Monday, July 29, 2013

Bikers Love Beer Home Brew Contest

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The concept for the "Bikers Love Beer Home Brew Contest" was simple... If you ride a bike there is a pretty good chance you enjoy beer. Working at the bike shop we get lots of samples of home brew so why not put together a contest so people can hang out, share their beer with others and win some prizes while they're at it.  20 cycling brewers were invited to the event, with a final count of 12 brewers that brewed 5 gallons of 65 or higher IBU beer. Each brewer along with CW staff invited a small amount of people for this event. Because space at the shop is limited we had to keep this event private. So if you want to come to the next one, make sure you brew beer or have a buddy that does. We had 120+ people that attended the event who were considered a "Judge" where he or she would try each beer and rank each one. If you rode your bike to the event you were eligible for one of many prizes that were supplied by our awesome sponsors! And just like that, we had an amazing night and I'm pretty sure a lot of unmotivated people at work on Monday morning.



Huge thanks to our sponsors for all the great prizes!




















Open Harvest did an amazing job grilling burgers until we ate them all!






1st Place: $100 GC to Cycle Works - Aaron Carnes & Ryana Swift (Center)
2nd Place: $50 GC to Moose's Tooth - Casey Diekman (Right)
3rd Place: $30 GC to Norther Brewer - Kyle Hansen (Left)


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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thanks Saddle Drive for the new bikes!

QBP Saddle Drive
We headed to Ogden Utah this week to check out the new bikes that Surly and Salsa Cycles have to offer. You may have noticed the recent post on Facebook that Cycle Works has joined the Salsa dealer network. We are super excited to be able offer Salsa to our customers. Cycle Works is one of the few shops around that are able to offer so many options for your bike adventure along with the camping gear to match.

Salsa Horsethief

Salsa Horsethief
The testing started out with the Salsa Horsethief. This is their 5" MTB option. Very similar to the Giant Trance 29er you have probably already seen in the shop. Handles the rough trail very well.

Salsa Vaya
Second to be tested was the Salsa Vaya. 1 of the 4 bikes we will be stocking in multiple sizes come this fall. This is considered Salsa's "touring bike" that you can load up and go the distance. Best part, when stripped down this would be a great bike for any gravel adventure or distance ride. 

Salsa Beargrease
Who says fat bikes have to be heavier?! This beast is no heavier than your average mountain bike.   

Salsa Warbird
   Before even riding this bike we knew this would be one that we would be stocking. After riding the Salsa Warbird, we knew this was the right choice. Very comfortable "Gravel Race" bike that handles rough terrain very well and climbs like a champ. After riding the gravel roads in the area took it out on the tarmac and felt great there too. This could be the perfect gravel/road bike for the Lincoln area. 

Salsa El Mariachi
   Simple but an amazing ride. Offered in Steel and Titanium (pictured above)

Surly Spearfish
Salsa Spearfish is very similar to our Giant Anthem X29 or Trek Superfly 100. Now offered with the split pivot technology. Very snappy bikes and easy to throw around. 

Surly ECR
    Like the Krampus but want to do more touring? The new ECR is basically the same with some geometry modifications better suited for loading it up. Along with Jones bars its a super comfortable rig as well.

Surly Instigator
Blast from the past. Can't tell by picture, but the tires are ginormous. Basically turns this 26" wheel into a 27.5. Want a bike that you can bomb any trail with, this is your bike.   

Surly Straggler
 Pretty similar fit to the cross check but comes with new 41mm Knards and disc brakes. Want a bike to do it all on this bike is pretty close this bike would rip on gravel, single track, pavement you name it. Oh and it's PURPLE! 

***Because they were impossible to get out on a test ride, the Salsa Mukluk and Fargo arent pictured but are the other two bikes that we will be stocking coming this fall***

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Free Jamis Bike Demo

Weather permitting, we will be offering a Jamis Bike demo as part of the No Drop Dirt Ride Tuesday. Mountain bikes and cross bikes can join us through Wilderness Park and Road bikes can go on their own. Below is a list of bikes that will be at demo. Contact to reserve a bike before Tuesday. We ask that you show up at Cycle Works by 5pm on Tuesday to get paperwork filled out and bike set up (Must wear a helmet and bring shoes and pedals if you want to ride your own). Bring Drivers License and a credit card for deposit. Ride leaves shop at 5:30pm and will return around 8/8:30pm. Call shop for Questions 402.475.2453

Dakar XCT 650b Pro
15", 17", 19"

Dakar XCR 29 Pro
15", 17", 19"

Dakar XCR 29 Race

Supernova Team 

Supernova Elite
56cm, 58cm

Xenith Endura Elite Di2
54cm, 56cm, 58cm

Xenith Endura Comp 
48cm, 51cm femme

Xenith Elite  

Now a stocking Revelate Designs Dealer

We are super excited to now be able to stock even more Revelate Designs bags!

Revelate Designs
Revelate Designs Mountain Feedbag : It's been a favorite of the shop for years! If you see a Rasta jersey at an endurance event you will most likely see one of these bags on our bike as well.
Revelate Designs Viscacha seatbag
Revelate Design Jerry Can
Revelate Designs Gas Tank
Revelate Designs Tangle Frame Bag
Revelate Designs Full Frame Bag