October 2016 Newsletter

New Bike Shop Website

new-shop-websiteOur old and crusty bike shop website (www.bikeshopswitzerland.com) is getting a make-over.
We’re moving to a new platform (Magento 2.0) which is going to allow us to showcase more products, categories, etcetera, etcetera.
There will be more information about bikes, accessories, servicing, etcetera.
We’re already at the final stages and so the new shop should be up and running before the end of the month

Bike Switzerland Winter Clothing

rvWe’re producing our first ever winter clothing.bibs-2
As in year’s past, we’ll be manufacturing these items with Giessegi of Italy.
We’ll be offering a winter cycling jacket as well as full-length bibs.
Our initial run for 2017 will be small (probably 50 units of each), but you can make sure to get yourself a kit and save 10% by putting in a pre-order.
The items will be available for pre-order by the end of the month when the new website comes on-line.
We hope to have all items delivered for christmas.

Shop Closing

closed_for_the_seasonAs of now, we believe our last day will be October 29th.
If I sound hesitant, it’s because we’re currently having some great short-sleeve weather in Geneva and so it’s possible that we may push that closing date…but don’t count on it.
So, knowing that, keep in mind:

•    We’re keeping our “Winterize” your bike offer until the store closes. See details here.
•    We still have lots of used rental bikes for sale. Although it will be possible to buy online when the store is closed, now is your only chance to come in and see the bikes.
•    Pre-order your 2017 Trek from now until the shop closes and we’ll give you 10% of the purchase price to spend on accessories. Example: the bike costs 2,500 chf. We’ll give you 250 chf in accessories.
We plan to re-open whenever things warm up. That’s likely the beginning of March.

Club Rides

bike-clubOur last official Bike Shop Switzerland club ride is scheduled for October 29th.
Thereafter, the ride leaders or other members may organize outings and post on the Facebook page, but there will not be regular organized rides until the shop re-opens in March.
If you live in (or near) Geneva, find out about our last two rides by joining our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bikeclubswitzerland/

Spin Genève

spin-geneveMatt & Nathalie Gain (our ride leaders) will be opening Spin Genève again this year.
The openning date, schedule and conditions are still being discussed, but if all goes as planned, you’ll be able to keep fit at the bike shop at some point after the first week of November.
Keep yourself posted by liking their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SpinGeneve/


Internship Positions 

Bike Switzerland is looking to fill two internship positions for 2017.
Anyone fitting this criteria is welcome to apply:bike-mechanic

  • Competent road bike mechanic
  • Passion for road biking and/or touring
  • Happy to clean bikes and run basic tasks
  • Able to leave family and friends behind for 3 months

Position One: April through June
Position Two: July through September

Interns will receive lodging and a stipend to cover basic needs.
Interns will also have free use of our fleet of rental bikes and will participate in at least one of our two club rides.
Non-European residents are welcome to apply, but be aware that you can only spend a maximum of 3 months in Europe.

Interested: Send your CV and letter of motivation to: info@bikeswitzerland.com

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