Boone Bike to host women's bike demo



Article Published: May. 31, 2012 | Modified: May. 31, 2012
Boone Bike to host women's bike demo

A rider tests out a bicycle during a previous Boone Bike demo event at Brookshire Park in Boone. Photo courtesy of Boone Bike & Touring.



Summer has arrived, and it’s time to let the good times roll.

To help local ladies get into gear, Boone Bike & Touring will host a women’s bike demo Saturday at Brookshire Park in Boone.

Mel Bowen, the Trek Women’s Cycling Experience East Coast demo specialist, will bring a trailer full of women-specific mountain and road bikes in various sizes for the public to test.

“They don’t really go to a ton of places, so we’re kind of lucky to have her coming,” said Sarah Brown, owner of Boone Bike.

This will be the third women’s bike demo hosted by Boone Bike, she said.

Novice riders can get help and ask questions about choosing their first bike, while more experienced riders can examine some of Trek’s nicest models.

“The demo is good because a lot of times people are intimidated to come into a bike shop and ask a lot of questions,” she said.

The bicycles will not be for sale at the demo, so there’s no obligation to buy, she added. But anyone who is looking to make a purchase soon will receive a coupon at Saturday’s demo for 10 percent off any bicycle at Boone Bike, valid for one week.

On Saturday, attendees can do an out-and-back route on Brookshire Road, or more skilled mountain bike riders may even have time to ride to Rocky Knob and test the bike on the trails, Brown said.

Anyone who attends the demo should bring her ID and a helmet if she has one, although loaner helmets will be available to those who don’t.

The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Brookshire Park just off U.S. 421 in Boone.

For more information, visit http://www.boonebike.com or call (828) 262-5750.

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A rider tests out a bicycle during a previous Boone Bike demo event at Brookshire Park in Boone. Photo courtesy of Boone Bike & Touring.

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