I remember, back in sixth grade, my family would drive past the Snohomish Slu, past the blackberry bushes, past Marymoor Park where the Olympic Velodrome sat and continue until we reached our destination in old Town Redmond. One day, I gotup the nerve to ride my 1985 Peugeot road bike on that same route. I cut off my sisters Espirit stretch-pants to make some homemade cycling shorts and headed out. Like it was happening right now, I can smell the fresh, fuzzy, wild blackberries as I rode by then stopped to eat handful after handful, I can hear the river I rode alongside as it sliced through foamy rocks and brush guiding me along, cheering me as we rode together. I can feel the soft wind and taste the goodness of the fresh forested air. I would continue on as I rode into the park and, snuck around the tall gates, and rode my tank of a Peugeot around the velodrome with a smile that extended way beyond ear to ear. I rode up and down those Velodrome walls as fast as I could for hours and hours on end clad in my sisters cut off stretch-pants feeling like I was racing in the Tour De France. Pure Bliss, unadulterated. Those first environmental senses that only cycling bestows still and always will course through my veins. My first memories of freedom, independence, and adventure. My family would take that drive a thousand more times, as I stared longingly through the foggy back window of my moms Oldsmobile knowing how much more amazing the trek would be if it was by bicycle. I would ride it a hundred times thereafter, going farther each time, faster, and longer with impunity. Though 31 years ago and thousands of miles away, I can still see it, still touch it, still hear it, smell it and taste it, that whole route, because of my bicycle. Because of my bicycle. Because of my bicycle.
Sunday cycles is THE bicycle store, outdoor gear store and camping gear store in Phoenix Arizona 85032.
Now accepting gently used camping gear and outdoor on consignmennt. We get you top dollar!!!
Monday July 2nd. Entrance at 7:30, starts at 8.
From the filmmakers who brought you the award-winning cycle documentary RIDE THE DIVIDE!
A visually stunning adventure by bike, REVEAL THE PATH explores the world’s playgrounds in Europe’s snow capped mountains, Scotland’s lush valleys, Alaska’s rugged coastal beaches and Morocco’s high desert landscapes. Ride along and get lost in the wonders of the world…
Enjoy the authentic locals living modest yet seemingly fulfilling lives, leading us to question what it means to live an inspired life – however humble or extravagant.
Filmed across four continents and featuring Tour Divide race legends, Matthew Lee & Kurt Refsnider, this immersive film is sure to ignite the dream in you.
Join in as the creators of RIDE THE DIVIDE take you on an adventure that will leave you with an eager desire to chart your own course to far away lands or simply to discover with eyes wide open what’s right around the bend.
Limited to 125 guests.
Monday July 2nd. Entrance starts at 7:30, show starts at 8.
$13.00 per person, includes personal pan cheese pizza. Enjoy the movie w/ 125 like minded folks in the greatest mountain bike pub in North Phx, Fatsos Pizza. This place is the real deal, with number plates and cycling pics on the walls. a huge tap selection, and PBR growlers.
REMEMBER!!! Tickets will not be available UNTIL this Monday June 18th at 10:00 am by calling 480-440-2142. Get yer friends and your designated driver together and buy tickets now. I anticipate a very quick sellout. Surprise guest now pending!! May be c:onsidering post film night ride
VISIT THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WEBSITE
We are now in a relationship
-SALSA CYCLES and SUNDAY CYCLES-
A marriage made on the road less traveled.
Sunday Cycles now carries SALSA CYCLES. The official bike of adventurers and The Tour Divide. Come by and check out the line that is SALSA CYCLES!!!
WHY WE CARRY SALSA BIKES
Their tag line says it all… “Adventure by Bike” That is what Salsa is all about and you can see it through their bikes! That is why we love Salsa bikes… Get on one and start your adventure
Ross Shafer built his first road frame in Paradise, California in 1976, and continued to build them under the Red Bush banner between carpentry and bike shop jobs. He finally started building frames full-time when he got a job as head frame builder at Santana Cycles. During that time, he built his first off-road bike (1981) using 650 B wheels.
After a year at Santana, Shafer turned his frame building skills to mountain bikes. Subsequently, Salsa Cycles was born with six custom built bikes utilizing personalized seat angles and the 71-degree head angle Shafer still uses today. His experience with riding road bikes in the dirt convinced him that a mountain bike’s ideal geometry lay somewhere between the steepness of modern road bikes and the slack angles predominant on the mountain bikes of the day.
To further enhance the proper fitting of the frames, he started making custom stems in 1982. Salsa Stems emerged in 1984 as Shafer entered the market of quality cro-moly stems and production frames. Later that year he also introduced the roller cable guide.
He produced 100 Ala Carte production frames before stopping to concentrate on manufacturing stems and producing custom frames. The mass-produced frames reappeared in 1987, due to popular demand.
He designed one of the earliest butted cro-moly handlebars in 1987, which was then made by Tru Temper, and the next year a lighter bulged version was introduced.
This was also the year he began sponsoring the first all-women mountain bike racing team and became an official supplier of stems to the U.S. Olympic team time trial squad.
Fast foward to 2011…Although he now is charged more and more with managerial duties and less with custom frame building, Shafer continues to develop new products. The new Salsa line up is wonderful example of what Salsa is, the man, and the bike.
Please help Sunday Cycles Bike Shop reach our goal for fundraising for the Tour De Cure for Diabetes. We are now only $275.00 short of our goal. The event is this Saturday. Even $10.00 will make a difference in someones life, and it is tax deductible. Step up and be a hero today. Please donate!!
Tour de Cure is a series of fund-raising cycling events held in 40 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association.
The Tour is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. Whether participants ride 10 miles or 100 miles*, they will travel a route supported from start to finish with rest stops, food to fuel the journey and fans to cheer them on!
Last year, more than 40,000 cyclists rode in 80 Tour events to support the mission of the ADA: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Take the Ride of Your Life.
Here at the old SC, we are super particular about what brands we bring in and why. We have chosen our brands based on three factors. All our brands possess the following: They are cutting edge and forward thinking, incredible over-all value for the customer, and excell in customer service and warranty. That being said, we are very pleased with IBIS, Niner, Santa Cruz, Surly, Kona, Fuji, GT, Salsa, Ventana and our other brands, we were just lacking a lifestyle brand to appeal to the fine folks that aren’t shredding the trails, or tearing up the tarmac. Thus we are very pleased and proud to announce the addition of Electra Bicycles and Cruisers to our lineup of amazing products.
We will be hosting the valleys largest selection of Electra accessories, a huge variety of bikes, and the service to go along with such a reputable brand. With their patented “Flat Foot Geometry”, Electra bikes may very well be the epitome of riding an easy chair with the lightweight benefits of a bike twice its cost. Take a moment, browse their site, and let the cruising begin!!
Thanks for being a Sunday Cycles Fan!!!