Our good friends, LAMBA are throwing the LAMBA Squaw Creek Stomp fat bike race + membership party this coming Saturday, 2/1 and everyone’s invited!!🎉There’s a solo or team fat bike race, chill social rides, a taco bar, sledding, and all the good times we’ve come to expect from a LAMBA community event. A heads up that in order to contribute and support this experience, the shop will be CLOSED for the day, and if you’re getting in on the race action, 👀 keep an eye out for our neutral support tent near the start/finish where we’ll have all the race day essentials, high-fives, and positive vibes you’ll need to keep warm! On-site registration and course preview opens at 10am and the race kicks off at noon. Click the event page (🔗below) for more details and remember that your new/renewed LAMBA membership directly contributes to organizing, building, and maintaining the best off-road cycling experiences we have in our backyard. We’ll see you all there! #LinnAreaMTB #BikeIowa
So ya’ know! We’ll be closing up shop Thursday and Friday to take some time with friends and family, and hopefully get outside to ride our bikes too.❤ If you’re skipping the ‘black friday’ business, *and the weather holds up, we’d love for you to join Iowa Running Company and us for a cruise along the Sac & Fox Trail. We call it Outdoor Buster and it’s been absolutely amazing the last couple of years we’ve come together!! 👉 Hit the event 🔗below for more details. Otherwise, we’ll be back in action and celebrating Small Business Saturday (and Sunday!) along with all of our wonderful neighbors. Have a safe and lovely holiday, y’all!✌
Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels; part bike ride, part food drive, and part scavenger hunt. It’s been held annually in New York City since 1999. Every year, throughout the country, Cranksgiving events help provide thousands of needy families with a wealth of food during the week of Thanksgiving. For the third year in a row, we’re including Cedar Rapids in this national movement!
Pump up your tires, grab your helmet, lights, lock, your navigational skills and $15-$20 to purchase food. Registration/check-in starts in the NewBo City Market at 10am with some breakfast essentials from our friends, Roasters NewBo and La Renya. You’ll be provided a manifest with a list of food items to buy from specific grocery stores around town, and time before the official start to strategize your route. At 11am we’ll roll out and it’s up to you to navigate yourself to each grocery store ‘checkpoint’ to purchase the specific food items on our list. Once you’ve acquired everything on the list you must deliver the goods to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry and make it back down to the NewBo Market for our finish-line + after party. Every item from our manifest that you purchase/donate earns you a raffle ticket to enter for a chance to take home some RAD prizes! Your completed manifest, including all of your receipts, also earns you a free pint from Lion Bridge Brewing Company Company and the official Cranksgiving Cedar Rapids t-shirt from our homies at Bike Rags. Last year, a literal ton (2000lbs!) of non-perishable food and hygiene items were donated to the food pantry and we’d love to top that this year.
Loaves & Fishes is a food pantry located in Westminster’s mission house at 1251 Third Avenue, SE. It is a joint ministry of Westminster Presbyterian Church and Christ Episcopal Church. Their guiding principles are to treat everyone with respect and offer as much choice and dignity as possible. Every Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m between 100-200 people come to the pantry for a box of food organized and distributed by volunteers. In turn, that food reaches about 1,500 individuals each month. Clients are typically poor, old, unemployed, disabled, homeless, abandoned, veterans, mentally ill and single parents. Visit the Loaves & Fishes website (https://www.crwpc.org/loaves-and-fishes) for more information about Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry and how you can continue to contribute to this invaluable resource.
Contact Logan at Goldfinch Cyclery with any questions // (319) 775-0203 or INFO@GOLDFINCHCYCLERY.COM
👉The Kona Bicycle Co. Demo Tour is landing in Cedar Rapids and taking over the Beverly Park trails Tuesday, Oct.15th, friends! Come check out Kona’s RAD new 2020 line of mountain and gravel bikes. We’ll have a wide range of bikes and sizes available for anyone to come ride. Bring your helmet and preferred pedals (*if something other than SPD’s or flats pedals.) and we’ll bring the pizza party and refreshments. 🍕🎉
Here’s whats going to be available to ride, folks: – Libre (49cm & 51cm) – Big Honzo CR + Honzo ST – Hei Hei (M & L) – Process 134 DL 27.5 (XS-M) – Process 134 DL 29 (S) – Process 134 CR 29 (M & L) – Process 134 CR/DL (XL) – Process 153 CR (M-XXL)
💥Heads up, partners! 🌎🏆The Jingle Cross Festival & UCI World Cup is this weekend and we couldn’t be more stoked to see the wildest cyclocross experience in the U S of A make it’s way back to Iowa City! To help support this incredible event and all the folks racing, the shop will be OPEN Friday, Sept.13th from 10am-2pm but CLOSED Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th. We’ll be setting up shop on-site and available as your neutral support for the weekend, friends. Be sure to swing through our tent for some World-Cup camaraderie and positive vibes, y’all!✌#jinglecrossworldcup2019