Pivot Cycles Riding Into Summer, Lumberyard, World Cup DH Team Updates


On The Road Again

It really just seemed like Pivot no more than unpacked from Sea Otter and our very own Whiskey 50 before the bags were being packing again.  Only this time for the whole summer.  We are in for a fun packed season and we are already well into logging huge miles with our Demo bike Tour.  Some have had the chance to meet our road Warrior Josh Baker, always wearing a smile and keeping the bikes running sweet.  Here are a few photos from some of our recent demos, if you haven’t caught up to us yet take a look at our web site and see if we are going to be in your area.  Plus you get to ride the best bikes on the planet for free.

The Lumber Yard

Pivot is excited to announce our partnership with Portland’s new indoor bike park.  Recently opening its doors this facility is tricked out building of indoor jump lines, pump tracks, skill section and technical trial riding for beginners to experts.  That is just phase 1, phase 2 is to include a restaurant, bar and area designed just for kids.  Wait not done yet, the final stage is where this place gets sick; Joshua the force behind this operation planned his final act of this building project by adding a 40 foot ceiling section.  This is to house advanced/expert features, including a foam pit, resi ramp and downhill trail with rock gardens, drops and step downs……. Are you kidding me, this is Disney land for all riders!

I have a feeling we will be talking about these guys a lot more.  If you are ever in the neighborhood rain or shine you need to pay them a visit- Here

They are just getting started but here is a teaser for you.

In The Community

Pivot has always stayed active in the local community with all things 2 wheels.  Our very own Ken Bennett, Mike Mahowald and Micki McKay took off to Prescott to do pump track clinic.  He was contacted by Paul Katan Community Health Educator for Yapavai County.  Paul reached out to Ken to have some local “pros” help out with the clinic both to demonstrate some riding and to assist with the discussion portion.

He covered quite a bit relating to rider safety and how bike control plays a big part in that. Safety gear was covered as well as following the rules of the road and bike maintenance. Mike and I emphasized the fact that we regularly wear protective pads as well as helmets even when we’re doing “easy” rides. Paul also had free helmets for any kids that needed one. It was theirs to keep and he made sure they got one with a proper fit.

We then moved over to the track and discussed construction and maintenance with some hands on demonstration of the various tools that are used. We covered a wide array of topics from what it takes to build a track and what can damage it. The goals for the day were to give riders info to keep them safe and help build interest in the track with the hope that more people will come out for scheduled maintenance days. After the discussions were done Mike and I gave a short ride demo to show everybody some of the possibilities the track has to offer. Mike had his brand new Point which he built up the night before and I had mine as well. Everybody appreciated the support and we had a great time. We handed out quite a few Pivot sticker sheets which immediately got put to use decorating helmets and bikes :)

Pivot Kenda World Cup Downhill Team in Full Swing

Keep an eye out for Pivot Kenda downhill team.  Already getting well into the World Cup Series, and should just be finishing up Ft. William round 4.  You can follow them on their Facebook page Here.  In the meantime some great photos of the boys putting the Phoenix to the test on the world stage!

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