When you are a dedicated cyclist, having a go-to bike shop in St George Utah is a must. Whether you need a quick tune-up or a repair, a new tire, or some great biking accessories, Bicycles Unlimited has you covered. As Southern Utah’s bicycle leader since 1984, we have your best interests in mind and all the top tips and tricks to add to your cycling experience.
Staying in touch with your trusted St George bicycle shop will get you info on events and trail updates coming up in the biking world that you may have not known about otherwise! Check out these great events near St George Utah. Get out, get cycling!
Trail Closure! Until January 31, 2020 – During the installation of the Dominion Energy Gas Line Project, an unforeseen problem occurred causing the closure of this biking trail. The Red Hills Parkway Trail will be closed near SR-18 (Bluff Street) until January 31, 2020. There will be no access to the trail between Bluff Street and the Red Hills Parkway.
January 19, 2020, at 1:00 PM – Hurricane Dirt Jam – Bringing together all the dirt jump lovers! Located in Hurricane, Utah at the Hurricane Dirt Jumps. Bring your bicycle and have some fun with your fellow bikers.
January 23, 2020, at 3:00 PM – Dedication and Ribbon Cutting – Come check out the new and improved Bear Claw Poppy Trailhead. Bring your mountain bike and go for a ride. Located approximately 1900 West Navajo Drive
Trail Construction – City of St George – The city of St George has many big plans for expanding biking trails and active transportation. Over the next few years, you can expect to see many fun projects and expansions bringing the cycling world more accessible trails to cruise. One project currently being worked on is the expansion of Virgin River South Trail along 1450 S. This project will connect the trail to the Spring Parks trail! This should be done in the early spring!
Ironman 2021 – This huge event series will take place in Washington county. First, May 2 will bring the Ironman North American Championship. Followed by the Ironman 70.3 North American Pro Championship in May of 2021. Finishing up the year, the Ironman 70.3 World Championship will be held September 13-18, 2021. This worldwide known event will bring nearly 7,000 athletes from over 100 different countries. These events are not one to miss!
Explore New Biking Trails
St. George Utah is a great place for cyclists. While in many areas you may have to drive over an hour to get to a trail, those in Washington County have many options just a quick 15-minute drive away. Pick up a trail map from your trusted bike shop in St. George such as Bicycles Unlimited to see all the great options open to you. Our passionate employees know the best trails and can help direct you to a trail at your level.
Here are a few trail rides for you to check out based off of where you live such as:
- Santa Clara or Ivins: Check out the Cove Wash trail system that features the Barrel Roll and Rim Runner.
- Bloomington: Navajo Drive leads to the Bear Claw Poppy Trail/Green Valley Loop.
- Little Valley or Washing Fields: Desert Canyons trails
- Coral Canyon: Church Rocks Loop
- Hurricane: J.E.M. Trail
- St George: Paradise Canyon, and Red Hill (City Creek-Rusty Cliffs Trail)
- Rockville: Gooseberry Mesa
If you don’t have the time to hit the trails, don’t fret! That’s right, just gear up and ride around in your driveway or neighborhood. During this time you can practice and build up your endurance for when you really hit the trails. Try practicing tight turns and track stands and other tricks that will help you when you are out on the trails. Another suggestion is to use the city as your trail. Riding around town will still give you the chance to pedal around and obtain the benefits of the ride. You can even hit two birds with one stone by using your bicycle as your main means of transportation. Not only are you saving money and getting some exercise while you get to where you need, but you also get to sneak in some cycling time as well.
Bicycles Unlimited Repairs and Servicing
Whether you need a simple tune-up or a full tune-up, taking your bicycle into your #1 St George bike shop for your bicycle servicing will ensure you the work is done right. Depending on how often you ride your bicycle will tell you how often you should get a tune-up. A basic service should be done once every one to three months, depending on your usage. A major tune-up service should be done by the bicycle shop both at the beginning of your riding season, and at the end. The beginning service will ensure your bicycle is in tip-top shape to be ridden, and at the end of the season prepares your bicycle for long-term storage.
But what about those pesky repairs? Our top technician here, Nate, in the bike shop will treat your bicycle as if it was his own. He’ll make sure you are safe to ride your bicycle away when he is done with it. Just the other day, we had a customer that had a creaky sound that was driving him nuts. He couldn’t figure out how to fix it and no one else could either, but the trusty Bicycles Unlimited technician not only was able to find and repair the noise, he gave him helpful tips and tricks for the repair. You can check out the full video review here at our customer’s Youtube page.
Nate spent about 10 hours on this customer’s bicycle to find and fix this annoying sound coming from the bicycle. First things first, make sure your bike is clean! Next, check the pivots and ensure all the fasteners are all torqued properly. When it comes to noises, it is a process of elimination, checking places and making sure that they are clean and properly secured. This process can be quite lengthy. To be safe, hand your bicycle over to an experienced technician to make sure the work is done correctly. The best thing you can do for yourself and your bicycle is to make sure you are getting routine tune-ups that will check these things for you. Tune-ups can potentially catch the problem before it becomes a bigger problem. At Bicycles Unlimited our tune-ups come with a 30-day warranty on the services we provide.