October? Nope! We’re Ushering In Rocktober!

We had an AWESOME spring and summer, and the momentum is swinging full force into Autumn, in a way that we’ve not seen before.  What if the Fall was not the winding down point? What if it is a launch of things to come? We believe this to be so! There are fantastic opportunities to stay fit and active…more than ever! While we are sad to see the last Monday Night Ride end last night, we are excited to get our Fall Trail Runs under way! Read below for more info!

 

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ALL ABILITIES FALL TRAIL RUNS/HIKES
Beginning this Saturday at 7am!  This year, we shall not settle for the same old thing every week. We do a different trailhead every week!
October Dates/Trailhead
4- Ahern, First Parking Lot on the Park Road
11- Ramblin Vewe, Boyd Hill Road Trailhead, Gilford
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Gunstock Nordic Association Clubhouse, Gilford
25-TBA

 

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The shop still has an awesome selection of road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrids, and kid’s bikes…and the best part? Discounted pricing on all remaining 2014 models!!! It will not be long until 2015 bikes are filling the store to a maximum capacity of awesomeness!

 

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Our good friends, the Capital Multisport Rogues, LLC  of Concord have opened up their membership for the 2015 year! Join a fun, social group with tons of group workouts, training, and get-togethers every month.  A great way to stay motivated through the winter! Email sputnikdave@earthlink.net for more info!

 

Mountain Bike and Cyclocross season in full effect, fat bikes on the way! Stay tuned for more  info!

The MC Crew

Monday Funday!

mondayfundayA few hardy souls ventured out on our Monday Night Ride last night from Ellacoya!

We toured around Gilford, climbing up Gunstock Hill Road, descending to Hoyt, and then back through Gilford  Village and Potter Hill, where we snapped this shot! There were deer in the field behind us….that is until Barista Bob let out a whoop and scared them away!

The sun was beginning to set as we made our way past Sawyers, and back to Ellacoya.

Sure, the days are getting shorter, and the temperatures a tad chillier, but if you suit up, dress right, and outfit your bikes for safety with proper lighting, you’ll find this to be one of the best times of year to be on a bike!!!

Monday rides will continue from Ellacoya at 5:45pm until 9/29! Join us!

Also, a note that our Advanced Tuesday rides from the shop at 5:30pm will become a lot more mellow from here on.  Bring the lights, reflectors, and warm clothes!  Last year, we rode until the snow flew, and had upwards of a dozen people!

See you out there!

The MC Crew

September 2014

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Switching It Up in September

It’s that amazing time of year, where the mornings and evenings are slightly cooler, yet summer still exists!  Perfect riding weather!

September always seems to break up the routine for cyclists. Many who have ridden road bikes are now turning to the trail, and vice versa.  Whether you are racing or touring, it is a time to start taking the path less traveled, bringing out the bikes with knobby tires and hammering gravel roads and trails.  For many, it is time to start thinking about the next season…. possibly shopping around for the next upgrade. And what a time to do so! Most brands already have full stock for 2015!

And then there are those looking ahead….but not as far. They’re thinking winter. Snow. SNOW BIKES?!  Ever since Felt introduced the Double Double series Fat Bike, our phone has been ringing off the hook!  We will have an awesome assortment of Fat Bikes going forward from multiple brands!  Don’t be the one person in your crew who is sitting inside watching all your friends play outdoors this winter on 4 inch tires! :)

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MC CYCLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

We know, we know. We’re literally years late to the party on  Strava.  But, better late than never! There’s not a more motivating training tool out there- simple and fun.  Use the smartphone app, or come see us if you need a GPS! JOIN US BY CLICKING HERE

We’ve also recently joined Instagram. Follow along @mc cycle.  And if you are still living under a rock and haven’t “liked” us on Facebook…DO IT NOW!

COLD WEATHER GEAR ARRIVING DAILY!

We are excited to add Endura cold-weather apparel to our lines this fall! This week, we began receiving the Men’s and Women’s Xtract waterproof/ripstop fabric jackets, as well as the Pro Jetstream III in men’s and women’s, seen below!  A great multi-purpose piece to have your arsenal!  Their Thermolite leggings are made with the athlete in mind: ergonomic body paneling and a sharp look…which as you know, is half the battle!  And let’s not forget about the essentials! Gloves, arm and leg warmers, and BOOTIES! Endura’s MT500 Overshoe will GUARANTEE your feet stay warm and dry on the bike in all weather conditions. You’ve got to get a hand on these to see…these are some serious overshoes. Available in black or camo- shown below!

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Also, don’t forget! STAY SAFE on the roads as the daylight becomes less! We’ve got a full selection of headlights and tail lights from Sigma Sport and Cygolite, and reflective gear as well!

GUNSTOCK NORDIC ASSOCIATION WEEKLY 5K SERIES

This popular annual series used to be just an honor system Time Trial.  While you can still do that anytime at the GNA Clubhouse every Wednesday from 9a-5p until October 8, you now have the option to race with friends at the Mass Start 5k, every Wednesday at 5:30pm.  Show up at 5 to register!  $10/race, or EVEN BETTER, $30 for the next 5!!!  For more info, visit http://gunstocknordic.com/events/xc-run-series.aspx  We’ll see you there!!!

 

GROUP RIDES STILL ONGOING!

Monday Night Rides at 5:45pm at Ellacoya are still going strong, and will be until the daylight makes it no longer sensible! Stay in touch with our Facebook page for ongoing details.

Tuesday Night Rides go until the snow flies, and after September go from fast to a mellow ride. Get the lights ready!

Also, look for the return of our popular Fall Group Trail Runs, beginning in October!!!

 

Happy Trails from us to you!

The MC Crew!