Strength Training for Youth

Friday, August 22, 2014 by Linda Hardcastle

As increasing numbers of youth are participating in sport, the question of strength training inevitably arises. Would resistance training enhance their sport performance, and more importantly, is it safe for their young bodies? Ironically, the incidence of youth obesity is concurrently on the rise. Could strength training play any role in controlling this rising epidemic? Research has demonstrated that strength training can not only be performed safely by our youth, but that it can enhance sport performance as well as assist in the battle against obesity. 

© Paul Moore - Fotolia.comBut please, do not simply release your child to the weight room.  Emotional immaturity and still growing bodies mandate the need for close supervision.  Youth also should lift following different guidelines than adults follow.  And maximal lifts should never, never be attempted!  

For the most current recommendations for strength training and youth, please follow this link (PDF) for a complete article on the topic.

If your child is ready to begin strength training, but you are not ready for them to enter the arena of gyms, consider transitioning them with the more controlled and gentle strengthening tools called fitness accessories.  These include tubes, medicine balls, dumbell weights, etc and are all available for purchase at our North and Greenwood stores.  

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When you visit Bicycle Garage Indy, BGI Fitness is the same store. Bicycle Garage Indy North (Dean Rd at East 82nd Street) and Bicycle Garage Indy in Greenwood (just seconds west of I-65 on County Line Road).

 

Bicycle Garage Indy & BGI Fitness Newsletter for August 14

Friday, August 15, 2014 by The Latest Buzz from Bicycle Garage Indy

If you do not receive the Bicycle Garage Indy email newsletter, you can the read latest one here www.bgindy.com/for/newsletter:

Here are some of the useful items from the latest edition:

 

If you would like to receive the Bicycle Garage Indy newsletter (sent out about twice a month, year round), click here to sign-up. Our newsletter keeps you up-to-date on in-store events, clinics and sales, along with the local bicycle scene.


Bicycle Garage Indy has three locations to serve you; Bicycle Garage Indy North (Indianapolis, Dean Road at 82nd St.),  Bicycle Garage Indy Greenwood (just west of I-65 on County Line Rd), and Bicycle Garage Indy Downtown, in the Indy Bike Hub YMCA.


 

- Jay S. Hardcastle, Marketing Manager 
Bicycle Garage Indy & BGI Fitness

 

Brookside Cyclocross Cup - September 14, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014 by Upcoming Events

Event Name:  Brookside Cyclocross Cup - 2014 Zipp Ohio Valley Cyclocross Series

Date & Time:  9am to 5pm, Sunday, September 14, 2014

Location: Brookside Park,  3500 Brookside Parkway South Drive,  Indianapolis, IN 46201

Website: https://www.bikereg.com/brookside-cyclocross-cup

About this Event: The 2014 Zipp Ohio Valley Cyclocross Series (OVCX) is a 14 race series representing the scenes in Cincinnati, Dayton, Louisville, Lexington, Bloomington and Indianapolis region.  Racers accumulate points for participation and placing in series events (best 7 placings) to win the overall championship in 24 categories.  Overall awards and Zipp raffle will be held immediately following OVCX #14 at St Mary’s in Indianapolis  Top 3 for each OVCX category will be recognized.

While it is a race, cyclocross is an exciting spectator event too!  And this year, the Brookside Cup has been made the cyclocross season opener - it is historically been held in December.  You can learn more about Cyclocross Racing here. Bicycle Garage Indy is a sponsor of this event. 

 

Bicycle Garage Indy's Upcoming Events blog lists events of interest to our friends, fans and customers.  For information on listing your your event, use this form on bgindy.com.

 

For more Bicycle Garage Indy In-Store and Sponsored events, watch the Bicycle Garage Indy Calendar: www.bgindy.com/for/calendar.

 

 

Bicycle Garage Indy and BGI Fitness Sponsor Nine13sports

Friday, August 15, 2014 by The Latest Buzz from Bicycle Garage Indy

Indianapolis, IN ─ August 5, 2014 Nine13sports is excited to announce that Indianapolis’ largest bicycle retailer, Bicycle Garage Indy, and their subsidy BGI Fitness, are the newest sponsors of their bicycle-focused nonprofit. This new corporate relationship will combine financial sponsorship with program partnership for one year.

“We’ve been very impressed by the programs Nine13sports has created,” said Scott Helvie, Chief Operating Officer of Bicycle Garage Indy/BGI Fitness. “The funding model for their Kids Riding Bikes programs focuses on tangible and meaningful partnerships with corporate entities that mutually serve the Central Indiana community.”

Helvie added, “We view this new relationship as an exciting cross between our corporate philanthropy and a connection to our corporate marketing for both our bicycle-focused operations and our BGI Fitness endeavors.”

This relationship marks another era of growth for Nine13sports as Bicycle Garage Indy and BGI Fitness will serve as organization-wide partners to the nonprofit versus funding programs that benefit specific schools. It also represents the first industry-exclusive sponsorship to which Nine13sports has committed. Bicycle Garage Indy and BGI Fitness will be the exclusive local bicycle and fitness equipment retailers for Nine13sports.

“Over the last 12 months, corporate marketing dollars have represented the vast majority of our funding model and have typically been earmarked for specific school programs,” said Tom Hanley, Executive Director at Nine13sports. “We’ve recently seen an enormous increase in inquiries about expanding beyond program-specific funding. There has been a push from corporations interested in being associated with Nine13sports’ services on a much larger scale.”

Hanley continued, “This relationship with Bicycle Garage Indy and BGI Fitness highlights the versatile appeal of our nonprofit initiatives and willingness to work closely with the corporate community to grow and adapt our operating methods to better suit their needs.”

While financial terms of the relationship are undisclosed, the benefits to Bicycle Garage Indy and BGI Fitness include branding on the Nine13sports trailer, Nine13sports programs provided at several choice Bicycle Garage Indy events, and Nine13sports promotion of both entities as their exclusive bicycle or fitness equipment related community partners.

The funds derived from this new relationship will go towards subsidizing Kids Riding Bikes programs through the support of the nonprofit’s general operating costs. It is an arrangement that allows Nine13sports to continue to grow as an organization that serves Central Indiana with their passion to create a healthier and fit community through bicycling.

A PDF Version of this press release is available here.

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Nine13sports is a Central Indiana 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes health, wellness, and exercise for local youth between the ages of 8 and 18, using bicycling as the gateway. We have created a unique program in which we have integrated the traditional bicycle with technology to provide a turnkey product for youth programs, schools and other community organizations. In addition to individual betterment of health and fitness, our programs promote community, teamwork and mutual respect for one another. Our vision is to use the art and sport of bicycling to teach and positively influence our participants and leave a lasting impact. For additional information please visit www.nine13sports.org or email info@nine13sports.org.

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Contact: Tom Hanley (Nine13sports)
Connie Szabo Schmucker (Bicycle Garage Indy & BGI Fitness)

Cell: 614.395.8210 (Tom) / 317.777.9630 (Connie)
Email: media@nine13sports.org (Nine13sports)
cschmucker@bgindy.com (Bicycle Garage Indy & BGI Fitness)

 

IndyCog News: Indy Ride Guide 2.0 goes digital!

Friday, August 15, 2014 by The Latest Buzz from Bicycle Garage Indy

Version 2.0 of Indianapolis' most comprehensive bike map, the Indy Ride Guide, is the first multi-modal map in the city with the addition of IndyGo bus stops and routes. The bicycle map for indianapolis is now digital on the Maprika app (available on iPhone and Android platforms). Now if you want to find out the best route to take by bike and don’t have a hard-copy map handy, you can also access the Indy Ride Guide on your phone. Hard-copy version of the map continue to be a popular item, available at all Bicycle Garage Indy stores. More information about this great resource.

Like the Indy Ride Guide 2.0? IndyCog is having a membership drive - help support them so you can see more of these great resources available to help make Indianapolis more bicycle friendly. You can join IndyCog here.

 

CIBA / IndyCog Swap Meet, August 23, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014 by Upcoming Events

Event Name:  Central Indiana Bicycling Association (CIBA) /IndyCog Swap Meet

Date & Time: 11 am to 2 pm, Saturday, August 23, 2014

Location: Indianapolis City Market West Plaza, 222 E. Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Website: http://indycog.org/events/ciba--indycog-swap-meet

About this Event: Ready to sell off unneeded bike gear, shop for a rare item you can't live without, listen to good music, have a beer or just hang out? Plan to come down after your morning ride for the Swap Meet hosted by CIBA and INDYCOG! Everyone is welcome, whether your shopping or not.

 

Bicycle Garage Indy's Upcoming Events blog lists events of interest to our friends, fans and customers.  For information on listing your your event, use this form on bgindy.com.

 

For more Bicycle Garage Indy In-Store and Sponsored events, watch the Bicycle Garage Indy Calendar: www.bgindy.com/for/calendar.

 

 

Bicycle Networking Opportunities at the Indy Bike Hub YMCA & City Market

Friday, August 15, 2014 by Indy Bike Hub

Have more bicycle stuff than you have room for? If so, here's your opportunity to get rid of some of it. If not, one's trash is another person's treasure - you may find the perfect item to add to your bicycling collection. Join fellow treasure hunters/sellers at CIBA/IndyCog Swap Meet is on Saturday, August 23, 11 am - 2 pm at the Indianapolis City Market West Plaza. The event will benefit the host organizations.

You can drop in on a “Let’s Talk Bikes” social event at Tomlinson Tap Room on Wednesday, September 10 at 5:30 pm organized by staff of the Indy Bike Hub YMCA.

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The Indy Bike Hub YMCA is Indy’s (and the nation’s) unique bicycle parking & fitness resource and home to Bicycle Garage Indy Downtown.  Both are located in the East Wing of the historic Indianapolis City Market. Get all the detail at www.indybikehub.org.

 

Advocacy Items and Educational Opportunities (8/14/14)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by Connie Schmucker

Advocacy Updates and Education Opportunities Summary for 8/14/14 enews

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BGI’s clinic topics for September: Ready to Ride: Rider,  Fixing Flat Tires and Featured Clinic: Dark and Cold Weather Riding Tips. Sign up here

Bicycle networking opportunities: “Let’s Talk Bikes” social event at Tomlinson Tap Room on Wednesday, September 10 at 5:30 pm organized by Indy Bike Hub YMCA.

CIBA/IndyCog Swap Meet is on Saturday, August 23, 11 am - 2 pm at the Indianapolis City Market West Plaza. The event will benefit the host organizations.

Local Advocacy

Shifting Gears turns donated bikes into viable transportation for people who need bikes. Give your unused bikes a new lease on life for someone else through Shifting Gears.  In 2013, more than 552 bikes were distributed to organizations for people who need bikes. Currently we are in need of donated bikes - we have requests for nearly 300 bikes, but don’t have the bikes to fulfill the requests. For more information and how you can help, please visit this page about Shifting Gears on BGI’s website.

Bicycle Garage Indy and BGI Fitness are pleased to announce our sponsorship of Nine13sports. Nine13sports is a bicycle-focused nonprofit dedicated to getting kids on bikes. Nine13sports will be at our stores on August 30th & 31st - stop by to learn more about their programs. More info: Press Release

From our friends at IndyCog: Indy Ride Guide 2.0 goes digital! The bicycle map for indianapolis is now digital on the Maprika app. Now if you need to find out the best route to take by bike and don’t have a map handy, you can also access the Indy Ride Guide on your phone.

Monon Bridge over 38th Street: Indianapolis will devote $1.6 million in grant money to build a bridge over 38th St on the Monon in 2017. The historical marker for World Champion cyclist and Indianapolis native Major Taylor is near the proposed bridge site. It has been suggested (by BGI Marketing Manager Jay Hardcastle) to name the bridge for Major Taylor. Seems fitting that the bridge would bear his name.  

For more details on these items: www.bgindy.com/for/advocacy1

 

 


 


 

Bike Riding Lessons

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by Connie Schmucker

Bike Riding Lessons

Over the past few months I’ve worked with more than 20 individuals on bike riding skills, most learning to ride for the first time. In the past few years I’ve worked mainly with adults who have never learned to ride, but this summer I’ve gotten numerous requests to teach young people how to ride. Unfortunately not every bike riding lesson is as successful as I would like it to be – learning how to coast is key and that can be more difficult for some people than others to learn. But once they are able to coast, the rest of bike riding skills come much easier.

There are also many successes: This video was made exactly 1 week after this 8-year-old boy learned how to ride a bike for the first time. Looking at him riding now, you would never know he just learned how to ride!

Another highlight was working with an 11-year old and his grandmother on basic riding skills. They already knew how to ride bikes, but needed some instruction on starting/stopping, hand signals and basic control of the bike. They plan to return for another lesson once they’ve practiced the skills we worked on.

The day after their lesson, I received the following email from the grandmother, Marj:

Connie, 

I really appreciate our lesson last night. You are a gifted teacher and communicator. Aiden told me that he definitely wants to meet with you again, "she cannot NOT be in my life". He considers you a mentor. 

I thought you would appreciate knowing you made such an impression and difference for him.

Thank you for sharing your talent.

Marj 

It is truly gratifying when the student learns how to ride a bike or improves their bicycling skills, no matter what their age. Want some bike riding tips? Visit this page for info: www.bgindy.com/for/streetwise

Connie Szabo Schmucker, Advocacy Director

Bicycle Garage Indy / BGI Fitness

Bike Michiana for Hospice, September 14, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014 by Upcoming Events

Event Name:  6th Annual Bike Michiana for Hospice

Date & Time: Sunday, September 14, 2014

Location: text

Website: http://www.bikemichianaforhospice.org/

About this Event: We are excited to announce that the 6th Annual Bike Michiana for Hospice will take place on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Registration is now open. Register before August 15, 2014 for just $50. Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to keep up with news about the event. - Distances: 3.5 - 11.5 Mile Family Ride (you choose), 25, 43, 100k (67 miles), 101 Mile Century Ride, and 200k (124 miles)

 

Bicycle Garage Indy's Upcoming Events blog lists events of interest to our friends, fans and customers.  For information on listing your your event, use this form on bgindy.com.

 

For more Bicycle Garage Indy In-Store and Sponsored events, watch the Bicycle Garage Indy Calendar: www.bgindy.com/for/calendar.

 

 

Spokes of Hope Ride Indy, September 7, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014 by Upcoming Events

Event Name:  2014 Spokes of Hope Ride Indy

Date & Time: 8:00 am, Sunday, September 7, 2014

Location: Lion's Park (Main and Pine Streets), Zionsville Indiana

Website: http://www.spokesofhope.com/

About this Event: The ride this year will return to Zionsville, starting and finishing on the majestic bricks.
This year we will have a new T-shirt design as well as the opportunity to pick up packets the Friday before the ride.
Also, we will have Group / Team registration to unite and come together with your friends in the fight for survivorship.  We look forward to making a difference together in the fight against cancer.

 

Bicycle Garage Indy's Upcoming Events blog lists events of interest to our friends, fans and customers.  For information on listing your your event, use this form on bgindy.com.

 

For more Bicycle Garage Indy In-Store and Sponsored events, watch the Bicycle Garage Indy Calendar: www.bgindy.com/for/calendar.

 

 

HMBA Brown County Epic - October 10-12, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 by Upcoming Events

Event Name:  Hoosier Mountain Bike Association -  Brown County Epic

Date & Time: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, October 10-12, 2014

Location: Brown County State Park, Nashville, Indiana

Website: www.hmba.org

About this Event: The Hoosier Mountain Bike Association (HMBA) announces a new Mountain Bike Festival (Oct. 10-12, 2014), called the Brown County Epic, in place of the Brown County Breakdown.  The Brown County Epic will be a mountain bike festival and Epic Ride (up to 100 miles) within Brown County State Park and Yellowwood State Forest. The festival will include camping Friday and Saturday night at the start/finish area, music, beer, food, games, great prize raffles, product and bike demos on Saturday, and an Epic Ride in the woods on Sunday, with 100, 75, 50, and 25-mile routes, with no repeating loops. (Registration is scheduled to open August 8.)
 

 

Bicycle Garage Indy's Upcoming Events blog lists events of interest to our friends, fans and customers.  For information on listing your your event, use this form on bgindy.com.

 

For more Bicycle Garage Indy In-Store and Sponsored events, watch the Bicycle Garage Indy Calendar: www.bgindy.com/for/calendar.

 

 

Poker Run at Town Run Trail Park - September 13, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 by Upcoming Events

Event Name:  Poker Run at Town Run Trail Park

Date & Time: Saturday, September 13, 2014.  Registration Opens 7:30am   Event starts at 9:00am

Location: Town Run Trail Park, 5325 East 96th Street,  Indianapolis, Indiana 46240-1452

Website: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1572474

About this Event: Mountain ​bike ​"Poker ​Run" ​at ​Town ​Run ​Trail ​Park. ​ ​Not ​a ​race! ​ ​Riders are ​dealt ​playing ​cards ​as ​they ​ride ​the course ​and ​will ​build ​a ​poker ​hand. ​ ​Best ​poker ​hand ​at ​the ​end ​of ​the ​2-​hour ​ride ​wins! ​ ​Four ​divisions: ​women, ​men, ​girls ​and ​boys. Proceeds benefit Sertoma Charities.

 

Bicycle Garage Indy's Upcoming Events blog lists events of interest to our friends, fans and customers.  For information on listing your your event, use this form on bgindy.com.

 

For more Bicycle Garage Indy In-Store and Sponsored events, watch the Bicycle Garage Indy Calendar: www.bgindy.com/for/calendar.

 

 

Lions Pride Ride - August 30, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 by Upcoming Events

Event Name:  Lions Pride Ride

Date & Time: Saturday, August 30, 2014 - Ride Starts 8 am

Location: Johnson County Armory National Guard Armory, 325 Minuteman Way(formerly Lover's Lane), Franklin, IN 46131

Website: www.lionprideride.org

About this Event: A casual ride through southern Indiana for family and friends benefiting the many organizations supported by the Edinburgh, Shelbyville & Franklin Lions Clubs. Great opportunity to spend a leisurely day enjoying the countryside and support the work of the Lions!

 

Bicycle Garage Indy's Upcoming Events blog lists events of interest to our friends, fans and customers.  For information on listing your your event, use this form on bgindy.com.

 

For more Bicycle Garage Indy In-Store and Sponsored events, watch the Bicycle Garage Indy Calendar: www.bgindy.com/for/calendar.

 

 

HOIST - Home Gym with Both Traditional Bench/Bar AND Functional Training

Saturday, August 2, 2014 by Linda Hardcastle

Are you someone who likes to “push the limits” with your weight training?  Do you like the benefits of free weight training, but are intrigued by the special core benefits of functional weight training?  At one time, you would have to choose one style of training over another, but with the Hoist Personal Training System (PTS), you now can customize your home gym to include any or all of these different training systems.  

You start with the PTS-1000 Dual Action Smith Cage.  This is the bedrock of weight lifters, with its Bar/Olympic weights and surrounding cage to allow for safe racking of the bar at any position (with no spotters required).  Revolutionary with this piece of equipment is the Dual Action Technology that produces simultaneous horizontal and vertical bar movement.  Traditional movements such as the bench press, shoulder press and squat can be performed with this. 

PTS-Ensemble 1 (Cage + PTS-LAT)Continuing with this more traditional line of equipment, you may add to this a PTS–LAT unit that offers the rear stack of weights, commonly used in a gym environment.  Lat pulldown, high/low rows and ab crunch can all be performed with this optional add-on.  
 

For those wishing to embrace the newer “Functional Approach” to training, they may additionally incorporate the PTS–HILO system.  This places a two-pulley functional trainer system on the front of your unit.  With functional training, you step away from the unit and incorporate “real life, multi-joint” movements into your training. 

You may also incorporate balance into your moves – performing exercises while standing one-legged or on a Bosu balance.  Both of these variations not only target your intended muscle groups, but also pull in the core muscles as well.  If the concept of functional training is new to you, you may wish to learn more with the following blogs: Functional Gyms: What Are They and Why Are They So Great? and What Exactly Is A Functional Gym?

Bicycle Garage & BGI Fitness is proud to carry the full line of Hoist Fitness equipment.  Stop by at either our North (82nd at Dean Road) or Greenwood (just west of I65 on County Line Road) store to try these exciting pieces of home strength equipment.

 
 
 

Thank You Indy for Voting Bicycle Garage Indy the 2014 #1 Local Bike Shop

Friday, August 1, 2014 by The Latest Buzz from Bicycle Garage Indy

Thank you Indy, for once again voting Bicycle Garage Indy the NUVO Best of Indy "#1 Local Bike Shop", and for voting Josh Prater, our North Service Manager the "#1 Best Local Bike Mechanic". We're especially gratified by this result because of the fact that we don't actively ask folks to vote for us. You can see all the NUVO Best of Indy results here:  Nuvo: Indy's Alternative Voice

As a show of appreciation, starting Friday, August 1, we have a free gift* people who visit our stores. The gift includes a waterproof phone protector by JerseyBin, a sample from vendors such as Gu, Jelly Belly, Enzo and Smartwash, and a few extras. The kit is useful for all types of riders. Just stop by Bicycle Garage Indy  in Indianapolis or Greenwood and ask about the "Best of Indy" gift.


*Bicycle Garage Indy has several hundred of these items, but when they're gone, they're gone. Don't wait too long. Limit one per household.

 

 

 

New Lines and New Products at Bicycle Garage Indy

Monday, July 28, 2014 by Jay S. Hardcastle

Yes, it feels like we are still in the middle of the calendar year and the heart of the riding season, but the bicycle industry is already working overtime on releasing 2015 products.  When you combine this with Bicycle Garage Indy’s challenge to find you the best products (at the best value), that means anytime you come in you are likely to find something new on our shelves.  Here are just a few of the new items now on in stock, or on the way shortly.

POC Sports, or POC for short, is a relatively new company, founded in 2004 and based in Sweden.  POC built its reputation in snowboarding and skiing, before moving into bicycling gear for the road and mountain biking.  Bicycle Garage Indy is now offering POC’s Trabac ($149.99) and Trabec Race MIPS ($229.99) mountain bike helmets.  Trabec Race MIPS is the first MIPS (Muti-Directional Impact Protection System) technology helmet offered by Bicycle Garage Indy.  We also have the Poc Octal helmet ($269.99) a 200 gram road helmet (size medium), the same helmet used by pro Team Garmin Sharp (and others).

Light and Motion of California is revamping its popular Urban line of integrated, USB rechargeable lights for 2015.  The new Urban offers upgraded output levels (350, 500, 650 and 800 lumens), more colors, and a fast recharge 800 lumen model.  The Urban series starts at $69.99 for the 350 lumen model.  The new Urban series is in stock right now, including new Commuter Bundles that include the new Vis180 Micro rear light with an Urban Headlight.

 

One of many Kickstarter bike projects you may have heard about, the new Orp “Smarthorn” ($64.99) is a combination visibility light and electronic horn.  The handlebar mounted Orp offers the option of either a friendly 76 decibel “hi there” warble, or 96 decibel, jack-hammer loud “I am riding here” warning blast.  If you are an avid commuter or road rider wanting to be sure you are noticed, the Orp might be for you.

Bicycle Garage Indy has three locations to serve you; Bicycle Garage Indy North (Indianapolis, in the Dean Road at 82nd St.),  Greenwwood (just west of I-65 on County Line Rd), and the Bicycle Garage Indy Downtown, in the Indy Bike Hub YMCA at City Market. 

 

- Jay Hardcastle
Marketing Manager
Bicycle Garage Indy and BGI Fitness

Exciting 2015 Bikes Are Just Around the Corner

Monday, July 28, 2014 by Jay S. Hardcastle

Since the middle of June, Bicycle Garage Indy staff has been traveling all over the U.S. for company “dealer camps” and meetings.  While there,  they are are allowed to get a first hand look at new products for the coming 2015 model year.  Sometime we have to keep quiet about what we are shown, and sometimes it goes public immediately.  Here are a few of the bits that are now public, and that we are very excited to begin sharing with you.

Giant, who last year led the charge into 27.5” wheels with most of their mountain bikes, has now committed to road disc brakes on all of their carbon frame bikes in the popular Defy endurance road bike series.  These bikes have been designed from the ground up for disc brakes, and for endurance ride comfort, using the D-Fuse seat tube design first seen on their TCX Cyclocross bikes.  Combined with the latest groupos from Shimano, these are going to be some very exciting bikes.

In 2015, Giant will also be expanding the presence of the LIV line of women's bicycle and related products, with more women specific features and design considerations throughout.  This means the Avail (the women's version of the Defy) will also be all new, and exclusively road disc, in all the carbon frames models.

Trek is also offering road disc brakes in some new Domane series bikes, and just introduced a new road bike, the Émonda, which is focused on lightweight design.  While top of of the line Emonda was provided to Trek Factory Racing for the Tour De France, Trek will trickle down Émonda technology to offer a series of bikes, as it has done with Domane and Madone.  Both disc brake Domane and Émonda models will begin arriving at Bicycle Garage Indy later in August and throughout the fall.

 

 

 

 

Bicycle Garage Indy has three locations to serve you; Bicycle Garage Indy North (Indianapolis, in the Dean Road at 82nd St.),  Greenwwood (just west of I-65 on County Line Rd), and the Bicycle Garage Indy Downtown, in the Indy Bike Hub YMCA at City Market. 

 

- Jay Hardcastle
Marketing Manager
Bicycle Garage Indy and BGI Fitness

Vision Fitness Equipment - Leading in Technology

Sunday, July 27, 2014 by Linda Hardcastle

What if you could run through the American Southwest or Northern Italy, any time you stepped on your treadmill? Or cycle through an alpine meadow without leaving your living room? With the revolutionary Virtual Active™ technology – you can.  And you can find this Virtual ActiveTM  technology on Vision fitness products – including treadmills, ellipticals and stationary bicycles.  

Just how does this work?  You select your destination of choice and begin your workout.  As you speed up from warm-up to workout pace, you will see the video speed up as well.  When the video displays an uphill trail, your actual incline will increase to match what you are seeing.  The experience is further brought to life as you hear the ambient sounds of your destination through your speakers or headphones.  The minutes will fly by as you move through these stunning destinations.  And do no worry about getting bored – additional sites from around the world are available to add to your library of locations.  

Incorporation of such innovative technology into their fitness equipment is just one of the reasons that BGI Fitness has chosen to carry the Vision line.  Their 15.6” high definition touch screens offer beautiful imagery along with user-friendly navigation. Vision Fitness has been recognized as a leader in the industry with more than fifty “Best Buy” awards from various publications, including Consumer Reports, Consumers Digest and Fitness Professor.  These awards extend across the full line of Vision products:  treadmills, ellipticals and bicycles.  We are proud to offer Vision Fitness products at both of our BGI Fitness locations, North (82nd at Dean Road) and in Greenwood (just west of I65 on County Line Road).  

To learn more about about the Vision Fitness difference, follow this link (PDF).

 

 

Your Bicycle: My Farthest Ride by Maggie Snyder

Sunday, July 27, 2014 by Customers, Friends and Fans of Bicycle Garage Indy

This is in Ohio. I can't remember the name of the trail. This is the day that I rode my farthest in one day, 25 miles. I was really excited because I'm not very active and just got I to bike riding. I love it! It is such a great stress reliever for me and a great exercise. Ever since I started people have said I look great and toned. I love bike riding and can't wait to go farther.

Name: Maggie Snyder
Bicycle: GMC Denali
City: Noblesville
State: Indiana
 

Maggie, we hope you will take your dad riding around the growing Indianapolis trails network on your next big ride. Thanks from everyone at Bicycle Garage Indy for sharing Your Bicycle picture and story.

 

Share Your Bicycle Picture and Story with the friends, fans, and customers of Bicycle Garage Indy. Details at http://www.bgindy.com/for/yourbicycle

 

- Jay S. Hardcastle, Marketing Manager for Bicycle Garage Indy and BGI Fitness