Posts Tagged ‘Michigan’

Four Gravel Routes Suggested by You

Monday, November 5th, 2012


When I set out to review the Salsa Warbird, we asked for your suggestions on gravel routes. We received a pretty decent helping of suggestions from all over the country — a huge variety that varied in length and difficulty. Here, we’ve picked four that showcased that range, offering something for everyone. (more…)

Velocity USA – Interbike 2012 (Video)

Friday, September 28th, 2012

If you research Velocity, it’s hard to find poor reviews. They make quality products, in an array of options, offer complete wheels and wheel components and have pretty good availability. One thing that often get’s left out and that we like to point out, is that the company makes their rims in the U.S. Their headquarters are  but a mere two hour drive from us and they moved their manufacturing to Florida earlier this year. What more could you ask for!


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Gus Hemingway, a Foundry Broadaxe and a New Trail

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Recently we paid a visit to Hillsdale, Michigan to present Gus Hemingway with his brand new Foundry Cycles Broadaxe. Joining us was Foundry sales rep and Michigan native, Jeff Buerman. We were presenting Gus with his new Foundry bike as part of the Foundry Cycles Tradesman program that they launched earlier this year. After a quick photo op and some on camera initial thoughts, we sent Gus out for a quick loop on the Hemingway Trail at Hayden Park otherwise referred to as “H2″ by the local riders. (more…)

Tree Fort Bikes presents Detroit Bike City 2012

Monday, March 12th, 2012

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Sat March 24th @ COBO Center

Tree Fort Bikes presents Detroit Bike City 2012!

Tree Fort Bikes presents Detroit Bike City 2012: 1st Annual bicycle show and swap meet. Pack up your old gear, your kids and your camera, Detroit Bike City is going to fill COBO with live demos, hundreds of vendors, eager swappers, and free stuff.  Wether you ride all summer, all year or only in your mind while watching the Tour De France you will find something just right for you.  All forms of bicycles, from road and racing to mountain and BMX to cross and commuter, will be on display and in use at COBO for Detroit Bike City, with a full day of bicycle activities and demos for the whole family.  There will be secure bicycle parking right on site as well, thanks to Wheelhouse Detroit!  Don’t miss this chance to find great deals and witness the size and variety of our biking community. (more…)

Red Cedar Cyclocross Park

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Cyclocross in Michigan Let’s face it – sometimes, in their crusade to share their love of bicycles with the rest of the world, espousing cyclists tend to exaggerate the ability of bikes to solve all the world’s problems. Fortunately, I often also see examples of cyclists doing things simply for the sake of cycling that positively impact our community in very real ways, ways that serve as a reminder that the über-advocates are in it for all the right reasons.

Take, for example, the recent efforts of one Michael Babcock to give the Lansing cyclocross scene a much needed shot to the heart. Before this season it’d been over a half decade since the capital area had played host to a ‘cross race, and clearly the Lansing cycling community hadn’t been capitalizing (get it?) on the rapid growth in the discipline to promote the sport locally. This year, however, that would change. (more…)

Studded Tires – A Need To Know

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Studded Tires on Ice For most of the country a bothersome season called winter tries to throw a wrench into training or commuting habits developed in warmer seasons past. Next to clothing, tires can be the most important key to winter riding success. Poor tire choice can not only make for an unpleasant riding experience, it can also be outright dangerous.

The most common style of winter tires are studded tires. Studded tires use steel or carbide studs that are molded into the tire casing to provide traction on ice and snow covered paths, trails, and roadways. They can vary in stud count from as few as 40 to as many as 300.
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Cap Off 2011 – Iceman After Party!

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Cap Off 2011 Logo “Cap Off” the 2011 mountain bike season in style with the our Iceman after party. Tree Fort Bikes has partnered with Arbor Brewing Company yet again to bring you more good times and more free beer*! Here’s some of the details… (more…)

Winter Commuting 101 at The Corner Brewery

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
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Winter is here, is your bike ready?  Ben and Brian will be at the Corner Brewery in Monday, Dec. 20th with tips and tricks to make your bike the best it can be for the snow and ice.  They’ll be going through all the things needed to make your winter cycling fun, effective, and safe, and available to answer all of your questions.  Come by for advice, free door prizes, good company, and delicious beer!

Highlights:

  • Free door prizes – cold weather clothes, gear, and more!
  • Free pamphlet on how to keep your bike in great working condition
  • Hang out with other winter cyclists!
  • The rest of the Tree Fort Bikes crew will be there after the shop closes to relax, answer questions, and talk bike.

Details:

  • Monday, Dec 20th @ 7:00 pm
  • Corner Brewery, 720 Norris Street, Ypsilanti MI
  • Price: free!
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