ST. LOUIS — A full-service bicycle retail and repair shop is now open in City Foundry STL.
According to a news release from City Foundry, Big Shark Bicycle Company's new location will offer "a diverse inventory of bikes and products, full-service repairs, and professionally trained staff to help cyclists while continuing to promote a bike-friendly community within St. Louis."
Originally announced in August 2022, the store officially opened to the public Monday.
"With spring on the horizon, this is perfect timing. We are also looking forward to the new location serving as a launch point for future races and other programming for our guests and the larger St. Louis community," said Will Smith, managing director of New + Found, in the release.
The bicycle shop is housed in a 4,100-square-foot street-level space beneath Alamo Drafthouse, on the far west side of City Foundry STL, according to the release.
"With this new location, we want to show off the in-depth knowledge our staff has not only about bike models but also how to repair and maintain your bikes,” Mike Weiss, owner and co-founder of Big Shark Bicycle Company, said in the release.
The City Foundry shop has a complete showroom with displays of bicycles, products and accessories from "top-of-the-line" cycling brands, and a space fully equipped for repair and service requests. All products are sourced directly by Big Shark, according to the release, in order to erase supply chain problems.
A new, exclusive bike model, called "The STL" will be sold at the City Foundry store, according to an August news release.
"The bike community of St. Louis continues to grow with the development of path networks including the Brickline Greenway, which will flow right through City Foundry STL making it a connecting point to much of the city,” Weiss said in the release. “This is a huge draw for us naturally but there is so much that this new location offers us including our ability to serve more of St. Louis."
Weiss added that the company is excited to join City Foundry, and to become a "departure point" for people in the community.
Big Shark Bicycle Co. in City Foundry will be open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 12 p.m.- 5 p.m. on Sunday.
This is Big Shark Bicycle Company's fourth location. It joins their stores on Big Bend, Chesterfield and the Power Up Training Center.
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