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!
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.
We’re really good at figuring out what guys want, and it’s rarely a new tie. Here’s a few ideas for playful, outdoorsy, adventurous and on-the-go dads to inspire you. Be a hero this Father’s Day. Come home with a gift he’ll love from Wausau’s favorite Outdoor Store, where discounts in every department will make you wish you were a dad! Good stuff starts at only $10.
Is dad always up for a game of catch, running with the dog, or a round of disc golf? If he’s the type who loves to get out and have a good time, he might fit into this category.
If dad stays out from dawn till dusk enjoying all that nature has to offer, he’s probably the outdoorsy type. Maybe he packs a bag and hikes, takes the kayak out, pedals the local bike trails. He just loves to be out and breathe in that fresh air.
Gift ideas include:
Performance apparel from Kuhl, Kavu, Patagonia or The North Face
Stable, supportive, water-friendly footwear from Teva or Salomon
A Pack to hold his gear from Osprey, Patagonia, The North Face
A handy Slingshot, flint or rescue bracelet
Adjustable hiking poles
Comfy Smartwool Socks (buy 3 get 1 free!)
Adrenaline Junky dads will get a thrill with these gifts
Is faster & more dangerous the way dad lets off steam? If he lives on the edge, you see it all over his face: he craves adventure. Feed his craving with some cool toys on Father’s Day.
Gift ideas include:
A bike. Yep, he probably wants new one. (Plus you get a Free Tune Up, Free Check-up and 20% off bike accessories to make it an awesome gift!)
A wakeboard, waterskis, wake surf, or wake skate from Hyperlite or HO
An HO neoprene vest or Accurate rope for behind the boat
Sun Bum sun protection (he’s going to need it)
Ski or Snowboard gear. Our remaining winter 2018 gear is 40-50% off retail price!
On the go dads need useful, durable travel gear
He travels. Maybe it’s for work, maybe its for play. Either way, he needs tools to keep him organized and endure the trials and tests that all travelers encounter. Durable bags, helpful tools. He’ll think of you whenever he’s on the road or trail.
Gift ideas include:
Duffle bags and luggage from Patagonia, The North Face, Dakine
Waterproof stuff sacks and phone cases from Outdoor Research and Croakies
Dad loved the handprint picture frames you gave him as a child (it’s probably sitting on his desk), but he’ll love quality gifts tailored to the things he loves to do. Well done you!
Hungry for bike maintenance and repair that will leave you satisfied? Shepherd & Schaller has a dish for you! No reservations necessary.
Welcome all cyclists craving quality and experience well as a taste for commitment! Shepherd & Schaller is Wausau’s favorite Outdoor Store and home of Raleigh and Scott bicycles and experts who know how to help you choose the right bike for your goals and budget. When maintenance or repairs are called for, there is no one with more experience than Shep’s. With respect for the parts and ingredients he uses and finesse for getting the most flavor and performance from each of them, Pete Kohlmoos with the chef you’ll want on the job.
We’re no “fast food” bike shop. Come for the service and stay for the flavor. You’ll be back again and again.
Mother Nature frequently likes to throw a wrench in the plans of most outdoor enthusiasts here in Wisconsin. Sometimes it’s snow, but it could be mud, sand or even ice that spoils cycling season. That doesn’t keep us off our bikes. We just go Fat Tire!
Surface conditions aren’t the only reason to consider a Fat Tire Bike. Comfort might be the feature you love most because riding the bikes is not about speed, unless you make it about speed at one of the popular races or events in the region. Big, squishy tires give a soft, comfy ride. Fat tire bikes are rigid and are not equipped with any kind of suspension system, because the suspension is “integrated” into the tires. The elasticity of the rubber helps absorb shocks, increasing comfort. Who doesn’t like comfort?
Looking for a great low-impact workout? Fat Tire Bike frames are heavier than mountain bike frames so it’s true you’ll work a little harder during the ride. But that’s ok, it’s good for you. Doesn’t a soft quiet ride on a trail in the woods sound like an awesome way to get a low impact workout where you can burn as many as 1500 calories an hour (according to Mens Health Magazine)? Yeah, we think it does too.
At Shepherd & Schaller we stock Scott and Raleigh bicycles of all styles. And every bike purchase includes a Free 30-day check up for adjustments and health and a Free 1-year tune-up to make sure you’re bike is healthy and ready for what you require of it. (a $30 value.) You’ll also enjoy 20% off bike accessories with your purchase. Come talk with our riders, including industry expert Pete Kohlmoos, our department manager. He rides 365 in all kinds of weather, fits and repairs all makes and models. He’s your man.
Raleigh’s Pardner, at $799.99 (Reg $849), is an affordable way to join the fun. With a steel frame, bolt-on hubs and 4.1″ wheels this bike will last and last.
Scott’s Big Jon, at $1599, is the best value in Fat Tire Bikes. It has an aluminum frame (lighter weight), uses through axels (wheels) and wider tires (even for a Fat Bike) at 4.8″.
Once you go Fat Tire, you may never go back.
Visit us for all your biking gear in downtown Wausau at 324 Scott Street. Call us for more information at 715-84-5432