. All are welcome to join! 
Bike rental will be available at a reduced cost: $15.00 helmets required/provided.

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