Bike to Work Week this year runs from May 13-May 19th. If you’re going to bike everyday for a week straight, this is your week to do it! Make it a goal. Give yourself a little more time to and from work and make it happen! Many bike enthusiasts will say there shouldn’t be a designated week for biking, people should just enjoy it any week of the year. For some it’s not that easy, and Bike to Work week is the perfect time to give it a try.
Biking has so many healthy benefits both Physically and Mentally (not to mention more money in your wallet.)
Here are just a few positive things biking can do for you.
Great way to start/end your day
Clears your mind, Stress reliever
Great Cardio workout without hard impact on your joints
calorie burn/weight loss
You will save money
Opens your eyes to things you may not see otherwise
The list goes on and on…
Some of us at Shep’s will be biking to work all week, heck some of us bike to work all year-round. So do yourself a favor and hop on your ride and GET TO WORK!
May in Wisconsin. The snow is finally gone (most years), the roads have been swept and the air is warm enough for a bike ride. Finally.
Did you know May is National Bike month? What’s better than saving a little gas money as well as being active? Maybe these:
Shepherd & Schaller is home to Wausau’s friendly bike experts, with plenty of Bikes and Bike accessories in stock at the best prices in town. Also, any new Bike purchase gets you a FREE 30-day check up as well as a FREE 1 year tune-up. BUT WAIT THERES MORE!! You will also get 2 % off any Bike accessories and…A FREE GIFT! SKULLCANDY EARBUDS!! Whether its commuting to work or just getting a ride in for the health benefits, a day spent on a bicycle is never a bad day!
Visit Shepherd & Schaller in downtown Wausau to talk to riders who commute to work year-round, in all kinds of weather. We’ll help you find safe, fast routes and recommend accessories to make your commute functional. We’re also here to guide you on your mountain, road, trail and fat tire bike adventure. We love to tell our stories and hear yours. Come chat!
What makes you a biker? What makes you a Skier? What makes an adventure seeker in general? Of course you need to learn the sport itself but there is more to the big picture than just “doing it”. Some enthusiasts want to be seen as a adventure seeker even when not on their bike, skis, or throwing discs at a local disc golf course. It’s a lifestyle that we are proud of. Music plays a big role, whether your doing it for the workout or just the luxury of being outside. Take one of our Manager’s Brad for example. When he’s out on his Road Bike he’s looking to get a good workout in, while simply enjoying the beautiful summer weather Wisconsin has to offer.
He usually is always listening to music while on his rides. If it’s for training he’s riding to something that is a little more up-beat (around 130 beats per minute). This allows his pedal strokes to stay in tune more with the music he is listening to and helps him stay on beat! Did I mention he is also a DJ so any music question you have, he’s the guy to ask! If its more just for a “cruise” then the sky is the limit. Brad enjoys everything from Reggae to electronic music and everything in-between. So on your next visit to Shepherd & Schaller pick his brain. He could give you some new tunes to listen to.
Pre-shop our bikes here, then visit Shepherd & Schaller in Downtown Wausau to chat with our friendly, expert cyclists and choose the Raleigh or Scott bike best suited to your goals and budget.
Making memories is one of the best reasons to own a bike so we’ll start you off with a great one: With every bike purchase you get our Free professional assembly, a Free 30-day check-up and Free 1-year tune-up plus 20% off bike accessories like helmets, locks, lights, bells and bike clothes. Go home with a Free set of Skullcandy earbuds too (while they last.) Because a great bike with great bike service is music to your ears.
We stock Scott and Raleigh bicycles in models ideal for your upgrade from big-box store bikes, without bank-breaking prices. They feature premium components, better value. Need a high-end ride? Shop early for special order Scott and Raleigh – they move fast.
In love with your old bike, or passing it down? Our full-service bike repair shop is in the gifted hands of the region’s most respected repair expert, Pete Kohlmoos. With more than 30 years full-time experience, your ride will be better after a visit to Pete’s repair shop. Check out our Service Menu below.
Can’t visit us in person? Shop our web store or call 715-845-5432. We’ll be happy to help by phone too.
Bet you were thinking about nuts and bolts. Sorry, we’re thinking about one of our resident cyclists.
Meet Brad. Brad would live on a bike if he could.
(His wife and new sweet baby girl would probably have an issue with that, so he doesn’t!).
He loves to mountain bike. It’s his favorite hobby. He loves the freedom. He loves the challenge. He loves the dirt!
And in the winter, he loves fat tire biking.
When temperatures drop and snow falls, a lot of people give up on doing the things they love to do outdoors. Not Brad. He puts the mountain bike away and gets out the fat tire bike instead. The thrill of riding a bike on snow is unlike anything else. The silence. The whiteness. The feeling of taking on nature in her winter cloak.
Fat tire bikes, with an off-road frame and oversized tires and rims, are designed for low ground pressure to allow riding on soft, unstable terrain, like snow, sand, bogs and mud. His fat bike gives Brad the opportunity to continue his favorite hobby in Central Wisconsin’s winter wonderland at Nine Mile Forest or the Underdown in Gleason (to name a few.) No amount of snow is going to stop him! He says it also teaches him better handling skills for summer mountain biking.
Within the Wausau area, his other favorite places to ride are the Big Eau Pleine in Mosinee, the Ringle Trails (obviously in Ringle) and the Prairie Dells, also in Gleason. All of these locations are groomed and are within a 30-mile radius of Wausau.
Fat tire biking is extremely popular for a lot of reasons, including that you can continue to enjoy the simplicity of just you and your bike through the winter season. Need another? You can burn up to 1,500 calories an hour in soft snow (what a great workout, and because it’s not weight-bearing you can recover a lot faster than some other traditional workouts.)
Brad may not be a bike nut after all.
So come into Shepherd & Schaller and talk to Brad and to our other bike nuts. Ask questions. Tell us your biking stories, the nuttier the better. And while you’re here check out our Scott and Raleigh bikes.