The Cyclova Monthly – August 2018

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August 2018

Issue 3

Welcome to the "The Cyclova Monthly"

The goal of this newsletter is to keep you up to date with everything Cyclova, whether that be new products or sales in the shop, upcoming events, past events and cool stuff that the Cyclova team and community has been up to.

  • Shop News
  • Upcoming June Events
  • Past Event Highlights

Shop News

Closeout Bikes

There are a selection of bikes in stock that are in need of new homes and priced appropriately.

2017 6KU Town Bike (Delano) - MSRP $369.99 Closeout Price $269.97

2017 6KU Town Bike Step Through (Pershing Gold) - MSRP $369.99 Closeout Price $269.97

2017 Populo Sport E-bike - MSRP $999.99 Closeout Price $799.99

2017 Populo Lift E-bike - MSRP $1399.99 Closeout Price $999.99

2015 Trek 920 - MSRP $2089.99 Closeout Price: Call or stop by!

2016 Salsa Cutthroat X9 - MSRP $2999.00 Closeout Price: SOLD!

Check out all the details here.

New Sunglasses

Bliz sunglasses have arrived in stock at Cyclova. We have the Matrix and Hybrid models in stock.

These are some great glasses for active people. Both models have the ability to change lenses and come with a nice case. The Matrix comes with just one lens, while the Hybrid models come with three lenses.

ESI Grips In Stock

Looking to improve your look and feel of your mountain bike? We carry a variety of colors and thicknesses of ESI grips. If we don't have the specific thickness or color, we can usually have them in stock for you in a few days.

https://esigrips.com/mtb-grips

 

Check out our Altra Shoes!

New arrivals….Men’s & Women’s Torin Knit 3.5!

Recent Markdowns...

Men's & Women’s in-stock Lone Peak 3.5 marked down to $84 from $120! 

Men's & Women’s in-stock Escalante marked down to $91 from $130! 

CyclovaXC Joins local Chambers of Commerce

Cyclova is serious about its involvement in the local communities. To help us engage with other local businesses and help stay connected, Cyclova has joined both the Falls Chamber of Commerce and the Chisago Lakes Chamber of Commerce.

CyclovaXC Teamwear

We will be placing a CyclovaXC Teamwear order soon - details coming soon!

Community Contributions

We love engaging with our community members. If you are excited about some event, workout, or trail, odds are, we will be too! Stop by the shop and share or hit the contribute link at the bottom of the newsletter and let us know what you are excited about.

This month we have a contribution from Dan Woll (author of North of Highway Eight available at Cyclova). Heading out west for your first time might be intimidating on how to decide what will be an achievable adventure to get into. Dan has a few suggestions to get you started.

Some folks might be interested in this. When people go out West for the first time there's so much that it's hard to know where to start. Here's a great starter. Fall River Road out of Rocky Mt NP. WE do it every year. It's an 11 mile climb on an old old gravel road that goes to the visitor center on the divide at 11, 790. Can be done on an mtb or a gravel bike. I guess if you didn't care about your wheelset you might get up it on a road bike. It's not technical but there is altitude and for most of the year heavy traffic on the single lane path (ride on the outside! because cars are afraid of the drop and they hug the inside and will saw you off on corners). The secret is: the road gets wrecked every winter and when they open it in mid May it must be graded and reconstructed for a month. No traffic of any kind, but on Sat-Mon in June it is dedicated to bikers and walkers only. No construction. This makes it excellent for two reasons. 1) No cars of any kind. 2) It becomes two way. The rest of the year it is one-way and you must descend on the 22 mile paved Trail Ridge Road. So if a bad storm hits while you are say, 5 miles up, you have to keep going until you get to the top. I found this clip of some people descending, ( I would not go this fast because it's loose in places). The clip does give you a feel for the scenery and beauty of the place.

Another option is the Soapstone Wilderness north of Fort Collins. Very wild but moderate single track. Nothing but antelope (and rattlesnakes and cactus if you get off trail:)

Upcoming August Events

Get active and get involved by attending one of these upcoming events.

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Shop Rides

8/10/18 Update on Shop Rides

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Sasquatch Dash

Each month, Cyclova hosts two running events. Sometimes these are local events that we want to support such as the above mentioned City of Trails and the below mentioned Adventure Triathlon. But all of the other times these are completely free and low key events. A few people race it, and many people just come to run with a group.  Each second Saturday and fourth Sunday there will be an event. Check the Sasquatch Dash Event Page for the latest news.

Past Event Highlights

We know that it is impossible to do everything, so in case you missed it, here are a few of the events where some of the Cyclova Community participated in last month. We would really love to have more of these to highlight each month. If you did something fun be sure to drop us a note using the contact form below so we can include it next month.

Wilderman

This one should probably get its own entire write-up. All of the crazy race reports we read ahead of time... they don't sound so crazy now.  The poor guy who got lost in the creek in the middle of the night and kept going in a 100 yard circle for 30 minutes? Yeah, I can see how that happened now.

There was a great crew up in North Dakota for the weekend. All told, I think there were 9 athletes that tackled some or all of the event. A relay, a half, a couple of hybrids (the race directors get the enormity of the challenge and will let you choose your own adventure so to speak, such as full swim, half bike, full run), and a full.

This is a super small race with a lot of character. And a course, that is absolutely, amazingly, awful.  It would be pretty hard to put into words. I'm going to lobby for this to be a future adventure presentation where the participants can tell you about it.

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Lucky Days

Steve and Amy were hosted by the Natural Alternative Foods Co-op as part of the Lucky Days festivities in Luck. They helped put on a  bike rodeo and an e-bike demo.  If you missed it above, some of those very same e-bikes are available on close-out.

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Minnesota Voyageur 50 Trail Ultramarathon

Continuing to do what they do, complete amazing feats of endurance sport, Tammi and Greg took on the Voyageur race near Duluth. There is a good crew of Cyclova community members that have tackled the Eugene Curnow trail marathon in the past few years. Eugene takes you from Duluth to Carlton along some extremely rugged trails. The Voyaguer does that and then for good measure, takes you back to Duluth.

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Chisago Lakes Triathlon

You could find Cyclova in quite a few places at the Chisago Lakes Triathlon.

First, congrats to Jamey on completing the half iron distance triathlon! That is no small feat.

Next, Lynn and boys volunteered at an intersection on the run.

Finally, Jim hosted a table at the expo.

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Cyclova 1 Mile Sprint

As part of the Wannigan Days celebration, Cyclova hosted a 1 mile sprint down Washington Street shortly before the parade following the same route. This fun and free event hosted a handful of speedsters and a bunch of kids.

Last Month's Newsletter

In case you missed last month's news... HERE IT IS

 

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