Steed Ride Club 2017 – That’s A Wrap!

$3.17 a ride. If you can find a better value for your money every Wednesday evening and Sunday morning, please let me know. And then there’s the monthly BBQs at the shop, the free jersey, the discount on parts and accessories and clothing, and the camaraderie.

Steed Ride Club 2017 is a wrap. And oh, what distances we covered. From classic Stanley Park loops to Horseshoe Bay and Cypress, from Burnaby Mountain to Belcarra and beyond, Spanish Banks and UBC and Iona Beach, and, of course, the always interesting and often hilly routes on Steed Cycles’ home slopes of the North Shore.

All the way from April through September, we rode. We rode for fun, we rode to challenge ourselves, we rode to prepare for events we’d been looking forward to all year. From the World Tuesday Night Championships to BC Super Week and the Tour de Victoria, to various GranFondo events, to triathlon, to cross-country and enduro mountain bike racing, to extended weekend adventures, we all come for different reasons and it sure is nice to see such a great mix of riders out every week.

When I look back at a full season from April through September, and I consider how many people came out and rode with us week after week, the statistics are mind boggling. With a few quick calculations, I can easily say that we collectively covered more than 100,000 km this year. That’s huge. And you were a part of it!

So this is a collective thank you from all of the Ride Club leaders, from the Steed Cycles staff, and from your fellow riders for making this another great year filled with getting fit and getting fast, covering distance and achieving goals, and of course, enjoying a few burgers and beers along the way. We welcome your feedback via email or in person at the shop.

Looking into the future we’ve already begun planning the 2018 Steed Ride Club season, with opportunities to get involved beyond the traditional ride club format. For now, cyclocross season is here – grab your cowbells and come and cheer on the team – or suit up and jump in. As always, you can keep up to date on news and events through the Steed Cycles Instagram and Facebook pages. See you around!

Cyclocross Clinic: Learn to Race

Clinic Hosted By: Steed Cycles Cyclocross Team

When: This year we are offering two clinic dates to meet the demand.
Sunday August 20th and Sunday August 27th, 7:30-9:00 am

Digger Kneeds Knees

Photo by Pinkbike

Back in 1996 I was first introduced to Todd “Digger” Fiander on a bike ride on Mt. Fromme. At the time all the good trails were the secret ones and Todd rode them all. I was lucky enough to get the invite on a few of these rides and knew Todd was going to be a big part of the next revolution in mountain bike trail creation.

He was building trails and filming friends insane enough to ride his trails to make his famous North Shore Extreme Videos. Todd asking me to be in his first NSX video not only got my name into the video and out into the community but also gave publicity to my new bike shop – Steed Cycles. The timing was great and so was what Todd was up to.

The North Shore Trails are well known not only locally but by mountain bike enthusiast all over the world. This is all owed to the hard work and passion of one man – Digger. Because of Diggers work on and off the trails we were able to captialize on the growing mtb scene. People wanted bikes that would allow them to keep up with Todds work and to make sure that their bikes were North Shore worthy. This meant that bike manufacturers changed their suspension requirements, tire sizes and geometry to keep up with Todd’s trails.

Steed Cycles and myself personally owe a lot to Digger not only for his constant support of Steed but for making trails that I personally love to ride and get so much enjoyment from.

We have learned that Todd will be taking some time off from the trails later this Summer as he goes under the knife to replace both of his knees. He will potentially be taking 1 year off and the community has banded together to create a fundraising campaign for the man himself – Digger Kneeds Knees!

Please contribute what you can or share the story with those you feel could give back. We look forward to seeing Todd back on the trails in 2018 better than ever. The Shore wouldn’t be the incredible mountain biking haven it is without the passion and dedication of this man.

https://www.gofundme.com/digger-kneeds-knees

Thank you for everything Digger! Heal up!

July 8th – Demo a e-bike with Specialized

Saturday July 8th join us for a day of e-Bike Demos with our friends at Specialized!
They will be bringing their Turbo Levo Mountain e-bike for you to take out and demo!
Email sales@steedcycles.com now to book in your bike! You can book the bikes from 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm.
We look forward to getting you out and riding!

Cervelo Reinvented R Series #gotitatsteed

From geometry and technology to components and features, the R Series has been fundamentally re-engineered, revised and reinvented. The R5 makes no compromises as a race machine first and foremost. World Tour riders praise its new pro fit, stable and responsive handling, and unrivalled stiffness and lightweight design. Bernie Eisel calls it “the perfect bike […]

Giant Demo Day!

This Sunday June 4th join us for a day of Bike Demos with our friends at Giant!
They will be bringing their Mountain Bike Demo Fleet consisting of the Trance, Hail, and Full-E Bikes for you to take out and ride!
Email sales@steedcycles.com now to book in your bike! You can book the bikes from 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm.
We look forward to getting you out and riding!

#fbf BC CX Champs 2016 Video

Celebrating 20 Years!

#steedbicyclebingo presented by Cervelo

Every year around this time we try to inspire riders to get back on the bike and out on the roads. This year is no different and to help you along the way for the whole month of April we will be having our first ever #steedbicyclebingo. Its simple, we will release a bicycle inspired bingo card on April 1st (this is not a joke) and the aim is for you to complete the bingo card by the end of the month. For each task you perform you will be added to the weekly draw for prizes from our amazing sponsors Cervelo Cycles. The more tasks you complete the more chances of winning. Complete the whole card and you go in the Grand Prize Draw at the end of the month.

The promotion will run through Instagram and will involve you sharing your images with us. Simply use the hashtag #steedbicyclebingo plus the number of the task you have completed in the description and add a fun comment. Make sure you tag @steedcycles and @cervelocycles in the image so we can see all the fun you are having on the bike. We will share your adventures with our followers. Each week we will pick a few winners for prizes which can be picked up at the store.

Save the Bingo Card to your phone so you can complete all the tasks.

PSA: Remember to always ride safely and have fun out there.

 

New Santa Cruz Demo Fleet at Steed Cycles

Its that time of the year again. The season is in full swing and we have just revamped our Demo Fleet from Santa Cruz. We have the Bronson CC X01 Eagle in Small, Medium, Large and X Large.

New to the Fleet this year is the ever popular Hightower CC X01 Eagle in both 29er and 27.5+. We have both wheel sizes available so you can ride them back to back on the trails and figure out what works for you.

 

Call the store for more details or to book in your test ride.

*Demo Charge is $90 (redeemable against the purchase of a Santa Cruz) + Pre-Auth of $5000 on Credit card. and I.D. Required.

Mountain Bikes Available:

Bronson CC – X01 – S, M, L, XL

Hightower CC – X01 – 29 or 27.5+ – M, L, XL