Friday, May 31, 2013

TREK Continues to Innovate and Lead the Industry

Imagine having a beautiful bicycle with industry-leading engineering, materials and components that rides like a dream.  Now imagine having the same bicycle customized just for you and you get the concept of Trek's Project One (P1) program.  If you have not played on the Project One site - you are truly missing out on amazing experience as you can see your unique custom bike come to life before your very eyes. Paint, color, wheels, bars, drive train, gear ratios and cable colors - all combined just for you at no additional charge.

P1 has always been limited to high-end road and tri bikes.  I remember recommending to Trek that they expand this program to high-end mountain bikes given the program's flexibility and popularity with customers.  That concept as come true with today's announcement from Trek that the Superfly and Fuel EX 29 mountain bikes are now available through P1.  No one else in the industry even comes close to the success of Trek's P1 and we are excited to offer this program through Two Wheel Transit..
Here are some of the details:

Bikes to customize
  • Superfly 9.9 SL
  • Superfly FS 9.9 SL
  • Fuel EX 9.9 29
Custom options
DrivetrainsBottom Bracket
Front RotorRear Rotor
Fork ColorCassettes
CrankSeat Posts
StemsBrake set
We will post more information such as availability as it solidifies.  In the meantime go build your dream bike at Trek Bikes - Project One

Monday, May 20, 2013

New Trek News Here First

It would appear that those wishing for a 29 Remedy will have their wish come true.  Details are still emerging, but TREK just announced that Karen Moseley won the Enduro World Series on a TREK Remedy 29.  Stay tuned for full specs, availability and info.  In the meantime, you can read more about this accomplishment and bike here

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

South Perry Street BTWW Energizer Station 5/15

The South Perry District is home to a Bike to Work Week Energizer Station sponsored by The Shop, Title Nine and Two Wheel Transit.  Stop by for scones, coffee, juice and cinnamon roles as you ride to work Wednesday Morning from 6:30 - 8:30 am at Two Wheel Transit

Friday, May 10, 2013

A Great Night of Racing

Perfect weather, A record turn-out and a Bunch of Jr. Racers made for a perfect night for the first Wednesday Night Mountain Bike Race this week.  We enjoyed the spirited racing at all levels and sponsoring the race that night. 

The Jr. Racers came out in force and rocked the course set by the Evil Gino.  We are pretty sure that everyone walked away with some swag and smile.  Thanks again for coming out!

A photo with most of the junior racers - All junior race fees were covered by the shop this night.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

May 16 Ladies Night Out At Two Wheel Transit with Trek, Metabolic Institute and The Bar Method Spokane

When: May 16, 6:00 PM


Two Wheel Transit
817 S Perry St
Spokane, Washington

Event Description
Doors open at 6 with clinics and presentations beginning at 6:30. Join us for refreshments (including chocolate) while meeting other like-minded women and talking all things bike. Even if you have just been wondering what this cycling thing was all about...come on down.

Clinics include:

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Kid's Bike Safety Fair and Skills Clinic

Thanks to the awesome members of the Gonzaga Cycling Club, our first bike safety fair and skills clinic went off without a hitch.  The college students got a welcomed break from studying for finals and the kids who participated got some first rate instruction and practice.  Most of the kids were from the surrounding neighborhood and had heard about the event through Grant Elementary.

The only angst was among the customers of the florist across the street arriving and finding that we were actually using our entire parking lot and having to park on the street.

We had a lot of support and a respectable turnout for the event for the first year and have a few changes in mind to make it better next year.

The Gonzaga students running the event worked on safety rules, bike inspection and rules of the road.

They laid-out a really fun course in the parking lot to then let the kids practice what they had learned and build confidence on bike handling course
The students connected well with the kids and everyone had a good time - here is a select sample mugging for the camera
Next year we hope to team up with a couple of other organizations early in the process to make it bigger and better.  Thanks again GU Cycling Club!



Friday, May 3, 2013

A Lot Going on the Next Few Days

The cycling season has announced its presence with mild sunny days, temperatures nearing 80F (11 Centograms for you Metrics) and enough riding events to satisfy even the most reluctant cyclist young and not-so-young.  Two Wheel Transit is top tube deep in events the next two weeks so let's get started:

Free Kids Bike Safety Fair and Bike Rodeo (Ages 10 and Under)
Saturday, May 4, 1:00 - 4:00pm 

At Two Wheel Transit Bicycles

817 S. Perry Street, Suite C

Join Two Wheel Transit and Gonzaga Cycling Club for an afternoon of bicycle safety instruction and practice, bike safety inspections and skills-building activities.

There are also rumors of a smoking-hot medical provider manning the First-Aid Tent at this event!

40+ Mile Road Ride - 9 AM Sunday, May 5 Starting and Ending at Revel 77 Coffee on 57th Avenue.  This will be a more challenging distance and course to Rockford, WA so bring your road bike (or 45 pound mountain bike if you are mechBgon)

Wednesday Night Mountain Bike Race - You guessed it - Wednesday, May 8 at 6:30 PM.  ALL JUNIORS RACE FREE this night! Two Wheel Transit is the Race Sponsor this Night and We are paying the race fee for any junior who shows-up to race this Wednesday.  Riverside State Park Airstrip.

Thursday Night Shop Ride, May 9th 6:15 PM - in Collaboration with Manito Tap House. This is now our weekly evening Ride which starts and ends at the Manito Tap House on South Grand.  A great ride with varied routes and speeds for all types of riders - typically runs about 1 1/2 hours.

NEW!  Saturday Morning Shop Rides Starting May 11th at 8:15 AM - in Collaboration with Manito Tap House. This is now our weekly Weekend Ride which starts and ends at the Manito Tap House on South Grand.  A longer ride than our Thursday evening rides with varied routes and speeds for all types of riders - typically runs about 2 1/2 hours.  

There will also be a short clinic on the basics of bike mechanics from 8:15 to 8:30 this Saturday.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Time for Shop Rides to Begin!

Those of you not living under a rock know we moved our shop to the South Perry District in November 2012 - for the rest of you this is breaking news.  Hands-down, it has been a great move in terms of shop organization and layout, free parking for our customers and being part of a vibrant and hip business district on the lower south hill.  One area in which it has not been so great is that of safe riding routes for large groups of riders during the evening when everyone is trying to get home - in other words our shop ride.

The old shop ride route out to 7 mile bridge and back to the shop was really very cool and offered very little in terms of traffic issues for large groups.  Riding from 8th and Perry on to the south hill is a different story.  Starting up hill, crossing a major arterial and then riding up hill some more made us very nervous from a safety standpoint.  Also, it required that everyone who wanted to ride had to be about the same speed and ability - not exactly the best way to build community around riding together.  We looked at several different routes to get up and over the south hill and all had disadvantages.

It was time for some re-thinking of the whole approach and time to try something new.  We began conversations with Patrick McPherson at Manito Tap House at 3011 South Grand Blvd since they are very bike friendly and a very cool meeting place on the south hill.  If you have never been there, you are in for a treat with 50 beers on tap, great food and a great atmosphere.  A perfect place to start and end a bike ride with a multitude of routes for all types of cyclists.

Patrick was very enthusiastic about the prospect of working with a south hill bike shop and joining forces to bring people together on bikes.  We are pleased to announce that beginning May 2, Two Wheel Transit weekly shop rides will start at Manito Tap House at 6:15 pm every Thursday until fall.  He has some special programs in place for these weekly rides which are sure to make the after-ride socializing as much fun as the ride itself.  One new thing this year is that our respective Operational Risk Management consultants have made it clear that everyone will need to sign a liability waiver to participate so prepare to put down your best signature the first time you ride this year.

A couple of other cool things in the works include Saturday rides starting on May 11 and Saturday women's rides in cooperation with both Manito Tap House and our friends at Title Nine.  Check back for more details next week.

We are very excited to be able to work with Patrick and his crew in this capacity and look forward to a great season of riding together.  See you on the road.