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Fat Bike Tours Every Full Moon- Next Ride: Saturday March 31st @ 6PM

Join us every month this fall, winter & spring to ride under the full moon and explore our favorite local trails and beaches!

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Upcoming Ride Details:
LOCAL TRAIL NIGHT
Date & Time: Saturday March 31st @ 6pm
Starting Location: Stedman’s Bike Shop
196 Main Street, Wakefield RI
Multiple Rides & Destinations:
- Fat Bikes (minimum 3″-5″ tires required): Narragansett Beach
– Mountain Bikes (2″-5″ tires):
Local trails off the Bike Path based on ability
Ride Distance/Time: Approximately 6-10 miles, 1-1.5 hours
Terrain: Mix of pavement, dirt & sand
Cost: Free with donation of warm clothes and/or non-perishable food items
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This year we’ll be exploring South County’s trails and beaches- including Narragansett, Moonstone & East Matunuck- as well as hooking up with local businesses for ride HQ. Just like in past years these rides will roll at a social pace and typically take approx. 1.5 hours.

To top it all off these rides are free and all are welcome to join. Over the years riders have donated thousands of pounds of non-perishable food and countless warm clothes to local charities. Help us help others by participating in this great event.

 

Big thanks to Light & Motion for sponsoring this series- lights available upon request.

Don’t have a fat bike? We have limited demos available on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations are required as these rides fill up fast and regularly have waiting lists. We reserve the right to prioritize first-time participants for demo bikes over those who have ridden previously.

Questions? Give us a shout at 401.789.8664 or info@westedman.com for more information.

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Fresh on the Floor: Smart Training Products from CycleOps & Tacx

While it may not be all ice and snow drifts when you look out the window, winter is undoubtedly here for the foreseeable future. Luckily, whether you like to brave the elements by fat bike or stay indoors on a trainer, Stedman’s has you covered.

If the latter is more your style you’re probably already familiar with the benefits of stationary trainers such as improved fitness, practicality and convenience.

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We stock both traditional magnetic & fluid trainers at the shop, but smart training is the new kid on the block and the latest way to stay engaged, focused and make the most of your time.

To start smart training, you’ll need to decide on a trainer type- check out our list below and decide which is best for you.

Traditional Trainer
TO SMART TRAIN YOU’LL NEED:
 Computer/tablet, ANT+/bluetooth dongle and/or ANT+ speed/power sensors
STAFF PICK: Cycleop’s Fluid2
PROS: Relatively inexpensive
CONS: Medium data accuracy, consistent resistance, individual sensor batteries

Smart Trainer
YOU’LL NEED: Computer/tablet, ANT+/bluetooth dongle
STAFF PICK: Tacx Neo Smart
PROS: Most accurate riding simulation/experience
CONS: Cost, weight

It’s as easy as 1-2-3:
1. Pick a trainer
2. Pick up an app
3. Pick up a ANT+/bluetooth dongle and connect to your new trainer

There are countless apps to choose from, including staff picks such as Zwift & the Tacx Training app making it fun and easy to get started.

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Zwift is shop favorite…

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Stop by the shop for a demo ride on products from both Tacx & CycleOps and see what smart training is all about.

Questions/comments? Give us a shout at 401.789.8664 or info@westedman.com for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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best-sale

Jim’s Hot Deals

Looking for a deal on a new bike? Hold out no longer because our Inventory Reduction Sale is going on now.

Sale items include all 2016 and older new road, triathlon, mountain and fat bikes inventory- view the Updated Inventory Sale List here.

The Fine Print: Sale applies to in-stock bicycles only and all sales are final/no returns. Prices and availability are subject to change and verification. Bikes must be purchased in-store and will not be shipped. Trade-ins will not be accepted towards sale purchases.

Questions? Give us a shout at 401.789.8664 or info@westedman.com for more information.