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Axel Merckx Visits United Cycle

Posted in Bike Clubs, Bike Shops, Road, Training on March 2, 2011 by bikealberta

Provided by United Cycle

March 10th , 6:30 p.m.

It’s not very often you can mingle with a 10-time Tour de France rider, Olympic bronze medalist, and one of the most famous names in cycling!
Please be our guest for an extraordinary evening with former Belgium national cycling champion, Axel Merckx.
Axel will be in town to promote his inaugural July 10th cycling event, the Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan (GFAMO).
Together with Trek Bicycles, we will have meet-and-greet with Axel, he’ll talk about all things cycling, and you’ll have a chance to learn more about his exciting summer event.
As well, be the first to score an official GFAMO jersey by Axel!  Partial proceeds from the sale of each jersey will benefit the Axel Merckx Youth Development Program, in conjunction with the Canadian Cycling Association. And you can find out more about the Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan (Penticton, BC – July 10th) at:

If that’s not enough, together with Trek Bicycles,we will be offering 2 amazing specials during this event for riders who register in-store on March 10th to participate in the GranFondo:

* Purchase any Trek bike on March 10th and you will receive 15% of the value in no charge accessories.

* Register for the GranFondo Axel Merckx on March 10th and receive a $100 United Cycle Gift Card.

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night!


United Cycle Spring Expo

Posted in Bike Clubs, Bike Shops on February 23, 2011 by bikealberta

Provided by United Cycle


United Cycle is excited to announce its 2nd annual Spring Into Action Expo from March 10th to March 12th, 2011.  Out expo features new 2011 product, instructional demonstrations, technical representatives from our suppliers, exciting prizes and amazing hourly specials each day.
Beat the rush by signing up for our Locker Room membership at by midnight March 6th, 2011 to receive a special invite to our member only night featuring first pick at our super specials and exclusive in-store enter to win prizes!
This Spring Into Action Expo only comes once a year and will show case our Baseball, Bike, Soccer, Lacrosse, Rugby and In-Line departments, not to mention the latest offerings in our very extensive Activewear & Running Department.

Click [here] for more info 
We look forward to seeing you.

2011 Bike Expo in Edmonton

Posted in Bike Shops on October 25, 2010 by bikealberta

Provided by United Cycle

Get ready for Bike Expo 2011 with all the hottest gear for the cycling season. Meet celebrity riders and manufacturers’ reps and take advantage of special pricing on those items you need to get rolling next season. On November 6th, United Cycle will explode with events and excitement for riders of all type.


Pork Chop Throw-Down – 11AM to 2PM
Prize: Trek Ticket Frame
Raw Round – Bring in a wrapped pork chop to be judged on cut, freshness, tenderness, fat content, appearance.
Cooked Round – Eligible pork chops will be cooked by a trained cook. Entries prepared similarly for fairness.
Judges will choose a pork chop winner based on best tasting.

Trials Team Demo – 11am and 2pm

Challenge a Pro – Compete on a TacX Flow for your chance to win one! $700 value.


* 2011 Shimano XTR
* Trek Session 88
* Trek Speed Concept
* Specialized Shiv
* Specialized Demo 8
* Specialized Epic Evo
* Norco Range
* Norco Shinobe


Paula Findlay 2010 World Cup Triathlon Gold Medalist – London, Kitzbuhel

Jay Hoots Norco Team Rider and Bike Park Designer

Carl Matson: Trek Speed Concept Developer – 10:30am for a private sit down. Please RSVP
Famous on, Paul is the head designer of the Speed Concept project with over 15 years composite engineering and 20 years racing experience. Paul spent 10 years working for the Materials Engineering Division of the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), where he provided composite materials engineering support to several US Navy & Marine Corps air vehicle and R&D programs. His multisport racing history goes back over 20 years and includes Team USA age group experiences at ITU Worlds events in both long and short course duathlon as well as long course triathlon.

Lori-Ann Muenzer Olympic Gold Medalist and Author


* Trek
* Specialized
* Norco
* Shimano
* Intense
* Electra
* Look


* Electra Cruiser
* Mirraco BMX
* Chariot Cougar I
* Giro Helmets/Camelbaks
* Sugoi Clothing

Don’t let the snow & cold get you down.  Come on out to United Cycle to see all the new gear for 2011 at the United Cycle Bike Expo!

Bow Cycle Blue Light Sale

Posted in Bike Shops on March 15, 2010 by bikealberta

It’s back and bigger than ever. More Bikes, More Accessories, More Clothing, More Everything!!!

Saturday Blue Light Specials
• 10am – 2009 Norco VFR X3 Reg 749 Sale 549, 2009 Specialized Tarmac Comp Carbon Reg 2919 Sale 1999, 2009 Specialized Epic Expert Reg 4379 Sale 2599, 2008 Specialized Enduro Expert Reg 4179 Sale 2299
• 11am – Tools 40% off
• 12pm – All Hoodys 50% off
• 1pm – All Helmets 50% off (limit 2 per customer)
• 2pm – Tires 40% off
• 3pm – All Dakine 50% off
• 4pm – 2009 Fox Float 32 RC forks Reg 899.99 Sale 499.99 (Limit one, only 19)

Sunday Blue Light Specials
• 10am- 2009 Norco Charger Reg 1199 Sale 749, 2008 Kona Lisa Four Reg 1699 Sale 999, 2008 Kona Dogma Reg 1699 Sale 999
• 11am – All Louis Gurnee 50% off
• 12pm – All Hydration Packs 50% off
• 1pm – All Gloves 50% off
• 2pm – Repair Stands 40% off
• 3pm – All Electronics 40% off (except Shimano Di2)
• 4pm – Shimano pedals (MX30, XT, R760, DX) 40% off

Check the website for dates for bikes.


Bow Cycle is Hiring

Posted in Bike Shops on January 21, 2010 by bikealberta

Bow Cycle & Sports is now taking applications for Full and Part time parts department staff to start in February. Successful candidates should possess the following skills and knowledge: Enthusiasm for cycling, extensive knowledge of bike parts in more than one cycling genre, willingness and aptitude to learn all aspects of cycling, basic bike repair skills, good organizational skills, good rapport with all types of people, merchandising experience, and especially a high gear work ethic. Inquiries and candidates can email their questions and resumes to

Bow Cycle & Sports is now taking applications for Full and Part time sale department staff to start in February. Successful candidates should possess the following skills and knowledge: Enthusiasm for cycling in more than one cycling genre, willingness and aptitude to learn all aspects of cycling, good rapport with all types of people, merchandising experience, and especially a high gear work ethic. Inquiries and candidates can email their questions and resumes to

Thank you,

Bob Grunewald
Bow Cycle & Sports
6501 Bowness Rd NW
Calgary, AB T3G 5J4
(P) 403 202 4359
(F) 403 288 5728

Pedalhead Hockey

Posted in Bike Clubs, Bike Shops on January 13, 2010 by bikealberta

Round THREE of Pedalhead hockey is back on January 19nd @ 10:45 P.M.

Please note the ARENA FOR THE GAME…

We are playing at Tipton

10828 80 Ave.
Edmonton, AB T6E5B5

$15 per skater. First beer is free.

We need 20 skaters for a fast game so get your name in soon if you want to play. We also need 2 goalies and they always play for FREE!

Please remember to bring a WHITE jersey and a BLACK or RED jersey. No other colours please.


Pedalhead hockey is unique in that we encourage beginners to play. If you are just learning or have not played in a while, don’t let that hold you back.

Because we have more players than spots, the FIRST to email back are in!  Email Scott:

We are on the ice at 10:45 P.M. for 1.5 hours.

See you Tuesday night Jan 19th

Scott O.

New Bike Shop to Calgary in 2010: BikeBike Inc

Posted in Bicycle Commuting, Bike Shops on December 1, 2009 by bikealberta

Provided by Sean Carter, Crit Ninja

Hey All!

Well, the time has come for me to do something I have been dreaming and thinking about since my first days as a young teen in my local bike store back in Etobicoke ON – I am opening my own shop here in Calgary.

About a year ago, I was struck by what I like to call an “entrepreneurial seizure” and it was right then that I decided that the time had come for me to make the leap into small business ownership. There are many reasons why this “seizure” happened, not the least of which is a desire to make a positive impact in my community – but importantly, I feel that Calgary has an unmet demand for a bike store that is a little different, very accessible to non-cyclists, passionate, and professional.

BikeBike’s focus will be to provide products, services, and advice to people who are looking to make bicycles a bigger part of their daily life. We will have bikes for families, bikes for commuting, bikes for exploring and shopping – everyday bicycles. We will also be working really hard to offer Calgarians a bikeshop experience that is fresh, modern, and professional.

I am hoping to setup a blog of some sort on our store webpage so if you are looking for my rants and opinions it might be best to check the store website in the future.

If you would like to support our new store, feel free to follow our progress on Twitter or if you are the Facebook sort, you can find our BikeBike FanPage here.   Our new website is  The website does not have much on it for now but will be updated as we approach the opening date – sometime in February 2010 is the projected opening.

Make sure you come visit us soon!

Happy Trails!