March 26, 2008 (Coquitlam, BC) – Secret Cycles, located in Coquitlam, BC provides a distinctly West Coast flavour with a focus on customer service and community. The store has been well received in its first few months of opening and the momentum continues to build as cycling enthusiasts of all types discover the friendly, helpful atmosphere shop owners Scott and Rebecca Taylor have created.
“We have always wanted to open a bike shop because we love to ride and we want others to experience what really shouldn’t be that big of a secret — that cycling is fun and anyone can do it,” says Scott. “However, many people are intimated by specialty shops that cater to a small cycling niche. Our goal is to provide cyclists with access to the best mix of bikes, accessories and
information available on the market in a customer service focused environment.”
Secret Cycles will be extending this inclusive approach beyond the store itself by getting involved in community initiatives that enable the public to lead more active, healthier lives through cycling. “We have already partnered with Evolve, a Tri-Cities cycling club, and will be taking part in local events throughout the year to ensure cycling remains a fun and accessible activity,” added Scott.
Customer service and community involvement is backed up by top quality products that meet the needs of both the cyclist and our unique environment. Many of the products the store carries are made for the West Coast by the West Coast. The premier BC based bicycle brands of Kona, Brodie and Rocky Mountain are complemented by Opus from eastern Canada and Santa Cruz from California. As the store expands its product and accessory selection, it will continue to feature the best BC and Canada has to offer as much as possible.
Unlike many bike shops, Secret Cycles will also be providing a good cross section of products designed specifically for women including clothes, bikes and accessories as well as offering women-only group rides and clinics. Plus, having a female co-owner ensures women’s cycling at all levels will remain an important part of Secret Cycles.
A grand opening celebration is planned for Saturday, April 5th and a number of activities will be happening at Secret Cycles that day including great in-store specials, manufacturer representatives on-site with demo bikes, draw prizes, trials demos by the Baia brothers and more. Secret Cycles is conveniently located on the Barnet Hwy near the border between Port Moody and Coquitlam and is open Tuesday to Sunday.
For more info visit www.secretcycles.ca