Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you our official bicycle retail partners; Specialized and Scott Bicycles! It has been almost 6 months of planning, preparation, and late nights and we are almost to our opening week. Just two more weeks and school will be out and that means that the Ashland Bike Company will be opening its doors for the summer riding season. We got word on Friday that Specialized, my personal favorite brand, has come aboard with us. The story of Specialized and the Ashland Bike Company goes all the way back to the beginning of my experience in the bike industry. I still fondly recall racing on my 2007 Tarmac and working on my wheelies with the Stumpjumper FSR.
Our other major brand, Scott Bicycles, is on fire right now with their mountain bike line, and you can expect to see some brilliantly designed machines in-store starting on opening day. Scott and I also became acquainted over 10 years ago after I had the opportunity to race a Scott Spark in the Galena Grinder mountain bike marathon race in Sun Valley, Idaho. Its fitting that the first bike we received as a company was an exciting new Scott Spark 945.
So what else is coming this summer? Well, you can look forward to a few new bike events coming to Ashland and we’ll be a proud supporter of our annual Ultimate Ride for Young Life of Ashland County. This fall, get your cowbells ready because we’re bringing CYCLOCROSS to Ashland’s parks. Let’s all help make Ashland a great bike town this year and beyond!