Buy your tickets for PAT’s “Pedals and Pumps Gala” now
If you have been around Ironclad for a while, you will know we are
proud supporters of Prescott Alternative Transportation. This local non
profit advocacy organization is working hard for a more bicycle and
pedestrian friendly community. Similar efforts in other cities are a
cake walk, but in Prescott, it is a huge effort just to make minor
changes to increase safety for bicyclists.
PAT also does a lot of bicycle education and encouragement in our
schools with their
Routes to Schools” program. Though they have brought millions of
federal transportation dollars to the community, they usually don’t get
to keep any of it for themselves, and they rely on memberships and
donations to cover most of their operating expenses, and this recession
is having a significant impact.
So, we have conceived the first annual “Pedals and Pumps Gala” as a
method to rally folks who care about quality of life issues, and
bicycle and pedestrian issues in particular, to come together and help
pull this worthwhile organization through these tough economic times.
We are working hard to make sure that “fun” is the most prominent
aspect of this fundraiser, and we hope you will join us.
You can find more information, and buy tickets, at their website: http://www.prescottbikeped.org/pedalsandpumps.html
You can also find more reasons why we support PAT in this Courier “Talk
of the Town” http://www.dcourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=36&subsectionID=73&articleID=72232
of the Bike Ped Masterplan Update
Prescott Bicycle Advisory Committee has been hard at work revising and
updating Prescott’s 2003 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The draft
of their update has been available for download at http://www.cityofprescott.net
, and there is a link to submit your comments.
Another way to learn more is to attend the first public presentation of
this update at the Prescott Library in the Founders Suite (lower level)
this Tuesday 9/15 at 7:00 pm... Please come! It would be great to have
a friendly audience.
For me, when it rains it pours! It
seems like I can go weeks
with out a single problem out on the trail and then on a routine ride
everything that can go wrong will go wrong. A
few weeks back while trail riding I got a flat; an
aggravation that I
can deal with easily, unless some how I forgot my tire levers!! After hiking a mile or so I ran into somebody
that turned out to be a bit of a guardian angel. I
used his levers to repair my flat and after
socializing for a bit I decided to ride the rest of the trail with him. While hauling along a pin broke on my chain,
which then grabbed onto and snapped my front derailleur. There I was up
Creek without a paddle…again. I had my
multi-tool with a chain tool, but no extra chain links.
I set fourth to shorten my chain and then my
guardian angle handed me an extra SRAM PowerLink and saved the
(literally because it was getting on to dusk now and time was working
me). I never thought to carry around an
extra PowerLink because I never thought I would ever really need one in
emergency situation. The convenience of
putting on this extra link in a matter of seconds is certainly worth
it costs and the fraction of a gram that it weighs.
of The Month
I can say that even without being this months featured product, the
Knog Frog lights are always a top seller on its own. Knog Frogs
are simple, convenient, inexpensive, and water proof lights with a low
profile design that will keep you visible on the road and help you see
the road ahead. These Frogs are designed with a silicon body that
makes for an easy attachment and a sleek look. They come in 12
different colors so you can match them to your socks and underwear if
you so choose to. Come on in to the store and let us shine these
super bright LED lights in your eyes and I'm sure you will be convinced.
Sunday rides are still in full effect, so check out the ride calendar
on our website and come join us this Sunday. http://www.ironcladbicycles.com/Events/index.html