Bicycle clinic at Rocket Bikes (BoP)

> Hello Bay of Plenty Flock!
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> We are once again gearing up for fair weather riding which means it is time for another Frocks on Bikes bicycle maintenance clinic!
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> Tanya and Dave, the new owners of Rocket Bikes, have offered to host this free event on Tuesday 20th August starting at 7pm.
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> Technical expertise, sound advice, and cycle love will be the focus of the evening. Beverages and biscuits will be served along side wheels and frames.
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> Let us know if you are interested in the clinic by replying to this email. It will help us with the planning, thanks!
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> Rocket Bikes is located at 633 Cameron Road. Phone: 571-6107.
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> Cheers,
> Frocks on Bikes Tauranga
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> Here is what you can expect, direct from Tanya herself!
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>>> Frockers Bike Clinic
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>>> Fabulously Fit for Frocking!
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>>> I LOVE SHOES!
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>>> I particularly love my runners, they’re comfortable and light with inbuilt arch support. They are exactly the right size and I wear them everywhere. Except, when I want to show off my legs. Then I put on a pair of killer heels. Or, if I think I might be walking on grass, a pair of cute little ballet flats might suit. Then again if I’m tramping through mud gumboots might be best… and on it goes…

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>>> You get the picture, the right shoes for the right purpose is important. They should fit you and they should be suitable for what you are doing, blisters from ill-fitting or inappropriate footwear is not sexy! The same goes for your bike. It should fit you and should be suitable for the riding you are doing, or hoping to do if you want an enjoyable, beautiful and comfortable ride. And if you only have one bike, it’s EVEN MORE IMPORTANT that that bike suits you.

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>>> We’ll de-mystify the sometimes confusing world of bikes and bike jargon so you can make a good decision about what bike will suit you and your riding style. We’ll also show you how to identify what size bike you should be riding, how to adjust that bike to suit you and how to correctly size and fit your helmet.

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>>> Content
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>>> Types of bikes – road to mountain
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>>> Fitting a bike – finding the right size, adjusting seat and head stems
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>>> Fitting a helmet – finding the right size, adjusting and helmet safety
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>>> Back to Basics
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>>> Yes, there are somethings you really do have to be able to do yourself when you ride a bike. From emergency tyre changes to basic maintenance and safety checks.
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>>> We’ll take you through some of the basic repairs and maintenance jobs that will help you keep your bike working efficiently and safely.
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>>> Content
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>>> Removing wheels and tyres, mending and changing tubes
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>>> Cleaning and Lubricating a chain
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>>> Tyre pressure, pumps, and different types of tube valves
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Frocks a Plenty (Tauranga)

Spring is in the air! Birds wake us in the early morning hours. Daffodils are blooming. And your bicycle is begging you to take it for a spin!

Your fearless two wheeled leaders Rosie,Charlotte, and Holly have been talking, networking, and lunching over the past two months resulting in a fabulous line-up of events which we know Frockers will love. Here’s a sampling of what’s to come…

September 2nd Tour of Tauranga MS bicycle event. This is a brand new event for the Bay. 20K family friendly ride. Online entries at www.touroftauranga.co.nz. Go to this site for more information including a course map. See flyer attached for details.

September 23rd – Tauranga Water Front Opening! Frocks on Bikes will be there. Car free week, complimentary java and more! Stay tuned…

September 30th Daylight Savings Ride. More details soon.

October We love Frocktober! We will ride through Papamoa reserves a plenty as part of Sport Bay of Plenty Outdoors month. Date TBD.

October 24th hop off your bike and walk for the cure! Support this year’s10th Anniversary Breast Cancer Walk and local female cyclists behind this successful event Iris Thomas and Venessa Quinn.

November 3rd – Frocks on Bikes Wheel Fashion Show at La De Da Boutique. Do you like vintage fashion from the 1950s and 60s? So do we! Come see the Spring 2012 launch of local dress label Molly May!

November – Tauranga Garden and Art Festival FOB public garden tour. Yes Mame!  We love our parks and reserves, especially those featuring public art. No better way to see it than on your bike! Date TBD.

Who loves to roll? We do!

Frocks on Bikes Tauranga

Backyard Frolic with Sustainable Backyards – Tauranga

Join us for a 9K bike ride around Waikareao Estuary. Picnic following the ride. Wear a touch of green to show your sustainable earth friendly side!

The serious stuff: Track includes dirt path, boardwalk, and paved sections. Bring a bike suitable for this terrain. Must wear a helmet. Moderate level of fitness required.

Image credit: tauranga.govt.nz

Cost: FREE! Yay!!!

Where: Waikareao Estuary Reserve. Meet at Maxwells Road at the entrance to the Daisy Hardwick Walkway, Otumoetai

When: Thursday, 15 March 2012

Time: 18:00 until 19:30

For more information, please contact Holly Hill, or rock on over to the event on facebook.