Bike News April-May 2018

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by Rolf Scholtz | June 2018 Seward Splash

Seward Bike Sharks Expands After-school Programming with co-ed CYCLOCROSS TEAM!

That’s right! Seward Bike Sharks has expanded their award- winning school-based cycling program to include co-ed cyclocross development. Practices are currently held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Matthews Park and are coached by experienced riders and racers. If your student has expressed enthusiasm for the biking opportunities Seward has provided and is interested in taking what they have learned in class to the next level, please contact coach Paulie Glatt or Bruce Martens for more information.

The next six-week skills session begins the week of July 9th, with formal team training for the fall race season beginning August 27th. Get on the roster now to ensure a spot in the summer skills session. Class size is limited to 25*.

*It is preferred that participants use their own bikes and helmets. However, for the skills sessions, a limited number of loaner bikes are available. Please check with coach Paulie to ensure a bike is available, before registering, if you are in need of a loaner.

 

  • New Fixit Repair Stations on Bike Shed: If you need to do a self-repair on your bike, there are two new wall-mounted Fixit bike repair stations on the wall of the bike shed. A refurbished bike air pump will shortly be added to this setup. Thank you to Dero Bike Rack Co. for donating this equipment.
  • Lisa Herr lands $10,000 Bike Grant! Congratulations to Lisa Herr who landed Seward a $10,000 grant. The money will be used for a number of items, including completing our bike fleet and shop supplies, as well as more covered bicycle storage.
  • Bike Shop News: Several items are on sale this week. U-locks are $10.00 each. Kryptonite U-locks are $28.00 each. Fenders are $18.00 installed.
  • Welcome and congratulations to Theo Cornell as an official Shop Rat mechanic. He completed his Level 1 certification and joins Theo Holdsworth and Dinko Kendrick as the three certified student bike mechanics.
  • Thank you to Quality Bike Products, which donated $500 for shop supplies.