Happy Anniversary to us. Holy smokes, it’s been three years since we opened our doors. What a long strange trip it’s been. I sat here for the first six months wondering what the heck I was doing, trying to figure out what my backup plan was, and trying to convince customers to order bikes because we did not believe in over-stocking bikes. Sitting here contemplating the lst three years, I know exactly what we did, and it has nothing to do with sales:
=-We made hundreds and hundreds of new friends.
-We organically created a communal family of Sunday Cycles customers we now call family.
-We donated tens of thousands to the Tour De Cure for Diabetes
-We worked hand in hand with our customers to help donate over 175 bikes to needy kids and families
-We have free of charge, helped create, implement, and oversaw two cycling events for local schools that netted them upwards of $10000.00 to be used for sports equpment, etc.
-We fed and “hydrated” cyclists at races statewide for free
-We donated almost $500.00 to Mcdowell Mountain Regional Park
-We created a reputation for quality, integrity, passion, and fairness
-We sponsored a state championship MTB race
-We never turned down anyone knocking on our door for a charitable need, be it a tube, or a tune-up
-We implemented a parts recycling program and are proud to make bi-weekly trips to the Rusty Spoke co-op to help them re-purpose used bike parts
-We donated hundreds of tires, hundreds of tubes and countless patch kits to individuals and groups riding cross country to help raise money and awareness for great causes
-We co-chaired the Tour De Paradise
-We hosted free hot to clinics and offered unique experiences for our customers to hear from cyclists who have done extraordianry things
-We dared to do thing differently, demand a good time, and be unique.
I am so damn proud of the mark we have made. if it all ended tomorrow, i can say I am proud of our efforts.
Thank you humbly for your business, I am blown away with your loyalty, please tell a friend, and continue to shop local,