Garage Sale March 23, 24, 25 Save big!

3 Days ONLY! March 23, 24, 25th

We are having a GARAGE SALE and it is a great time to come save. When you have the selection that we do and have been in business 21 years, you accumulate quite a bit of “extra” and now is your time to save. Leftover road, mountain, hybrid, youth, triathlon and tandem bikes will be up to 40% off! We have used bikes too! Clothing and accessories will be up to 50% off. Sale tables will have boxes of closeout merchandise and our regular in-stock clothing, shoes, helmets, car racks and more will also be on sale. Indoor trainers (non-smart trainers) will be 20% off and all “Smart Trainers” like Wahoo Kickers and Snaps as well as Saris Magnus will be $100 off. Shop early for best selection. Find out more by calling 315.789.5922 or email us at info@genevabikes.com

We are currently on Fall/Winter Hours:

Mon   10 – 6

Tue     10 – 6

Wed   Closed

Thur   10 – 6

Fri      10 – 6

Sat      10 – 5

Sun    Closed

 

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2017 Liv Women Only Cycling Events

Join Liv ambassador, Suzanne, for Women Only rides and clinics throughout the beautiful Finger Lakes, on the road and on mountain bike trails!!  All of these rides are no-drop rides, no one is left behind, and occasional stops to re-group are common.  For up to date information, GPS maps, and other women only rides join our Facebook group, the Morning Shift. Rider expectations:  a bike in good working order to ensure everyone’s uninterrupted fun, a safe helmet (no exceptions), water and food to refuel, and a flat changing kit (spare tube, tools, and a pump for your bike).

EXPECTATIONS FOR ROAD RIDES: Experience riding in a group with the ability to maintain a 14-16 mph average.  Be sure to carry food and water, have at least 2 water bottles on your bike and some money to re-fuel at stops along the way.  No headphones, no exceptions!

EXPECTATIONS FOR MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES:  *LIMITED TO 10 RIDERS – Sign up is required for the mountain bike rides! Call or email us at the shop.These rides will take place on narrow single track trails in the woods, they will traverse over roots, rocks, logs and other obstacles.  You will need a trail worthy mountain bike in good working condition, it should at least have front suspension and knobby tires that are 2″ wide or more.  Disc brakes are incredibly nice for trail riding, but not required.  You need to be able to carry food, water, and flat changing tools. Hydration packs, small back packs with a bladder and straw to make drinking while riding easier, are great for carrying a lot of water, tools, and gear but a properly stocked seat bag will work too. Long finger gloves, elbow pads and knee pads can give you a lot of added protection and confidence while learning to ride trails but are not required. Unsure if your bike is trail worthy? Contact us or stop by with the bike here at the shop and we can help you.

SCHEDULE

May 21 - Road Ride Around Keuka Lake - 45mi
     Start: Rolling at 8am
     Where: Keuka Park, 1 Lake St, Penn Yan

June 4 - Liv Cycling Mountain & Road Demo @ Ontario County Park (OCP)
     Time: 11am - 3pm
     Where: OCP, 6475 Gannett Hill Park Dr, Naples 
     @ playground/pavilion

June 25 - Road Ride Canandaigua Lake - 45mi
     Start: Rolling at 8am
     Where: Kershaw Park, 155 Lakeshore Dr, Canandaigua 
     @ bath house/beach

July 9 - Mountain Bike Skills Clinic & Ride @ Ontario County Park
     Time: 8-11am
     Where: OCP, 6475 Gannett Hill Park Dr, Naples 
     @ playground/pavilion

July 23 - Road Ride Around Skaneateles Lake & Otisco Lake - 52mi
     Start: Rolling at 8am
     Where: Skaneateles Downtown Parking Lot ($2 fee), off Route 20, 
     between Jordan St and State St

August 6 - Mountain Bike Skills Clinic & Ride @ Harriet Hollister 
     Spencer Park
     Start: 8-11am
     Where: Harriet Hollister Spencer Park, 6775 Canadice Hill Rd, 
     Springwater @ pavilion (a 1/4mi past the first parking lot)

August 27 - Road Ride Around Seneca Lake - 82mi
     Start: Rolling at 8am
     Where: Lakefront Park & Visitors Center, 35 Lakefront Dr, Geneva

September 17 - Mountain Bike Ride @ Shindagin Hollow State Park
     Time: 8-11am
     Where: Shindagin Hollow State Park, Braley Hill Rd, Brooktondale

 

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Maintenance Classes Jan 21, 28, & Feb 4th 2017

This 3-part class will take place on 3 consecutive Saturdays from 11:00 to 1:00 and the cost to attend all three is $45. SPACE IS LIMITED and is on a first-come first-served basis. It will be “hands-on”, and you can bring your bike or use one of ours. The focus is on those issues that are common enough, important enough and manageable by the average home mechanic.

Day 1, Sat Jan 21st This will cover basic pre-ride safety check; using wheel quick releases; headset adjustment; tire/tube inspection, flat tire change; installing/removing pedals.

Day 2, Sat Jan 28th – This will cover brake adjustments; chain maintenance, cleaning, lubing, and replacement; wheel trouble diagnosis, and minor wheel truing (straightening).

Day 3, Sat Feb 4th – This will cover derailleur (shifting) diagnosis and adjustments, specifically barrel adjusters, cable lubing, and cable replacement; torque wrench use;re-taping handlebars & more.

Note that this will mostly cater to road and hybrid bikes because it is difficult to teach how to work on hydraulic disc brakes and suspension in a short time. If we get enough requests, we can have a class on those topics at another time.

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Garage Sale March 23, 24, 25! $ave big!

3 Days ONLY! March 23, 24, 25th

We are having a GARAGE SALE and it is a great time to come save. When you have the selection that we do and have been in business 21 years, you accumulate quite a bit of “extra” and now is your time to save. Leftover road, mountain, hybrid, youth, triathlon and tandem bikes will be up to 40% off! We have used bikes too! Clothing and accessories will be up to 50% off. Sale tables will have boxes of closeout merchandise and our regular in-stock clothing, shoes, helmets, car racks and more will also be on sale. Indoor trainers (non-smart trainers) will be 20% off and all “Smart Trainers” like Wahoo Kickers and Snaps as well as Saris Magnus will be $100 off. Shop early for best selection. Find out more by calling 315.789.5922 or email us at info@genevabikes.com

We are currently on Fall/Winter Hours:

Mon 10 – 6

Tue 10 – 6

Wed Closed

Thur 10 – 6

Fri 10 – 6

Sat 10 – 5

Sun Closed

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2016 Women Only Road Rides Around the Finger Lakes

Women Only Road Rides Around the Finger Lakes

Join Liv Ambassador, Suzanne, for Women Only Rides around the Finger Lakes. These are no-drop rides – they are not competitive, no one is left behind, and occasional stops to re-group are common. Rider expectations: a road bike in good working condition, a helmet, comfort riding in a group, ability to average 14-16mph, water & nutrition, and flat changing tools.


For the latest news and information about the lake rides (and all of the other women only GBC rides), please join The Morning Shift Facebook group and the Geneva Bicycle Center Facebook page.

 

May 8 – Owasco Lake – 32 miles

Start: Rolling at 8 am

Where: Emerson Park off RT 38A, Auburn, near the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse

 

May 29 – Honeoye & Canadice Lakes – 32 miles

Start: Rolling at 8 am

Where: West’s SureFine Market parking lot, RT 20A, Honeoye (behind CVS)

 

June 12 – Canandaigua Lake – 45 miles

Start: Rolling at 8am

Where: Lakeshore Park, Lakeshore Dr, Canandaigua, near the bath house


June 26 – Skaneateles & Otisco Lakes – 52 miles

Start: Rolling at 8 am

Where: Skaneateles Downtown Parking lot ($2 fee), between M&T Bank and Jordan St off RT 20

July 17 – Hemlock & Conesus Lakes – 52 miles

Start: Rolling at 8 am

Where: Hemlock Lake Park, off Rix Hill Rd, Hemlock (off RT 15A)

 

July 31 – Keuka Lake w/Bluff – 65 miles

Start: Rolling at 8 am

Where: Keuka Park, Penn Yan on RT 54 lakeside, just past Knapp & Schlappi Lumber and before Morgan Marine

August 14 – Seneca Lake – 82 miles

Start: Rolling at 8 am

Where: Seneca Lake State Park, RT 5&20 Geneva, near the Visitor’s Center

 

August 28 – Cayuga Lake – 100 miles

Start: Rolling at 8 am

Where: Cayuga Lake State Park ($7 fee), near park office/registration

 

1. Helmets are required.  No exceptions. It is strongly recommended that you bring a spare tube, tools, and pump for your bike. Be prepared with your own food and water and money to refuel at stops during the ride.

2. Please be ready to roll at 8am sharp, arrive 15 minutes early to get you and your bike ready to roll at 8am. Please have your bike in good working order to ensure everyone’s uninterrupted fun.

3. While we are happy to host these rides, Geneva Bicycle Center and its’ employees are not in any way responsible for you, your health, your bike or your actions while you ride with us. This is an unpaid activity with participants simply sharing public streets. There should be no expectation by any party of services or liability implied or otherwise.

4. Please obey traffic laws and have respect for pedestrians, motorists and other cyclists.

 

www.genevabikes.com 315-789-5922

Women Only Road Rides Around the Finger Lakes

Join Liv Ambassador, Suzanne, for Women Only Rides around the Finger Lakes. These are no-drop rides – they are not competitive, no one is left behind, and occasional stops to re-group are common. Rider expectations: a road bike in good working condition, a helmet, comfort riding in a group, ability to average 14-16mph, water & nutrition, and flat changing tools.

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Suzanne has been leading women around the Geneva area on road bike rides every Saturday morning for several summers.  This past summer we got together on a few Sundays for some added challenges, to ride around six of the eleven Finger Lakes.  We circumnavigated Keuka Lake, Canandaigua Lake, Skaneateles Lake, Otisco Lake, Seneca Lake and finished with a century (1oo miles!) around Cayuga Lake. Some women even set out to cross the other lakes off their list on their own, completing all of the Finger Lakes in one riding season. Stay tuned to see what challenge Suzanne can come up with for next year.

Coasting, a sweet reward for all those long climbs.

It's hot! Grabbing some shade where-ever we can find it.

Getting ready to tackle Seneca Lake, bright and early.

Refueling in Watkins Glen.

Sometimes stores go out of business and you have to ask for some water from some friendly folks. This was a much needed water refill and cool off stop!

Great views and smiling faces.

It's always more fun to ride with friends!

The best part of lake rides...the refreshing swim afterwards!

Photo stop! We're hiding the beautiful sunflowers.

What hills? Canandaigua Lake, Done! And just before the storm.

Up, up, and more up!

 

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Women Only No-Drop Road Ride Schedule 2015

GBC Women Only Road Ride stops to enjoy the sunflowers!

Join Liv Ambassador, Suzanne, for Women Only Rides around the Finger Lakes. These are no-drop rides – they are not competitive, no one is left behind, and occasional stops to re-group are common. Rider expectations: a road bike in good working condition, a helmet, comfort riding in a group, ability to average 14-16mph, water & nutrition, flat changing tools, and no headphones.

Weekly Saturday 8am rides start May 2, meet at the Geneva Bicycle Center for a 20-25 mile ride returning to the shop by 10am.

May 17 – Keuka Lake – 45miles

Start: Rolling at 9am

Where: Keuka Park, Penn Yan on RT 54 (lakeside, just past Knapp & Schlappi Lumber & before Morgan Marine)

June 14 – Canandaigua Lake – 45miles

Start: Rolling at 9am

Where: Kershaw Park on Lakeshore Drive, near the bath house/beach

July 19 – Skaneateles & Otisco Lakes – 60miles

GBC Women Only Road Ride Paceline

Start: Rolling at 9am

Where: Skaneateles Downtown Parking Lot ($2 fee), left off RT 20, past Jordan St, before M&T Bank

August 9 – Seneca Lake – 75miles

Start: Rolling at 9am

Where: Lakefront Park – Geneva Visitors Center RT 5&20

September 13 – Cayuga Lake – 90miles

Start: Rolling at 8am

Where: Cayuga Lake State Park ($7 fee), near park office/registration

HAPPY RIDER FINE PRINT

1. Helmets are required.  No exceptions. It is strongly recommended that you bring a spare tube, tools, and pump for your bike. Be prepared with your own food and water and money to refuel at stops during the ride.

2. Please be ready to roll at the starting time, arrive 15 minutes early to get you and your bike ready to roll. Please have your bike in good working order to ensure everyone’s uninterrupted fun.

3. While we are happy to host these rides, Geneva Bicycle Center and its’ employees are not in any way responsible for you, your health, your bike or your actions while you ride with us. This is an unpaid activity with participants simply sharing public streets. There should be no expectation by any party of services or liability implied or otherwise.

4. Please obey traffic laws and have respect for pedestrians, motorists and other cyclists.

GBC Women Only Road Rides stopping to enjoy the local peony farm.

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Lighten up?

The switch to Daylight Savings Time is a prime opportunity to talk about bike lights, but what we have to say about them may not be what you expect.
Why do you wear a helmet? To survive accidents, right? Why not avoid them? Thus, lights make sense. Except that almost every bike/car collision happens during daylight hours. What does every driver say after they collide with a bike? I’ll give you a minute to think. That’s right – “I didn’t see ’em!” So why have lights on only during the night? I bet you ride very little at night. (Well, if you are reading this blog, then maybe you ride more seriously than most and a little more than average after dark. Still, most riders avoid the dark.)
My wise friend Chris T. says it this way – “The insurance industry crunches numbers better than anyone, and your insurance is lower if you have daytime running lamps on your car (always-on headlights)”. Lights make you more visible day or night. On my own  featherweight carbon fiber Dura-Ace road bike you’ll find a red flasher on the seatpost and  a little white flasher on the handlebars. Actually, they are on every bike I own, and they ALWAYS go on when I am riding unless I am mountain biking. Flashing is the way to go and really, really bright is aaalllright.
So, am I trying to sell you lights? No. Buy them where you like, but turn them on (and turn them off as people classically forget and burn the batteries out.) Stay safe and pedal on.

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Best Bike Shops in America Award!

After decades of having the industry’s highest award be “Top 100 Bike Shops in the USA” (which we have won the last 6 years in row) it has now changed simply to “America’s Best Bike Shops”. That way if it is less/more than 100, they can award it to who they want. It is probably obvious that we would not be bringing it up if we did not make the list -yippee! The staff is very proud of the award for sure, but we would be remiss to leave out our thanks to others.

Thank you to our friends, family, sales reps, suppliers, event volunteers, race directors, local clubs and service organization partners, family pets, but most of all our customers. Our customers put some measure of faith in us every time they walk in the door, and, for that, we are very grateful.

Here’s to 7 more great years.

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Ranch Winter

Spring is finally here! The sun has been out and the snow has melted but Mark and I have some great video of some more fat bike and moto riding in the snow.  Our dogs have taken the spotlight in this video, they are our best companions on the trail!

Enjoy and let us know what you think!

Ranch Winter on Pinkbike

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