May 7, 2020
Specialized Turbo Como 3.0 at Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop / BikeParts.com
If you’re looking for some last-minute Mother’s Day gifts, then guess what? We’ve got you covered. And, in case you forgot, Mother’s Day is this Sunday. May 10, 2020. At Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop, we’ve got a variety of bike parts, cycling apparel, and bikes that your cycling Mom will love.
Gifts for bike commuting Moms –There’s a handful of cycling accessories we can suggest for bike commuting but first, you have to have a bike to bike commute, right? Two staff favorites include the Turbo Como from Specialized and the Sirrus X. The Turbo Como e-bike from Specialized proves itself as the ultimate city bike. If you want a bike to get around town, exercise, go on a road ride, as well as, bike commute, then there are few bikes as versatile as the Sirrus X. Combine a portable bike pump, multi-tool, bike lock and front, and rear bike lights and you’re good to go!
The Roadie Mom – Every woman wants to ride so gift your cycling Mom with some new threads! We have Specialized jerseys, shorts, and bibs on sale. Maybe tech is your cycling Mom’s thing. If so, check out the best GPS cycling computers you can buy right now. Consider pairing the cycling computer with Heart Rate functionality and inspire Mom to take her fitness to the next level.
The MTB Mom – Mom’s that shred new tires! And we have a huge selection of mountain bike tires. Pair that with a new hydration pack and some fun socks and your cycling Mom will be doing wheelies all over the place!
As a reminder, yes – we are open! We’re here to help make Mother’s Day special and especially so during this crazy time. In addition to buying a new bike or any of the above-mentioned items, you can visit us at our Peak Cycles bike shop in Golden, Colorado for bike repairs, bike parts, and cycling accessories. However, due to COVID-19, we are not allowing any customers into the shop at this time. We have a table and bike stands in front of the shop so we can bring products and/or bikes to you outside for purchase. If you prefer to shop from home, you can visit us online at BikeParts.com and you can pick up your new bike and bike parts with curbside pickup or come to the front door and we will grab your order for you. And an extra reminder: for all Giant, All-City, S-Works, Specialized and Surly frames and/or bikes, items must be picked up at Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop in Golden, Colorado. We cannot and will not ship these items, no exceptions.
Here’s wishing all the cycling Mom’s out there a wonderful and healthy Mother’s Day!
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June 20, 2019
June is Bike to Work Month here in Colorado and the big day, Bike to Work Day is next Wednesday – June 26th. While many are regular bike commuters, some are using the day to either “try out” bike commuting or using the day as a commitment to keep a regular practice of it. Either way, the following are our tips to make the most of Colorado’s Bike to Work Day.
Tip #1 – Bike safety comes first. That means, riding a safe and well-maintained bike. Whether that is a road bike, mountain bike, or another type of bike, make sure your brakes are in working order, your helmet fits, your tires are properly inflated, and your bike chain has bike lubrication on it. For a bonus tip on prepping your bike, check out our post, Spring Cleaning! 4 Essential Bike Maintenance Tips to Get Your Bike on the Road for additional suggestions on easy to do bike maintenance.
Tip #2 – Personal safety matters too. There’s some basic protective gear you want to wear and a few necessities to have with you. The basic essentials include wearing a helmet, sunglasses or other eye protection, and cycling gloves, in case of a mishap. You will also want to have a repair or maintenance tool kit, a lock, a light, and a way to carry personal items. This could be as simple as a messenger bag or as elaborate as a set of touring panniers.
Tip #3 Know the rules of the road. It’s important to know the rules of the road so that you feel comfortable and safe while riding a bike in traffic. To become acquainted with or to refresh your memory regarding the rules of the road, visit Bicycle Colorado. The site summarizes all you need to know to confidently bike commute on the roads.
Tip #4 – Dress for success. Plan to wear clothing that is comfortable for your ride, as well as, your planned daily activity. You could celebrate the day by purchasing some new cycling apparel. We have a great assortment of jerseys, shorts and skirts, cycling shoes, t-shirts and more. Either way, consider the weather in your planning. If the day is on the warmer side, you may consider packing a “clean up kit” to freshen up after your ride. Your clean up kit can be as simple as having some baby wipes, deodorant, a comb, face wash, and sunscreen for your return trip home.
Tip #5 Route planning. To get the most out of your bike commute it’s best to plan a good route. Knowing a clear path to your destination avoids the frustration of getting lost while also prevents overheating and sweating unnecessarily. Learn how to pick a route you like before the big day. Google maps for cycling is a good option. If you are new to bike commuting, you will want to give yourself more time than you need. This allows for a pressure-free experience. You may also want to join the Bike to Work day events and stations happening along your route. Bike to Work Breakfast stations are open from 6:30 – 9:00 AM. Water stations are open from 3:30 – 6:00 PM, offering water only. Bike Parties may have variable hours in the evening. To find stations of a particular, visit this page and type, use “breakfast,” “water,” or “bike party” in the search box.
Tip #6 Join a group ride. If you aren’t up for riding solo on Bike to Work Day, then consider joining a group. There are group rides scheduled throughout the city. Visit the Bike To Work Day Group Rides page https://biketoworkday.us/group-rides to find one that best suits your route and location. Another option is to join us for our regular, Wednesday night shop ride. Our rides are fun, we learn new skills, and we talk about bikes and all things cycling. You can enjoy Bike Month all summer long by joining us on Wednesday evenings at 6 PM. If you need more convincing, read this: 5 Great Reasons to Join Peak Cycles Shop Rides.
All in all, the most important factor for Bike To Work Day is to have fun! Enjoy the fun of riding your bike to work. The fun includes enjoying the adventure, as well as, feeling confident in riding the bike paths and the roads. Stop by Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop or visit us online at BikeParts.com to pick up the bike parts, cycling accessories, and cycling apparel you may need to make this Bike to Work Day the best one yet!
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May 2, 2019
Why do you Ride? Do you even need a reason to get on your bicycle? Considering the freedom riding a bike gives you, the access to the outdoors, being in nature, or even getting from point A to point B in an eco-friendly fashion, who wouldn’t have a reason to ride?
Fortunately, the cycling community in Golden, Colorado and those along the Front Range support our love of cycling. Even more so, do does the League of American Bicyclist. May is recognized as National Bike Month and we’ve got a ton of ways to kick it off in grand cycling fashion!
You’re Invited to Our Bike Safety Class: We’re all about riding safely. In fact, you can ride our blog post, Bike Safety Comes First for some initial suggestions on safe riding. More importantly, we invite you to join our May 23rd bike safety event! We are proud to host a bike safety prevention by The Cyclist Lawyer, Megan Hottman. You’ll want to swing by the shop on Thursday, May 23rd at 6 PM. We’re located at 1224 Washington Ave, Ste 145, Golden, Colorado Give us a call at (303) 216-1616 to let us know you’ll be joining us or RSVP on our Facebook Page.
Bike Commuting: As the weather is steadily improving, now is the time to get into a steady habit of riding your bike to work to run errands. Check out our posts Bike Commuting – Making it Work For You and Get Your Kids Bike Commuting – Here’s How! for suggestions on getting started and which are best bike parts and cycling accessories for a comfortable ride. If you are questioning the benefits of bike commuting, check out the convincing and inspiration post, New Study Reveals Why Biking is a Healthy Form of Transportation. Chances are, you’ll commit to riding more often.
Join our Shop Ride: Answering the question why do you ride? We love riding together in a social setting for our shop rides. Our rides are fun, we learn new skills, and we talk about bikes and all things cycling. You can enjoy Bike Month all summer long by joining us on Wednesday evenings at 6PM for our weekly shop ride. If you need more convincing, read this: 5 Great Reasons to Join Peak Cycles Shop Rides.
Business can celebrate National Bike Month too! For businesses looking to celebrate National Bike Month, there are resources for you as well. You can create a bike-friendly shopping program to encourage employees to bike commute this month and through the year. Many aspiring bike riding enthusiast appreciates a shop that offers quality bike parts and components along with solid advice on bike parts and cycling apparel. Convenience helps too. Look for a shop that offers online and storefront shopping to aid in your cyclist needs. Fortunately, Peak Cycles offers both! You and your employees will be happy for your support!
So tell us, why do you ride? Is it your love of the bike? The exercise? Training and fitness? Could it be that riding a bike is just plain FUN! We love it all. Happy National Bike Month!
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September 20, 2018
Each season has its own ups and downs. Spring and summer seasons are marked with event registrations, travel, and enjoying the cycling lifestyle. The winter season is the least exciting if you are inside riding on your trainer; yet winter can be fun if you are experiencing the joys of riding a fat bike. However, the fall season is somewhat of a mixture of all this. As Saturday is the first day of fall, many cyclists are wondering how best to enjoy the season on their bicycles. What are our suggestions? Read on!
If you haven’t noticed yet, the leaves on the trees are beginning to change colors. One of the very best ways to enjoy the changing landscape is riding your mountain bike. Consider making a bucket list of mountain bike trails to ride before winter comes. Some of our favorite mountain bike trails include:
- Buffalo Creek
- Centennial Cone
- White Ranch
- Mount Falcon
- Lair O’ the Bear
- Green Mountain
- Apex + trails
- Golden Gate Canyon
- Hall Ranch
Another great option for enjoying the fall season, while also maintaining fitness, is to bike commute. Fall bike commuting offers the chance to enjoy cooler temperatures, view the changing colors of the leaves, and reinvigorate our spirits with the freedom riding a bike inspires. If you’re new to bike commuting, you’ll enjoy our post, What Are The Best Bike Parts for Fall Commuting and 15 Tips for Bike Commuting in Cooler Months. Both posts offer tips and suggestions for route selections, necessary bike parts, and cycling apparel to make fall bike commuting fun and enjoyable.
If you still have some competitive energy left in you after the summer race season, then a third option to enjoying fall on your bicycle is to try a cyclocross race. Last week we wrote about Why Race Cyclocross, and this week, we’re encouraging you to do it. It’s fun! It’s addicting! And we have all the bike parts and cycling accessories you need to get you into this cycling discipline.
When you really think of it, fall is a transitional season. From a cycling perspective, fall isn’t the end of the summer cycling season, it is the beginning of next season. Keep in mind that just as much as the spring cycling season inspires us to get in shape, tackle new challenges, and reach new cycling heights, the fall season can inspire us too. Discovering new ways to nurture our bodies, maintain the gains we’ve made during the season, and re-energize for the season ahead. Celebrate the fall season by riding your bike!
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September 6, 2018
With school starting and only about a month and half left of the Colorado cycling racing and touring season, many are filling up their calendars with the last big events of the season hoping to capitalize on the fitness gains made during the season.Many cyclist are also looking for ways to get their cycling fix as the days come to an end. With less time to ride, what are the ways to get the cycling endorphins flowing? We have some creative suggestions for you.
How do you stay motivated and stoked to get out and ride? Podcasts can be a great resource because you can listen to them anytime, anywhere. If you haven’t already jumped on the podcast train, it may be time. The post, The Best Cycling Podcast, offers 7 great podcasts to listen to on your commute or while cleaning, cooking, doing maintenance, lazing around and pretty much anything else. Who knows, after listening to a favorite episode, you may find yourself inspired to try something new!
Whether you are striving for peak performance or to shed a few pounds, apps are a great way to inspire positive behavior and keep you on track towards your goals. Check out our post, Top Apps for Cyclist in 2018, for cycling and health related apps. You will also want to read The Best Motivation Apps of the Year for inspirational quotes, motivational videos, or everyday reminders. These apps are fun and engaging way to help you become a better version of yourself.
Bikes and Bike Parts
The easiest way to get your cycling fix is to get a new bike. Or, expand your horizons and try a fat bike. Experiment! Play! Embrace your inner child and let it ride!!! Okay, maybe you are not be in the market for a new bike but end of season is a great time to experiment with new bike parts and replace worn cycling components. Our cycling accessory closeouts has everything from gloves, jerseys, bike parts, hydration packs, bicycle tools – you name it! Think about it. There aren’t many better upgrades for your road bike than a new set of wheels. Now is the time to get them. Do you wear a helmet every time that you ride? Probably. Well, now’s the time to replace that helmet. Replace worn out pedals, chain rings, and saddles without spending a ton of money.
Fall bike commuting offers the chance to enjoy cooler temperatures, view the changing colors of the leaves, and reinvigorate our spirits with the freedom riding a bike inspires. You can even listen to your podcast while riding your new bike when bike commuting! If you are curious as to the best bike parts for fall bike commuting, check out our post, 15 Tips for Bike Commuting in the Cooler Months, for route ideas, bike suggestions, and preferred cycling apparel.
During the racing and cycling season, the focus is on riding; whereas at the end of the season, there’s more time for mental wanderings, experimentation, and fun! Get creative and enjoy those endorphins!
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August 2, 2018
Course strategies, break aways, riding in a small group or a large peloton – these are the thoughts and questions of cyclist wondering how to win at bicycle racing. With only about a month and half left of the Colorado cycling racing and touring season, many are filling up their calendars with the last big events of the season hoping to capitalize on the fitness gains made during the season.
Yet, as we transition from summer to fall, many cyclist find their enthusiasm for riding dwindling. Have you noticed that at the beginning of the race season, enthusiasm and energy is high! About the mid-season point, accumulated season fatigue catches up with most racers and cyclist. Recovery rate from workouts and from races slows down and finally, by the end of the season, some find their motivation just plain lacking. With that in mind, what are the ways to maintain motivation while also capture added gains towards next year’s goals?
The key to making the most of this time is really to have fun! Try new events, ride routes, and races. Enjoy the gains of your hard work! With fitness levels high, late season bike events offer a chance to experiment with race strategies and new cycling accessories. Venture out of your comfort zone and try racing a new road bike or mountain bike for one of your upcoming events. If experimentation isn’t your thing, then at least replace worn out bike parts or catch deals on bike close outs, bike parts and components. Stock up on cycling apparel for the fall and winter months to keep motivation high through the transitioning season.
Or, maybe training is too grueling for you this time of year. Switch from training to riding to work. Bike commuting helps get in the miles while offering up time for other fun activities. Other fun activities include strength training and yoga. Both of these activities help to extend the fitness gains you’ve made through the current year.
Enjoy the fitness gains you have made through the season. Have fun! Having a fun, relaxed attitude combined with a celebratory bike event is a great way to finish your season. If you love what you are doing and are having fun with it, then you are setting yourself up for more good stuff to come in the following season…or cyclocross! Stay tuned for our cyclocross post by following us on Twitter and connecting on Facebook.
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May 17, 2018
In case you weren’t aware, the League of American Bicyclist recognizes May as National Bike Month. As luck would have it, this week is also national Bike to Work Week. Here in Colorado, bike to work day isn’t until June 27th, but what’s the harm in celebrating cycling and bike commuting more than once? As active advocates of cycling in the Golden, Colorado community, all of us at Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop look for every opportunity to celebrate our two wheeled friends!
Fortunately for us, Peak Cycles resides in a city that embraces cycling too. The City of Golden is recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as one of the more bicycle-friendly communities in the country. With Golden’s Silver Bicycle Friendly Community Award, it puts Golden in an elite group of just 326 other cities in the country who are transforming their communities. Building on the community aspect of cycling, Peak Cycles has supported countless race teams over the years including Peak Cycles XC, Gravity and BMX teams, Colorado School of Mines, The Golden High School mountain bike team, Tough Girl Cycling, Twin Peaks Racing, and The Colorado Collective.
Individual and businesses can celebrate National Bike Month and Bike to Work Week too. Obviously, a great way to celebrate is to ride your bike! If you aren’t already, begin bike commuting. A great resource to get you started is our post, Summer Bike Commuting – Making it Work For You. It describes route planning and bike part essentials to have on hand. Keep in mind, bike commuting isn’t just for adults! Young children can enjoy it too. Our post, Get Your Kids Bike Commuting shows you how.
For businesses looking to celebrate National Bike Month, there area resources for you as well. You can create a bike-friendly shopping program to encourage employees to bike commute this month and through the year. Many aspiring bike riding enthusiast appreciate a shop that offers quality bike parts and components along with solid advice on bike parts and cycling apparel. Convenience helps too. Look for a shop that offers online and store front shopping to aid in your cyclist needs. Fortunately, Peak Cycles offers both! Additionally, offer a bike education program to employees and their families. Consider offering a bike safety class or participate in a bike maintenance class.
There are so many ways to celebrate National Bike Month. The point is to celebrate it! Have fun! Share your favorite rides and pictures of the fun you are having on Twitter and Facebook and be sure to tag #NationalBikeMonth to inspire others to ride their bikes!
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April 19, 2018
April 22nd is Earth Day! Yay! And, you might be wondering how bicycles benefit the environment? Or why ride them on this special day?
At Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop, we are big supporters in our local community and race teams, and as such, we know bike commuting is a win-win for our local community. Basically, for anyone looking to save money, embrace a green or sustainable lifestyle, and promote healthy, livable cities, cycling is important.
To kick off your Earth Day preparations, you will want to read our post, Pedal Power for Earth Day, to explore the many benefits of bike commuting. As a next step, you will want to decide how you want to celebrate the day and keep the Earth Day mojo going thereafter. The magic in Earth Day is making every day Earth Day. Bike riding is a natural fit! The key is inspiring others to keep riding.
Inspire others with bike education programs. No one likes riding a poor fitting bike. Having the right bike setup, cycling accessories and gear makes all the difference. Consider hosting a get together of friends and review bike safety. Or, participate in a bike maintenance class. Bicycle tools are different than regular tools and all tools aren’t created equal – some are good for mountain bike parts while others are designed for road bike parts. Knowing which tools to use on the appropriate bike components can make all the difference in making bike maintenance easy inspiring others to enjoy bike maintenance in addition to riding.
Inspire your friends with a list of rides and events. Colorado has some of the greatest road bike rides in the country. Some are shorter, convenient rides whereas others offer steeper, longer climbs and extended distances. Certainly you have your favorite list. Invite your friends for a special Earth Day ride and make it an annual celebration.
Inspire others with a bike-friendly shopping program. Everyone likes to shop, right? Inspire friends with bike parts bling! Many aspiring bike riding enthusiast appreciate a shop that offers quality bike components along with solid advice on bike parts and cycling apparel. Stop by the shop to check out our specials, discounts, and new cycling accessories for the season. Who says you can’t ride in style for Earth Day?
Inspire through reading. Maybe you just can’t make it out on Earth Day for a ride. No worries. Check out our posts for inspiration:
– Get Your Kids Bike Commuting – Here’s How!
– Summer Bike Commuting – Making it Work For You
– The Smart Cyclist’s Guide to Preventing Bike Theft
All in all, the most important thing to remember for Earth Day is that bike riding is fun. Fun includes enjoying the adventure of cycling solo and with friends. Fun also means riding a well fitting bike and feeling confident in riding the bike paths and the roads. This way, your Earth Day bike ride becomes an environmentally friendly activity you can do every day!
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October 12, 2017
Stay Warm all Winter Long with Cycling Apparel from BikeParts.com
Autumn is upon us. And while the weather is still looking similar to our old friend summer, it is bound to drop in temperature very soon.
Many cyclist grieve the loss of summer; yet, fall bike riding offers the chance to enjoy cooler temperatures, view the changing colors of the leaves, and enjoy the fitness gains achieved over the summer months.
Many cyclist commit to bike commuting through the cooler months as a new goal. Yet, when faced with shorter days and cold, unpleasant weather, they find their motivation waning. Following are our tips to riding your bike the whole winter season through.
- Have a good route. Learn how to pick a route you like. Google maps for cycling is a good option.
- Invest in a good set of lights. A set of small, modern LED lights is sufficient.
- Consider getting a specific helmet for bike commuting. A brighter color and one that is easy to place a helmet light on top is a good choice.
- A repair kit. It’s good to carry a small multi-tool, a patch kit, a small pump, and a spare tube for those inevitable roadside repairs.
- A lock. You should always carry a secure lock whenever you plan to leave your bicycle unattended. The U-locks have proven to be most effective, but like all locks they can be defeated. At Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop, we have bicycle locks, U locks, and U lock combination kits. Depending on your bike parts and components, you may opt for one lock or multiple ones.
- Make sure you have a secure and safe way to carry things. This could be as simple as a messenger bag or as elaborate as a set of touring panniers.
- Be visible. Think Bright colors and reflective materials on your person and on your bike. In fact, staying warm, dry, and comfortable is key to riding during the fall and winter season. Lucky for you, at Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop, we can help you with all of your cycling apparel needs.
- Wind Vest – The wind vest is one of the most used pieces of cool weather gear. It keeps your core body protected from frontal winds, but vents in the rear to keep you from overheating. The wind vest is also very versatile and can be added to different clothing combinations, using it with regular jerseys, winter jerseys, and arm warmers. It’s also easily stowed in a pack or shirt pocket.
- Arm warmers are a must during the Fall season. While they don’t take up much room, they are great for temperature control.
- Full Finger / Windproof Gloves – When riding in cooler temps, one of the first things to get cold are the fingers. Protect your hands with full fingerers and / or windproof gloves. A popular item to consider are the Endure gloves.
- Knickers, Knee Warmers, and Pants – As the temperatures drop, it’s a good idea to cover your knees. Many cyclist prefer tights whereas others prefer leg warmers. There are also knickers which allow more airflow over the legs, and they are good for those in-between days. Consider trying out each option and experiment to dial in your preference.
- Head Band or Skull Cap – The vents in your helmet that are such an asset during the summer months become a major liability when the temperatures begin to drop. To prevent from losing heat from your scalp, be sure to wear a thin skullcap or headband under the helmet
- Wool Socks – Keeping your feet dry and warm can be a challenge in the cold weather, but nice wool socks are your best bet.
- Shoe Covers – Shoe covers, also known as booties, cover the exterior of your shoes and protect from cold and wind. There are several options: some that cover just the toes and others that encompass the entire foot. Toe covers are great for Fall but as you transition to Winter riding, you may wish for a pair that covers your entire foot. If you’re not a fan of shoe covers, opt for a warmer shoe all together! We have two favorite options. The Giant Sojourn cycling shoes have a stiff and grippy bottom which are good for walking. A great option for bike commuters. The other favorite is the Defroster cycling shoe. It’s a great option for fall and winter riding and especially on the cold days because these shoes doesn’t require shoe covers.
- Last but not least – you need to have motivation! Stay motivated and keep after it! The more you do it, the more you love it!
If you are looking for great fall and winter gear that is super durable, then stop by the shop and check out all of the Endura cycling apparel we have in stock. And remember, Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop has the ability to special order items. Come and ask if you want something! We’re here to support your riding all the way through Spring!
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April 13, 2017
Toddler and Youth Bikes at BikeParts.com
Bike commuting with your children is a fantastic way to introduce them to cycling at a young age. For kids who grow up riding to and from school and sports and friends’ houses, cycling comes to be seen as just a normal, natural way of moving through the world. It’s wonderful to see kids have fun, explore their world, and embrace the wonders only a two -wheeled friend can provide!
As the riding season is upon us, the crew at Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop want to encourage all younger riders to get out there and bike with their friends and families. Following are our tips to do just that.
Know the Rules of the Road
Educate your kids on the the rules of the road. Know what the bicycle laws are in your area, and follow them. In most areas, they are going to be very similar to vehicular traffic. Make sure you stop at stop lights and stop signs, signal before turning, and ride on the street. It’s important to model good behavior and teach your children the rules on the road.
Safety means being mindful of the route you are riding. It also includes less obvious items. As in, make sure your child’s bike is in good working condition. Have water, nutritional items and food available. Remember to have sunscreen in case you are out on your ride longer than expected. A good rule of thumb is to carry basic bike tool kit with you too. All of these items contribute to a positive bike commuting experience.
Have the Right Bike
Help your kids feel more excited about trying out something new, and give them the tools they need to keep succeeding as a young cyclist. This means having a bike that fits. If purchasing a new toddler or youth bike, make sure you avoid the common mistake of buying a bike that they’ll “grow into.” Doing so can set your child back a couple of years. When shopping, be aware that children’s bikes are measured by their wheel size (not frame size). The right size is one where your child can comfortably get on the bike and stand with his or her feet on the ground. If you have questions on the right size bike for your child, visit our staff at Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop. We’re more than happy to help you select the right size bike for your child.
Dress for Success
Kids love clothes, gear, and bike parts too! Dress your kids for cycling success. Investing in a well fitting helmet, along with a jersey, cycling shorts, and a good pair of gloves inspires your kids and affects enjoyment levels and performance. If your child is comfortable, they are going to want to ride. We have bike parts and cycling accessories that includes windbreakers, gloves, shorts, jersey’s, chamois, pedals, hats, backpacks, and bikes that kids love. Most importantly, we have reflective materials to put on your child’s bike to make sure they are visible.
There are countless benefits of bike commuting with kids. Sure, it does take a little effort to bike commute with children, but most good things in life do. Bike commuting as a family provides quality time together, as well as, exercise in the natural environment. Ultimately, bike commuting with your children allows you to play and experience life together. Enjoy!
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June 9, 2016
New Specialized Merino wool jerseys SL & RBX
– Keeps you warm if you are cool
– Keeps you cool if it’s warm outside – evaporative cooling
Studies suggest bike commuting is one of the best ways to stay healthy.
Fortunately, the number of bicyclists is growing rapidly from coast to coast. The National Household Travel Survey showed that the number of trips made by bicycle in the U.S. more than doubled from 1.7 billion in 2001 to 4 billion in 2009. That’s great news!
But as the Summer months beckon with warmer temperatures, is there a way to getting around safely, happily, and efficiently on two wheels? The heat discourages many from hopping on the bike to ride to work or to run errands. Yet, bike commuting improves fitness, health, saves money, and also benefits the environment by keeping one less car on the road. If you aren’t a bike commuter now, maybe this Summer you will be. And, if you already bike commute, perhaps you plan to commute by bike more frequently.
To get the most out of your bike commute it’s best to plan a good route. Knowing a clear path to your destination avoids the frustration of getting lost while also prevents overheating and sweating unnecessarily. Learn how to pick a route you like. Google maps for cycling is a good option. If you are new to bike commuting, you will want to give yourself more time than you need. This allows for a pressure free experience.
Invest in commute specific cycling apparel. Consider wearing clothing that is comfortable for your ride, as well as, your planned daily activity. Good options for men include the new Specialized Merino wool jerseys. They keep you warm if you are cool and cool if you are warm outside with evaporative cooling. We have a woman’s option too! Casual women’s shirts with short and long sleeved in Marino wool are great to wear for cool morning rides into the office or running errands on the bike.
Aside from clothing options, a few necessary cycling accessories to have on hand include a good helmet; a repair or maintenance tool kit; a lock; and a way to carry things. This could be as simple as a messenger bag or as elaborate as a set of touring panniers. These are the basic necessities needed to secure your road or mountain bike while you’re away at work or running errands. Depending on your final destination, you may consider packing a “clean up kit” to freshen up after your ride. Your clean up kit can be as simple as having some baby wipes, deodorant, a comb, face wash and sunscreen.
A critical factor in bike commuting is having fun. Fun includes enjoying the adventure, as well as, feeling confident in riding the bike paths and the roads. If you are new to bike commuting and unfamiliar with the rules of riding on the road, register for our Bike Safety Class on June 16th. This is a great opportunity to get caught up on bike safety and the current rules of the road in Colorado. Learn what the laws are for cyclists; how you legally and appropriately ride on public roads; what the rules are for turning, stopping, passing; your rights and obligations; become educated on bike safety, commuting and much, much more! And…it gets even better! On the night of the event, Peak Cycles will be offering a 15% discount for all items, including bikes. Keep in mind, discount excludes already discounted bikes and items.
Embrace bike commuting this summer! Make it an epic summer and set personal goals for the miles you want to ride this season.
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May 5, 2016
We’re excited for what the month of May holds. Do you know why? May is National Bike Month, and that means we get the share the streets with many more cycling aficionados.
If you want to join in the fun, consider leaving your car in the garage and using your bike to commute to work. In fact, we will give you 7 essential gear items to make your bike commute safe, enjoyable, and utilitarian.
- Bike — Choosing a commuter bike will depend on what you are carrying and how far you are traveling. Most people have to haul a load to work, so you are going to want something sturdy with a wide-range of gearing. Many touring and commuter bikes, like this Detroit Bikes A-Type bicycle are already built for towing your luggage. For a little longer ride, you might consider something like this Cinelli Mystic Rats bicycle (on sale!) or even a road bike.
- Helmet — For those who want to get on the bike the next morning, this is a given. We love the POC Octal helmet which is light and comfortable.
- Fenders — If you don’t want to get your cloths wet or muddy, buying fenders is a wise decision. Particularly in May, there are quite a few puddles on the roads that you might have to ride through. Fenders come in all types of shapes and sizes but full coverage fenders are ideal to keep your legs, feet, and butt dry.
- Pump and Repair Kit — While it is unlikely you will have to use a pump or repair kit very often, having them in a pinch could save you from making major excuses to your boss. A full size frame pump will make it easier to pump your tire.
- Panniers, Backpacks, and Racks — People are carrying their things in all kinds of contraptions these days. Most, however, use either a pannier or a backpack. Axiom and Banjo Brothers provide a variety of options included…wait for it…a backpack pannier!
- Lights — When you’re riding on the streets in the morning or evening, a bike light might just be your most valuable item on hand. Essentially, it allows you to be seen by other cars and be alive the rest of the month to bike commute. We recommend a front light that has at least 1000 lumens as well as a couple of tail lights.
- Shoes — Bike shoes help with efficiency. Especially if you are biking a long way, a clipless shoe will keep your foot on the pedal and get you to work faster. One of our favorites that we have in store is the Specialized 2FO Cliplite. This is a good all-around shoe that has a stiff sole for efficiency but can easily be walked in off the bike.
For more gear, don’t hesitate to visit our website or stop into our store – Peak Cycles in Golden, Colorado. We have tons of advice, as well as bikes, bike parts, cycling accessories, and cycling apparel.
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October 1, 2015
A BikeParts.com bike commuter
Fall bike riding offers the chance to enjoy cooler temperatures, view the changing colors of the leaves, and reinvigorate your spirit with the freedom riding a bike inspires. What is true for adults is also true for kids! As the school season is underway, many children are coping with new daily routines which include more structure and less playtime. Riding a bike to school is a great way for kids to get exercise, develop healthy habits, as well as, enjoy some extra playtime.
As many adults know, exercise helps reduce stress, aid with weight management and promote bone, muscle, and joint health. But what you may not know, is that riding a bike to school may also help your child’s academic performance. Bicycling to school can help contribute to the developmental health of children. Despite the benefits, some parents are left with concerns as to how to make bicycling to school a win – win. A win for their child in that they enjoy the experience and a win for the parents in that you have confidence your child arrives safely on their commute. Here’s what you need to know to make biking to school a success for both you and your child.
- Think about whether riding a bike to school makes sense for your child. If your child attends a neighborhood school biking may be a good option. If you child is at a charter school across town where she plays the double bass in the orchestra, biking to school may not work. Look at your child’s schedule and consider biking to school on days that are best.
- Scout a route to school. Look for side streets, other kids on bikes, low traffic speeds and good visibility. Ride the route with your child and make sure he understands the route. Have him lead to show you that he knows where he is going.
- Talk with other parents and the principal to address real and perceived obstacles to getting kids on bikes.
- Dial in your child’s bike. Bring it into the shop for bike maintenance and ensure all bike parts are working properly.
- Make sure your child knows the rules of the road.
- Invest in needed items. Purchase a quality bike lock and teach your child how to use it wisely. Consider getting a quality pannier or messenger bag instead of a backpack. Also, be sure to have the appropriate cycling apparel for the season.
In fact, Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop is only store in Golden, CO that serves kids cycling needs. We have bike parts and cycling accessories that includes windbreakers, gloves, shorts, jersey’s, chamois, pedals, hats, backpacks, and bikes that kids love. Most importantly, we have reflective materials to put on your child’s bike to make sure they are visible. Stop by the shop or visit us online at www.BikeParts.com. We’re here to help you and your family make biking to school a win-win for all!
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September 24, 2015
Fall Cycling at BikeParts.com
While we welcome cooler temps and colorful foliage that fall cycling offers, the shorter days and fatigue of the cycling season can beckon cyclist to cut their rides short – or skip them all together. Perhaps missing a day or two of riding doesn’t seem like much but it does. According to the post, What Happens to Your Body When You Quit Riding, within a relatively short period of time, undesirable consequences result. As in, your metabolism stagnates. Your blood pressure rises. Your blood sugar surges. Fitness declines. And, inevitable wait gain surfaces. Not fun!
Fall is actually the best time to transition from peak cycling form to a relaxed one. Doing so doesn’t include missing rides. It means shifting your mindset to embrace fall cycling while actually boosting your cycling performance for next year.
The article, Fix Your Flaws in Fall, suggests “if you’re looking to take a big step forward in your racing performance for next season, you can’t wait until next season to start the process.” With that being said, what are the best ways to boost your fall training regimen?
As we’ve share in recent post, Cyclocross is a wonderful way for road cyclists and mountain bikers to extend their competitive seasons and get a head-start on training for next season. The intensity of cyclocross racing provides a training stimulus that’s very difficult to replicate with standard interval training during the fall and winter, especially as the temperatures fall and athletes turn primarily to indoor cycling. The post, The Top 5 Fitness Benefits of Racing Cyclocross, reinforces this stating, cyclocross racing increases power at V02 Max, reduces off season weight gain, and toughens you up!
If you don’t want to toughen up, then opt for an easier approach. Add bike commuting to your fall regimen. While it is not as strenuous as cyclocross racing, it is a chance to enjoy cooler temperatures, view the changing colors of the leaves, and reinvigorate your spirits with the freedom riding a bike inspires. This is most helpful if you are mentally burned out from the season and need to rejuvenate your cycling spirit for the next season. To truly enjoy fall bike commuting, at Peak Cycles Bicycle shop, we recommend getting a tune-up. Who knows what your bike has experienced during the season and to make bike commuting truly enjoyable – your bike needs to be reliable. We recommend having a set of reliable lights and wearing the right bike clothing. Frequently we’re asked what are the essential cycling apparel to have on hand for fall bike commuting. Here’s a great list of bike parts and cycling apparel to have on available. Remember, bike commuting is different than training; as such, your needs may vary regarding nutritional requirements, bike parts that are needed, as well as, clothing options.
The Fall season is a great time for experimentation. Ride new routes! Explore different trials before Winter weather arrives! The Fall season can be a great opportunity to get test out new bike parts. During the racing and cycling season, the focus is on riding; whereas during the Fall, there’s more time for mental wanderings and fun! Check out our daily closeouts and overstock items to spark renewed interest in your cycling program.
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April 30, 2015
As cyclist, we know the more we ride, the more we want to ride! So, how can you make cycling get even better? Make a whole month celebration of it! Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, May is National Bike Month and is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride.
As cyclist, we experience the benefits that cycling has to offer but to those new to the sport, embarking in unfamiliar territory may seem a tad intimidating. National Bike Month is an opportunity to inspire others to our sport. Fortunately, bike commuting is on the rise! In fact, among the 51 largest U.S. cities, 43 hosted Bike to Work Day events in 2010. The City of Denver reported the highest rate of participation with one out of every 28 adults participating in its 2010 Bike to Work event. That effort makes a difference: Many people who participate in their Bike to Work Day promotion as first-time commuters become regular bike commuters. But Bike Month is more than one day — or week! It’s an entire month!
There are countless ways to inspire others to bike commute, ride, or race this month. See which activities inspire you to help others enjoy our fabulous sport!
Inspire with a bike-friendly shopping program. Everyone likes to shop, right? Inspire new cyclist with bike parts bling! Many aspiring bike riding enthusiast appreciate a shop that offers quality bike components along with solid advice on bike parts and cycling apparel. Convenience helps too. Look for a shop that offers online and store front shopping to aid in your cyclist needs. Fortunately, Peak Cycles offers both!
Inspire with bike education programs. Having the right bike setup, cycling accessories and gear makes all the difference. Consider offering a bike safety class for new riders or participate in a bike maintenance class. All tools aren’t created equal – some are good for mountain bike parts while others are designed for road bike parts. Knowing which tools to use on the appropriate bike components can make all the difference in making bike maintenance easy. Our post, Bike Inspections: A Guide for Injury Free, Enjoyable Spring Cycling, offers bike inspection tips and bike accessories you need to maintain your bike.
Inspire with a list of rides and events. Colorado has some of the greatest road bike rides in the country. Some are shorter, convenient rides whereas others offer steeper, longer climbs and extended distances. Locals and vacationers alike welcome the challenge of pushing the limits while taking in breathtaking views that only Colorado has to offer. Inspire new riders by checking out a few of 20 Colorado Front Range Bucket List Rides or invite them to spectate at one of the MTB races in Colorado.
Inspire with bike events! Check out one of the events held in your area. The League of American Bicyclist has countless events scheduled. Keep in mind, in 2015, Bike to Work Week will be May 11-15, with Bike to Work Day on May 15. To keep the momentum going, join our shop ride on Wednesday evenings and like our Peak Cycles Race Team Facebook page to keep informed of other rides and events.
Have fun, be active! Enjoy and inspire others to enjoy the outdoors and experience the joy of cycling this National Bike Month!
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April 10, 2014
photo credit: League of American Bicyclist
Have you noticed? Spring is here! And you know what that means, right? The cycling season has launched! Hurray!
Now is the time to check your bike for spring riding! Do you have a flat that needs changing? Are your brakes working properly? Is your chain lubed? Do you need new bike parts?
But wait! It’s not all about the bike, right? Spring is also the time to reacquaint yourself with bike safety, the rules of the road, and proper cycling etiquette. During the winter months, it’s easy to forget many of the basics to riding safely on the road. And, drivers forget to look for cyclist when they are driving as they transition from the winter to springtime. No fear – help is near!
Join us for a FREE class offered to all cyclists on laws are for cyclists. Learn what the laws are for cyclists; how you legally and appropriately ride on public roads; what the rules are for turning, stopping, passing; your rights and obligations; become educated on bike safety, commuting and much, much more! REGISTER HERE.
May 5, 2014
1224 Washington Ave #145
Golden, CO 80401
Who’s it For:
All cyclist – especially new cyclist. We will provide you materials and guidance, as well as the laws and etiquette you need to take to the roads and trails. You will leave feeling more informed, more secure in your rights and obligations as a cyclist, and more confident and comfortable as you embark on your cycling journey.
Don’t miss out! There will be food, drinks, cycling education, and even bike parts to drool over! Become a street smart, savvy, safe, educated, conscientious cyclist. See you on May 5th at 6:30!
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December 26, 2013
Joshua Murdock climbing Old Three Mile Highway in Linnville, North Carolina.
While the year may not be quite over, many are already planning their 2014 race and cycling season. Sure, it’s fun to have lofty new goals, new ambitions, and new venues to fuel your cycling passions through the winter months and holiday season, but not pausing to reflect on what has recently come to pass during the previous season is missing a valuable opportunity to make personal gains that only you can make. Personal reflection offers insights to truly optimize your training and racing regimen.
Before setting your sights on new goals for 2014, it’s important to evaluate the previous season with an objective, yet critical eye. The post, Athlete-Coach Season Review, poses 10 questions to review your past season’s performance:
- What was the highlight of your season (for example, best race or greatest accomplishment)?Why?
- What was your greatest disappointment? Why?
- Review your top three goals for this season. Do you feel these were achieved?
- What did you do in training this season that you feel made you faster?
- What did you do in training this season that you feel was not productive?
- If you could change your training, mental preparation, or race tactics/strategy this past season, what would you do differently?
- Was there anything missing in your training this season?
- Do you feel that you trained enough and worked hard enough in training this season?
- Do you feel that you had adequate rest during training and before races?
- Do you have any extra comments and insights on this season?
With these personal insights in mind, you are better equipped to plan and execute a rewarding and successful 2014 cycling season. Take the lessons and insights from these questions to make SMART goals for 2014. When you make your resolutions SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound), not only do you boost your chance of attaining your goals, but you also become a better cyclist in the process. Aside from the traditional resolutions to ride more, to lose weight, and to explore new rides, consider taking on some different resolutions. Explore how these suggestions can add to your training or mental preparation for the upcoming season.
Set a personal goal for the miles you want to ride in 2014. Using a cycling computer, heart rate monitor, or power meter offers options in calculating mileage and other fitness related variables. Try a new tool and see if it makes adding up the miles a little easier.
Learn to maintain your own bike. For some, bike maintenance can be a chore, but having the right set of bike components and tools can make all the difference. Consider creating a pre-ride bike check or an ongoing maintenance program to follow. Bike maintenance can be a great way of engaging in your cycling passion the whole year long.
Bike commute and do it more often. Bike commuting improves fitness, health, saves money, and also benefits the environment by keeping one less car on the road. If you aren’t a bike commuter now, maybe in 2014 you will be. And, if you already bike commute, perhaps resolve to commute by bike more frequently.
Inspire others to get out and ride. Bike inspiration comes in many forms, from DVD‘s, to books, to new bikes and bike parts, to riding with others. Share your bike passion with others in ways that are meaningful and inspiring to them. How many friends do you think you could inspire to be two wheeled friends in 2014?
Give Back. Cycling by nature brings out the best in us all. Consider volunteering your time, skills, or resources at local bike races and bike events. Event participants will be in your gratitude but you may get back more than you give! Many volunteers are inspired to participate, race, or take on bigger goals than they previously imagined due to volunteering and helping others to reach their goals.
Commit to a Positive Attitude. Nothing is more contagious than a positive attitude! Resolve in 2014 to embrace power thoughts and bike parts that motivate you to get on your bike and ride. Surround yourself with fellow cyclist aiming for similar goals. Remember, your attitude determines your altitude.
For cyclist, attaining goals is part motivation, part perspiration, and part having the right tools to help you reach your goals. Here’s to a bright and rewarding New Year ahead!
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September 26, 2013
As the seasons change, the Colorado mountain colors explode into a vibrant mix of autumn hues. What better way to enjoy the brisk temperatures and vibrant colors of the leaves turning than from the view of mountain bike or road bike? The added bonus is maintaining fitness through the fall and even building it well into the winter months.
In our recent BikeParts.com post, Cross Racing in Colorado 2013 we suggest cyclocross as a means for staying active yet enjoying the fall cycling season. In fact, across the Front Range and the entire state of Colorado, there are a variety of cyclocross races to test your fitness and take your cycling to another level. You might be wondering what bike parts you might need for this particular style of racing. Due to the nature of these events, you can show up on practically any bike (cyclocross, mountain bike, hybrid, road bike). Yet, because of the variety of terrain, obstacles, weather conditions and short course and race duration, you can expect to replace cycling accessories and bike parts on a more frequent basis.
Another option for enjoying the fall leaves and gaining fitness is bike commuting. While it is not as strenuous as cyclocross racing, it is a chance to enjoy cooler temperatures, view the changing colors of the leaves, and reinvigorate your spirits with the freedom riding a bike inspires. Because of the recent flooding in Colorado, there’s a few things to keep in mind for your commute:
A good route. Make sure your route is open! Learn how to pick a route you like. Google maps for cycling is a good option.
- Lights. Days are getting shorter. Have a set of small, modern LED lights on hand in case you get stuck at the office.
- A good helmet. Just because bike commuting isn’t as strenuous doesn’t mean you don’t need to be safe. Wear a bike helmet.
- A repair kit. It’s good to carry a small multi-tool, a patch kit, a small pump, and a spare tube for those inevitable roadside repairs.
- A lock. Invest in a quality lock and use it wisely.
- A way to carry things. This could be as simple as a messenger bag or as elaborate as a set of touring panniers.
Whether you are enjoying the vibrant mix of autumn hues from a scenic country road, a bike path, or a cyclocross race course, fall bike rides in Colorado are the best way to get up close and personal with the season’s colors while filling up their lungs with crisp Colorado air.
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July 4, 2013
Joshua Murdock climbing Old Three Mile Highway in Linnville, North Carolina.
Guess how many trips Americans take in a day? It’s a big number. In fact, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported that Americans take over 1.1 billion trips per day. They also reported that 78% of these were in single occupant vehicles. It is estimated that motor vehicles account for roughly 50% of urban air pollution and 30% of greenhouse gas emissions -all contributing to climate change and air pollution.
In celebration of Fourth of July, why not declare independence from your car? Ride a bike! Along the Front Range, and in particular, our home town of Golden, Colorado, it’s easy to commute by bike. Not only do we have a vast network of well maintained bike paths, but at bikeparts.com, we also have all the road parts and mtb parts, commuter bikes, and cycling accessories to make any bike commute easy and fun!
In fact, many people bike commute to work and to run errands, but have you ever considered getting your groceries by bike? One of our favorite products, the Burley Travoy makes it easy to shop and get your groceries on your bike.
All in all, you may ask, why is all this important? Because as a supporter of our local community and race teams, we know bike commuting is a win-win for our local community and both businesses and individuals looking to reduce costs, embrace eco awareness, and promote healthy, livable cities.
Here’s the catch: to take advantage of all the great things cycling offers, you have to actually get ON the bike and ride it! Stop by the Peak Cycles Bike Shop to check out our cool selection of commuter bikes and get rolling today.
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April 25, 2013
April showers bring May flowers and for us in Golden, Colorado – a long overdue start to the bike riding season! May is recognized as National Bike Month and as a local bike shop and an online bike parts store serving the nation, we couldn’t be happier! Bike commuting, road riding, and mountain bike riding are all part of living a healthy lifestyle but they also serve as alternative transportation, helping the environment, as well as getting families, businesses, and communities involved.
As supporters of several bike race teams and local events, we encourage you to put your pedal power to good use this bike month. Get committed and enroll your family, colleagues and others to get on a bike! Ride! Here’s how you can participate in National Bike Month with us at Peak Cycling.
For your bike: The bike season is a bit overdue due to the linger winter weather. Now is the time to dust off that bike, look it over, and perform any bike maintenance to ensure comfortable and safe riding.
- Get a tune up
- Replace old bike parts with new ones
- Replace worn out gear like helmets , shoes , gloves
- Treat yourself to one of our jerseys – ride local and proud
- Set a milage goal for the month of May- get a new computer
For your family and friends: Bike commuting has numerous benefits: it improves your health, saves you money on car maintenance and gas bills, and overall, lightens your mood and refreshes your outlook.
For your business: Create a bike commuting program for employees. Bike commuting increases worker productivity, reduces parking cost, reduces carbon emissions and bicycles can be produced and maintained locally by local bike shops (like us – Peak Cycles) contributing to local job opportunities as part of a sustainable economy.
For your community: Bike riding offers a certain connection to the open air and the surrounding trees. It’s amazing how usual surroundings look different when on a bike. It can can be done by toddlers, teenagers, youngsters and adults as well. It can be used as personal time to reflect upon your day or a means to unite friends for regular rides.
- Explore and discover your local community by bike
- Commute by bike for work and play
- Learn how to use Google maps and the City of Golden website for bike routes
What are you waiting for? Pump up your tires, lube your chain, and put your pedal power to good use! Ride ON!
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