Joy Ride Bike School is now OPEN!!!
Introduction to Road Cycling Rides
Want to learn more about cycling on the road? Need to learn hand signals, basic safety skills and being seen on the road by motorists? Come join Michelle Kautzmann and Jenny Mercer on this weekly ride to learn some practical road cycling skills and to practice them out on the road.
Monday nights, beginning May 6th through September (Labor Day Weekend).
*Note: There will be no ride on May 27th, Memorial Day.
5:30 pm - Skills Training, meet Michelle Kautzmann at Joy Ride Bikes in Lacey, ride to Sears Parking Lot for Skills Training. If this is your first time joining this ride, please plan on attending this portion of the ride!
6:00 pm - Join the ride, meet Jenny Mercer at Joy Ride Bikes in Lacey, ride to Sears Parking Lot to join up with people finishing skills training. Once you have participated in the skills portion of the ride, you are welcome to join the 6pm ride.
Ride all together 13 – 17 miles, Pace 1, 2. We generally ride for 1hr to 1.5hr each week, depending upon the amount of day light.
Rosser Chiropractic along with Joy Ride Bikes and other partners are proud to be sponsoring the Thurston County Bicycle Commuter Contest again in 2013. This will be our second year of organizing a team. This is the 26th edition of the contest, and we’re excited to be a part of such a great tradition in our community. We are hoping to field a very large team this year and make a big impact on the program. Last year our group of 31 riders clocked over 5000 miles! (See what kind of 2012 awesomeness happened here.) This year, we are being supported by JoyRide Bikes MerchantOS, Hammer Nutrition, and Rosser Chiropractic in our quest.
Rosser Chiropractic would like to put together a team of 100 riders that represent a cross section of our diverse cycling community, and I need your help! Please help us by recruiting your friends to Wheels o’ Thunder! Rosser Chiro will pay the registration fee for the first 100 riders to join the team this year.
The Friends of Capitol Forest invite you to the 7th annual Capitol Forest Classic featuring the Northwest All Mountain Championships. Spend the weekend at the Pacific Northwest's premier mountain bike festival! You're in for a treat again this year with two epic courses of 100% single track. Register now!
Shimano has given us a sneak peak into what we can expect coming at us for the 2014 season. A new Deore level grouppo, support for 27.5" wheels, and new road wheels to boot. We hear at Joy Ride have also heard mutterings for Di2 for the MTB but no official pictures of that yet. Enjoy!
Gone Exploring give their take on the Fat Bike craze hitting the cycling community.
I have long said, the best upgrade that you can give your bike is a fresh set of cables and housing. The smooth, crisp, shifting you get from a new set of cables and housing doesn't match up to anything, bang for the buck. The guys at Pinkbike.com ask Jagwire to explain the in's and out's of something that many of us take for granted every ride.
Another great review for the Norco Sight 650b bike. Check it!
Here is a great interview with Sante Pelot from Fox Racing Shox, he talks tech with Pinkbike and gives great insight to rebound dampening, how it affects your suspension and your ride.
This is a announcement to let everyone know that Joy Ride Bike School is closed for the season. School will be back in session as of March. So be prepared for some learning then. Thanks!
Merry Christmas from Joy Ride!!
Well that was FUN!! While The 12 Days of Christmas is officially over, that just means it's time to stop waiting next to your email every night and start riding your bike. We had a blast and we hope you did to, so Merry Christmas to all and too all a good ride!
Ride to Benefit the Thurston County Food Bank
A local rider/racer on the Olympia Orthopaedic Associates Cycling team is putting on a ride and we would like to invite you all to join us! Here is his message.
I am once again planning a ride to benefit the Thurston County Food Bank on Thanksgiving morning (November 22, 2012) at 10am rain or shine. I will be collecting cash or preferably checks made out to the the Thurston County Food Bank. Our combined donation will be made in the name of Olympia Orthopaedic Associates Cycling Team. Your contribution earns you a bike ride with friends before the holiday feast, room for an extra piece of pie, and the added satisfaction gained from doing something good for your community. Mark your calender and join me if you can.
4 ways to participate;
1) OOA macho super hero donor level - Show up at Tumwater Falls Park at 9:45am with your donation and rain gear and join the group for a casual ride departing at 10am. Route and distance to be determined by the weather. This is a no drop group ride. Could be very short or as long as 50 miles. If we go long, turning back early is always an option. You still earn macho super hero donor status.
2) OOA super hero donor level - No ride option. Show up at Tumwater Falls Park at 9:45am with your donation. Wave to the macho super heroes as they depart. Then you are off to enjoy your family and T-day festivities.
3) OOA good spirit donor level - send me a check if you want to help but are unable to attend the ride. (7649 Boston Harbor Rd., Olympia WA, 98506)
4) Good guy donor level - make a donation to the food bank on your own just because... Please pass this invitation along to anyone you know who may like to ride or otherwise participate in support of a good cause. The more the merrier!
David B. Gordon
Cyclocross in Olympia! Interested in checking out a cyclocross race, or just having a good time? Come check this out! See you there!
Date: Saturday November 10, 2012
Location: Pioneer Park, Tumwater WA
5801 Henderson Boulevard Southeast
Tumwater, WA 98501
Giving back: $2 per entry is will be donated to help send Logan Owen to the Junior World Cup in Koksijde Belgium.
Norco Revolver on review! We have a couple of Revolver 2's in a 2012 flavor left and are blowing them out in preparation for the new year. Get yourself one for only $2499.00!
On Friday October 19th Joy Ride will have the latest and greatest that the bike industry has to offer. Brand new product from Norco, Scott, Redline Cyclocross, Fit, Kink and Subrosa BMX, and much more!! Along with all the cool new stuff to drool over, we will also have super slashed prices on all of our in stock 2012 inventory, and sale prices on much more in the store.
Then on Saturday October 20th join us at the Fall Creek Trailhead in Capitol Forest from 10am to 2pm to ride some of the stuff you got to checkout the night before! Including the new Norco 650b full suspension mountain bikes!
September 15, 2012 CASH Purse * Food * Beer * Raffles
3 Stages with 4100' Descending
2 Non-Timed Transfer Climbs
1 Epic "All-Mountain" Day
Capitol Forest Classic RESULTS
Results are up! Click here to check your times!!
Ride report: Norco Sight and Range 650b
Norco is one of the first major manufactuers to unveil 650b trail and all-mountain bikes, and we got a spin on each on the trails of British Columbia.
Capitol Forest Classic
Congratulations to all that participated in the Capitol Forest Classic this weekend! A huge shout out and thank you to FOCF for putting one of the most well run, and awesome events that happen all year! Thank you to everyone! We are all ready counting down the days till next year!
Stay tuned for results and if you are looking for some awesome shots of the weekend events check out http://olyvtx.smugmug.com/MountainBiking/2012-Capitol-Forest-Classic
Sneak Peak @ 2013 Norco
Check out some sneak peak shots taken at the Retailer Product Launch a couple weeks ago. Norco hasn't officially launched the 2013 product line but here you can find some awesome pics of whats to come! CLICK HERE!!
Capitol Forest Classic & Northwest All Mountain Championships Online registration closes Thursday!! Sign up now and get ready for a good time!! You know we'll be there and we are bringing PRIZES!!!
Mark Your Calendars! Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance teamed up with a variety of sponsors & partners including Shimano, Diamondback Bicycles, and Washington DNR to bring you the first ever mountain bike race on East Tiger Mountain.
The Evergreen Enduro at Tiger is a stage race with three timed downhill sections and two untimed uphill sections at East Tiger. This is a great race format for just about any type of rider and any skill level. Registration includes after-party plus sweet prize raffle, cash prizes for pros and more.
All proceeds go towards building and maintaining bike trails at Tiger Mtn! Registration is limited to just 120 riders. Click here now for details.
Hello everyone! We apologize for the lack of updates on the site over the past week but the wait will be worth it!! We have been hard at work checking out all there is to see about the 2013 Norco Product line up in North Vancouver, BC. Look for updates on the following exciting products!
US Gravity Nationals 2012 - Gwin and Harmony win DH Aaron Gwin and Jacqueline Harmony have won the USA Cycling National DH titles!
Norco Range 3 - Tested
Of the five bikes we tested in the affordable all-mountain/trailbike category, the Norco Range 3 feels most like the real deal. By that we mean that it rides like a park bike that has had its geometry and components rearranged just enough to make it trail friendly. ...The Range 3 proves that Norco has its finger on the pulse of the sport. - RC See full report inside
Red Bull Joyride Freeride Festival Gearing up for Whistler Crankworx Whistler is under a month away and the rider's list is amazing for the event. Full Red Bull Joyride details inside,
*Joy Ride Bike Shop has nothing to do with this event but it is really cool!
NEW!! 2013 Scott Bicycles
Ian Hylands was at Scott Sports 2013 debut in Idaho, where he photographed the new Gambler DH bike and broke the news that the Genius, Scott's premier long-travel AM/trailbike, will no longer be offered in the 26-inch wheel format. The 2013 Genius platform is designed around in 27.5 inch (650b) or 29-inch wheel diameters - a bold statement, backed up by recent 27.5-inch victories in Enduro-type events and the fact that the 26 inch wheel is nearly a ghost on the pro XC circuit. Of course, the Gambler is still a 26er, as DH remains steadfast to the traditional wheel diameter. European correspondent Matt Wragg is currently riding both the Gambler and Genius at Scott's European press launch and his piece will follow shortly with riding impressions. Until then, feast on the following photos and tech information. Photos by Ian Hylands
The NW Juniors Classic Stage Race is a new event that is specifically for Juniors. The goal of the event is to become a premiere junior only race that supports the growth and development of junior riders from the Pacific Northwest, Canada, Oregon, Idaho, Northen Californa, Idaho, Montana, and WA. This years edition will feature 3 stages in 2 days at the Satsop Development Park in Elma, Washington.
Green Bullet Fires One Off Valverde takes stylish win at Peyragudes and Wiggins puts Nibali to rest in the Pyrenees
Strength in Numbers: The Anthill Interview Riding high on the success of Strength in Numbers, the boys at Anthill Films weigh in on the future of feature mtb films, the unique distribution of Strength in Numbers and the legacy of The Collective. Watch the new video.
Oregon Enduro Series Race 3: Hood River, Oregon - Results The third round of the Oregon Enduro series went to Curtis Keene and Kelli Emmett this past weekend - complete results.
Women of Freeride Throw Down at the Sugar Showdown “If she can do it, I can do it.” Inspiring words that sum up the spirit of the women-only Sweetlines Sugar Showdown freeride clinic and competition held last weekend at Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah, Washington.
Spy Optics Screw
Spy Optics are in the house!!
Just In!!!! 650b!!
2013 Norco Sight Killer B3
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