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Katherine is our Content Champion. She has done triathlons in the past, and now focuses on mountain biking and long-distance gravel riding. She still has a soft spot in her heart for weird multi-sport events like indoor triathlon and aquabike. She also teaches indoor cycling.

  • Helping You in a Time of Social Distancing

    Thank you for the support during this crazy time. We absolutely love what we do and love the fact that we are supporting good clean healthy fun.

    Contacting Us

    The phones are ringing off the hook with simple questions (like, Are you open?). If you call and we don’t answer, our limited frontline staff is busy helping another customer.

    We prefer, if you can, that you get in touch by e-mail or web chat. The folks staffing those tools will get you to the correct team member and get your questions answered is a timely fashion. Our email address is info@kylesbikes.com. To use our web chat, go to our website and click the chat tab in the bottom-right corner of the window.

    Visiting Us

    Only two customers are allowed in the shop at a time. Maintain a safe social distance when possible. Avoid handshakes, high-fives, and other fun forms of contact. If you feel sick, please stay home and shop our website or e-mail/chat/call us.

    Our staff is and will be wearing face covers for your safety and disinfecting surfaces often.

    Our hours at both our stores remain unchanged. 

    Ankeny, 1840 SW White Birch Circle

    Monday: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
    Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
    Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
    Friday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

    Waukee, 100 SE Laurel Street

    Monday: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
    Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
    Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
    Friday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

  • Running Gait Analysis and Shoe Selection

    Kyle's Bikes offers running gait analysis at no chargeby Robert Seaberg

    Just signed up for a couch to 5k program? Got talked into running Dam to DSM this year? Maybe you’re looking to simply stay in shape or lose a couple of pounds. Perhaps you just enjoy walking, or your podiatrist told you that you need better shoes. Out of all of the thousands of running shoes, how do you find the right pair? Don’t panic. The experts here at Kyle’s Bikes have a carefully developed selection process to help you out. Continue reading

  • Kyle's Bikes 2019 Cyclist Gift Guide

    Here at Kyle's Bikes we know bikes and we know cyclists. Our 2019 Cyclist Gift Guide should help you find just the right gifts for all the cyclists on your list this holiday season. If you have have any questions, call or stop by, tell us about the kind of riding your cyclist does, and we'll help you find the perfect gift! Continue reading

  • Kyle's Bikes 2019–20 Winter Bike Maintenance Specials

    Kyle's Bikes Winter Bike Maintenance Specials will get you bike ready for springSummer has turned to fall. Fall will turn to winter. Now, it is time for the Kyle's Bikes winter bike maintenance specials. Imagine how great a clean, well-tuned bike will feel.

    Winter is always a slow time for bike mechanics in Iowa. We want to keep our mechanics busy, so we are discounting two of our maintenance packages to entice you to bring your bike in. You will save money, and our mechanics will have something to do. It's a win-win!

    Stop in to either our Ankeny or Waukee location any time Friday, October 25th through Monday, February 3rd to take advantage of these deals.

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  • Indoor Bike Trainer Buying Guide

    by Katherine A. Roccasecca 

    Indoor Bike Trainer Buying GuideMaybe it never gets bitterly cold where you live and train. Maybe you don't have to contend with 18 inches of snow on the roads. However, there are still plenty of reasons for you to get an indoor bike trainer.

    We will share those reasons with you, and once we have convinced you that you need one, this indoor bike trainer buying guide will help you narrow down the overwhelming choices.
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  • Tips for the Gravel Curious Biker

    We offer tips for gravel curious bikers

    Have you heard of this gravel cycling craze that's growing in popularity? What once seemed fringe—and more than a little crazy—has grown bit by bit to where it is now "a thing." If you haven't jumped in with two feet already, maybe you are at least a little gravel curious?

    Gravel cycling has gotten the attention of bike manufacturers and gear manufacturers. They are making all sorts of gravel-specific products. But what do you actually need to get started? Really, it's just a sturdy bike and a bit of an adventurous spirit.

    We hope these practical tips are enough to get you out on the gravel roads and giving it a try. Continue reading

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