Kyle's Bikes Blog

  • Which Burley Trailer Is Right for You?

    Kyle's Bikes can help you choose the right Burley trailer for you and your family

    by Kyer Robinson

    Chances are you have seen someone pulling their kids in a Burley Trailer. You may have noticed them at the park, or on the local bike trail. You may have even seen someone pulling their dog in one.

    If you have decided it might be time to get a trailer, we are here to help you decide which model. This guide will help you understand what to look for when selecting a trailer.

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  • Why Invest in a Quality Kids Bike

    Quality Kids Bikes are safe and durableBy Alexa Middleton

    The kids are out of school, summer weather is finally here, and it’s time to get your child back on a bike! At Kyle’s Bikes, we are passionate about helping you start your children out on their cycling journeys, and starting them out right.

    When you come into our store to shop for a kids bike, you will notice that our prices are higher than big-box store prices. But there is a reason we stock the kids bikes we stock, and why you won’t find a princess-themed or Paw Patrol bike among them. We are only willing to sell you bikes that your kids can ride safely.

    I asked our sales staff and mechanics why they think investing in a quality kids bike is worth it, and here’s what they gave me. Continue reading

  • Garmin Edge 1030 Rebate

    Garmin Edge 1030 RebateGarmin is offering a $100 rebate on the Edge 1030 and Edge 1030 Bundle. The rebate amount increases to $150 when the Varia RTL 510 Bundle is also purchased.

    To receive the Garmin Edge 1030 rebate, you need to order the product(s) from June 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019, register for the rebate online, and mail required documentation to the address listed on the online registration form. You are allowed one rebate per person.

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  • DMYMCA Triathlon Series: Eric Conrad's Report

    Eric Conrad did all three races in the 2019 DMYMCA Triathlon SeriesNew for 2019, the YMCA of Greater Des Moines is offering an indoor triathlon series. The series includes three races:

    • Ice Breaker Triathlon, which began in 2008
    • Y-Tri at Red Flannel Run, a new addition to the 30-year-old run race
    • Pieathlon, another long-standing event.

    We plan to follow Eric Conrad, whom we have interviewed for indoor triathlons before, through all three races. Continue reading

  • Market to Market Relay: Jesse Veenstra's Race Report

    Jesse Veenstra ran for the Kyle's Bikes team in the Market to Market RelayMarket to Market Relay
    75 mile Relay Running Race
    Jefferson to Des Moines, Iowa
    Saturday, May 9, 2019

    This marked my fifth year of running in the Iowa Market to Market Relay race, a ~75 mile (depending on the year) team relay event from Jefferson to downtown Des Moines, primarily following the Raccoon River Valley Trail.

    Each year, I participate in several running races and triathlons including marathons and Ironmans, but this easily is my favorite event each and every year. As a team, we are lucky to have Kyle’s Bikes as a sponsor of the event and loaning the sweet minivan for us to use.  Continue reading

  • A Year of Bike Commuting: 5 Lessons

    Doug "Shark" Balvenz arrives to work with a smile after bike commutingby Doug "Shark" Balvanz

    About a year ago I retired from my Adult Job and started working part time at Kyle’s Bikes in Ankeny, Iowa. I had never really used my bicycle to commute to work, but I decided since I was working at a bike shop, I’d give it a try. I thought I had it all figured out. But I found out that the experiences I’ve had in the past year changed some of my thinking. Here is what I’ve learned. Continue reading

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