**Memorial Weekend Hours**
Fri 5/24 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat 5/25 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun 5/26 - Closed
Memorial Day - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
**Check out the events page for new races and rides going on in our area!**
I don't know about you guys, but I am so ready for Spring and Summer! Every once in a while we get a break in the weather and the trail is decent to ride, but it's not long before it rains and freezes again. A lot of people have been getting down to the new Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail (or as we call it, the Fenton Trail). Since it's all gravel, you don't have to worry about mud.
Some of the guys cruising on the paved portion of the Central Hardwood Scenic Trail.
The CHST starts at the Fenton area near the Highway 68/80 bridge over KY Lake, and runs for 9 miles throughout the woods parallel to the highway before turning to pavement for the last 2 miles. It ends near the bridge over Lake Barkley. This is a great trail for hybrid and mountain bikes, and serves as an alternate trail to ride when the Canal Loop and North-South Trail are too muddy...which lately is alot.
If trails aren't your thing, keep in mind we have three awesome routes for road riding that go throughout Livingston County. All three routes start and end in our parking lot. There is a 16 mile, 32 mile, and 48 mile route. They are all marked with Dan Henry marks on the blacktop, but we also have maps here at the shop.
Hope everyone out there had a great holiday season! We were pretty busy around the shop building bikes for Christmas, helping folks pick out the best gifts, and hosting our 16th Annual New Year's Day Poker Run. We had a pretty good turnout despite the cold weather--over 50 riders and runners! Due to poor trail conditions, we had it on the roads throughout Grand Rivers. Hopefully next year we will have nicer weather leading up to the event so it can be on the trails again!
Now that things have slowed back down and life is back to normal, I hope all of you out there are finding ways to stay active and enjoy your favorite sports! One great way to stay in shape during the winter months is to get a rear-wheel trainer for your bike.
The crew all sweating together on our trainers!
Trainers let you ride your bike indoors when it's too cold or wet to get outside--perfect for winter training! We have several at the shop that start at $140. Come check them out!
If you have any questions about winter riding, training, or just want to chat about stuff, give me a call at the shop or come by and hang out.
For those of you in the Owensboro, Madisonville, Greenville and even Evansville area, Kirk can help you out if you need something for maintance or parts. You can call him at 270-543-6120.
We build custom wheels for people that are destroying stock wheels or just wanting a good race set. Give us a call and we'll hook you up.
If you know any beginner riders, ladies or kids that might be interested in riding or racing please get them to come out and give it a try. If you do not have a bike they can use call the shop and maybe we can help you out.