The very cool Sea Otter Classic is just
about two weeks away! Jeremy and Eric finshed
packing all the bikes and stuff into the pod last night, and the
truck came this morning to whisk everything away to fabulous Laguna
Seca, CA at speeds of up to 55mph.
In addition to being the World's Largest Bike Festival (yes,
even bigger than Europe's storied Lago Di Garda) Sea Otter will be
your first chance to see and test ride the new 2011 Airborne bikes.
Plus the entire new 12-person Airborne Flight Crew will be on hand
to meet and greet.
We're bringing a total of 22 test-ride-able demos to Sea Otter
for your use, misuse, and abuse. Included will be Goblin XC, Wingman jump bike, Delta CX and Taka
DH models, and we're even throwing in a Marauder
and Zeppelin Elite for you to
check out. Best of all, you'll be able to actually purchase
Airborne bikes direct from us in the Sea Otter Exhibitors area, and
have it delivered to you right after the festival.
And, as if that weren't enough,
we're even giving away free schwag with every test
ride and waiving our normal $50-100 freight charge when you order
So if you want to see the cool new stuff, go for a test ride,
just hang out and talk bikes, or even consider making a purchase,
we'll be around all day Thursday through Sunday, April
14-17th. Come on by and say hi.
See you there!
We're not much on
basketball, but this whole March Madness thing does sound
like of fun. So here's what we're doing through the weekend: we're
offering a $50 bonus in the form of free freight (good in the
continental US only) when you buy any Airborne bike from our
inventory before midnight Sunday, April 3rd.
Monday morning, prices go back up. But it's not March anymore
then, is it? Didn't think so.
Flight Crew member Greg Heil keeps a nice blog about his
adventures called, appropriately, Greg Rides Trails.
Here's a video he added last week of him tackling a heapin'
helpin' of mixed terrain in North Carolina's Dupont State Forest
last fall. Greg says, "This may be my new favorite trail of all
time!"...and looking at the results, we can see why.
See what you think and
let us know!
Got a favorite trail or section? Strap on your GoPro (or other
helmet cam) and tell us about it!
Kudos to MSNBC.com for
their feature article last week,
Growing Numbers of Bike Cafés Gear Up To Serve Cyclists.
And it's great that they started out in Seattle-quite possibly the
World's Most Caffeinated City.
But what would have been truly cool is if they'd mentioned our
absolute favorite: the 2nd Street Bike Stop
Café in St Charles, MO...owned and operated by Airborne Flight
Crew member Tony Caruso.
Not only are Tony & Company serving up coffee, pastries and
other good chow, they've created a bike culture magnet that draws
from the whole St Louis area.
Do you have a "bike culture magnet" in your town-a place where
cyclists (and just regular foloks who ride bicycles too) go to hang
out? It might be a bike shop, a coffee place, a street corner, you
name it. But whatever it is, use the Comments section to tell us
It sure feels good to be
able to say that at last. We've been working on
this beast since December, and after all too many late nights,
missed sleep, strong coffee and stale energy bars, we're proud to
have it ready for you.
Of course, even here in Dayton. Ohio,
there's still time to ride...if you're willing enough. Or crazy
enough. That's Lynette and Jeremy on your right,
trail-testing prototypes of the Goblin 29er back in January. It was
about 15° that morning and for some reason we had the whole trail
But back to the site. C'mon in,
explore, kick the tires, and heck, if you want, we can even sell
you something now.
Here are some of the other goodies
you'll find inside: