SAN DIEGO – A group of wounded veterans

SAN DIEGO – A group of wounded veterans are asking for help to recover 16 custom-made bikes that were recently stolen.
The adaptive bikes owned by the non-profit Ride 2 Recover were stolen last Tuesday from a storage unit at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. The bikes were worth over $10,000, but to the wounded warriors and their organization they are priceless.
“It may seem like a bicycle to most, but it’s not to us. It’s our way of life,” said retired Marine Corps Sgt. Jamie Rihn.
Rihn, the Ride 2 Recovery program director, said the adaptive bikes are much more than just recreational. They’re therapeutic for many veterans struggling with injuries.
“They can just be down in the dumps when they get on the bike. But when they’re done riding, even if it’s just 10 minutes, you can see the smiles on their faces, there’s just life back in their hearts,” Rihn said.
Rhin said it’s heartbreaking that someone stole them.
“I was really, really angry that someone stole from our warriors — our healing warriors that have given 110 percent already,” Rihn said. “Shame on you! Shame! I mean these aren’t just bicycles for us. These are our way of life.”
Justin Campbell runs the Vets2Trails therapeutic mountain biking program that supports the PTSD program at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He said the Semper Fi Fund and Vets2Trails organizations were also affected by the thefts since they helped donate four full suspension Trek Mountain bikes.
“Each bike was worth over $2,000 and worse, they form the backbone of one of our most welcomed therapeutic recreational activities,” Campbell stated.
An effort to raise money for more bikes is posted online.
Naval police have taken over the investigation.
Anyone with information should contact Jamie Rihn at 910-382-2003 or by emailing jamier@ride2recovery.com.

SAN DIEGO – A group of wounded veterans

SAN DIEGO – A group of wounded veterans are asking for help to recover 16 custom-made bikes that were recently stolen.
The adaptive bikes owned by the non-profit Ride 2 Recover were stolen last Tuesday from a storage unit at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. The bikes were worth over $10,000, but to the wounded warriors and their organization they are priceless.
“It may seem like a bicycle to most, but it’s not to us. It’s our way of life,” said retired Marine Corps Sgt. Jamie Rihn.
Rihn, the Ride 2 Recovery program director, said the adaptive bikes are much more than just recreational. They’re therapeutic for many veterans struggling with injuries.
“They can just be down in the dumps when they get on the bike. But when they’re done riding, even if it’s just 10 minutes, you can see the smiles on their faces, there’s just life back in their hearts,” Rihn said.
Rhin said it’s heartbreaking that someone stole them.
“I was really, really angry that someone stole from our warriors — our healing warriors that have given 110 percent already,” Rihn said. “Shame on you! Shame! I mean these aren’t just bicycles for us. These are our way of life.”
Justin Campbell runs the Vets2Trails therapeutic mountain biking program that supports the PTSD program at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He said the Semper Fi Fund and Vets2Trails organizations were also affected by the thefts since they helped donate four full suspension Trek Mountain bikes.
“Each bike was worth over $2,000 and worse, they form the backbone of one of our most welcomed therapeutic recreational activities,” Campbell stated.
An effort to raise money for more bikes is posted online.
Naval police have taken over the investigation.
Anyone with information should contact Jamie Rihn at 910-382-2003 or by emailing jamier@ride2recovery.com.

E-Ticket

Kevin, David & Guests - E-ticket

Kevin, David & Guests – E-ticket

We had a great group ride at E-ticket loop last Sunday! To join up talk to David at our Kearny Mesa store or Kevin at our Pacific Beach store.

Africa Project in Action!

This was a great e-mail to receive and we wanted to share it. Our buddy Paul was out on a mountain bike ride in the bush outside Gaborone, Botswana and happened upon this lovely old man, Madala, on his donated Giant Revel that he received a few months ago. He’s enjoying the heck out of his bike and riding it everywhere.

Big thanks to to Paul for grabbing the pic.

Madala and his Revel

Madala and his Revel

Donated Bikes

Donated Bikes

Madala and Paul

Madala and Paul

Liv Demo Event

Last Saturday, February 21st the Liv Cycles Demo Truck rolled into Temecula! Check out a few photos taken by Nate.

John and his Giant Anthem

When John, a guest of ours at the Escondido Bicycle Warehouse, ordered his new Giant Anthem SX 27.5 he upgraded to a Mavic Crossmax Enduro wheelset. It looks great – one of our favorite builds of the year so far. Happy trails!

Giant Anthem SX 27.5

Giant Anthem SX 27.5

Spank Pedals

Spank Spike Pedals, the matching continues!

John and his new ride

John and his new ride

Fresh Filter Features

One of the greatest advantages of e-commerce is selection. Here at BicycleWarehouse.com we’re able to carry a lot more products than our brick and mortar stores. On the flip side one of the greatest disadvantages of e-commerce is selection: sometimes there’s just too much stuff to comb through and find what you’re looking for without the help of one of our team members offering hands on experience.

That said, we’re pretty excited to announce our new Mega Menu and filtering options on our website – this will get us one step closer to offering a seamless experience whether you prefer to shop online, in store or a combination of the two.

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 12.35.51 PMOur filtering has come a long way in the past couple of months. In the past sorting options options were brand, price and reviews.

Now you can sort by Availability, “In Stock” for items carried in our retail stores and on our website and “In Stock, Online Warehouse” for items that are exclusive to our website. As always any bike, part, accessory on our website (and then some) can be special ordered in store or ordered online and shipped to the store for free.

Other than availability we are rolling out additional filtering options on a per category basis, for example stems pictured to to left have their clamp size, length and rise listed. Before you could click through many different stems trying to find the right size, now you can select it from the filtering options.

We are hoping to offer as many different options as possible as we work our way through all of the items. From available sizes, to color, riding style and more.

blog_megamenuOur Mega Menu blows the doors off of our old navigation system. We’ve broken down the various categories into more manageable chunks that associate with each other. For example all of the drivetrain components are housed together rather than all parts listed alphabetically as before.

It’s been a long process, but we’re super excited to see the results and make it easier for our guests to find what they need.  If you still can’t find that special part as always please contact us or stop in store.