New Year Cycling Resolutions – A Visual Journey – Looking to the Past to Bring in a Bright Future

January 1, 2015

Out with the old – in with the new.  That’s pretty much the motto of the New Year.

As we transition from the last year into the new one, it causes many to reflect on the past. Thoughtfulness and evaluation of cycling progress and fitness gained, review of goals achieved, as well as, forward thinking dreams and compelling images of a future to live into. What will 2015 bring?

At Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop, we invite you to join us on a visual journey of years past.  We also hope 2015 will bring more of what we’ve accomplished in servicing our customers these last few years.

Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop First Store FrontStaring with humble beginnings here in Golden, Colorado, not only has our shop grown locally, but it has also expanded world wide with our BikeParts.com website.

Cycling Apparel at BikeParts.comReflecting on our growth, it’s easy to attribute our growth to carrying quality brands like Giant, Specialized, Pearl Izumi and specialty bike parts.  Our highly rated bike parts and components have become favorites among many.

But offering the best cycling apparel and bicycles isn’t what has really fueled our growth.  No different than training, maintaining dietary and fitness routines, and racing to optimize fitness, our bike shop has focused on our own training regimen:  Quality customer care. Timely services repairs. Educated and informed product use.  Excellent bike fits. Bike Fits at Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop

Fun shop rides. And most of all, fully supporting our local community and customers.  Looking to the past, it’s been rewarding to bring the Pro Cycling Challenge to Golden, Colorado.  We’ve embraced the sponsoring of bicycle recycling programs, local racers, and community events.

Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop and US Pro Cycling Challenge Supporters

As we reflect on year’s past, it’s with gratitude to our customers, the City of Golden, and our fellow cyclist that we celebrate how far we’ve come.  More so, it is with enthusiasm and full commitment to serve and help our customers that we look to a bright and prosperous future.

Wishing you a year that is filled with all the joys, personal rewards, and the grand adventure that cycling brings.  Happy New Year 2015.

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FAQ about the US ProCycling Challenge

August 22, 2013

USA Pro ChallengeThe 3rd Annual US Pro Cycling Challenge is well underway in Colorado. Being that Peak Cycles in Golden, Colorado participated in the first two years of the race, we’ve had a chance to field many of the questions asked by fans and sports enthusiast.  In fact, just the other day, our friends, Team Jelly Belly were in the shop!

Pro rider’s bikes are a hot conversation topic.  Many are curious as to what the pro’s are riding and what they can do to their own bikes to gain the advantages that the pro riders seem to have.  Following are few favorite questions:

How much does a pro’s bike weigh?  Typically, a road bicycle that the USA Pro Cycling Challenge participants race on will weigh around 15 pounds. You might be wondering, “What does a 15 pound bike feel like?”  Light!  See for yourself.  We have a variety of road bikes and mountain bikes in the shop to try out for feel.  You’d be surprised what a difference a lighter bike makes in climbing.

What makes the bikes so light?  The bike frames in and of themselves are made of lightweight materials but having light weight bike parts and bike accessories keeps the bike light in addition to the light weight frame.  For our customers, it’s easy to swap out older bike components with newer, lighter bike parts.  Granted, it’s not the same as riding a pro riders bike, but every reduction in bike weight means you have the opportunity to go faster.

Where have the professional riders raced in Golden, Colorado and can I ride there?  The last two years of the US Pro Cycling Challenge had racers ride through downtown Golden and up through Lookout Mountain.  This year, if you are visiting Stage 6 Loveland – Fort Collins or heading over to Stage 7 Denver, stop by Peak Cycles bike shop and we’ll be happy to tell you the route.

We’re loving the good cycling vibe that the US Pro Cycling Challenge brings to our state.  Good luck to all racing the ProCycling Challenge!