for a bicycle friendly Prescott since 1992"
Well that is the slogan on my business card...but it says quite a bit
about who we are, and what we want to be. Our goal is for Ironclad to
an integral component of our community. We want to be more than just a
store: A resource for all things good about bicycling. A place to learn
about the best bikes and accessories to fit your individual needs. A
place to learn about all the great riding Prescott has to offer. A
place to learn how to get the most from your bike. A place to link up
with the local advocacy movement and clubs.
This is our first in what I hope will be a regular series of updates
from IRONCLAD. We want to connect Prescott's bicyclists, so we will
strive to keep these missives timely and pertinant to the Prescott
bicycling scene. We know nobody wants more spam in their inbox,
and we will promptly remove you from our list if you so
desire, but we hope you will give us a chance.
summer hours for Sunday rides
One initiative we have had since spring is to offer more opportunites
get out on your bike. We have been having a group take off for a
recreational ride from Ironclad each Sunday... now that things are
warming up, we have changed the departure time to 8:00AM. Come join us!
Sunday: Get to Know your Bike
This is our free Bicycle Basics 101 class, it is offered the last
Sunday of each month at 2:00. The more you know about your bike and how
to care for it, the better you will bond with it, and you will ride it
and enjoy it
more. Chores like cleaning and lubing the chain, or patching a tube
should not be intimidating... come learn some tricks from our techs.
Greenways extension is beautiful
the Greenways Committee
June 6th was National trails day. In Prescott, it was celebrated
with the official ribbon cutting of the new extension of our Greenways
trails network.If you haven't been, you've gotta
check out this cooler than cool shortcut along Granite Creek. From West
Granite Creek Park, the trail goes South around the Sam Hill Warehouse,
and drops in to the creek at Willis. Then it goes under Gurley, under
Goodwin, then crosses over the creek by the Jr. High before it pops out
at Aubry... a couple of quick blocks on Granite and you are at White
Spar... and the other direction is downhill! Thanks to Chris and Eric
of the City of Prescott Parks Dept., The Greenways Committee, and all
the volunteer trail workers!