• Zbikes Beginner Road Ride

    Zach's Bikes

    This is a slow paced ride that is equal social ride and active recovery from your hard ride on Sunday. This ride is for all levels! The pace of this ride does not exceed 20 mph and will regularly see averages in the 15 to 18 mph range and will pretty much be right at 20 miles (about 1-1.5 hours). The course that we will do can be found here. Everybody stays together and we will obey all traffic laws. We will be using a good portion of the A-canal bike path trail in order to keep our traffic interaction to a minimum, please be prepared for the expansion cracks. If you're looking for an easy, social paced ride, this is the ride for you. Use it as a way to get acquainted with group rides or to motivate yourself to get in shape. This ride will likely have experienced cyclists present, but their mindset will be to lead: you're not holding them back. If you're a seasoned rider looking to push yourself or want to go fast, use this ride to practice a high cadence at a slow speed. This is a ride that we want experienced cyclists to show up to so that less experienced riders can develop riding skills from watching others (remember: nobody picks this up on their own, you had to start somewhere too). We are also introducing a slightly longer and slightly fast ride leaving and starting together. We will be using and practicing proper riding etiquette. If you are unfamiliar with riding in a group, we recommend reviewing some tips (see store for further resources). There are many reasons riding in a group are beneficial (it's hugely more efficient, it's motivating and it's social are just a few reasons) but safety precautions need to be adhered to. While this is a beginner level ride, please show up with the right equipment. Drop bar road bikes with smooth tires in the 23-32 mm range are the most appropriate. Helmets are required. Blinking lights, flat repair kits and water are highly recommended. If you have questions about your current equipment or do not have adequate equipment, please give the shop a heads up at least 30 minutes before the ride and we should be able to come up with something for you. Please be familiar with the route. If you somehow get separated from the group you will need to find your way back - we will do our best not to let this happen though. If you have any doubts whether this is the ride for you, please contact us. No question is a silly question.

  • Zbikes Intermediate Road Ride

    831 Main St

    This is an intermediate paced road ride designed around the rider not quite ready for a hammer-fest ride but not looking for a slow ride either. This ride will be starting and possibly ending (we use the same ends of a loop) with a completely beginner friendly ride and it is expected that anybody with experience riding in groups help mentor those newer riders for the short time we’re all together. It’s about 25 miles and should take 1-1.5 hours. The pace of this ride will start the same as the easy ride and we’ll keep it together the best we can until we get to Homedale road. From there the pace will be lifted to a 16-19 mph tempo pace with minimal surging. Try to keep drafting pulls at about 30-90 seconds maximum and let others set the pace they’re comfortable with (this helps average the group’s abilities out). This ride is about the group not an individual: please do not surge when it is your turn! We will finish this paceline tempo work once we get back to Joe Wright road and it will resume as a social ride. If you are a beginner rider that is looking to challenge themselves, this is a perfect opportunity! If you get dropped, you will simply get picked up by the slower ride behind. It’s a great opportunity to ride with people that push you and this is a low risk way to try it out. We will be using and practicing proper riding etiquette. If you are unfamiliar with riding in a group, we recommend reviewing some tips (see store for further resources). There are many reasons riding in a group are beneficial (it's hugely more efficient, it's motivating and it's social are just a few reasons) but safety precautions need to be adhered to. You are expected to bring your own equipment for this ride though demo bikes are available upon request. Drop bar road bikes with tires in the 23-28mm range are the most appropriate for this ride. Flat bar road bikes do not mix well with paceline work so please demo a bike if you don’t have access to one. Helmets are required and rear blinking lights are highly recommended. Bring your own water (it gets hot and windy out there), flat kit and phone in case you get separated from the group. Please review the course so that you can navigate on your own should find yourself alone.

  • Zach's Bikes - Tech Tuesday - Flat Repair Clinic

    Zach's Bikes

    Learning how to take care of your bike can be a very satisfying experience. We are here to give you the knowledge to do just that. If you are interested in learning how to keep your bike rolling smoothly then sign up for one of our clinics by calling Zach's Bikes at[masked]. This class will be covering the ins and outs of repairing a flat tire while on a ride. Plus you will get a set of tire levers and a ZBikes patch kit. All for only $10!

  • Zach's Bikes -Wednesday night- Mtn Bike ride - Beginner/Intermediate level

    It’s warm outside, trails are ready, and it’s time to ride! This is a beginner/intermediate level mountain bike ride. Depending on who shows we’ll split the group into beginner and intermediate level groups. This is the perfect ride if you are new to the area and/or new to mountain biking. Keep in mind mountain biking requires a certain amount of riding up hills. We’ll do our best to keep the beginner rides on the lower easier trails. You’ll be surprised how quickly you improve with each ride though and the more you ride the more you improve and the Moore Fun our trails are! For information about our local trails and the routes that this ride will use: Moore Park & Ridgeview (http://www.zachsbikes.com/moore-park-ridgeview/) You will need some kind of mountain bike, full suspension or hard tail. If you don't have a bike or would like to demo one of Trek's 2019 full suspension or hardtail bikes, this year's demo fleet includes the Fuel EX and Slash and Procaliber. Zach's Bikes is offering this service free of charge. Call[masked] to reserve a demo after you have RSVP'd for the ride. Please note that this is available based on availability and the rental contract terms. If you take advantage of this demo service, allow plenty of time prior to the ride for proper set up. (If the trails are too wet to ride, we will only note the cancellation of the ride on the events calendar at Zachsbikes.com) Hope to see you out there! Helmets Required! Bring: Flat repair kit, Water, Food

  • Zbikes Fast Road Ride

    831 Main St

    This is the weekly fast pace road ride which will be leaving from Zach's Bikes. Our typical route will be to do loops at the Running Y, getting there and returning on Lakeshore Ave. with a finish at Rodeo's Pizza. We will be alternating the route with Clockwise loops at Running Y, Counter-clockwise loops at Running Y and Tingley-Cross-Hill road loops. Tonight's Ride will be Clockwise Loops at the Running Y. Please review the route on Strava or our website if you are unfamiliar. Expect an average of 19 to 23 mph depending on who shows up and the current conditions. Our normal route is designed in such a way that we stop (or slow down) to regroup several times throughout the ride (as we complete loops). While this is intended to be a fast paced hammer-fest ride, we try not to leave anybody behind. A good rule of thumb is that if you get dropped more than twice, plan on finishing the ride on your own. Use it as a carrot on a stick to keep up longer each week if you’re finding yourself off the back regularly. Please bring water, flat kits and lights (remember: a helmet might reduce your chance of injury, but a rear blinky light will prevent a crash all-together). Also Make sure you know the route well enough to get home. These routes were intentionally picked with the ease of bail-out options in mind. Have fun and stay safe!

  • Zach's Bikes and Gathering Grounds - #CoffeeOutside

    Kit Carson Park

    Mmmmm, coffee in the morning! There's nothing like #CoffeeOutside , except for coffee inside. It's fairly similar. Just not as fun. Take a couple extra minutes to stop and have some coffee during your morning ride. Bring you're own burner, coffee maker, coffee, water and favorite mug. We will be doing all of our own brewing right there on the spot. For those that can't find their burner (or don’t want to unpack it from last years camping trip) Gathering Grounds will be providing hot water and roasted coffee grounds. Slow down, hangout for a bit and have your morning #CoffeeOutside. We will be meeting at Kit Carson Park at 7:15am.

  • Aspen Lake Route

    Zach's Bikes

    Aspen Lake Route June 2 This ride is mix of pavement and gravel. This is a great ride to when you want the feeling of being remote without being too far from home. From town we will climb up Round Lake Road and then take West Aspen Lake Road to N. Branch Road. We will then head back to town on Weyerhauser Rd to Kern Swamp back onto Greensprings. Although this ride is doable on a road bike; you will have a lot more fun on a bike with a tire width of 35mm or wider. 2-3 water bottles are recommended for this ride. This is an intermediate-advance ride. Expect steep climbs, loose terrain and rough roads. We won’t be on roads easily accessible by automobiles so be prepared with a repair kit and multi tool. If you must bail, please let someone else know. Helmets Required! Bring: Flat repair kit, Water, Food

  • Zbikes Intermediate Road Ride

    831 Main St

    This is an intermediate paced road ride designed around the rider not quite ready for a hammer-fest ride but not looking for a slow ride either. This ride will be starting and possibly ending (we use the same ends of a loop) with a completely beginner friendly ride and it is expected that anybody with experience riding in groups help mentor those newer riders for the short time we’re all together. It’s about 25 miles and should take 1-1.5 hours. The pace of this ride will start the same as the easy ride and we’ll keep it together the best we can until we get to Homedale road. From there the pace will be lifted to a 16-19 mph tempo pace with minimal surging. Try to keep drafting pulls at about 30-90 seconds maximum and let others set the pace they’re comfortable with (this helps average the group’s abilities out). This ride is about the group not an individual: please do not surge when it is your turn! We will finish this paceline tempo work once we get back to Joe Wright road and it will resume as a social ride. If you are a beginner rider that is looking to challenge themselves, this is a perfect opportunity! If you get dropped, you will simply get picked up by the slower ride behind. It’s a great opportunity to ride with people that push you and this is a low risk way to try it out. We will be using and practicing proper riding etiquette. If you are unfamiliar with riding in a group, we recommend reviewing some tips (see store for further resources). There are many reasons riding in a group are beneficial (it's hugely more efficient, it's motivating and it's social are just a few reasons) but safety precautions need to be adhered to. You are expected to bring your own equipment for this ride though demo bikes are available upon request. Drop bar road bikes with tires in the 23-28mm range are the most appropriate for this ride. Flat bar road bikes do not mix well with paceline work so please demo a bike if you don’t have access to one. Helmets are required and rear blinking lights are highly recommended. Bring your own water (it gets hot and windy out there), flat kit and phone in case you get separated from the group. Please review the course so that you can navigate on your own should find yourself alone.

  • Zbikes Beginner Road Ride

    Zach's Bikes

    This is a slow paced ride that is equal social ride and active recovery from your hard ride on Sunday. This ride is for all levels! The pace of this ride does not exceed 20 mph and will regularly see averages in the 15 to 18 mph range and will pretty much be right at 20 miles (about 1-1.5 hours). The course that we will do can be found here. Everybody stays together and we will obey all traffic laws. We will be using a good portion of the A-canal bike path trail in order to keep our traffic interaction to a minimum, please be prepared for the expansion cracks. If you're looking for an easy, social paced ride, this is the ride for you. Use it as a way to get acquainted with group rides or to motivate yourself to get in shape. This ride will likely have experienced cyclists present, but their mindset will be to lead: you're not holding them back. If you're a seasoned rider looking to push yourself or want to go fast, use this ride to practice a high cadence at a slow speed. This is a ride that we want experienced cyclists to show up to so that less experienced riders can develop riding skills from watching others (remember: nobody picks this up on their own, you had to start somewhere too). We are also introducing a slightly longer and slightly fast ride leaving and starting together. We will be using and practicing proper riding etiquette. If you are unfamiliar with riding in a group, we recommend reviewing some tips (see store for further resources). There are many reasons riding in a group are beneficial (it's hugely more efficient, it's motivating and it's social are just a few reasons) but safety precautions need to be adhered to. While this is a beginner level ride, please show up with the right equipment. Drop bar road bikes with smooth tires in the 23-32 mm range are the most appropriate. Helmets are required. Blinking lights, flat repair kits and water are highly recommended. If you have questions about your current equipment or do not have adequate equipment, please give the shop a heads up at least 30 minutes before the ride and we should be able to come up with something for you. Please be familiar with the route. If you somehow get separated from the group you will need to find your way back - we will do our best not to let this happen though. If you have any doubts whether this is the ride for you, please contact us. No question is a silly question.

  • Zach's Bikes -Wednesday night- Mtn Bike ride - Beginner/Intermediate level

    It’s warm outside, trails are ready, and it’s time to ride! This is a beginner/intermediate level mountain bike ride. Depending on who shows we’ll split the group into beginner and intermediate level groups. This is the perfect ride if you are new to the area and/or new to mountain biking. Keep in mind mountain biking requires a certain amount of riding up hills. We’ll do our best to keep the beginner rides on the lower easier trails. You’ll be surprised how quickly you improve with each ride though and the more you ride the more you improve and the Moore Fun our trails are! For information about our local trails and the routes that this ride will use: Moore Park & Ridgeview (http://www.zachsbikes.com/moore-park-ridgeview/) You will need some kind of mountain bike, full suspension or hard tail. If you don't have a bike or would like to demo one of Trek's 2019 full suspension or hardtail bikes, this year's demo fleet includes the Fuel EX and Slash and Procaliber. Zach's Bikes is offering this service free of charge. Call[masked] to reserve a demo after you have RSVP'd for the ride. Please note that this is available based on availability and the rental contract terms. If you take advantage of this demo service, allow plenty of time prior to the ride for proper set up. (If the trails are too wet to ride, we will only note the cancellation of the ride on the events calendar at Zachsbikes.com) Hope to see you out there! Helmets Required! Bring: Flat repair kit, Water, Food