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Press Release, JUL 2020

Recycled Cycles Named Gold Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists

Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Recycled Cycles with a Gold Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, earning it a place alongside over 1,400 businesses across the country contributing to the movement to build a more Bicycle Friendly America.

“Since Recycled Cycles applied for the Bicycle Friendly Business award in February 2020, much has changed across the country,” said Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists. “What hasn’t changed is the commitment of our Bicycle Friendly Business award winners to the health and well-being of their employees, customers, and community through the promotion and encouragement of bicycling as a means of transportation, fun, and fitness.”

Recycled Cycles joins 75 other new and renewing BFBs in the League’s Spring 2020 round of business awards, which includes government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, bike shops, and other employers across industries, all united in a commitment to transform American workplaces to be more welcoming to customers and employees who bike. The Bicycle Friendly Business award recognizes an organization’s contributions over months and years to the movement to build a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone.

“As Americans look for ways to move around safely, it’s communities and businesses offering solutions that enable people to more easily go places by bike,” said Nesper. “We know more people are biking during the pandemic and we anticipate more Americans will rely on biking to work as a safe, socially distant method of transportation as employees go back to work. Thanks to the leadership of organizations like Recycled Cycles, more people will have the opportunity to choose to bike.”
 
I’ve been buying, selling and reconditioning bikes for over 40 years and I certainly attribute our success to being part of a Bike Friendly Community,” says Dave Hudson, owner and founder of Recycled Cycles.

As part of the BFB network, Recycled Cycles will have access to a variety of tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more welcoming to people who bike. When employees bike, great things happen!  We decrease the carbon footprint, reduce healthcare costs, connect to community and create a fun and healthy work culture.  



About the League of American Bicyclists
When Joe Breeze hand-built the first modern mountain bike in 1977, Breezer became the world’s first mountain bike brand. As a lifelong cyclist who has raced on the road and on the dirt, as well as toured all over the world, Joe has dedicated his life to making bikes for every level of rider. 42 years later, Joe has never stopped innovating. And with all those years of bike-building experience, Joe continues to make bikes with one goal: to deliver a bike that has a light and lively ride quality and that will put a smile on your face every time you head out the door for whatever adventure you choose.

About Recycled Cycles 
Recycled Cycles has been in business for more than 42-years and was founded by CSU graduate Dave Hudson.  Recycled Cycles strives to make sure that everyone who wants to feel the joy of riding a bike, wants to stay in shape, or simply needs transportation has that opportunity. Recycled Cycles is Northern Colorado’s larger Earth friendly bike store, where you’ll find hundreds of new and used bicycles, fitness equipment, bike parts, expert service and repair.

Press Release, JUN 2020

Pace Bike Share Fleet "Recycled" back into the Community

Fort Collins, CO — After bike share company Zagster left the city with 232 commuter bikes locked-up and stored in a warehouse, one local bike shop decided to help “Recycle” them back into the community.

Recycled Cycles buyer John Lambert, with help from former bike share manager Alex Hovorka, arranged for the bikes to be rounded up and transferred to Recycled Cycles store at 4031 S. Mason, and additional storage facilities. While most of the bikes are only 3 – 6 months old, they will be inspected, tuned-up, and re-labeled for sale at their store, including their CSU location as it re-opens this fall.  

“With the recent boom in bicycling and bicycle sales, new bicycles are virtually impossible to source”, according to Dave Hudson, owner of Recycled Cycles. “This purchase will allow us to supply the community with quality, like-new bicycles for recreation, health and transportation.”

The bicycles, which originally retailed for $799 according to Breezer website, will be available for $399-$599 through their stores.  Each of the bikes purchased will come with a complimentary membership to Bike Fort Collins, a local bicycle advocacy organization, instrumental in developing Fort Collins’ original Bike Library. A rental fleet will also be provided.

Interestingly enough, both Breezer and Recycled Cycles have been in business for 42 years, and share a similar philosophy in building bicycles.  

About Breezer Bikes
When Joe Breeze hand-built the first modern mountain bike in 1977, Breezer became the world’s first mountain bike brand. As a lifelong cyclist who has raced on the road and on the dirt, as well as toured all over the world, Joe has dedicated his life to making bikes for every level of rider. 42 years later, Joe has never stopped innovating. And with all those years of bike-building experience, Joe continues to make bikes with one goal: to deliver a bike that has a light and lively ride quality and that will put a smile on your face every time you head out the door for whatever adventure you choose. 

About Recycled Cycles 
Recycled Cycles has been in business for more than 42 years, and was founded by CSU graduate Dave Hudson.  Recycled Cycles strives to make sure that everyone who wants to feel the joy of riding a bike, wants to stay in shape, or simply needs transportation has that opportunity. 

Press Release, MAR 2020

Local Bike Store Remains Open to Support Cyclists Amidst COVID-19

Fort Collins, CO — Recycled Cycles is keeping their doors open to support local cyclists as the community navigates through the Coronavirus crisis.  

This 42-year old small business has switched gears to provide safe service and sales to a locked-down community. With fitness centers, gyms, spin and yoga studios all closing their doors, residents are looking for alternate fitness options. This shop has been exploring innovative ways not only to help the community, but at the same time keep patrons safe.
“Keeping our doors open is the easy part but creating a safe & sanitary environment in a bike store requires creativity and commitment “says Dave Hudson, owner and founder of Recycled Cycles.

Recycled Cycles is fixing flats for FREE, offering FREE set-up and delivery for fitness, and providing curbside drop-off and pick-up. Transactions can be made over the phone or through a laptop outside. Although this bicycle shop is quite large and able to maintain the 6’ social distancing, they’ve taken things a step further by setting up a tent in the parking lot to provide curbside service.

“We’ll even perform on-the-spot repairs while you safely wait inside your car. This is all about being safe, while maintaining a fit lifestyle,” says Hudson.

As more and more businesses close their doors, more and more people will want to get outdoors. The goal of this bike shop is simply to help the community roll on in these trying times. They invite cyclists to share innovative ideas and cycling fun on their Facebook page RecycledCycles@RCCRollOn  

About Recycled Cycles 
Recycled Cycles has been in business for more than 42 years, and was founded by CSU graduate Dave Hudson.  Recycled Cycles strives to make sure that everyone who wants to feel the joy of riding a bike, wants to stay in shape, or simply needs transportation has that opportunity. 

Press Release, NOV 2019

Recycled Cycles Honored as One of America's Best Bike Shops - 2019

Fort Collins, CO — The National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) has certified Recycled Cycles as being among the top locally bicycle retailers in the United States. 

The NBDA’s America’s Best Bike Shops program is designed to identify and reward bicycle stores in North America against the highest performance standards in the industry. Key to certification is a lengthy application survey that quantifies key elements found in successful retail operations of all kinds.

Mystery shoppers then evaluate dealers through phone & email contacts, website appeal & accuracy, and an in-store visit with detailed breakdown of their experience, from a customer’s perspective, provided to all shops participating. The process of going through the application and the outside perspective of the mystery shopper have created a program in which every shop has the opportunity to recognize their strengths and weaknesses and become the very best retailer they can be.

Dave Hudson, owner and founder of Recycled Cycles comments, “We are very proud to be recognized 7 years in a row, but even prouder to be the largest locally owned bicycle shop serving the cyclists in our local community for more than 41 years.“

America’s Best Bike Shops certification requires not only great shopping experiences and expert staff, but also support for cycling local and national cycling advocacy. The online application asks shop ownere to explain what sets them apart from the competition, how they develop customer loyalty, and what they are doing to make their corner of the glove more bicycle friendly.

To see the 2019 list, click winners.

Press Release, SEP 2018

Recycled Cycles Honored as One of America's Best Bike Shops - 2018

Fort Collins, CO — The National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) has certified Recycled Cycles as being among the top locally bicycle retailers in the United States. 

Key to certification is a lengthy application survey that quantifies key elements found in successful retail operations of all kinds. Mystery shoppers then evaluate dealers through phone & email contacts, website appeal & accuracy, and an in-store visit with detailed breakdown of their experience, from a customer’s perspective, provided to all shops participating. The process of going through the application and the outside perspective of the mystery shopper have created a program in which every shop has the opportunity to recognize their strengths and weaknesses and become the very best retailer they can be. 

Dave Hudson, owner and founder of Recycled Cycles comments, “We are proud to be recognized 6 years in a row, but even prouder to be the largest locally owned bicycle shop serving the cyclists in our community for more than 40 years.“

Best Bike Shops certification requires not only great shopping experiences and expert staff, but also support for cycling local and national cycling advocacy. To see the 2018 list, click winners.

Press Release, SEP 2017

Recycled Cycles Honored as One of America's Best Bike Shops - 2017

Fort Collins, CO — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has published its 2017 list of America’s Best Bike Shops. Retailers who made the cut this year not only offer great shopping experiences and expert staff, but are also rated on dedication to their communities and support for bicycle advocacy locally and nationally.

The America’s Best program is designed to help consumers find retailers in their communities that provide the expertise and professionalism to help them get the most benefit from cycling.

Dave Hudson, owner and founder of Recycled Cycles comments, “We are proud to be recognized 5 years in a row, but even prouder to serve the local cyclists in our community for nearly 40 years. “

Bike shops were asked to fill out a detailed application describing what sets them apart from the average retailer. They also had to supply photos of their shop. Mystery shoppers then evaluated the business in more detail by visiting the store, reviewing their website and contacting the shop by phone to assess the performance from a consumer’s perspective.

With so many shops providing such strong, measurable detail in their applications, narrowing the list of shops that met the criteria was challenging.  To see the list, click winners. The list shows honorees dating back to 2013 and shops highlighted in red have won all five years the program has existed.

Press Release, DEC 2016

Recycled Cycles Buy One, Give One Holiday Campaign

Fort Collins, CO – This holiday season Recycled Cycles Bicycle & Fitness will donate more than 100 gently used bicycles to local charities in the Fort Collins area. They launched a Buy One, Give One Campaign, not necessarily to sell more bikes, but rather to give the gift of cycling – with a goal of giving at least 100 plus bikes to local charities in need.

Dave Hudson, owner and founder of Recycled Cycles comments, “We are proud to be a part of this very giving community and love the opportunity to give back, particularly to those less fortunate.”

Truckloads of bikes were delivered to several local churches and various charities in hopes of bringing a smile of joy on Christmas morning. Salvation Army, one of the charities and a long time Giving Tree partner, provided a wish list of more than 70 bikes – including boys, girls, assorted sizes, makes and models. The shop crew was excited to fulfill the wishes for each one of these bikes. The mechanic team donated their time and expert repair knowledge to ensure each bike passed all safety checks.

It is the season of giving. If you have been thinking about making a charitable donation this year, Recycled Cycles encourages you to give the gift of cycling. It’s good for you and it’s good for the Earth.