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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.

Get Your Fit On

With Spring arriving, this may be the perfect time of year to take your cycling to the next level.  How?  Get a Pro Bike Fit from Pedal Power Bike & Ski. 

We’ve been using our revolutionary GURU Dynamic Fit Unit for over a year.  It’s unique*, and it’s great (really!).  But guess what?  The system doesn’t make the fit.  A great fit still requires a great fitter. 

GURU Level 2

And that's why we've just completed the inaugural session of GURU Level 2 Training (their highest) at the GURU Academy in Connecticut. The lead instructor was well known Time Trial and triathlon fitting "guru" Mat Steinmetz, coach of 5x World Champion Craig Alexander, and 2x World Champion Mirinda Carfrae. The course was fun and informative and has gotten us psyched up for a new season of fitting.

At the same time, we’ve recently installed significant revisions to the GURU program that improve reporting and reduce the need for hand written notes.

Let's see:  GURU Level 1 AND Level 2; Specialized Body Geometry Fit Integration Technology; Trek Precision Fit; Serotta Fit School; Fist Certified; 2 SICI World Fit Conferences; Dartfish.  I think we've got you covered.

But our greatest asset as fitters, is that we actually listen to you.  A good fit is the result of an intelligent collaboration between the rider and the fitter.  We’ll ask about your current and ultimate cycling plans as well as physical issues and problems.  And, when we make a fit alteration, we’ll ask for your feedback on it. We’re never satisfied until you are.

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

* The GURU system uses a 3D camera to capture instant remote body measurements with, no touch, no markers, no stick-on sensors.  Five remote controlled motors instantly change all aspects of your position, letting you feel the exact fit and compare it with an unlimited number of others.  We can simulate riding uphill or downhill so you can see how your selected fit feels on different terrain.  We can rapidly switch handlebars, saddles, and virtual stems, but the system also includes adjustable cranks, so that we can confirm the crank length you have, or determine that you need a change.

Mountain Bike Racing for Kids

We've just attended a Massachusetts (New England?) organizing meeting for NICA, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association . NICA is a national group promoting mountain bike racing for high school age students.

NICA provides a framework for a state or region to develop a mountain biking league that encourages kids of every skill level. Some participants might never have ridden a bike before; others may already ride regularly. The aim is for kids, both girls and boys, to have fun while they learn and participate in a life-long activity within a healthy and nurturing environment. Family involvement is strongly encouraged.

NICA is a serious and successful group. The foundation requirements for forming a new league are thorough and stringent. We’ll be in competition with other states to earn NICA support. To succeed, we’ll need many committed volunteers and a fair amount of money. We’ll need to find racing venues, train coaches, and set up a specialized computer system. Of course we’ll also need to recruit kids! We’re probably looking at a first year budget of around $150,000.

This is not a pie in the sky endeavor. If successful, we would be racing no later than the fall of 2016. If you’d be interested in learning more or in helping in any way, let us know.



Get the Triathlon Bike of Your Dreams, at a Sale Price You'll Love

Pedal Power has a limited number of brand new, 2014 Quintana Roo triathlon bikes we're blowing out now.  QR is the real thing ... one of the best triathlon brands available, and an Exclusive Bike Partner of USA Triathlon. 

You can get yours at an amazing disount price today.  And USA Triathlon is offering a $100 rebate on top of that!  At these prices, how can you afford to pass them up?

Click HERE for a list of sale bikes.

Financing Puts Your Dream Bike in Reach

On purchases of $299 or more with your Freedom To Ride credit card made now through 12/31/2015. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 12 months. Minimum Monthly Payments required.  * Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases.  No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 12 months.  If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date.  Depending on purchase amount, promotion length and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance.  For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. 
No Interest if Paid in Full within 9 months!*  On purchases of $299 or more with your Freedom To Ride credit card made now through 12/31/2015. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 9 months. Minimum Monthly Payments required.

* Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases.  No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 9 months.  If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date.  Depending on purchase amount, promotion length and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance.  For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval

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! >>> 

GURU Dynamic Fitting

GURU Dynamic Fitting Pedal Power Bike & Ski 2014 Acton MA

The GURU is Here!

Pedal Power Bike & Ski has received and installed our revolutionary Guru Dynamic Fit Unit, Gen 2.  You’ve never seen anything like it.  You’ve never FELT anything like it!  It incorporates Dan Empfield’s F.I.S.T system, and we’ve just completed our certification in that protocol.

This brand new Gen 2 Guru system uses a 3D camera to capture instant remote body measurements, with no touch, no markers, no stick-on sensors.

Five remote controlled motors instantly change all aspects of your position, letting you feel the exact fit and compare it with an unlimited number of others. You can compare multiple sizes and multiple models without ever dismounting from the bike.  No other fit system is motorized (GURU has the patent), so no other fit system can change positions as rapidly.  You don’t have to try to remember how a position felt 2 or 5 or 8 minutes ago, we just toggle among them.

The system allows us to change incline or decline (simulating uphills and downhills) to see how your selected fit feels on different terrain, and includes a Computrainer, to test your fit under different loads.  And of course it also includes adjustable cranks, so we can exactly simulate the bike you have, or determine that you need a change.

This system is so new, major modules that expand the capabilities are being added as we speak.

Be the first kid on your block … sorry, sorry … be the first rider in your group to experience the Ultimate GURU Fit.

 

Slowtwitch Dan Empfield Fitting Pedal Power Bike & Ski Acton MA

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

Correct Tire Pressure Improves Your Ride - Bicycle tires work best when properly inflated. Check the label on the tire to find the range of recommended pressures. For off-road tires, lower psi helps smooth rough terrain, and higher pressures increase efficiency on smoother surfaces. Don't go below the minimum or you increase the risk of a flat. Pressure too high will have you bouncing out of control on every bump in the trail. Road riders on super-smooth pavement can decrease rolling resistance with higher pressures. For rougher roads, reduce the pressure. For any type of riding, your weight, speed, and the surface conditions affect what pressure is best. Staying within the manufacturer's stated range helps you get the most from your tires. Ask us what we recommend.

Ladies Love Specialized Bikes!

Specialized women's bicycles offer a custom fit! Specialized women's bicycles offer a custom fit!

Specialized's brilliant frame designs, construction and custom components result in unparalleled women's bicycles. Try one today!

Escape On A Giant Bicycle!

Giant has awesome cruiser bicycles, too!

Leave everyday stress behind on your Giant bicycle. We've got the perfect model to carry you to a land of leisure. Drop by soon!

Specialized Body Geometry: Feel The Difference!

Body Geometry is Specialized's line of accessories and components scientifically designed for incredible ergonomics, efficiency and comfort. Swing by today and treat yourself to the comfort you deserve!

 

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