We are 35!
This year marks our 35th anniversary. Happy Birthday to us! Ron started County Cycles in 1981. Many things have changed for us in those years. Two things have not changed: we still value each customer and Ron is still here a lot.
A lot has changed for us in 35 years. The bicycles have changed. Business has changed. We’ve had four addresses. There are far fewer bike shops in the US now - about half as many. Our two biggest wholesale suppliers in 1981 are both out of business. We are now reading chips in your credit cards, but we still accept cash.
Many of my other articles this year have or will touch on how our favorite machine has changed. Some of the things that have changed the most include frames, wheels, shifting, brakes, tires, and saddles – basically everything!
In the last thirty-five years we have been lucky enough to have a great number of fantastic people on our staff. If I start naming names, I am sure to miss one. So please know if you are a County Cycles Alumnus that you are remembered and appreciated.
We are a retail and service business, and as such our customers are the most important thing to us. If you are new to County Cycles this year, have been a customer since the beginning, or somewhere in between, we thank you. We have been honored to help you with your cycling needs. Maybe we have offered a bit of encouragement, or advice. In case we did not: “Ride more”!