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The roads are clear and the temperatures are slowly increasing. What does that mean? Ride time!
Tuesday Evening Road Ride:
Our Tuesday evening road rides will be starting April 28th. We will meet here at the shop in Kentville and roll out from there.
Where: Meet at the shop at 353 Main St Kentville and we will leave from there.
When: Every Tuesday evening. We will be leaving at 6:30 Sharp.
What: Group road ride. We ask you to be self sufficient with an extra tube, etc. and be able to maintain a pace of 25-30. Be prepared to ride for at least 1.5 hours.
Ladies Only Ride:
The Ladies Rides will start May 2nd, weather dependant. The rides will be leaving at 9:45 am from the shop and Shelly will be here to lead the way.
Where: The rides start at the shop, located at 353 Main St in Kentville.
When: The rides will leave the shop at 9:45 sharp. The shop is open at 9:00 so any last minute gels or tubes will be available.
What: An enjoyable group road ride. Riders should be self sufficient with an extra tube and C02 carteridge. Riders should be able to maintain a pace of 22-26, and rides will last up to two hours.
There will be other rides as well including the AVMBA weekly MTB ride, and the Thursday evening Casual ride once the trails are dry.
Valley Stove and Cycle is proud to be part of this community and we want to give back where and when we can.
One way we can help is by offering the use of our Black Olive Pellet-fed Barbaque and enough pellets for the day. Your (non-profit) community group supplies the food and beverages as well as the folks to do the cooking and serving.
Please give us as least one week notice if you are interested in this fund raising opportunity. You can contact us at 902-542-7280 or by email at email@example.com.
The sun is shining and thoughts of riding are on our mind. It's time to get the bikes tuned up, and hit the road. Here are a couple of items you should consider to make your spring cycling more enjoyable.
Get Your Bike Tuned Up:
Make sure your bike is ready. Bring your bike in and we will be happy to ensure your bike is safe with one of our three maintenance packages. Please book ahead as we do get busy very quickly.
Have the Right Clothes:
The rides often start off chilly and then warm up quickly. The proper clothing including lightweight jerseys, and shorts can be layered and will remove the moisture from your body and keep the wind and weather from affecting your ride. We carry Louis Garneau, Sugoi, Dakine, Axiom, and other brands to guarantee proper fit and usage. We also have arm and leg warmers that can be removed mid ride to maintain comfort and body temperature. High visibility clothing is very important on the road and we have a wide range of vests and jackets/
Check Road Conditions:
We've had a heck of a winter and there are some snowbanks around. The roads have taken a beating as well so keep your wits about you. Motorists need to get used to us again so stay alert when riding in traffic.
Your first ride may not be as fast or as long as your last ride before you put the bike away. If you have been spinning during the winter this transition may not even be noticable. For the rest of us, pick a route that will get your legs used to riding again. Choose a distance that is shorter and less technical than you would ride in your prime condition. Build up to your peak riding in both intensity and distance.
At Valley Stove and Cycle we have all your needs and expertise to help you get the most out of your cycling. We are always willing to help you out!
New to the Valley Stove and Cycle is Green Mountain Grills. They offer the highest quality with the heat control of pellets. This is a fantastic addition to your home or cottage.