Skyline Cycle's Blog
Remember guys and ladies we will be holding a trail maintenance session tomorrow Saturday the 22nd. We will meet at the Jump Off trail head tomorrow at 8:00a.m. and will work for a couple hours while it is cool. If you arrive late follow the Jump Off trail up to the canal road, cross the canal road to the trail head going up above the canal road which is located almost directly across the road on the east side. Follow that trail up to where it splits, head South and you will find the group working less than half a mile after the split. If you have questions send an e-mail, or give a call to 801-394-7700. See you tomorrow.
We are now renting mountain bikes as well as road bikes. Our mountain bikes are hardtail 29" wheel Kona Splice Bikes of which we have 6 bikes, our road bikes are Raleigh Revenio 1.0 models. All rentals are $35.00 each per day. We do offer reservations if you call ahead and have an event in mind.
Weather is looking great and the temperature should be fantastic tomorrow. At this point I don't see any reason that we would cancel tomorrows ride. If anything comes up remember to check the site or our Facebook pages. The only difference we have tomorrow is that Butch will be unable to lead the fast group so those going on that section of the ride will be on their own,I will be leading the no drop section of the ride. We will plan on meeting the same as usual here in the parking lot of Skyline Cycle at 6:00p.m. in the evening and will leave no later than 6:30p.m.
The weather tomorrow is showing a 20% chance of thunderstorms. This being said though 20% is pretty low, but keep your eyes on the site or either of the Facebook accounts and I will post up by 4:30p.m. whether we are going if the weather is looking ominous. Remember we meet up in the Skyline Cycle parking lot at 6:00p.m. and plan on leaving no later that 6:30p.m.
Ladies! June 25th Shannon will be hosting a Women's wine, cheese and bike maintenance clinic at Skyline Cycle. It is free, but limited to the first 15 ladies to reserve a spot. We will be going over flat repair, what to wear, and what to eat. Message me or contact me at the shop at 801-394-7700.
We are planning on heading out tonight. The only thing we have going is that Butch is sick so the fast group will be unsupported. I will be leading the no drop section as usual and we will be going 17mph-19mph. Remember we meet up at 6:00p.m. in the parking lot and will leave no later than 6:30p.m.. This week I will also be scheduling trail work so keep an eye the web site or the Facebook accounts.
Here we are at another Wednesday and once again I am unsure what the weather will look like later in the day. I will as usual post on Facebook and on the blog on our site whether we are riding or not by 4:30p.m. so if you are planning on coming tonight check one of these before you come. Know though that if it looks crappy most likely we will not go out.
I was just in the shop looking at the repair board and we have entirely caught up with the work load. We are turning around regular repairs that don't need parts in no longer than three days right now. This may change as we approach the holiday weekend, but as of right now we could get your bike back to you by Saturday.
Just a heads up about the group road ride this Wednesday the 22nd. I will be unable to lead the no drop section of the ride because I will be training with Weber Pathways learning to lead work crews. What I will do to make sure things go smoothly is print little maps of the route so no one gets lost. As you guys are out there Wednesday make sure to help each other and keep an eye when you get back. If someone is missing for a long time go back an look for them, just make sure to be safe and have fun. I will be on the ride next week. Remember we meet in the parking lot at 6:00p.m. and leave no later than 6:30.
We will be closed May 27th for Memorial Day, we will be here Saturday the 25th all day though so if you need anything last minute drop in and we will get you taken care of. Have a great weekend, be safe and we will be back for normal business hours Tuesday the 28th
It looks great outside and we are looking forward to a wonderful group road ride this evening. Plan on meeting up at 6:00p.m. in our parking lot and we will leave no later that 6:30p.m..
On another note the repair timeline on the website has not been changed because we have been maintaining about a five day wait time on repairs. If it shortens or gets longer I will change the website, so if you need repairs know that timeline is accurate. See everyone soon, thanks.
I went for one of the best rides I've had this year this morning over on the northern shoreline. It had just rained, the dirt was perfect, and man the smells of spring were everywhere. I did notice something though, it appears that someone, or group of people are removing a lot of rocks on the section of trail from 9th street over to where the canal road ends. I think these people have the best of intentions and don't understand that they are removing rocks that for the most part were left on purpose. Some were left to make riders slow down, some were fun to ride over and in the worst cases the rocks removed actually cause bigger problems than them being left. If any of you run into these folks let them know that their intent to work on the trail is good, its just being done wrong. Have them get a hold of Matt at Skyline because that is our section of trail to maintain and we have lots of projects that they could help us with. I just want to make sure the trails are left fun, safe, yet in some cases challenging.
Guys I am so sorry but the weather is crappy again. We waited until the last minute but its not clearing up and the last thing we want is all of you , and us out in the middle of a storm in the middle of no where. We will give it another try next week and hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate with us. It sure does suck being a weather man. Thanks all.
The skies are blue, and the weather is great. Unless the weather changes drastically it looks like we are headed out for this years first group road ride. Remember we meet up at 6:00p.m. in the and will leave by 6:30p.m. at the very latest. I will post any cancellations by 4:30p.m. if they arise.
Also this Saturday May 11th we will be closing all of our in stock cold weather gear out at 50% off. This will be a great way to prepare for the last few chilly rides or a way to get ready for next fall. As always thanks and see you soon.
It is supper cold, windy and crappy out, so to heck with the ride. We are CANCELLING this week but plan on next week. If you had friends or new people coming give them a call and let them know in case they don't see the posts. Sorry, we'll see you guys soon.
This Wednesday the 1st will be the start of the group road riding season. We will meet at 6:00p.m. and plan on leaving no later than 6:30p.m. We will be riding 22miles and there will be a fast drop section as well as a no-drop section of the ride. The no drop section will follow the same route as the drop section and will move about 18-20mph. The no drop section will always be supported by a member of the store and you will not be left out in the middle no where. We look forward to riding with you this year, and thanks.
We now have six rental mountain bikes in and ready to go. We have Kona 29er Splices ranging from 16in-19in. We charge $35 a day.
Repairs have slowed just a little because of the cool weather so we are only about 3 business days out on service so its a good time to bring down bikes if you need work done. Sounds like warm weather is on the way, we can't wait.
Welcome to the 2013 riding season. Thanks again for a wonderful turn out to or annual spring sale. We set up just a ton of folks with new bikes and gear, looks like everyone is planning on a big riding season.
Group rides will start Wednesday May 1st. We will meet at 6:00p.m. and leave at 6:30p.m. Plan on us riding every Wednesday through out the season unless there is a holiday or bad weather. I will post any cancellations on the web site and on the Face Book account by 4:30p.m. the day of the ride.
Trails are starting to open up and be ride able as I type this. Most of the Bonneville shoreline is ride able. There may be a few muddy spots where it would be better to walk your bike rather than ride it. If the trail looks muddy do everyone including yourself a favor and stay off it until its dry, damage done to trail systems this time of the year take forever to undo through the rest of the season and it give us a bad rap with trail managers.
I will post up trail digs as soon as I get them scheduled. Thanks for picking us as your bike store, we're excited for a great season.