This year we really want you to feel like family when you walk into one of our stores. Really, we do. Without our amazing customers we wouldn't be able to do what we do so we decided to let you get to know us a little better. A few times a month we will be doing a little employee spotlight so you know us when you come in!
To start off with we would love to introduce you to our fearless leader Angela Wright. She is a rockstar on the road, on the dirt, and in the store. She keeps us moving forward and is in the process of bringing fabulous things to our cycling community. Here is a little info she provided for us to share with you!
Everywhere but most often the Salt Lake City store, she runs this place!
I've been riding bikes for 25+ years and can positively state that they have shaped every major aspect of my life. My first job was at a bike shop at the age of sixteen and have lead bike tours, wrenched on a cross-country tour, and stayed connected ever since.
I also love building community. I'm a current board member of the Salt Lake Valley Trails Society where we are actively working to get more trails built in the valley, advocating for trail usage, and creating long-term, sustainable maintenance plans. I believe wholeheartedly in supporting non-profit organizations in our community and have created a formal giving program that benefits those who support our focus areas. I am proud of the work we've done building the Bikes for Tykes program alongside WomenMTB, Mountain Bike Enthusiasts of Utah and The Bicycle Collective where we raise money to get underserved kids on bikes. Last, but certainly not least, my heart sings when we get more women and girls on bikes! That's why I've made a point to support the Little Bellas program here in Utah which is expanding beyond it's Park City program to include Draper in 2018; have partnered with WomenMTB to create women's mountain bike clubs where women can come together, ride bikes and build community; and have made a point to create and support women-specific clinics to bolster confidence and to bridge introductions to new friends.
Why I Love To Bike Where I Live:
For the same reasons that I LOVE where I live! Access to the mountains and desert and hundreds of miles of single track, dirt roads, paved roads and wilderness. It's genuinely hard to beat. Add in some great friends (both new and old), my cool 4-year old daughter, and we've got a recipe for an amazing experience. As a Utah native who moved away for almost a decade, there's no where else that I'd want to live (well, unless someone wants to transport me to Europe for a few years... but I'd always come back home!).
If you want to get to know Angela a little better and see more of what she is all about you can check her out on social media or better yet, stop by and introduce yourself.