EMS Wins 1st Place Bike Shop!
A few days ago the coolest thing arrived in the mail. A nice big and shiny chainring award from the League of American Bicyclists identifying Eastern Mountain Sports as the 2012 1st Place Bike Shop in the National Bike Challenge!
From May 1st through August 31st a bunch of fellow co-workers joined in the effort to log as many miles on their bikes as they could. Riding to and from work, in various century rides, mountain biking, and just kicking around town, we logged over 21 thousand miles, saved close to 20 thousand pounds of CO2 from going into the atmosphere, and saved almost $4 grand in transportation costs. Our next closest competitor, who is also our largest national competitor, came in with 16 thousand miles logged!
Since we decided as a company to bring cycling into our product assortment we have strived to be the best. When it comes to our product assortments, our people, and our commitment to the sport we don’t let anything get in our way. Our mission is to provide the best customer service through knowledgeable, credible, and authentic expertise; this is just one more step in meeting all three of those criteria.
Come into one of our bike stores today and find out how you too can get on the bike and start logging some miles. Whether you are doing it for yourself or to stand up for cyclists everywhere we can help you get on the right bike, with the right accessories and gear to ensure a safe and comfortable trip. We can get you connected to the right groups to ride with, the right organizations to be active with, and the right events to go out and ride in. We can take care of every repair need you have, from the smallest mechanical adjustment to the complete overhaul.
We’re gonna take this win and celebrate throughout our company. We are also going to celebrate the accomplishment that each cyclist who was a part of the challenge made this year in not only reaching the goal of 10 million miles logged, but helping to surpass it by an additional 2 million miles! It’s not just about the award for us, it’s also knowing that we were part of the bigger picture. We were part of the voice directed towards Washington letting our political representatives know that cycling is important, that in order to keep us all safe and continually active we need to retain funding, we need to retain access, and we need better infrastructure.
If you want to get involved in next year’s challenge and have your voiced heard alongside of ours, please visit the National Bike Challenge website.