Sun & Ski Sports to host its annual “Bike U”

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Sun & Ski Sports is calling all cyclists! Whether you’re on a racing team, training for the 2010 BP MS150 or just learning how to ride a bike, Sun & Ski Sports invites to you to attend its annual “Bike U,” Customer Appreciation Weekend, January 22 from 6-10 p.m. and January 23 from 1-4 p.m. at Sun & Ski Sports, 6100 Westheimer.

“Bike U” will feature cycling-specific clinics designed in helping you prepare for training, eating right, riding with more skill, and aiding you to graduate to more challenging events. Hands-on clinics include road maintenance, safety, training, general maintenance, women’s specific, nutrition and MS150 preparation.

Along with the cycling-specific clinics, Sun & Ski Sports will provide free food and drinks, door-prizes will be given away throughout the night and bike manufacture reps will be present to answer any questions you may have about their products.

“Whether you’re a longtime cyclist or brand new to the sport, Bike U provides the latest product information and safety, nutrition and maintenance clinics that help keep everyone safe on the road,” said Dale Mikulan, Sun & Ski Sports Merchandise Manager-Bikes, whose stores sell more bicycles in Houston than any other bike shop in the city.

Are you looking for tips on general bike maintenance? This clinic will equip you for minor derailleur adjustments, drive train lubrication and visual inspections that will have your bike riding easier and smoother.

Safety first is one of the main concerns of riding your bike. The safety clinic will frame your mind, help with road etiquette for fast or slow riders and will provide you with a 12-step program for group cycling.

Cycling is not only a sport for men, but also a sport for women. At the women’s specific clinic, everyone will learn what clothing and equipment is needed for the female body, how to improve the cycling experience for women and how women should respond to sport’s risks.

Does your bike feel uncomfortable or painful when you ride? Improper bike fit can cause serious discomfort, which includes, back pains, burning feet, stabbing knee, sore hands, achy shoulders and a stiff neck. Sun & Ski Sports will offer a free bike fit analysis to every attendee at “Bike U” with its CRM Body Scanning Laser Fit. This will provide you with maximum efficiency and comfort while riding your bike. Be sure to bring your bike!

As part of comfort and efficiency, Sun & Ski Sports will also provide the Look Keo Laser Cleat FIT System. This will properly analyze your pedal stroke along with optimizing your most efficient cleat position.

Visit sunandski.com/events for a complete schedule of all clinics.

A full-service bike store, Sun & Ski Sports sponsors the third largest fundraising team in the MS Society Lone Star Chapter’s MS 150 and the Tour de Houston and is title sponsor of the Southern Elite Cycling Team (past seven years), Sun & Ski Sports Criterium Races and Sun & Ski Sports Tour de Donut. Known for its highly individualized approach to outfitting cycling experts as well as beginners, the store provides customers free customized bike fits and lifetime adjustments on all bike purchases.

Sun & Ski Sports, the “guide to the great outside,” outfits enthusiasts who ski, run, hike and bike around the world. For further “Bike University” info, contact Natalie Moreno, Promotions & Special Events Manager, (281) 340-5000, ext. 145, or at nmoreno@retailconcepts.cc.

Clinic Schedules

Friday, January 22 – Clinic Schedule

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM 8:15 PM – 9:00 PM 9:15 PM – 10:00 PM
Road Side Maintenance General Maintenance Road Side Maintenance General Maintenance
Safety Women Specific MS 150 Prep Nutrition
Training Nutrition Safety Women Specific
General Maintenance MS 150 Prep Training Road Side Maintenance

Saturday, January 23 – Clinic Schedule

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Road Side Maintenance General Maintenance Road Side Maintenance
General Maintenance Road Side Maintenance General Maintenance
MS 150 Prep MS 150 Prep MS 150 Prep

Sun & Ski Donates New Warm Clothing to Star of Hope for Freezing Weekend Weather

Houston – Jan. 6, 2010… Homeless shelters like Star of Hope are filled to capacity and sleeping an additional 50 to 90 people on floor mats at their Women and Family Emergency Shelter. They try to accommodate everyone and give them the safety and protection of being indoors.

Sun & Ski Sports is lending a helping hand by donating 369 pieces of new clothing to assist in keeping these people warm during this arctic blast. Pieces of clothing include insulated ski pants, bibs and jackets.

During the Thanksgiving season, Sun & Ski Sports organizes “Share Your Warmth,” a winter clothing drive that collects new or gently used coats, jackets, sweaters, hats and gloves at their five Houston-area locations. The warm clothing is donated to the Star of Hope. Last year, four and half tons of warm clothing was donated.

Sun & Ski Sports understands the importance of staying warm and wants to support the Star of Hope with this additional donation to comfort the homeless during these below freezing temperatures.

Sun & Ski Sports, the “guide to the great outside,” outfits enthusiasts who ski, run, hike and bike around the world.

For further information, call 281-340-5000, ext. 145 or visit www.sunandski.com.