The 4th Annual Willcox Flyer Bike Ride will take place on Saturday, September 3, 2016. The ride will begin at 7:00am in Historic Railroad Ave Park in Willcox, Arizona. (100 S Railroad Ave) Riders may choose between a 33 or 66 mile, out and back course. All riders leave town on Highway 186 and make their way up a gradual climb until they reach the 33 mile turn around point on top of the iconic Dos Cabezas Mountains. (It doesn't have to be fun to be fun!) If continuing, riders enjoy a scenic route with rolling hills and wide open rangeland until they reach the entrance to Chiricahua National Monument. It's a beautiful time of year in Willcox. Temperatures are on average 10 degrees cooler than Tucson!
This year we will be again offer a special distance for kids, families and those who are just getting started. We are offering The Mike Allen 8 mile fun ride that will be led by hometown Olympian Mike Allen of Willcox!
The 33 mile course will gain 1,129 feet of elevation while the 66 mile gains 1,965 feet.
There will be 3 aid stations along the route stocked with water and snacks. There will also be a sag wagon available.
After your ride, we will all enjoy listening to "Mike P and The Mighty Joel Ford" jam in the park. La Unica will be selling breakfast burritos starting at 6:00am and will have some great food for purchase when you get back from your ride! Stella Coffee (Presta Coffee Roasters) will be brewing up your favorite coffee blends on their mobile cart before the sun comes up! There will be many local vendors in the park also selling produce, nuts, handmade soaps, popcorn, custom shoe inserts and more. We invite you to stick around and participate in our post ride festivies that will take place in Railroad Ave Park. Stay tuned for more details as we
The Western Flyer bicycle is a sought after antique vintage bicycle these days. Many people would love to get their hands on these babies, and shows that endorse antique hunting do nothing to quell this obsession. Since they are getting rarer, it might be worth looking in that old barn to see if one is lurking somewhere. You'll probably be surprised to know that a good condition Western Flyer bike can range anywhere from $100 to $1000, and that price is on the rise. They were produced between 1930 and 1959, so obviously the older models in decent shape will command the best prices. However, if you have a mint condition Western Flyer bike from the late 50s, you have a valuable gem on your hands.
Registration is underway for the Third Annual Willcox Flyer Bike Ride, a “beautiful out and back route with distances for all skill levels.” Presented by Aridus Wine Company, the event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5 at Railroad Park in historic downtown Willcox, said Melinda Nash, with Roca Motion.
This Colson Flyer Bike is our first fully Lux Low restored Colson Bicycle and is only the beginning of many amazing Colsons in process. The Colson Corporation has a long heritage in the bicycle market, making bicycles from the turn of the century into the 1950s. Colson made High Grade bicycles with Quality Construction and Amazing Designs. Colson is easily the second best built antique bike, second only to Schwinns Superior Quality. This Colson Flyer is an Mid Line Bicycle that was called the Standard Series Equipped Model.