We are a group of biking fanatics that love to ride, and we think we should give something back to our sport.
For the 3rd year we are flattered and humbled by our amazing customers who voted us one of the Best Bike Shops in Canada. Thanks also to Canadian Cyclist Magazine for running the vote; in this day and age of box stores, Amazon, and online behemoth retailers its nice for us local, family-owned bike shops to get some love. Congratulations to the other winners as well.
We are fortunate to have great staff and try every year to improve ourselves, our shop and our service. We are also fortunate to have incredible partners like Trek, Marin, Yeti, BMC, Ibis and Frog. These are brands that don’t just sell us the best product; as importantly they stand behind our business and our customer.
Having written the above this post is, in a sense, a belated “Thanksgiving” post since it’s things we are thankful for. When running a business it is easy to get caught up in the details of everyday like margin, inventory, sales percentages, cleaning the bathroom, etc. What is important to remember is that we aren’t just selling a product we are selling a lifestyle, fun, fitness and health. Riding a bike is one of the most fun, rewarding and healthy things you can do and if we ever lose sight of that it’s time to retire. Fortunately we just have to go for a ride and we’re all good.