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Need some direction with planning the next triathlon season and making it your best yet? teamTBB now offers online coaching for age-groupers using the same philosophy that has been successful for the TBB professionals. Lest you think this coaching format is too distant and informal, fear not! Both Mac Weymouth and Scott DeFilippis are based locally in the tri-state area and can offer you some personal face time as your teamTBB coach.
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and to sign up, visit teamTBB Online Coaching.



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The secret is out! There's *FREE* parking right in front of the store along Orange Street, and we will happily validate parking around the corner in front of Sugarfoot Fine Food.



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1007 N. Orange St.
between 10th & 11th
Nemours Building
Wilmington, DE 19801



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Mon-Fri: 8am to 6:30pm

Saturday: 10am to 2pm

Sunday: closed

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Mon-Fri: Noon to 1pm

Tue & Thur: 5pm to 6pm

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December 2010 Newsletter
UpcomingEventUPCOMING EVENT: KONA VIEWING PARTY & CRAZY AWESOME OFF-SEASON SALE!!!

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Come join us on Saturday, December 18th at 3:30pm for the Bike Boutique's first annual Kona Viewing Party! Help us celebrate a very successful 2010 triathlon season that saw teamTBB's very own Caroline "Xena" Steffen take 2nd place at the Ironman World Championships and the opening of our first TBB store on American soil. Local teamTBB pro triathletes Scott DeFilippis of New Jersey and newly minted Delaware resident Jocelyn Wong will be hosting the festivities, which will include door prizes, raffle giveaways during commercial breaks, adult as well as kid-friendly beverages, and delicious "off-season" snacks galore. The NBC broadcast will be aired from 4pm to 6pm and we welcome you to join us beginning at 3:30pm at our store in downtown Wilmingto
hop at the store on December 18th before, during, and after the party for the biggest, craziest ONE-DAY MEGA SALE of the year!

For all of you out-of-staters, remember:
there's always ZERO SALES TAX when shopping
at The Bike Boutique in Delaware!

It's the last weekend to shop before Christmas and the shop will be open for special extended Saturday hours, from 10am to 6:30pm.
Here are the exclusive door prizes, raffle items, and sales promotions
we are giving you on December 18th for ONE DAY ONLY:

DOOR PRIZES! (beginning at 3:30pm)

First 25 through the door get a FREE Fuelbelt ($45 value)

First 100 through the door get 1 week of FREE spinning class.
(When coupon presented at your first spinning class, you are eligible to buy 2 months for the price of 1, a $50 savings!)

1 free raffle ticket per customer, additional tickets for 50 cents each.

RAFFLE ITEMS! (during commercials--must be present to win!)
3 Louis Garneau aero helmets ($150 value)
3 Joe Blow bike pumps ($80 value)
1 Triathlon Gift Basket ($90 value)


ONE-DAY MEGA SALE PROMOS! (all day long)

25% off all 2010 bikes + FREE Retul bike fit ($250 value) + FREE Fuelbelt


50% off Retul bike fit ($250 value), must be purchased on Dec 18th
50% off all nutrition


40% off all Cateye Strada wireless computers

40% off all Park Tools
40% off all Knog LED bike lights


25% off all wetsuits
25% off all ISM Adamo saddles
25% off all Louis Garneau shoes, helmets, and bags


10% off all Louis Garneau apparel, including newly arrived winter gear
10% off all HED and Reynolds race wheels


An additional 5% off gift baskets (already a $90 value for $70)

See you on Saturday, December 18th!

storenewsSTORE NEWS: JOHN WADDELL
JOINS TBB WILMINGTON

Head mechanic John Waddell has recently joined The Bike Boutique family, bringing with him nearly 40 years of experience working in bike shops all around the greater Wilmington area. Come by with any problems your cyclocross rig or mountain bike may be complaining of, or get a tune-up on your well-loved triathlon or road bike after a fabulous racing season. Better yet, make sure your winter beater bike is set to endure many more miles in the upcoming cold conditions!

***ALL TUNE-UPS ARE 50% OFF DURING DECEMBER!!!***

John used to weld his own custom bike frames, so no bike issue is too big or too small for this mechanic! (If you want to show your appreciation for his mad skills, rumor has it that he's got a soft spot for chocolate chip cookies...)

HolidayShoppingHOLIDAY GIFT BASKETS & GIFT IDEAS
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It's that special time of year again...time for egg nog, pumpkin pie, and holiday shopping! Come into the shop to find that special something for the athlete in your life. We've prepared special gift baskets for your favorite triathlete, mountain biker, and bike commuter. By purchasing the Mountain Biker Survival Kit, Commuter Safety Kit, or Triathlon Special Needs Basket, you save over 20% off the list price of the items bought separately.

Brand new items in the store that are sure to top wish lists this year include the GoPro wearable mini video camera and the new GPS-enabled Ironman watch by Timex. We've got 18 new titles on our shelf of inspirational books, along with a huge selection of DVDs to watch whilst on the trainer. There's also plenty of new winter clothing and gear to get you through the chilly months along with huge markdowns on summer racing apparel to keep you motivated for that next race. Current clearance sales include 40% off selected race kits and 50% off children's cycling gloves. Of course, our huge one-day sale will be during our big Kona party on December 18th, so you won't want to miss that!


TBBresultsteamTBB RACE RESULTS

The Ironman World Championships in Hawaii showcased the best in the world, with teamTBB pros right in the mix. Kona highlights for the team include a valiant 2nd place by dark horse Caroline Steffen (SUI) and Amy Marsh's (USA) fight to hold onto 11th place after a courageous push into 5th coming off the bike. While some equate Kona with the end of the triathlon season, teamTBB continued to race hard past October. November saw James Cunnama (RSA) take his first WTC Ironman win in Panama City, FL, with Erika Csomor (HUN) taking 2nd in the IMFL pro women's race. Meanwhile, the newest teamTBB recruit and complete underdog Jodie Swallow (UK) surprised the triathlon world by storming to a dominating win at the 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater, FL.

Local teamTBB pro athletes Scott DeFilippis (NJ) and Jocelyn Wong (DE), both seconScottie at IMFLd-year pros, continue to show vast improvements by closing out their 2010 seasons with the best races of their young triathlon careers. Scottie went 8:43 at Ironman Florida to secure 11th in the men's pro race, shaving an entire 40 minutes off his previous Ironman PR. In her first race representing Delaware, "the Wongstar" took 12th in the pro women's race at Ironman Arizona in a season-best time of 10:04, against a stacked field that included the likes of triple Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington (race winner and teamTBB alumna) and at least six other Ironman champions.
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If you miss Scott and Jocelyn at the Kona viewing party, they'll still be around this winter at TBB Wilmington to do workshops, lead some spin classes, and simply hanging out at the shop sipping coffee! Feel free to come by and ask them anything you want, whether it be about triathlon, nutrition, dating advice, or the meaning of life!

We hope to see you in the store this month and especially at the Kona Viewing Party and Mega Sale! It's our way of saying thanks for the support in our first year of business and helping us become a part of the local triathlon community. Please help us spread the word and forward this email to any friends that would be interested.

We are proud to serve you as the first triathlon-specific retailer in the first state...and of course the only tax-free tri shop in the tri-state area!

Stay warm and enjoy the off-season!
Sincerely,

The Bike Boutique USA, Downtown Wilmington
We make life better, two wheels at a time™