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Rain Finally!!!…

It has taken all year but the much needed rain is finally here!!! Just in time for this Sunday’s Specialized Mountain Bike Demo. The trails will be perfect, and it is the best conditions to get the best local mountain bike experience possible.! Come out and join us. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to pros, cross country to downhillers. You will get to ride state of the art bikes on familiar trails. Or, just get the mountain bike bug. We are putting a lot of time and effort into building an all new mountain bike community her in the AV. We’ll start just the way we had with the Road Bikes and build it up one rider at a time. WE have had such success on the road and we want to carry that formula over into the dirt side of the sport. The best launching pad is our Jr Development program. We train on Wednesday nights (tonight – weather permitting) and welcome everyone with a mountain bike. So come out and join us!Image
For more info about our Mountain Bike Events go to Block Bikes/Meetup.com.

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Another Amazing Week

Wow, this one went fast!!! When you ride every day it is hard to keep track which day was what. We saw a number of memorable events happen. Jorge got his electronic S-Works Tarmac dialed in and moved way up the leaderboard on the Saturday Morning Ride. Logan (lil’ Koz) came out to the Jr Devo MTB day and rode with the big boys. They say if you aren’t crashing you aren’t going fast enough. If that is the fact Logan was going plenty fast… This kid has certainly learned how to ride his bike. He has had his Hardrock 29er for almost 2 years now and it finally fits him properly. He had to be one of the youngest kids ever on a 29er! The Jr. Devo team promises to turn out some really quality riders and we invite everyone out to ride with us and see for yourself.

We got a huge shipment of Spring Apparel in. We are currently reorganizing the entire shop and will be putting a lot of the winter clothing on sale to make more room. Check the website for the Daily Special and discounted offerings. Let us know of any products that you would like to see here at the shop.

Next Sunday is the Specialized MTB Demo at 10am up near Highland High. Go to Meetup.com for all the details, and call the shop to reserve a bike in the time slot that you want to ride.

 


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2014 Jr. Development MTB Team Starts Today

It has been a while but today we will resume our Jr Devo Mountain Bike program. The idea of this program is to unplug kids for a couple of hours at least one day a week and prove to them that being outside is a good thing. You do not have to race or compete to be in this program. We welcome all kids on all levels of mountain bikes from department store bikes to full blown race bikes. All you need is a functioning mountain bike and a helmet to participate. The great thing about this program is that friends and family can come out and ride as well. This allows parents to lean the proper skills for the times that they are out riding with the kids alone. We will work on skills: shifting, braking, turning, proper pedaling positions and learn how to ride all different kinds of terrain. We meet at Block Bikes at 4:00pm have a riders meeting and hold our ride in the desert adjacent to the shop which is flat but contains over 5 miles of diverse singletrack and dirt roads. We will ride between an hour and two hours and also spend times on different off the bike skills, like changing a flat tire, cleaning and maintaining your bike, nutrition and cross training. It is an amazing program that has turned out some national champions!!!


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President’s Day Sale and Events

This past weekend was perfect. Yesterday Team Block had a huge presence at the PedalFest MTB Race in Castaic: Robert Rockafellow. Liz and Chuck Roark, Dr. Tony Smith, Steve Swick, Kenya Nunyabizz,& Rich Bartlett. With unusually hot weather the early season suffering was high. The team did well Dr. Tony and Chuck both missed the podium box by one with 4th place finishes & Rich won the expert class overall. Rock & Steve had impressive finishes in a big field while Liz and Kenya finished strong with huge smiles even after some really tough climbs. The nextPedalFest MTB Race will be March 8th and Team Block will be back in force, so come out and join us!!!
Today is the end of our President’s Day Sale so come take advantage of 25% off apparel and 50% off all Hincapie product till the end of the day.
Wednesday will be our first MTB ride of the season with the Jr Development team – com out and ride with us. Open to everyone focused on the juniors!


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Today Kicked Ass!!!

It is hard to believe that we have this kind of weather in February. Over 65 riders on the group ride this morning in over 65 degrees! Tomorrow Team Block are hitting the PedalFest MTB Race in Castaic.
There is a huge mountain bike buzz here lately. Maybe it is the MTB daily commutes that we do. Maybe it is the new trails that have been cut in. Maybe it is the Jr Devo Team. Who cares it is happening!!!
Don’t forget the Presidents Sale lasts through Monday – save 25% on all in stock apparel!


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President’s Day WEEKEND Sale – ALL APPAREL 25% Off!

This weekend save 25% off ALL Apparel and 50% all Hincapie Branded Apparel. Now though President’s Day (Monday). Save on Shoes – Socks – Short – Tights – Jerseys – Jackets – Gloves – Helmets – Warmers – ALL APPAREL!!! Hurry, while supplies last! This heat will not last, we are in for another round of cold weather – so take advantage and help us clear the racks for the new spring collections!!!


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2014 Off to an AWESOME Start!!!

The HIGHs are High – The LOWs are Low. We at Block Bikes have overcome a lot in the past year, but in hindsight we are in such better shape because of it. We have a brand new look, a great attitude and we will offer an even better cycling experience than we have ever been able to do in the past. From beginner riders to World Champions, from Jr. Development kids to multiple National titles – we have been there! We have been involved with 350 pound humans who transformed into sub 200 pound athletes. Block Bikes provides experience at a level that is not available anywhere else and we will continue to work, learn from our mistakes, and commit ourselves to being the best at our craft. 2014 sees the reemergence of our race teams in BMX, Mountain, and Road Racing as well as our Jr Development Mountain Bike Program and an all new BMX Freestyle Team. Check out our new website! We are making YOU the focus! Our site simplifies local cycling browsing and will keep you up front on all the happenings! Check back soon and often – it is all about you! Thank you for your support – we wouldn’t be here without YOU!!!