November 28, 2013
A Brief Intro
Our Bike for a Kid program began in 2012 when we started selling FLO wheels. We wanted to find a way to give back, and giving bikes to kids just felt like the right move for us. The program started small, but our first bike drop was a huge success. We wanted to expand the program in 2013 and did so by creating a journey we called our "Road to Kona."
Here is a quick video explaining how we used our "Road to Kona" journey to expand our Bike for Kid program.
Road to Kona Stop #1 - Las Vegas 70.3 World Championships
The first stop on our Bike for a Kid Road to Kona was the 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas. Below is a recap of the donation, a short video, and some pictures showing highlights of the day.
Number of Bikes Donated: 81
Donation City: Las Vegas, NV
Local Ironman Event: Las Vegas 70.3 World Championship
Accepting Donor: CT Sewell Elementary School
Partner Group: After-School All-Stars
|It's really hard to resist doing this ;)|
|Gotta love these smiling faces.|
I hope you have enjoyed this Bike for a Kid recap. We'd like to thank all of the organizations, volunteers, and especially the FLO Customers who helped make this happen! Please feel free to ask questions or add comments below.
November 6, 2013
It's that time of year again! The time of year we spend 30 wonderful days growing the best mustache our faces will allow. As many of you may know from last year, our father is a prostate cancer survivor. In order to do our part in the fight against prostate cancer, we donate a portion of our November sales to the Movember Foundation. We will include all Pre Order #9 sales in this donation even if it happens in early December.
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Who's This Guy?
You will see this banner on our home page for the month of November. The guy in the picture is our Dad and he's awesome.
Here are pictures of Jon and me. My picture is of my first of Movember shaved face, and Jon's picture shows his masterpiece from last year!
We hope you all have a great Movember!
November 4, 2013
Earlier in the year we were looking for a small demo fleet of bicycles that we could use for demoing FLO wheels. We spoke with a long list of companies, and, in the end, Cannondale felt like the right company to purchase bikes from. We purchased a list of bikes ranging from there CAAD 8 all the way up to the Supersix EVO and we even purchased the brand new Slice RS for those interested in demoing our wheels on a triathlon/time trial specific frame.
Jon and I have been riding all of the bikes and are honestly very impressed with their quality. All of the bikes handle well, are stiff yet compliant, are lightweight, and come spec'd out with great components. The Slice RS is is the best handling TT bike I have ever ridden and seems unaffected by cross winds. Additionally, as much as I hate to say this because I'm a data and numbers guy, the Slice RS just feels fast. I notice that feeling the most in a strong headwind when the speed on my Garmin is reading much higher than it presumably should.
If you are looking for a new road or TT bike, I highly recommend looking at Cannondale's offerings. We purchased our demo fleet, so Cannondale is certainly not paying us to say this. We simply wanted to spread the word because we are very impressed with the quality of the bikes we have received.
I'll leave you with a couple of my favorite pictures.