The fact that Richmond is capable of supporting more bike shops is a good thing. RichmondBizsense had this article a couple of days ago, and I’ve been meaning to post. The sign on the storefront says “Coming Jan. ’12.” It looks like there’s still a lot of work to do to make that a reality, but whenever it happens the place should be worth checking out.
From the RichmondBizsense piece: Two entrepreneurs are going where the customers are. Or at least where the potential customers meet before going on bike rides.
Ann “Spike” Toler, 50 and Clint Kronenberger, 40, said adjacent to Forest Hill Park was the perfect spot for their new bike shop, Coqui Cyclery, because of the nearby trails and the number of cyclists in the area.
“We all gather at Crossroads after our rides,” Toler said, referring to the coffee shop across from the park.
The shop, set to open late this month, will fix and sell bikes, as well as lead weekly group rides through Forest Hill Park.
Kronenberger said the shop will carry everything from “the high end triathlon bikes to a child’s first bike with training wheels on it.”
He said the shop will carry Pivot Cycles, a brand based in Arizona.