Sasquatch Cyclery, Sparwood’s first ever bike store, is now open – The Free Press
Sasquatch Cyclery, Sparwood’s first bike restore store, has been busy servicing bikes since they opened to the general public this previous Might.
The store operates out of Sparwood Heights, from the storage of avid cyclers, Rob and Jennifer King.
With biking changing into more and more fashionable in Sparwood and Elkford, the store fills a void in bicycle restore outlets for residents who beforehand needed to drive to Fernie to have their bikes serviced.
Specializing in in a single day providers when imported elements will not be required, locals can ship their bikes in the future, and have it again earlier than the next night.
“Now we have discovered that lots of people have appreciated not having to do the drive to Fernie twice, generally even having to go away their bike there for a pair days,” stated Jennifer.
“Now, folks can drop off their bike on their method to work within the morning, and decide it up by the following morning, so it’s actually handy.”
The duo prides themselves on their nice relationship with the opposite bike outlets in Fernie, who supply their elements and are very supportive of the brand new endeavour.
With mountain biking selecting up because the pandemic started, the couple seems to be ahead to additional encouraging residents to become involved within the sport. “The mountain bike tradition was nearly non-existent once we moved right here,” stated Jennifer.
“What we needed to do and what we’ve got performed, is to assist convey mountain bike tradition to Sparwood. Within the final two years we’ve got gone to just some folks mountain biking in Sparwood, to actually the entire group being , so it’s solely going to blow up from right here.”
Sasquatch Cyclery seeks to remain open 12 months spherical. Although quiet in the intervening time, the couple expects to be busy once more come October, as they encourage residents to convey their mountain bikes in for an finish of season service, previous to switching gears to fats biking for the winter.
Closely concerned in Sparwood’s biking group, Rob sits on the board of the Sparwood Trails Alliance, whereas Jennifer manages a preferred biking Fb group, Sparwood Mountain Bike. The group meets for rides each Tuesday at 6 p.m.
For extra data on Sasquatch Cyclery, together with quotes, reserving, and phone particulars, go to the Sasquatch Cyclery’s Fb web page.