Gearing Up Bicycle Shop

Welcome to Taos!

Taos is a magical, mystical, spiritual center, located in north-central New Mexico in the spectacular Sangre de Cristo Mountains, so named for their purple-red hue when the sun is setting. The Taos area may be the best kept secret for bicyclists. The scenery is spectacular from the saddle of a road bike, mountain bike or fat bike. There are numerous enjoyable routes on the road for all levels of riders. And if dirt is your preference, there are hundreds of miles of singletrack and doubletrack, both in the mountains and in the valley for all skill level riders.

bond familyFounded in 1991, Gearing Up is now owned and operated by Darren Bond and his family. Darren is a 4th generation Taoseño who grew up riding both mountain and road bikes. Darren’s love of cycling and Taos has definitely infected his entire family!

Gearing Up Bicycle Shop is a year-round shop dedicated to all bicyclists and cycling. We pride ourselves in our knowledge of bicycles and the riding around Taos. We strive to provide the best service to our customers, always!

Gearing Up has experienced, caring mechanics and sales staff who provide full service and repair. We sell + rent high quality bicycles from Juliana Bicycles, Salsa Cycles, Santa Cruz Bicycles and Specialized Bicycles, and have a wonderful assortment of clothing, shoes, car racks, sunglasses and accessories, all competitively priced, available in the shop + online.

Taos Mountain Bike Trails + Road Rides

Gearing Up News

Dirt Series Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic is heading to Angel Fire Bike Park this weekend, September 23-24
KRQE News 13 – Women-only bike camp is changing the landscape of traditionally male dominated sport
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Northside closure until 2pm on Saturday, September 16th
Northside @ Taos Ski Valley is having their annual Bull of the Woods Trail Run this weekend. Please note that
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12 Hours of Penitence – October 14th, in southern Colorado
Looks like this will be a fun endurance race in Penitente Canyon, 12 Hours of Penitence.
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Save the date of October 15th for the Ride the Rift event
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2 Film Festivals coming to Taos
September 27 to October 1 – Come out to the Taos Environmental Film Festival to view films honoring the land,
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Second Sunday Group Ride @ Horsethief Mesa this Sunday
Meet up w Del Norte Mountain Bike Alliance this Sunday @ Horsethief Mesa, this Sunday, September 10 for a Group
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Pajarito Ullrfest September 23 – Lift-served biking, NM craft beer + part band Felix Y Los Gatos!!
Good times to be had at Pajarito’s Ullr Fest. • Disc Golf tournament begins at 10:00am at the Lodge, entry is $20. Pro/Advanced/Novice/Female
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Tour de Taos Bicycle Parade – Saturday, September 16
  Saturday, September 16th 2017 Meet at KTAOS Parking Lot @ 7.30am, roll out at 8.30am Finish up at the
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New Fall/Winter Hours at the Bike Shop
New Fall/Winter hours at Gearing Up Bikes…we are open Monday thru Saturday, 10-6pm, closed on Sundays. And yes, we will
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Trail Maintenance opportunity in Taos July 29th
2017 11TH ANNUAL TAOS COUNTY RIVER AND LAND CLEAN-UP Everyone is invited to join the 2017, 11th Annual Taos River
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Group ride this Sunday, July 16 at the Taos Valley Overlook Trails
This Sunday, July 16 come on out to the Taos Valley Overlook Trails for a 2-hour family-friendly mountain biking ride.
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Gearing Up Bike Shop will be closed July 4th
We will be closed Tuesday July 4th, but we are open during our regular hours tomorrow, from 10-6.
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Pajarito Mountain Biking, Beer + Music, this weekend, July 1 + July 2!
This weekend Pajarito Mountain will be running the lifts for bikers + hikers. Trail updates are found here on their
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The Gearing Up Gravity Team raced the Chile Challenge
Last weekend the gravity team raced at the Chile Challenge Pro GRT & XCT. In the DH Men 15-18 Cat
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Gearing Up Gravity Team @ The Scott Enduro / Angel Fire
Team Gearing Up Gravity had a great showing this past weekend at The Scott Enduro! Expert Men, Tucker Vanormer took
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Pajarito Mountain is open for mountain biking!
The following dates are Bike & Hike days at Pajarito Mountain. Saturday, May 27 | Special Hours 1 p.m.—6 p.m.
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South Boundary Shuttles for 2017
  Contact Turquoise Tours to reserve your South Boundary Shuttle ride to the Angel Fire or Garcia Park trailhead. If
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Tour Divide 2017 Live Tracker
Keeping track of the riders Tour Divide 2017 Live Tracker and their gear!
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Big Turnout for the Trail Maintenance Day at the Taos Valley Overlook!!
Check out the story at the Taos News.
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Guided mountain bike ride at Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, Sunday June 11
Come on out for a family-friendly mountain bike ride along the Rinconada Trail in Wild Rivers. We will meet at
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Santa Cruz TallBoy + Juliana Joplin Review
Available from Gearing Up Bike Shop….Gear of the Year review by Outside Magazine.
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Celebrate National Trails Day @ The Rift Valley, Saturday June 3
Join The Rio Grande del Norte Coalition, The Enchanted Circle Trails Association + the Field Institute of Taos for a
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Taos Area High School Mountain Bike Team informational meeting – May 22
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Angel Fire Bike Park is the Southwest’s #1 bike park, again
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Angel Fire Mountain Bike Park Opening Weekend!!!
Opening Weekend Festivities include the Fire 5 Race #1, Commencal Bike Demo w Kyle Straight and 60+ miles of downhill
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Slow Roll thru Taos – Friday June 2, 6.30pm
Come on out for a fun bike ride around the Taos Plaza area. Meet up @ 6.30om roll out @
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SundaySundaySunday – Gearing Up Bikes is now open from 12-5pm
For the the summer season, we will now be open every Sunday from 12 – 5 pm. Monday thru Saturday
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Del Norte MTB Alliance: Annual Ride & Meeting
Del Norte MTB Alliance: Annual Ride & Meeting Saturday, May 20 3PM – Ride Horse Thief (caravan from Midtown Lounge)
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Taos Farmer’s Market Opening Day!!! Saturday May13
Ride you bike on down to the Farmers Market on the Taos Plaza, this Saturday, May 13, 8-12.30pm
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Support YOUR National Monument! Protect Rio Grande del Norte this Tuesday in Taos
In light of recent events, it is more important than ever that we show our support to our local National
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2017 Fire 5 Downhill Race Series
Fire 5 Race Series at Angel Fire 2017 Race Dates: Race #1 Saturday, May 20th Race #2 Saturday, July 22nd Race #3 Saturday,
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The Inaugural Second Sunday Spoke Splitter ride
This is a group ride, hosted by the Del Norte Mountain Bike Alliance, that hits the trails every second Sunday of
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Outdoor Education Day in Taos, an all day festival, May 6th at Kit Carson Park
Come on out to the Outdoor Education Day to check out some of the fun activities + outdoor education. Gearing
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Flat Fixing Clinic @ Gearing Up Bikes – tomorrow, Wednesday April 26th
Trailside Repair Clinic: Fixing a Flat Join Sean Bassney and Michael Jensen, mechanics at the Gearing Up Bicycle Shop Wednesday,
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Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
The Rio Grande del Norte National Monument is an incredible place to ride. Some of the trails we love include
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Get Involved in the local trail scene!
And check out DNMA on Facebook.
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Our #PublicLands
Mountain biking on our Public Lands! The BLM along w MTB Project + IMBA have created an informative interactive map
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Rio Grande del Norte National Monument 4th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday, March 25th
Celebrate the 4th anniversary of Rio Grande del Norte National Monument with friends, family, community + honored guest, Senator Tom
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Taos + Bikepacking
Syd Shulz + Macky Franklin bikepacking around Taos
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Outside Bike & Brew in coming back to Santa Fe next week
Loads of fun cycling events happening at this year’s Outside Bike & Brew festival. Santa Fe Century & Gran Fondo
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New Rental Bikes have arrived at the shop!!
We have hardtails, full-suspension, plus-size + fat bike models to choose from… Specialized Fuse 6Fattie Specialized Ruze Comp 6Fattie Specialized
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Gearing Up Bikes Gravity Team Member Amani Vigil racing at Bootleg Canyon
Dual Slalom race Downhill race Stylin’ it out
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Taos Bike Party, Friday March 3 @ 6.30pm on the Plaza
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Spring Cleaning SALE !!!
Spring Cleaning Sale!!!! We have apparel, shoes, older bike parts, and a couple of bikes that will be on sale
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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to the Lensic Performing Arts Center March 6 & 7! This two-night show has it
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Public Lands Celebration w Senator Martin Heinrich
Go here for more info on the Public Lands Celebration Date: Tuesday, February 21 Time: 10.30 am – noon Location:
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UNM Taos Library – Annual Love Your Library Celebration – Saturday, February 18
Support your local library!
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Gearing Up Gravity Team is heading out for their first race of 2017!!
Good luck to our racers, Amani Vigil (downhill + dual slalom), Hannah Weinman (downhill) + Dan Weinman (downhill) !! Stay
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IMBA Announces New US National Enduro Race Series
Santa Fe (Galisteo) is the 2nd stop on the tour!
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Taos Parks and Trails Rx Summit – Thursday, February 9
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017 Time: 11.30 am to 1 pm (Lunch will be provided!) Location: Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Boardroom, 118
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Miranda Canyon Public Access Project Open House – Saturday, February 25
Miranda Canyon is a new parcel of land acquired by the Carson National Forest Date: Saturday, February 25 Location: Llano Quemado
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Friends of the Rio Grande del Norte meeting – Wednesday, February 8
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Location: ACEQ Restaurant in Arroyo Seco (adjacent to Rivers & Birds’ old office site) Time:
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A Burrito-centric Guide to Mountain Biking in Taos
Syd Schulz wrote a great article about the local food + riding in Taos for MTB Project Journal
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February Fat Bike Rental Special
The trails + snow are perfect for fat bike riding.  Rent a fat bike for $35/day throughout the month of
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SkiBike Weekend at Sipapu Resort – February 4-5
This looks like a lot of fun!  FREE Demos!! SkiBike Weekend w SkiBikeFun
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Fat Bike racing at the Chama Chile Ski Classic last weekend
The race site located about 10 miles north of Chama. Gearing Up Bikes sharing some space w the awesome people
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Carson National Forest Recreation Partnerships Summit – February 2 (Taos) + February 4 (Abiquiu)
The Carson National Forest invites you to discuss challenges and opportunities regarding recreation, and to determine shared priorities and goals moving
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BLM Roads and Trails Inventory Evaluation in Taos – January 24th, 3-7pm
BLM Roads and Trails Inventory Evaluation meeting hosted by the Enchanted Circle Trail Association. Trails up for discussion are in the Rio Grande
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Back Country Film Festival – Saturday January 14 in Chama at the Brew House
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Warren Miller Film Festival – January 13-15 in Chama at The Brew House
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The Chama Chili Ski Classic Fat Bike race – Saturday, January 14
Gearing Up Bikes will be at the event in Chama, renting fat bikes. Call us to reserve yours today! 575.751.0365
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Taos Winter Wine Festival – February 1-5
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The Coffee Apothecary is open !!
Delicious coffee and scrumptious pastries can now be found at Taos’ newest coffee shop….The Coffee Apothecary. Located next to Gearing
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Brewmasters Festival at Taos Ski Valley this weekend
Saturday, January 7 4.30 – 7 pm @ Tenderfoot Katie’s and the Martini Tree Bar, located at the base of Lift
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2017 Cycling Events Calendar
Lots of bike events for 2017…check it out The 2017 Cycling Events Calendar is really shaping up. Let us know
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Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour in Angel Fire, NM – January 14 2017
5.30 – 8.30 pm Tickets available ONLINE or at the door. $15 Cocktail Party starts at 5:30 pm | Show Begins promptly at 6:30
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First Fat Bike event of 2017 (in New Mexico)
The Redneck Fat Tire Freeze is happening next Saturday in Chama, NM – this race has been cancelled due to
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Chama Chile Ski Classic FatBike Race – Saturday, January 15 2017
Saturday at noon a FatBike race will be held on the same course where the ski races happen. 2 race
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Trash Pit Jam in Santa Fe this weekend
 
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Los Alamos County Council funds 10-mile ‘flow’ trail
“Council views expanding high altitude sporting opportunities – especially biking –as an economic development initiative.” The Los Alamos County Council
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Santa Fe Trails + an SBT Shoutout
Our friends at the Broken Spoke in Santa Fe just posted a great writeup of some of their best local
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Rental Bikes for Sale
Rental bikes for SALE !! We have a large Specialized Stumpjumper Elite 650b, most sizes of Specialized Stumpjumper Comps, 650b + 29er
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Navigating while out riding
Some practical backcountry advice from the Taos Search + Rescue: Firstly, “bring everything,” they said. “No one ever plans on
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Give Bikes 5 Feet
Listen to the PSA messages from ChainBreaker.org in Santa Fe “This message can save lives! After the first messaging campaign
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Fire 5 Finals – results for the Gearing Up Gravity Team
Big day for the team…PinkBike recap with race + series results. Hannah  Weinman won the final race of the series
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Ride the Rift Bike Event – Saturday October 15, 10am
Come out to Ride the Rift + support the local high school mountain bike team this Saturday at the Taos
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New Gearing Up Jersey Designs!
2 new designs, just in time for the cooler weather. Find them at the shop or purchase online.
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Specialized Roubaix – all new design for 2017
Come by to test ride the all new Specialized Roubaix for 2017. With 20mm of suspension in the headtube provided by
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El Nogal section of the SBT
Macky Franklin showing us how it’s done on the El Nogal section of South Boundary Trail.
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The Fire 5 series finale is tomorrow at Angel Fire Bike Park!!
Head on out to Angel Fire Bike Park tomorrow, Saturday, October 8, for the last race of the Fire 5
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Balance Bikes + Bikepacking
the video on MTB Project
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South Boundary Trail is happening!
Now is the time to get out on the SBT…colors are going off! Hit us up for local info, bike
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The 2017 Specialized Enduro will be in stock this week!
Reviewed on Bike magazine, “If you’re looking for a downhill bike that you can take on all-day trail rides, the
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The Paseo: Taos Outdoor Art Festival – September 23-25, 2016
 One of this weekend’s performance pieces includes cyclists!! Here is an opportunity for local + visiting cyclists to be involved
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I9 + Pinarello together at last
  Add some fresh bar tape + a shiny new wheelset + this Pinarello is ready for the weekend!
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I9 custom wheels
These beauties arrived at the shop today’…stay tuned for a picture of them installed on Ann-Maries road bike tomorrow…
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Socks for all seasons
  Wear Ride Taos tall socks to help you shred your local trails. We have loads more socks to choose
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Ride the Rift event happening Saturday, October 15th 2016 !!
This is a great fundraising event celebrating mountain biking in Taos, New Mexico. All proceeds raised will go to the
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New Gearing Up T-Shirt
In the same great colors as the original but with a new image on the front. We’re stocking all sizes
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Juliana Bikes at Gearing Up Bike Shop
Come by to check out the Juliana Roubion (size medium) and the Juliana Furtado (size x-small) and take them for
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What?!? More awesome socks at Gearing Up!!
These socks coordinate so nicely with our shop Jerseys, or most any other jersey for that matter 🙂 Find them
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Results from the Fire 5 Race #4 for the shop team Gearing Up Gravity
  Podium spots all around: Aidan Bond took 1st in the Junior Boys division Amani Vigil was not too far behind in
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Gearing Up Gravity Team will be racing the Fire 5 DH Race next weekend
Check out the course preview for the upcoming race on PinkBike
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Labor Day weekend…bikes and beer
check out the Gearing Up Events page for more things to do
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bike rentals at Gearing Up
Now is the perfect time to stop by the shop and check out our full demo fleet. The weather in
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2 FREE Bike Films, September 3
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bike donations
 DreamTree Project is a great organization helping the youth in our local communities. If you have any bikes that you need
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Santa Cruz Bicycles and Juliana Bicycles at Gearing Up
We are super stoked to announce that we now carry Santa Cruz Bicycles and Juliana Bicycles. New bikes should start
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Who doesn’t love iron-on patches?!?
We have new Gearing Up Bikes product arriving at our shop…check out our cool iron-on patches and water bottles. Available
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Gearing Up Gravity Team is headed to the Los Alamos EnduroFest this weekend!
Come on out for 2 days of enduro racing in and around Los Alamos and Pajarito Mountain. Keep your eyes
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Overland in the house!
This awesome group of riders came by the shop on their way across the country. They ride for 6 weeks from
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Look at what just arrived at the shop…
Socks…lots of socks…all sizes. The latest addition to our Gearing Up gear…Ride Taos tall socks.
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Industry Nine Wheels now at Gearing Up Bike Shop!
Industry Nine sure do build some sweet wheels…
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Angel Fire Bike Park to host IMBA Weekend August 12-14
South Boundary Trail shuttles, live music, food, beer, downhill bike racing, art + a farmers market…what more do you need
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Gearing Up Gravity Team at the USA Cycling Nationals in Mammoth, CA
Hannah Weinman does it again…brings home the gold!   Hannah Weinman + Dan Weinman representing  Hannah in the hot seat
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Gearing Up is now selling Salsa Cycles!
The latest stoked rider with a Salsa Redpoint . Swing by the shop to check out more Salsa bikes – the Bucksaw , the
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Gearing Up Gravity Team at the Chili Challenge ProGRT
The Gearing Up Gravity Team crushed it at the Pro GRT at Angel Fire: Amani Vigil took 2nd place and won
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12th Annual Santa Fe Trail Jam – tomorrow!!
Always a good time at the Trail Jam at La Tierra in Santa Fe. Here are some highlights from last
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We will be CLOSED Monday July 4th – check out our Special Mountain Bike Rental Deal…
Come in to the shop this Saturday, July 2nd, between 4pm and 6pm and rent any mountain bike for 2
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Come out to the races this weekend at Angel Fire – Pro GRT and Pro XCT
Angel Fire Chili Challenge race info here. Pro GRT Standings Pro XCT Standings
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Lael Wilcox won the Trans Am Bike Race on a Specialized Ruby!
18 days, 4200 miles, self-supported race!!!
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Northside @ Taos Ski Valley trails update
As of June 11, 2016 some of Northside’s trails are open.
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Gearing Up Gravity Team at the Scott Enduro Cup race!
The Scott Enduro Cup was in Angel Fire last weekend for a couple of days of racing. The Gearing Up
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Angel Fire Bike Park Fire 5 Race #1 – Gearing Up Gravity Team Recap
Congratulations to Hannah Weinman for winning first place in Junior Women !! The rest of the Gearing Up Gravity Team
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2016 Outside Magazine’s Gear of the Year: Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper FSR 6Fattie
check out the video review here
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Dave Hahn’s Insider’s Guide to Taos – Featuring Gearing Up Bicycle Shop
check out the video here
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We’ve Moved !! Gearing Up Bicycle Shop’s new location –> 616 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur in Taos !!
After a couple of decades selling bikes and gear out of an historic building near the Taos Plaza, we were
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