Monday, January 30, 2012

Results are in; Thanks for making B-B-BRRR a huge success

I just wanted to personally thank all of those that participated, volunteered, and spectated yesterday at the 2012 running of B-B-BRRR. We had a record turnout and I hope that you all enjoyed it as much as I did. Below you'll find a posting of the results. I'd really appreciate any feedback that you have: positive or negative. We're always looking for ways to improve and make this event even better next year. Also, if you took pictures and are willing to share, we'd love to have copies. Thanks again for all the support.

Friday, January 27, 2012

They've landed...

Our Demos for this weekend's B-B-BRRR have landed and are being assembled as we speak. Surly was gracious enough to send us two Moonlanders, one 18" and one 20". These bikes will be available for all to test ride on Sunday at the race, but for those that want a chance sooner, they will be at the shop all weekend long. Come by and see what 'FAT' really is.

They call that paint 'Space'. Don't let it suck you into the black hole that is Fatbikes. Or check that... DO.

Surly Big Fat Larry tires on the 100mm Clownshoe rims.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Moon landing set for end of week and BRRR

Just got off the phone with our friends at Surly and it looks like we'll have some new bikes to demo at
B-B-BRRR this Sunday. Perfect timing for the most recent snowfall, the ride on Sunday is going to be a blast. Current weather outlook is set for partly cloudy skies and temps in the low 20s; we couldn't ask for a better backdrop for the ride. In short, don't miss your chance to put the real 'fatties' to some snow come Sunday. More details coming soon, so stay tuned. Surly Moonlander Surly Pugsley

oonlanders coming...

Friday, January 20, 2012

More giveaways for B-B-BRRR

We just received a package from ColdAvenger with 3 masks to give away at B-B-BRRR on January, 29th. Since it has now dipped below zero, I've finally had the opportunity to see what these masks can really do. In short, they do not disappoint; one of the best features is that you can use these for anything from cycling to skiing, mountain climbing to traversing the North Pole, or just snowblowing your driveway (or the frozen Red River if you feel inclined). We have one Classic, one Pro, and one Expedition Balaclava to give away. We'll see you in a few weeks for your chance to win.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Worth the price of admission

It's now less than two weeks until B-B-BRRR rides again. Over the last few days we've been getting a bunch of goodies in that will be given away at the event. For the fun of it, I started tallying just how much it was; so far we're in the ballpark of $2000 worth of FREE STUFF. So, for the $25 entry fee, the odds are pretty good that you're going to walk away with something. I'm sure you've all see the Serfas light (see last post) and we just got some awesome bags from Revelate Design up in AK.

Here they are mounted on a Surly Pugsley to give you a better idea of their purpose.

The Tangle bag is an adjustable, rectangular-shaped frame bag that leaves room for both water bottle mounts on the frame. These fit a variety of frames and are used for anything from everyday riding & commuting to more epic rides such as the Almanzo and Heck of the North gravel road rides.

The Gas Tank offers easy, one-handed access while riding. Fill it with anything from a camera to your favorite on-the-bike snack. Both of these bags are meticulously constructed and would be a great addition for anyone who likes to ride.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pre-registration date extended to Monday, January 16th

I just realized that our current pre-registration deadline is on a Sunday; that's not very condusive to getting things mailed as our USPS doesn't work on Sunday. For those of you that procrastenate like myself, that gives you one more day to guarantee that you get one of the awesome B-B-BRRR event tees. If you need a little more incentive, Serfas has just given us a TSL-1000 rechargeable headlight to give away.

A number of us here at Great Northern Bicycle Co. have used the 'little' brother of this light and have raved about how awesome it is. If you haven't seen it yet, come in and check out the TSL-250 and make sure you're seen this winter.

Once again, registration forms can be found in a downloadable form here in an older post, at, or printed at GNBC. Don't miss your chance to save a few bucks and get registered.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Pre-registration for B-B-BRRR ends in 12 days

I just spent the last eleven days on the Gulf Coast in Florida and let me say it was nice to get away. That being said, I was glad to see some snow on the ground when I returned; if for nothing else but the Winter bike race that is fast approaching. Pre-registration for BRRR ends in 12 days, so don't miss your chance to save a few bucks and be guaranteed a T-shirt. To entice those of you who haven't signed up yet, here are a few images of just one of the many prizes to be given away at this years' event. Thanks go out to Chrome and our other sponsors. Enjoy.

The Brigadier from Chrome is a large roll-top backpack/duffel. Like most Chrome products, it has a waterproof liner and superbly constructed. Don't miss your chance to win this.