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River City Bicycles  Since 1995

Here's a pretty rad #flashbackfriday for ya- service tech @galactichobbs rocking the DH skinsuit on his '95 @gtbicycles LTS complete with legendary three-spoke SPIN wheels. It's insane how much mountain bikes have changed in 20 years!

Almost any mountain bike can be a #bikepacking bike with all the bag options these days. One of our employees @frodien loaded up his @giantbicyclesusa Trance 2 and shipped it to New Zealand this past February for a month-long trip that included everything from multi-day self supported gravel rides to lift-accessed DH runs. Originally $2850, we've got this full @rideshimano SLX / @fox model currently going for $2500 and a full size-run in stock

New from @shebeestofficial, @dakine, @malojaclothing, @troyleedesigns (and more!) now on our shelves. We update our clothing inventory frequently- be sure to swing by (or give us a ring) to see what we've got on the floor! Also be sure to check out the closeout racks at both our main store and our Belmont location for last season's gear up to 50% off.

#flashbackfriday @cyclocrosscrusade. We're pretty stoked to announce that the full race recap was accepted (as one of our three films!) to @filmedbybike this year and is up for the 'Locals Only' award- see the whole thing at @hollywoodtheatr this evening!

More Low Pressure women’s mountain biking opportunities await you this week, and we hope you’ll join us. Saturday, May 5th, our no-drop trail ride will take us to Portland’s local sweet-spot Gateway Green. This ride is appropriate for brand-new to early-intermediate riders, and will be professionally coached by Elaine Bothe. Meetup is at 1pm, and bike rentals are now available, with 20% off for Low Pressure riders! Email lisal@rivercitybicycles.com to reserve your spot.
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Indoor women’s skills clinics await you on Sunday, May 6th, at our city’s indoor bike park, the Lumberyard, with small-group instruction is provided by our coach by Elaine Bothe. Beginning-level clinics from 4:45pm – 6:45pm, intermediate level from 7pm – 9pm. Clinic cost covers bike park admission and bike rental. Space is limited, so register soon at https://www.wenzelcoaching.com/clinics/
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Mountain Bike Mondays are here! This month, we will ride the Syncline trail network each Monday, giving you a great tour of the views and the trails Syncline has to offer you. These rides are perfect for confident intermediate and advanced riders, since this group ride is not supported with guides or sweeps. Meet your new ride buddies at the trailhead on the Syncline side at 10am. No RSVP necessary but we’d love to know you’ll join us: lisal@rivercitybicycles.com.

Looking for a great price on a new, flat-proof commuter bike? How does 100% free sound? @marketofchoice_belmont is throwing a customer appreciation event this weekend, May 5 + 6 and we hooked them up with four @iamspecialized Alibis to raffle off, no purchase necessary- be sure to swing by and drop your name in!

We’re all racers.

When we commute, when we tour, it seems like every time we ride, there is some element of competitiveness, although we seldom admit it- but not very many of us actually pin on a number and enter a bike race. It takes a lot of confidence in our abilities to think we could be quantifiably faster than others, and humbling when we find out that we aren’t.

Even though I’ve never had hardly a speck of success in the years when I was deluding myself by thinking I might be a racer, I think it’s the best thing a person who wants to be a long-time rider can do. Learning how to race and train, then doing it for a year or three will change you as a cyclist. You’ll learn what you are capable of, how to maximize what you have, how to ride with others, and a lot more.

Cycling, like about everything else, is a lot in our heads. If we think we can do it, we probably can. Learning how to race up hills will cause you to lose your fear of hills and teach you efficiency. Those two things alone are huge in determining how and where you ride. Learning how to ride with others in a group is also a huge benefit. There is a level of attention to safety that is critical for this to work. It’s usually pretty obvious to others when someone is not comfortable in that situation, and that makes everyone nervous.

There are negative aspects to racing as well. The ego in most of us has a difficult time keeping things in perspective. I always had much stronger days on training rides than races. Whenever I lined up at the start of even a really casual race, my heart rate would rise up close to maximum before I even turned a pedal.  At the same time, I’ve known plenty of racers who never trained, but could rise to the occasion on race day and do well.

While some people like it, structured training is not all that fun. There is a lot of pain involved, pushing yourself to go beyond what you think you’re capable of. While technically you are riding on your bike, it is not how many of us would choose to ride our bikes.

But again, I think it’s the best thing most of us can do to reach our cycling potential.
Dave

Tomorrow night we're kicking off our Low Pressure women's mountain bike series! Low Pressure is a stress-free, female led mountain bike event, clinic and ride series through which we hope to build, educate and inspire a supportive community of women in the sport. The kickoff party will be hosted at our main store from 7-9 tomorrow- we hope to see you out there! For more info, check the link in our profile

We're really digging the new @allcitycycles #gorillamonsoon- now in stock with our full selection of All-City, @surlybikes and @purecycles at our Belmont location. #steelisreal

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Specialized Bicycle Company has been at it again.
Re-introducing the re-engineered & better than ever,
2019 @iamspecialized Stumpjumper!

The Stumpjumper has been an iconic model of Mt bike evolution for the past 38years,
this new reincarnation is sure to keep the long legacy alive. With both 29er and 27.5 wheel sizes available, and having the option between short (ST) and long travel (LT) versions, the new Stumpy is sure to handle any splinter you can stick in it.
River City Bicycles is proud to stock many versions of the 2019 Stumpjumper .
Come take a ride.
Demos available now.

Also check out this video we made.
Its hard work, but someone has to do it.;) Enjoy the ride.

Seems like we've got all the @rideshimano Ultegra Di2 / RCB Handbuilt Pro Builds going out the door this week! Here's an amazing @seven_cycles 622 SLX build we just put together- the paint and lug work are pretty unreal to say the least. Pictures don't really do it justice but we've got a few more up in our gallery (link in profile)

We're loving this Gloss Fog and Copper colorway on the new @santacruzbicycles #stigmata CC. This Pro Build we put together with Ultegra Di2 and RCB Handbuilt wheels just went out the door this weekend, a couple more pix in our gallery (link in bio)

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