For the past 3 years, our family has been thinking hard about opening a bike shop. When we say thinking hard, we have done market analysis and simply been waiting for the right property.
With the help of some key friends in the community, we found our place.
The location is close to our house in east Denver, Colorado and right down the street from our children's school. The space is a corner unit in what has been an office building for decades. It required a bit of legwork of lobbying with the city for a zoning exception to be able to run a retail business out of the 1,700 square feet. The exception was granted and our business license has been approved!
Did we mention it is right off the bike path?
Your New NE Denver and NW Aurora Family Focused Bike Shop
The area is in need of a friendly bike shop, heck most of the country is in need of a family-focused and inclusive bike shop. Our dream is making a bike shop focused on getting more people on bikes. More families, more women, and creating that inclusive bike shop that makes everyone feel welcome to spend time in for a while.
We will focus on city, electric, kid, and cargo bikes with excellent repairs and service. A calendar of events with a store focused on getting the 60% of "interested but concerned" people on bikes.
The mission and goals sound simple but will be very unique in the making. A rolling list of barriers we need to help overcome for our community, and probably your community too, in order to make biking more attainable for more people.
We take over the space soon and can't wait to share it with you. We won't be open immediately as we renovate the space but will be at local events, building out our e-commerce base while starting to offer mobile bike repair and bike rentals.
If you are in the Stapleton, Lowry, Park Hill, or NW Aurora area you'll soon be able to book service appointments or rent a bike online while we build out the space.
We are going to be looking for a great mechanic and a part-time sales/events person. If you believe in our mission and want to be apart of it please message us at email@example.com!
Thanks for joining in this ride of a lifetime,
Arleigh (Bike Shop Girl)
Photo credit: The fabulous MattNikkel.com