AIR REC CENTER

We came across this on pinkbike and thought we’d share!

I’m blown away! Props to this young businessman. So inspiring what he’s done, in a real estate market that young people can barely afford a roof over their head.

If you’re in the Maple Ridge location – you should check this place out for sure, in support.

Follow your dreams!

 https://www.pinkbike.com/news/the-person-and-story-behind-the-air-rec-center-indoor-bike-park-video.html

https://www.airreccenter.com

Silver Star Passes – available at Road Racks!

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Road Racks is now offering vouchers for alpine day passes at Silver Star Mountain Resort!

Call or email ahead and order yours today! And no payment is required until pickup.

E. roadracksbc@gmail.com P. 250.762.2110 T.F. 877.762.7225 (RACK)

A quick pit stop on the way to the hill to grab your printed vouchers could save you some coin…  Approximately $30 for a family of 4!?

Adult (19-64) Regular Price $96 + gst – Road Racks Price $88 + gst ($8 savings per pass)

Senior (65+) Regular Price $79 + gst – Road Racks Price $73 + gst ($6 savings per pass)

Youth (13-18) Regular Price $77 + gst – Road Racks Price $70 + gst ($7 savings per pass)

Child (6-12) Regular Price $50 + gst – Road Racks Price $46 + gst ($4 savings per pass)

Take our printed voucher in for redemption at the Silver Star ticket office to receive your day pass.

Don’t forget your trail map!

Our hours of operation are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday, excluding holidays! This year we are open Saturday the 23rd and the 27th through the 30th.

Let it snow!!!

Thule – ACTIVE WITH KIDS.

Thule, synonymous with roof racks… YES, but they are so much more than that!

They now offer luggage, backpacks, bike bags & racks, laptop, tablet & phone cases, camera bags & cases and of course – their active with kids products.

Under the active with kids umbrella they have strollers, bike trailers, child bike seats and child carrier backpacks!

In typical Thule fashion they strive for perfection and top quality in every aspect of the brand – that’s why they can offer a limited lifetime warranty, on almost everything they sell – and this category of products is no different. They have approached the Active With Kids lineup, the very same way they’ve tackled the rest of their lines.

They really aim to please with their products’ ease of use, features and available accessories! Let’s be serious – Who doesn’t love accessories!?

Offering up 5 trailers to choose from, starting at $350 and ranging up to $1100 – you’re bound to find one that fits your budget, taste and purpose. The price depends on features and how well equipped each unit is, right out of the box.

Walk, bike, jog or ski!!

They have attachments for each sport and then some; infant slings, consoles, bunting bags, cargo racks, hydration cages, brakes, locks, adapters – the list goes on. Some common features include easy folding for storage, 5 point harnesses, single or double seat and detachable wheels for easy transport! Plus they come in an assortment of fun and funky colour ways and styles to choose from.

They are the ideal companion for the active family; Offering versatility, quality and function. If you have an outdoorsy lifestyle AND little ones, these trailers are the perfect solution for you. You get to keep your hobbies and   #bringyourlife, with ease on your next adventure. Making memories and family fun in the great outdoors, doesn’t get any easier.

We purchased the Coaster XT 2 years ago and it’s been great! My son loves it! He gets his helmet on and climbs in every time he sees it – ready – set- go for adventure.

Now they have the Chariot Cross, Chariot Lite and Chariot Cheetah XT with a new look, juiced up features, more streamlined look, more compact for storage, more accessories including a ski attachment!

I think it’s time for an upgrade!

Come down to see the Chariot Lite in bluegrass – 4 activities, 4 seasons, 1 carrier… before I take it home! 

 

https://www.thule.com/en-us/ca/bike-trailers/multisport-trailers?q=DRPakJ6Ex

 

Choosing the Right Rack for your Gear – The Pros and Cons.

Choosing the Right Rack for your Gear…

Great, I have crossbars – now what?

There are a variety of options available for you to transport your winter gear to and from your destination.

They make a rack for everybody… whether you are primarily concerned with price, storage, garage clearance, largest capacity possible… knowing what those options are is half the battle.

We have cargo boxes from Yakima and Thule as well as scissor racks from Yakima, Thule and Rhino-Rack all on display at the shop for you to touch and feel. But most people prefer to do their initial research online so they know what they’re looking at once they get down to the store.

The selection process can be daunting but we are here to help you determine what best suits your needs.

Let’s get started with the pros and cons of each…

Cargo Boxes

The Pros:

  • Keeps your gear safe – out of sight, out of mind, from sticky fingers.
  • Automotive finish that compliments your ride.
  • Available in multiple colours – matte black, gloss black, gloss titanium and white.
  • Versatile, you can use it for pretty well anything!
  • Tailor fit – different length, width and height combinations for a perfect match.
  • +/- 11 cubic foot options up to +/- 22 cubic foot options available.
  • Available in a variety of styles – shorter and wider for just luggage or long and narrow, offset to one side for nordic skis up to +/- 220 cm.
  • Low profile options at around 12″ tall for garage clearance.
  • Secure – with 3 latch points per side.
  • Single Key and One Key compatible, so you can match the keys to other Thule or Yakima products you have.
  • Lifetime warranty.
  • Internal tie downs on some models.
  • Internal ribs on some models.
  • Steel cross-braces to help support the nose on some models.
  • Dual side entry on MOST models.
  • Easy open lever instead of key actuated mechanism for opening and closing on most models.
  • Spring hinges/dual force struts for easy entry, both sides.
  • L.E.D. lights inside some models.
  • Steel support rods built into the bases on some models.
  • Universal fitment to round, square, factory and ‘aero’ aftermarket crossbars.
  • Installs in minutes, with adjustable mounting hardware.
  • Lightweight ABS construction to keep weight down, so you can maximize gear load.
  • Buy the box, get the install for free – no additional components required.

The Cons:

  • Large object to store for people with limited space.
  • Can be a bit pricey starting at +/- $500 and going up to around +/- $1200.
  • Garage parking on larger vehicles can sometimes be tricky.
  • Hatch clearance can leave your options slim if you have nordic or even sometimes alpine skis.

Scissor Racks

The Pros:

  • Economical alternative to a cargo box – starting at +/- $150 and going up to about +/- $400.
  • Compact, easy to store.
  • Low-profile and sleek.
  • Available for up to 6 pair of fat skis or 4 snowboards.
  • Available in a variety of finishes – matte silver, gloss black and gloss titanium.
  • Single Key and One Key compatible, so you can match the keys to other Thule or Yakima products you have.
  • Lifetime warranty.
  • Universal fitment to round, square, factory and ‘aero’ aftermarket crossbars.
  • Installs in minutes.
  • Can be track mounted, flush into crossbars with a t-track type profile.
  • A great solution for taller vehicles to have unlimited garage access.
  • Buy the rack and get optional install for $15 – no additional components required.

The Cons:

  • Your gear takes a lot of abuse, dirt and road salt – more time spent tuning and washing your coat and pants.
  • Gear is exposed to criminals.
  • Only fits skis, boards and poles.
  • Single side access.
  • Sometimes difficult to configure gear as width is limited and gear is ever-changing.
  • Snowboard bindings can contact roof in some cases where crossbars are low profile.

 

Now that you have an idea of what these accessories are all about, you can make an informed decision.

Still have questions? Feel free to give us a call 250-762-2110 or come on down to the shop between 9 am and 5 pm Monday to Saturday.

Thule Legend Backpack – “Super Frenchie”

For all winter adventurers out there! Matthias Giraud – Super Frenchie shares his experience of capturing live action footage with a GoPro® camera that goes beyond the limits. Matthias is one of our oldest friends in Thule Crew, big mountain skier, B.A.S.E jumping legend and GoPro® enthusiast.

Posted by Thule on Saturday, December 2, 2017

Vehicle Protection – floor mats – a winning combination of function and aesthetics!

Road Racks Outfitters – we rack up adventure and more!

With winter upon us, it’s time to start thinking about what that means in terms of wear and tear on your vehicle.

Your number one defense against snow, salt and mud on your carpets is a floor liner!

Weathertech is the number one manufacturer in laser measured, digitally cut liners for a seamless fit!

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Ski Season is here!!

Have a Silver Star Or Big White season Pass?? If you need to get ready for the season and get your gear to and from the hill come down to Road Racks and will give you a discount on your purchase. We can get you racked up and ready for your adventure!