Cats Tongue – Why do you need some?

If there are two things I’ve learned in the bike shop they are: #1 Ladies love bike mechanics, and #2 Ladies hate dirty greasy hands. I can’t do much about #1, we all have our crosses to bear. But I now have a solution for #2, Cat’s Tongue wipes. Made specifically for greasy bike repair induced filth. With a fresh orange scent and no rinsing required they are perfect to keep in your saddle bag or glove compartment. One of the keys to the Cat’s Tongue ability is one side has amazing scrubby scratchy thingies that help cut the crud, the other side is smooth for more delicate jobs. It also has aloe to keep your skin nice and smooth, for the ladies… Individual packets are $1.50 and a canister of 30 “shop-sized” towels are $9.99. And check out the sweet tat.


Uncle Joe

Definitely a sweet tat!
Definitely a sweet tat!

Gift of Life – RoadID and myID Personal Identification

Looking for a gift that shows you care? Or at least care enough to keep your loved one from being know as John or Jane Doe. A great gift for anyone with an active lifestyle, identification bracelets can provide essential information in situations when you can not.

RoadID offers multiple styles of id’s in both the original text version as well as an interactive version with 24/7/365 Emergency Response Support. Different colors, styles, sizes and versions along with personalized text make these a great gift that you hope they never need. Call or go online to order, free shipping with coupon code DJ579RR6, tell them Joe sent you, it won’t get you anything but its nice to be noticed.
We also have, from LifeStrength, the myID personal identification bracelet. Pick them up in our Kirkwood store, cut them to size and then go online to their secure website, enter your information and rest easy knowing you’ve got live 24/7 Emergency call center support for first responders, well don’t “rest” easy get out and play. We’ve got black with grey, white with grey, and turquoise with grey all with cut to fit sizing. They also boast Ion Health Technology, so they’ve got that going for them. Stop on into the store and tell them Joe sent you too, there’s no discount, but it makes me seem popular.

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Note: This is Joe after getting injured at a race, if he had lost conciousness first responders would have been able to identify him by his bracelet.

Picture Yourself Outdoors – with Peabody eMints School

Mrs. Kathy Scanlon is the art teacher at Peabody eMINTS Academy in the STL Public School System. Each year, Alpine Shop collects donations to fulfill her wish list for her kids! Below you will find a list of the items that she most needs to keep her children engaged and involved creatively. Please feel free to download this list and share it with your friends! We hope the kids return to a whole classroom full of goodies for next semester.

UPDATE: Mrs. Scanlon has put out a call for children and young adult sized coats for her classes. She had many kids come in with no warm coat on the first below freezing day we had this winter. Alpine Shop will be collecting these coats until Jan 1st as well and they will be delivered when the kids return from winter break. THANK YOU!!

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Keep Warm, Keep Bright

We’ve got the moody tunes and cozy feelings going on to start the weekend! Do a snow dance and hope the rain we have in store turns chilly over the weekend. Light a fire, light the tree and relax!

Mountain Hardwear’s BEST Fabric

Ghost Whisperer



Mountain Hardwear has been one of our premiere brand partners for years. We stand behind their quality and long lasting products. Any Alpiner that wants to get their hands on some of the newest tech out there should come in and try the Ghost Whisperer pieces! This week only we are offering them at 20% off. Great deal on amazing gear!

Take Five

Every day we need to Get Outside and Take Five. A great reminder from jazz legend Dave Brubeck.

“We don’t know the power that’s within our own bodies. ” -Brubeck

Fave Brands – 20% off!

Columbia, Sorel and Mountain Hardwear all 20% off!

 This week only, in store and online, get 20% off of our entire selections from these brands.

Omni-Heat is the tech we recommend from Columbia, fantastic stuff!

Mountain Hardwear takes us where we want to go!

Sorel has become quite the fashion statement but has been a staple brand for us because of their superior quality and performance.