Good News! Specialized wants to extend it's great low prices on Tarmac Expert, Tarmac Expert Ui2, Tarmac Pro Red, and Venge Comp.
That means a better value on some of Specialized's Top Performing Endurance and Competitive Road Bikes for you. Check them out on Specialized's website and come see us for details! Let's get you on your dream bike!
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Spring Mega Sale
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Now, through May 31st, purchase a new Garmin Edge 800 and receive a mail-in rebate of $100 from Garmin. To purchase now, visit: http://www.pedaltheplanet.com/products/garmin-edge-800-with-performance-bundle-black-blue
Happy Bike Month!
There are great things happening in the bluegrass for the month of May. Check back frequently, or follow us on twitter @Pedaltheplanet1 to find out the latest events.
May 11th - Pulaski County Park Trail Opening; Donation of trail building services from Pedal The Planet helps build new trails. Pulaski County is having a grand opening and Trail Day for the Eagle Scout Trail in the Pulaski County Park, Sat May 11th, 2013. At 12:00 noon the Chamber of Commerce will be doing a ribbon cutting and remarks, then at 12:30 the fun on the trail starts!
Please join Pedal The Planet/PTP Trails and Pulaski County to celebrate this accomplishment! We are excited to have this trail opening. There will be refreshments and demonstrations. Here is a map of the trails:
May 18th - Pedal the Planet is Gold Sponsor of Bike Lexington. Pedal the Planet is proud to support Bike Lexington. It is a 10 mile Family fun ride downtown. Registration begins at 8:00 am, and the ride leaves promptly at 10:00 am.
May 24-26 - Horsey Hundred Weekend Approaches. This event ride is put on by the Bluegrass Cycling Club and approximately 1600 people from all over the US come to the bluegrass to ride on our beautiful roads. Click for more information on the Horsey Hundred.
Get a Mountain Bike College Scholarship!
Are you a cyclist that wants to go to college but can't figure out how to pay for it?
Pedal The Planet is happy to announce that Union College has mountain bike scholarships to award. They are looking for young men or women who would be interested in going to school on cycling scholarships.
They have built a 5 mile network of single-track including a downhill track and a giant slalom course. In 2011 Union won the Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships in Angel Fire, New Mexico. In 2012 Union placed second at Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships. Union is also one of the few colleges to offer a fully supported cycling program. To find out more and to read Peter Haile's recruiting letter, go to http://www.pedaltheplanet.com/blogs/news/7550948-union-college-looking-for-mountain-bike-enthusiasts-for-cycling-scholarships
All Yakima Products - On Sale - 10% off MSRP
Banjo Brothers Bags have arrived and are now in stock! We have a wide range of messenger bags, handlebar bags, saddle bags, back packs, panniers and rack packs. Come in and check out the great selection.
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March 11, 2013 LEXINGTON, KY Specialized Bicycles and Pedal The Planet enhance bicycle program for students at Woodford County Middle School.
Melody Hamilton is a teacher in the Woodford County School system. She started the Woodford County Tiger Bikes program in 2002 with donated bikes and equipment.
Pedal The Planet is a bike shop in Lexington, KY and has donated bikes to her program since 2007.
In 2012, Melody came to Pedal The Planet wanting to upgrade the bikes used in her program. The older donated bikes required lots of work, time and energy. Melody had a vision.
She acquired a grant from the federally funded Safe Routes to School program through the Woodford County Fiscal Court and wanted a quote from Pedal The Planet to buy new bikes and equipment for her program.
Mark and Wendy Trimble, the owners of Pedal The Planet, had an idea. Specialized Bicycles, sold exclusively in Lexington by Pedal The Planet, had a program called First Gear. It is a program that provides support for advocacy efforts directed at getting kids on bikes. Why not apply for a grant from Specialized?
Pedal the Planet came up with a list of equipment that would fulfill the quote and help make the WCMS Tiger Bikes program effective in teaching kids cycling as a lifetime fitness activity and as transportation. Pedal the Planet applied for the Specialized Grant.
In late 2012, Pedal The Planet received a Specialized grant for half of all the Specialized bikes and equipment for the Tiger Bikes program!
The Tiger bikes program has now received 40 new Specialized Hardrock 29” Disc bicycles, 100 Specialized helmets, Specialized extra parts, tools, tubes and pumps. They also received bicycle mechanics stands and tools to teach basic bicycle maintenance. For days when training outside isn’t possible they now have 10 bicycle trainers and 5 training DVDs. Pedal the Planet sent a bike mechanic to the Woodford County Middle School to train all Woodford County PE teachers the basics of bike maintenance.
The Tiger Bikes program is an ongoing PE class taught throughout the school year. All students in physical education classes are required to take the bicycle education unit. The culminating activity for the unit is a 5 mile police escorted ride through the community. Volunteers who have had Woodford County background checks can ride with the students and provide first aid/water stations along the way. Melody says “it’s a great opportunity to get the community involved in our programs and gives students the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned in a real-world setting.” The next culminating ride for the current bike unit will be held March 28 and 29. They are looking for volunteers on both days. Ride times are 8:30-9:30 am, 9:30-10:30 am and 1-2 pm both days. Volunteers need to bring a bike, helmet and have a background check on file with the Woodford County School (stop in at any Woodford County School or the School Boards Office with your driver’s license and social security card).
The goals of this program are to get middle school students riding bicycles for fitness as part of a “lifetime wellness” activity, to teach students to be self sufficient on their bikes by knowing how to change a flat, keep their bike tuned, etc. and to teach them how to use bicycles as transportation including how to ride their bikes to school.
In 2011, Kentucky had an adult obesity rate of 30%. The Woodford County School District has an obesity rate of 57%. Pedal the Planet and Specialized are happy to promote lifetime fitness activities to kids in Kentucky to help reverse this terrible epidemic. Currently only 2 kids out of 900 ride their bikes to the Woodford County Middle School. Many students do not own bikes and there are a few who have not learned to ride a bike. The benefit of the Tiger Bikes program is to get students on bikes consistently as part of a PE class.
Pedal The Planet believes in local advocacy and in giving back to our community. As Mark says, “It is nice to see advocacy go full circle. Customers support our shop, and we support cycling advocacy efforts in our community. Being able to leverage our advocacy efforts with Specialized national advocacy efforts benefits the Tiger Bikes program and our community. We hope that through efforts like the Tiger Bikes program, we can help make Kentuckians healthier. We hope this becomes a model program for schools around the state”.
Specialized wants to help more people ride bicycles more often. As avid cyclists, they understand how important the bicycle is for progress. It’s a tool that can make our cities more livable, our world more fair, and our children healthier. For Specialized, it’s a long-term game. “Our efforts today to improve cycling infrastructure, trails and programming all contribute to our ultimate vision for the future: every child riding a bike.” Melody and Pedal The Planet couldn’t agree more.
To learn more about the Specialized First Gear program, you can visit their website at www.specialized.com. To learn more about the WCMS Tiger Bikes program, you can contact Melody Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Pedal the Planet, contact Mark or Wendy Trimble email@example.com.
Front row left to right- Christopher Phelps, Tanner Coffman, Alexander Vanev, Ben Bland. Back row left to right – Kaitlyn Agee, Paula Berryman, Jansen Blair
Lexington, KY - February 6, 2013 - Spring Apparel Has Arrived
February Tune-up Special is going on NOW! Buy a $69.99 Tune-up and receive a FREE $35 Gift card!
Check out the new Spring apparel from Specialized, Pearl Izumi and Gore Bike Wear. It looks fabulous and the material is great. We have new Solar Jersey to help protect you from the sun with DeflectUV 50+. Come on in and try them on!
Lexington, KY - January 22, 2013 - New 2013 Bikes Arriving Daily - Check out the new 2013 S-Works Fate. It's a carbon, women's specific 29er mountain bike and it is beautiful, light weight and fun to ride!
Lexington, KY - September 19, 2012 - Pedal The Planet was featured in the Southsider Magazine article about the first Mountain Bike trail opening at Veteran's Park. Pedal The Planet donated a Fix-It station and PTP Trails built 4 miles of mountain bike trails.
You can read all about it here: http://southsidermagazine.com/2012/09/lexingtons-first-mountain-bike-trail-opens-at-veterans-park/
Lexington, KY - May 22, 2012 - Pedal The Planet donates 3 Fix-It stations to the Legacy Trail. They are located at the trailheads of the horse park (off Ironworks Rd), Coldstream Park trailhead and at the North YMCA trailhead. You can read about it here:
Washington, D.C. – April 18, 2012 – With Earth Day just around the corner, the League of American Bicyclists has recognized Pedal The Planet as a silver Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB). With the announcement of 67 new BFBs today, Pedal The Planet joins a visionary group of more than 400 local businesses, government ...read more