Ride Headquarters Grand Opening & Supplier Day - Sunday, August 21, 2016

 Put faces and names to the products that bring cycling bliss! We work very closely with our supplier partners and we are excited for you to have the chance to meet many of them in person. 

Put faces and names to the products that bring cycling bliss! We work very closely with our supplier partners and we are excited for you to have the chance to meet many of them in person. 

What is Ride Headquarters? 

We are here to bring great cycling experiences to you. Our suppliers make much of what we do possible, and we want to introduce you to the best-in-class products and people we've found. 

We are not the usual bike shop. Our bikes allow you to have the best experience in whatever riding you like to do: road riding, mixed terrain, cyclocross, tandeming, mountain biking, road racing, single/fixed-gear riding, commuting, fat biking and more. 

We carry all of the modern components, accessories, apparel, and gear you need to have a great ride. In addition, we provide you a place to come and spend time. Meet up for your rides, enjoy time afterward to relax with others. Make and savor a great coffee. Grab something from the fridge. Decompress. Read something in our library. 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

8am - Doors Open

8-10am - Breakfast Served

8:30am - Group Road Ride of 36 miles Departs - Route 

9am - 3pm - Supplier Expo

4:30pm - HUGE Raffle to be held - not necessary to be present to win. Proceeds go to non-profits who make riding better through their work. 

5pm - Doors Close

10pm - Instagram Contest Deadline, enter to win Ride Headquarters Gift Cards 

Look who is Here for our Grand Opening!

This list is growing daily. Keep checking back to see who will be here. Most of the suppliers listed will be contributing great products to our HUGE raffle. Details of the raffle will be posted prior to our Grand Opening. You won't want to miss it!

  • Cat's Tongue Towels - Easily de-grime and de-grease with these towels for the road and home shop. 
  • Enve Composites - Carbon fiber manufacturing at its best. Enve makes exceptional carbon wheels, cockpit components, and more. Enve is bringing these wheelsets for you do demo Sunday: 4.5 with DT240 hubs, 3.4 with DT240, and 3.4 disc with DT240 hubs.
  • HotShot - A drink scientifically proven to prevent and treat muscle cramps.
  • Lazer Sport - Comfortable, protective, and fashion-forward helmets and eyewear. 
  • MassBikeThe Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) promotes a bicycle-friendly environment and encourages bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation. They are one of the recipients of the raffle proceeds.
  • Mavic - Mavic has built tried and true wheels since 1934. Mavic is here with many demo wheels for you to ride on Sunday. Among the wheelsets are Cosmic Pro Carbon SL, Ksyrium Pro Disc Allroad (CL), Ksyrium Disc, Ksyrium Elite, R-SYS SLR, Ksyrium Pro Disc and more. Mavic shoes will also be here for you to see and try on. 
  • Overland Base Camp - Fun mixed terrain ride event organizers of the highest caliber. 
  • Quality Bike Products - Supplier of bike-related components, accessories, tools, and much more. 
  • Sandy Huckleberry - Massage Therapist who knows exactly what cyclists need. She is offering leg and back massages all day. We'll post her schedule here soon. 
  • Search and State - Road cycling apparel made with the highest quality in NYC.
  • Seven Cycles - Makers of the highest-quality fully custom, hand-built bikes located in Watertown, MA. 
  • Shimano - Makers of some of the best components for all kinds of bikes. We're fortunate to have New England's Shimano Tech rep here Sunday. Bring your questions, Chris will have answers. 
  • Velocio All-year, all-weather great fitting and great looking cycling apparel for women and men. 

We keep adding to this list so be sure to check back about who will be here and what each company is donating for the HUGE raffle. 

We'll also be adding to the Grand Opening schedule and offering time slots for leg and back massages, too. 

Huge Raffle & Silent Auction

Each of our suppliers is bringing one or more things for the raffle. It'll be worth participating in the raffle.

There will also be a Silent Auction for the extra special items. What are these, you ask?

  • 4 Boston Red Sox Tickets! The tickets are Row A1, which is right behind home plate and visible on TV. They come with a valet parking pass. The game is Sept. 18 against the New York Yankees, with both teams in the pennant race as of this writing. This is an ~$800 value! Proceeds of this silent auction go to MassBike who does very important advocacy and policy work for cyclists.

Raffle Details

Each raffle ticket is $5.  Proceeds will be donated equally to three groups:

Ride HQ is matching your raffle ticket purchases to double the donation. 

The beneficiaries of the raffle will also be attending our Grand Opening! Get to know the great work and hard work people do.

The items in the raffle are worth a lot. These products will enhance your cycling life! We'll tell you more about what's in the raffle in a few days. 

It's not necessary to be present to win. We'll let you know if you won and get you your prize!

If you can't be here for our Grand Opening, and want to participate in the raffle, contact us at connect@rideheadquarters.com. You may purchase tickets online and be included in the raffle!

Raffle Items

  • Cat's Tongue - 10 individual towels and a canister of towels for your home shop! 
    • Cat's Tongue - 10 individual towels and a canister of towels for your home shop! 
  • Honey Bikes - A voucher for $350 worth of component upgrades for a new Honey!
  • HotShot - Two winners received a HOTSHOT prize pack that includes a 12-pack of product, a HOTSHOT hat, a HOTSHOT journal, and a HOTSHOT squeeze bottles.
  • Lazer Sport - Four winners total:
    • Top-of-the-line very lightweight red/white Z1 helmet
    • Top-of-the-line very lightweight red/white Z1 helmet
    • 1 pair of SS1 photochromatic sunglasses. These sunglasses adjust to the amount of sunlight.
    • 1 pair of SS1 photochromatic sunglasses. These sunglasses adjust to the amount of sunlight.
  • Mavic - Their top-of-the line Cosmic Ultimate II shoes, a $400 value! The winner has choice of size. 
  • Michelin Tires - Each set worth $150:
    • 1 set of Road tires built for endurance and speed.- 25c
    • 1 set of Road tires built for endurance and speed.- 28c
  • Porto - $100 Gift Certificate for a fine meal and experience at Porto, a new restaurant that's just opened in Back Bay. The owners of Porto have been supporters of ours for years.   
  • Search and State - Three winners will receive one of the following, total value is $815:
    • An S1-J Riding Jacket, winner has choice of sex, color, and size
    • A full Search and State kit: S1-A Jersey and Bibs, winner has choice of sex, colors, and size
    • A Search and State Hoodie
  • Shimano -
    • Shimano Ultegra road pedals - $200
    • PRO Minitool S-Slide 20 -$40 value
    • Hotoka 32L hydration pack- $120 value
    • 1 pair of XL Endure winter shoe covers
    • 1 pair of XL Endure winter shoe covers
    • 1 pair of XL Ventura winter shoe covers - approx $70 value. All shoe covers work with road or mtn shoes.
  • Seven Cycles – A voucher for $400 worth of upgrades on a new Seven bicycle!
  • Velocio apparel - RECON Hardshell Jacket for men or women (the winner selects desired sex, size and color!) - A $395 value!
  • Valenti Print - A poster that enhances any cyclist's wall and is a $65 value. 
 

Instagram Contest #ridehq

Between the moment we open and 11:59pm August 21, we are running an Instagram Contest! Winners of each category will win a $50 Ride Headquarters Gift Card redeemable for any merchandise or service Ride HQ offers. Tag your photo with #ridehq and it'll automatically be entered in our contest. We'll consider each photo for each category prize. Winners will be based on the quality of the photo, the  

Categories

  • Best Group Photo from a Ride HQ Group Ride: Winner - Jay R.

 

  • Best Photo of a Ride HQ Product in Action

 

  • Best In-store Photo

    • We have two winners in this category: Brett D for his photo of the Major Taylor book in our library.

And Jon A. for his photo of flowers on our community table.

 

  • Best Photo taken in Sherborn. Though it doesn't include a bike, Susi E. receives the prize because this is quite a nice scene captured in Sherborn while riding a bike and leading the Grand Opening road ride.

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