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Shop smart, shop small: Take pride in your local community. Come see us on Small Business Saturday, November 26th, to experience our excellent service and great selection.
 

The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Keeps Growing

Here's the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail in Acton MA, with the first steel spanning the Rt 2A Flyover.

And here's the Trail about a week later, with the full steel framework.  

The contract has just been awarded to build the Trail in Concord.  And we're working to extend the Trail into downtown Lowell, and Framingham.  If you'd like to see the Trail keep growing, you can join the Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail HERE.  

And if you're even more inspired, you can donate to the Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail HERE.

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Fall Riding

Brisk, Bright and Beautiful

Joyce & I have just returned from a really fun ride. It’s true that it’s no longer summer. It’s true that the temperature is not as warm as we might wish. But that’s no reason to stop riding. The air was as clear as diamond. The trees were exploding with gorgeous colors, reflected in the ponds and rivers. It was exhilarating!

But you do need to plan a bit if you want to enjoy yourself.


The first trick is to dress properly. And Pedal Power has you “covered” ... ahem. We’ve just received multiple shipments, thousands of dollars of cool and cold weather gear. We have arm warmers, leg warmers, tights, toe covers, booties, gloves, jackets, hats, balaclavas … Whew!

The second issue is lighting. After all, it does get dark earlier, and stay dark later. And we have you covered there too. We’ve received the newest versions of our most popular lights, and that’s good news for you. We have headlights for under $100 that weigh 3 ounces or less and provide more light than 3 pound $500 lights from 6 or 7 years ago. There’s a good rechargeable for under $40. We’ve replaced our most popular taillight with an equivalent version at ½ the price. And we have inexpensive new taillights with more power than really good HEADLIGHTS of the past.

So don’t give up the outdoors yet, just BE PREPARED!

Get Tuned Up NOW for Your Big Fall Rides - Pt 2

You really do have those big rides ahead of you, and you’ve already picked up your carbon wheels (see Part 1).  Or maybe, (boo hoo) you can’t quite swing them right now.  What can you do?  Well, you could work on comfort at the absolutely basic level: your seat. 

 

 

Pro or novice, saddle comfort is of paramount importance.  Some of you may already be aware that your saddle is a problem.  Others may feel certain that their saddle works perfectly, but have apparently unrelated comfort issues that actually begin there.  

We have a huge array of saddles from which you can choose, including Cobb saddles (of which Triathlon/Slowtwitch guru Dan Empfield said: “If I had to have one saddle on a desert island it would be a Cobb.”)  Better still, we now have a clever new way for YOU to test them out.  The Switch-It will allow you to ride 3 saddles in 3 minutes, 5 saddles in 5 minutes, or even 10 saddles in 10 minutes.  When you’re finished, you’ll KNOW what works for you.

Come in now and test them out.  Your butt, neck, back, hands, etc, will really thank you.

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Get Tuned Up NOW for Your Big Fall Rides - Pt 1

Many of us plan our big rides of the year to take place in the late Summer or early Fall.  Why not consider ways to make your big ride easier and more fun?

For example, you could treat yourself to a pair of Boyd carbon fiber wheels.  These high quality, full carbon (rim) wheels are built in America by master wheel builder Boyd Johnson. They’ve been wind tunnel tested to match or exceed the performance of the big name wheels at a substantially lower price. 

But what will they do for YOU?  I recently installed a pair of Boyd carbon wheels on my own bike, and several things happened.  The bike lost a full pound instantly.  (A lot easier than losing one of my own!)  It’s unquestionably quicker, more responsive, and just more FUN!  I’d estimate that there’s a 40% - 60% reduction in shock from riding over ridges, roots, and ruts.  And finally, I realized that I’m now comfortable riding 2 full gears higher than normal.

We’ve got a pair here for you. 

Get Your GURU Fit On - Fall 2016

Why YOU Need A GURU Fit from Pedal Power

We're moving into Fall and this could be the perfect time to take your cycling to the next level.  How?  Get a Pro Bike Fit today from Pedal Power Bike & Ski.  You'll improve your comfort and performance, and be ready for your next big ride.  Why do it now?  Because you're probably at your fittest right at this moment, and no fit compromises will be necessary.  

Fitting is at the core of what we do; that's why we've included several links to demonstrate that.

Our revolutionary GURU Dynamic Fit Unit is unique, and it’s great (really!).  You can read all about it HERE

But guess what?  The system doesn’t make the fit.  A great fit still requires a great fitter, and you can read more about us HERE.

We recently fit an active and healthy 18 year old woman with no history of injuries and no obvious structural malformations.  She STILL needed a GURU fit!  Better still, a GURU fit from Pedal Power.  You can take our word for that, or read her surprisingly long story, with all the gory details HERE.

If we've got you intrigued, and you'd like specific details about scheduling, time, cost, and what to bring, click HERE.

Wouldn't this be the perfect time for YOU to be properly fitted?  At Pedal Power?

The Rail Trail Lives

This (lousy, but real) video was shot right behind Pedal Power Bike & Ski in Acton on Friday December 11th. As you can see, workmen are continuing to rip up railroad ties from what will become the new section of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail. The railroad spikes were already removed a few weeks ago, and this is the next step.

An ordinary rail trail could probably be finished next year, but this is an unusually difficult section because of the 6 railroad bridges that need to be replaced, and the major roadway (Rt 2A) that will be spanned with a flyover.

Nevertheless, it’s really going to happen!

Electra - The Bike for Everyone Else

Don’t think of yourself as a cyclist?  A bit concerned about your balance?  Never felt comfortable on a bike when your feet can’t touch?  Got a significant other you just can’t hook on cycling?  Maybe your youngster’s having trouble learning to ride on two wheels.  Or maybe you’re just looking for cool styling.  We’ve got the bike for you – Electra. 

Start with comfort and control.  Electra has the patent for it. The Townie introduced Electra’s patented Flat Foot Technology® to the world and it was love at first sight. It created a completely different riding experience, with an upright seating position that lets you see the world better and place your feet flat on the ground whenever you want.  Many Electra adult and kid’s bikes feature Flat Foot Technology, setting a new standard in comfort and control.

Now add the styling.  No one can touch Electra on that.  You want colors, we’ve got colors.  You want flowers, we’ve got flowers.  You want flames, we’ve got flames.  You’ll have to see ‘em to believe ’em.

Come in today and see for yourself.

Trek's Silque WSD Road Bike

Go longer and faster as you tick off the miles on this beautiful, smooth light machine. Trek Silque is made for a woman like you. Come in to see your next bike.

Project One Makes Dreams Come True!

Build the bike you always wanted!

Trek's Project One program lets you customize a top Trek bike the way you've always wanted. Choose the frame, the paint, the wheels, and more for the bike of your dreams!

Get started on your custom bike here! >>> 

Commuter Calculator

Bike Commute Calculator

Bicycling is a practical way to help change our world!

Bicycling is a way to immediately reduce your carbon footprint. Pedaling a bicycle saves you money, improves your health, and increases social awareness about the environment. Healthier citizens equate to lower health care costs, decreased road congestion and pollution, and reduced green house gas emissions.

Stop contributing to Global Warming, your annual debt, and your waistline! Start riding your bike to work and help improve the quality of life in your community. Use our Bike Commute Calculator to track your commitment towards improving the planet, your finances, and your health.

Ride your bike and use the Bike Commute Calculator to measure:

  • Pounds of pollutants kept out of the atmosphere
  • Money saved by not driving
  • Calories burned

Click HERE to go to the calculator.

John's Tip of The Day

Basic tips on flat tires.

Our Trek WSD Bicycles Are Just For Women!

Trek WSD bicycles are designed and built for women!

The WSD in our Trek WSD products stands for Women's-Specific Design, and we love these bikes and accessories made just for you! Come take a look and start enjoying your cycling even more!

Find The Perfect Ride With Specialized!

There's a Specialized bike for everyone!

Just as you push the envelope in your riding, Specialized pushes the envelope on what you can expect from their bikes. Stop in and see some of their excellent rides. We're sure you'll agree that Specialized makes some of the best bikes in the industry.

Want more speed, comfort and fun? Upgrade to Bontrager bicycle components! Come see our selection of wheels, forks, seats, cranks and more from Bontrager!
 

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