One of the things we are working on the 2014 shop kits. These high quality jersey's and shorts will be available for purchase by any of our customers, MS team riders, and club and race team team members. The design will be similar to previous years so that your new jerseys will still look good with your older team shorts and vise-versa. Within the next week we will be taking pre-orders for the team kits. Pre-ordering your 2014 kit ensures you the best price and guarantees that we will get everything you need! It can be hard to estimate demand for certain sizes and products- so don't get stuck without your shirt on, so to speak. Once the order comes in, prices for the inventory that hasn't been paid for will increase. For example, you can pre-order your jersey for $65, but if you wait to purchase a jersey then the price will be $75 (just throwing out a number for example, but you get the picture). The early bird gets the best deal! We will also offer a women's specific jersey with a unique design, and long sleeve jerseys will be an option for this year as well. If you know of a company who may be interested in a sponsorship opportunity, please contact Jennifer@thewheelcyclery.com
Another thing we are working on is increasing the membership in our clubs. Did you know that The Wheel has MS150 Team? Our club members hear about special events and sales, new products, special group rides, training rides, and more. You can ride the MS150 with us, or just do our group rides, or any thing in between. The choice is up to you, but we will be glad to have you! What do we expect of our club members?
- Club members have a shop jersey and wear it when they do organized rides
- Club members are courteous to other riders when they come across them. Say Hi!
- Club members follow the rules of the road (or the trail) and in doing so are good ambassadors of the sport and our shop.
Okay I saved the coolest things for last. BRAND NEW FOR 2014 -Calling all women! We are looking for women cyclists of all levels to join our women's group, Hellcats Racing. The Wheel has a long history of supporting women athletes by offering products and services that fit their needs long before it was the cool thing to do. This year we are continuing that tradition in a whole new way by creating a community of women who ride and train together, whether it is for recreation or competition. With a focus on fun and camaraderie, you can't help but have a good time! Also, you can get an extremely cool Hellcats Racing jersey. If you have an interest in riding with some really cool women, you enjoy riding on-road or off-road, then this is for you! We'll have ladies only rides and clinics, as well as other get-togethers. I would also like to find a couple women who have some interest in racing, to do some faster training rides, and work with them to give them the skills and confidence to try out racing. Racing is really fun, and you never know what you are capable of until you give it a try! Stay tuned for info about an informative meeting/get-together.