Running is a healthy activity for body and mind, unless it involves jogging while reading baseball star Mark McGwire's first romance novel. Improve your running experience and move on to Mr. McGwire's later works with today's Groupon to Kyle's Bikes in Ankeny. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of running shoes and apparel.
- For $25, you get $50 worth of running shoes and apparel.
Kyle Robinson and the experienced fitness buffs at Kyle's Bikes help pair customers with name-brand running gear. Asics 2160 running shoes ($100) provide a stylish buffer between feet and pavement, while Zoot's Ultra Kalani triathlon trainers ($140) proffer a snug, lightweight fit to athletes outrunning, outcycling, and outswimming swarms of angry bees. Don a pair of flattering Zoot Pulse bootleg running pants ($70) to prevent goose bumps when the weather gets chilly, and slip on a hat by Zoot or Endura ($20–$30) to protect against ear icicles.
When it first opened in 2008, the inventory at Kyle's Bikes aligned more closely with its name. The shop originally just housed gear for cyclists: bikes, helmets, and cycling apparel. But as its clientele and their needs grew, so did the merchandise on its walls and racks.
Today, Kyle's Bikes caters to more than just cyclists—it also accommodates runners and triathletes. In addition to cycles bearing brand names such as Jamis and Specialized, you'll also find Brooks, Asics, and Altra Zero Drop running shoes. Plus, technicians will also care for ailing bikes with tune-up and repair services if they're riding unsteadily or refusing to eat.