Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with a Family Bike Ride 

November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving from BikeParts.com

Thanksgiving Day – a day to express an attitude of gratitude and appreciation to our friends, families, neighbors and all of our dear ones. The holiday rituals focus us on the highest aspects of ourselves. Coming from a sprit of generosity and appreciation, the day seems to glimmer with a magical, holiday energy.  

Similar to the magical energy of the holiday, a bike ride creates a certain magic too. Bike riding provides the space and time apart from the pulls and tugs of work, stress, and technology. The ride itself provides both a time in which to pay attention to gratitude and the many things for which to feel thankful. Fortunately, there are hidden blessings in feeling gratitude. According to the post, Thank You. No, Thank you, “adults who frequently feel grateful have more energy, more optimism, more social connections and more happiness than those who do not.”   As today is Thanksgiving Day, express an attitude of gratitude and appreciation for how your cycling commitment enhances the quality of your life by inviting your family to join you in a family bike ride.  

While the day may be filled with other festivities, a quick family ride can bring a much needed break from the stress of cooking and preparation. Before heading out, plan a short destination ride or round trip ride that all in the family can do with ease.  You don’t want to over reach on distance. Also, be mindful of the time of day. Too hot or too cold of temperatures can adversely affect the comfort of the ride.  Put a little planning into your route with stopping points and you may find it keeps enthusiasm high and the overall ride more enjoyable.

You can help your kids feel more excited by making sure everyone in your family has gear that fits. This means both a bike and a helmet.  Kids love clothes, gear, and bike parts too! Dress your kids for cycling success. Same goes for Mom! Every woman wants to ride in style. If you are celebrating your day at a nearby relative’s house, consider riding to and from the party as a family.  Perhaps theme your family ride and make a new tradition out of it.  As you ride, share what you are thankful for and count your blessings with each pedal stroke. Be creative and invoke a deep feeling of gratitude that carries you and your family through the whole day long. 

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, all of us at Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop would like to share our gratitude to our staff, customers, racers, race teams, and all the passionate cyclist sharing the joy our two wheeled friends bring us.  Happy Thanksgiving!

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An Attitude of Gratitude – Giving Thanks for Bicycling 

November 27, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving from BikeParts.com

Happy Thanksgiving from BikeParts.com

Grateful people are joyful people.” – David Steindl-Rast

Can the power of gratitude make a difference in our lives?  How can expressing gratitude create happiness and prepare us for a better cycling season?
We all know that whether you ride every day or once in a while, you know it gives you a space and time apart from the pulls and tugs of work, family, and technology. The ride itself provides both a time in which to pay attention to gratitude and many things for which to feel thankful.
But many cyclist that have been riding for years or even competitive athletes finishing a season are sometimes left drained, burned out, and not necessarily enjoying the simple pleasures of a bike.  Yet finding gratitude is of value to your cycling performance – and probably more than you think!
According to the post, Thank You. No, Thank you, “adults who frequently feel grateful have more energy, more optimism, more social connections and more happiness than those who do not.”   As today is Thanksgiving Day, express an attitude of gratitude and appreciation for how your cycling commitment enhances the quality of your life.  
  • Give thanks to family members, coworkers, coaches, fellow riders, and nutritionist for the year long support, feedback and encouragement you receive.
  • Give thanks to your favorite bike shop (hint – us! Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop)  and the mechanics for keeping your bike in working order.
  • Give thanks to the person who does your bike fit and helping you ride more efficiently, comfortably, and hopefully faster.
  • Give thanks to the bike and pedestrian committee members and wide range of other bike community leaders in your area for supporting cycling.
  • Give thanks to bike manufactures for producing bikes, bike parts, cycling accessories, and bicycle components.
Most of all, give thanks to yourself.  Enjoy the day and your ride. It’s your opportunity to enjoy it and be joyful. Grateful people are happy people.

10 + 1 Really BIG Reason to be Grateful for Cycling

November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving: A day to eat turkey, watch football, and give personal thanks for the fortunes of the year.  It is also an opportunity to reflect and give thanks.  With that in mind, we celebrate the joys of cycling:

  1. Meet great people.
  2. Get to ride with great bike parts.
  3. Enjoy your natural surroundings.
  4. Go car free and pollutant free.
  5. It is great exercise.
  6. Wear brightly colored jerseys.
  7. Freedom to ride anywhere.
  8. Time for personal reflection.
  9. Explore different towns and local areas.
  10. Guilt free consumption of mass quantities of calories – well earned, of course!

The best reason to be grateful for cycling at Thanksgiving?   Big savings on bike parts.    Be At the Front of the Pack for Black Friday  there’s going to be a special website discount offered on Black Friday.   Look for the discount on the BikeParts.com  website on Friday, November 23, 2012.  A great chance to win big Friday through Sunday. LINK

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’d like to share our gratitude to our staff, customers, racers, race teams, and all the passionate cyclist sharing the joy our two wheeled friends bring us.  Happy Thanksgiving!