Another Tracknight has come and gone. As always, more photos up at our Facebook.
See you next Thursday, Racers.
What an amazing event.
Every year, we’re lucky enough to host the MN Fixed Gear Classic and see some of the best Track racers of the World compete at our little wooden Track up in Blaine. When these racers line up and hit it, all 250 meters of our Velodrome become a battlefield of wits and raw strength. If you haven’t made it up to see this event, sadly you’ll have to wait until next year, but definitely put it on your calendar now.
Also : Congrats to Mr. Nate Brenneman for competing in his first MNFGC and obtaining 4th place in the Sprint Omnium! That’s just insane. Very excited to have Mr. Brenneman on Omnium Racing this year.
As always, more photos can be found on our Facebook Page. Hope to see ya’ll out next Thursday when regular racing returns to the Velodrome!
See ya’ll next Thursday!
- Your Friendly, Neighborhood Track Shop
With the advent of Track Season we’re going to Track Season Hours. For the foreseeable future, we’ll be closing our doors at 4 PM on Thursday Evenings to accommodate our Employees racing and supporting the NSC Velodrome races.
We’ll also be providing Neutral Race Support for all of the Thursday Night Lights this season. We’re proud to be a part of the Thursday Night Lights support crew and even more stoked to go up and race.
See you up there!
- Your Friendly, Neighborhood Track Shop
Pleased to say the weather held off, and with the rains earlier in the day, the course was just about perfect. The Almanzo 100, for those of you not ‘in the know’, is a 100 mile Gravel event that takes place in Spring Valley, MN every year. We were proud to sponsor the Almanzo, and even more stoked to ride the route.
Many thanks and high fives for the customers and friends who rode with us.
If you’re looking for a more complete report you can find one up on the Minneapolis Musette here : Spring Valley, MN
See all ya’ll next year!
We’re proud to stock NITTO stems and handlebars at Omnium. This is a nice little look into the world where these gems come from.
Yes, we are now officially in the sweet 60′s and 70′s of a Minnesotan Spring. With the Sun finally out for stretches that last longer than thirty minutes at a time, it’s time to think about protection. Specifically, eye protection.
UVEX makes top of the line helmets, but they got their start in safety glasses. Who better then to create a pair of glasses that not only shield your eyes from harmful UV rays, but also from flying debris that may be kicked up by fellow road users? Throw in a heavy dose of Euro-Style, a slight touch of common-sense lens shape and adjustable ear and nose pieces and you have yourself the 2013 SGL 104.
With three interchangeable lenses – Dark, Orange and Clear – there’s a lens for every event. And with the SGL 104′s new Pin-Lock system, there is no lens distortion that can sometimes be evident with a typical pressure secured lenses. It also makes changing out lenses a breeze, something that is welcome to myself, a person who’s had trouble breaking frames in the past. (Expensive ones at that, uffda…).
But more than that, they just look good. Super Euro, lots of common-sense technology and UVEX’s high end construction combine to make a heck of a pair of glasses. And all for only $130.
If you’re looking for a stylish new pair of shades for your rides this year, come on in and try a pair today!
WEATHER NOTICE :
Due to horrific weather/snow/crap we’re moving this back 1 week till next Saturday, April 27th. Everything else about that flyer above is true, just not the date. So mentally make that 0 into a 7 and all will be okay.
It’s all going to be okay.
Happy to see we’re still around, even happier to see you all stuck with us. Time for a burger, beer or just a high-five.
Come join us April 27th and let us thank you for making these first years great. See you there.
- Your Friendly, Neighborhood Bike Shop
P.S. – Did you know we’re open Summer Hours now? Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 8 PM – Sunday 12 Noon to 6 PM. Because we totally are.
P.P.S. – Thanks for helping make this happen – Omnium Bike Shop is one of the Twin Cities Top Ten Bike Shops // City Pages
2013 has brought about a lot of new things into the cycling world. One of the biggest is the advent of well-equipped, Full Carbon bikes for a reasonable price point. With carbon now within reach of many consumers, it’s important to choose wisely.
Which brings us to one of our new Brands in the shop – Norco.
Known for it’s MTB’s, Norco isn’t exactly common in the vocabulary of those who ride skinnier tires. That said, they’ve come out of the gate swinging. Using it’s prolific carbon shaping technology once specialized for burlier framesets to create frames that are both durable and a blast to ride. Where this bike shines is in the last 20 meters of a sprint. This is to say, it is a stiff beast of a racing bicycle. The best part? With a 105 group, FSA BB30 (not BB30 ready) crank and full internal routing it’s only $1999.99.
But really, we should let the fact that it’s freakin’ gorgeous win you over. See above and below.
Kid + Bike + Dog = Super Adventures
It’s not a Boy + Sled + Tiger, but it’s pretty darn close.
Bring your Early Rider in today to try out the Lite (in Video) or Classic and send them off on their own adventure.