Warren Bicycle Shop Creates New Jobs

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WARREN – Longtime mountain bike and BMX enthusiasts Aaron Spencer and Josh Ellis opened a new bike shop, Allegheny Cyclery, in downtown Warren, creating two new jobs.

Dozens of people showed up for the store’s grand opening in early June. Aaron said a local school, Youngsville Elementary, was the first customer, purchasing 12 bikes for a new program at the school that encourages kids to ride bikes.

“That was a pretty cool first purchase,” he said. Things have been going great since then. “Repair work has been crazy for the last two months now … It’s a good problem to have.”

Allegheny Cyclery carries several brands of bikes (Fugi, Breezer, Kestrel, SE) covering all ages and cycling activities, from BMX to road, race, mountain and commuter bikes. The owners are also known for their stellar repair work on all types of bikes and their knowledge of local bike trails and road courses. “We both ride the kinds of bikes we sell,” Aaron said. “Every Tuesday we have a group ride up in Hearts’ Content (in the Allegheny National Forest). We give updates on Facebook to let people know how the equipment is working.”

Plans for next year include starting a bike demo program, where customers can try out a bike before purchasing it; developing maps of local riding routes; and doing bike rentals. Another recreation business in town, Allegheny Outfitters, is slated to open a hiking/paddling gear store and outdoor trip planning center next door to Allegheny Cyclery in the spring, creating synergistic opportunities for both. “We cannot wait,” Aaron said. “We’re actually working on teaming up with them to do weekend vacation packages.”

Check out Allegheny Cyclery at www.alleghenycyclery.com.

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