The last couple of retail store dispatches have been a lot about change. And while we needed to wait for the big reveal - we need to have a little element of surprise right - it is now time. Last Thursday I received a text message from on of my co-workers with the following picture attached:
And that was quickly posted to our FaceBook Page (you should like us on there as we often show off new items there). And now you know...as of last week Universal Cycles is now a Kona Dealer! We quickly dispatched our mechanics to building up the bikes and now have the majority of them on the floor. The Ute - their cargo bike - and Dr. Good are two great commuter ready bikes. And the Jake The Snake is a proven cross bike - how can you argue with the likes or Ryan Trebon and Barry Wicks using them for many years - and from that you get the Jake 24 a great cross bike for the kids wanting to race or just experience cross.
Along with the new Kona's we saw the 2014 Salsa bikes come in...so our builders have been busy getting them built up and ready for you to take for a test ride and then home! Needless to say it is going to be a great summer here at Universal Cycles!
Cheers - Brad
Here are some photos from yesterdays East Portland Sunday Parkways, and a few time lapses from our repair booth. Full writeup coming soon!
Have you ever wanted to just be able to ride your bike on the street and not even worry about traffic? Well here in Portland we get that opportunity once a month during the summer thanks to the Portland Sunday Parkways. In an effort to help grow the cycling culture here in Portland, Universal Cycles decided to step up and become a Champion Sponsors. The nice folks at Sunday Parkways did a nice write up on the support that we are giving them on their blog and we thought that we would share that for all of our readers out there.
Check the story out here Sunday Parkways Blog and make sure to swing by the shop and say hello Sunday August 26th during the Southeast Sunday Parkways.
Well the past month has been a busy one for the shop. We made 2 people very happy with bikes that were raffled off. The first one was the Northwest Trail Alliance raffle. We donated a limited edition Shimano Saint bike to the NWTA to help them continue with trail building and advocacy. We helped raise over $4000 for the NWTA and that will go a long way to help keep trails open in the greater Portland area and help create new trails. Greg E. was the lucky winner of the bike and he was super stoked about winning and was even more stoked that the money went to a great cause here in the Portland area. Portland is a great bicycling city and when more trails are built for recreation, and not just for transportation, in this city it will be even better! go to www.nw-trail.org for more information.
Our second bike was a KHS hybrid bike given away at Sunday Parkways. Kendall of Portland won the bike and was excited to get on and go for a ride. Sunday parkways next stop is here in our neck of the woods and we will have some special stuff planned for our "home" event.
See you out on the trails or roads!Vic