The new Path Bike Shop location is at the Live Oak Center in Trabuco Canyon. The space was previously a feed store, so it was pretty much wide space to work with. Our staff and others have been hard at work every day for many weeks, revamping the space to make it our own.
Ripping out the old floor took several days of effort. We were able to recycle wood from previous walls that were brought down, so very little has not been re-used. Many display fixtures are also being reused from past lives. Our goal is to make the new shop as sustainable as possible by recycling all that we can.
Besides our awesome staff at The Path Bike Shop who have been working so hard, we are also lucky to have some of the best folks working with us from our local community to make the new shop a reality: Brett Peterson and Denis Duty.
Brett Peterson (pictured, right) is just as much an artist as he is a contractor; being able to take the existing scrap wood and making it into something practical and pleasing to the eye. For those who don't know him, Brett is a Silverado Canyon legend. He rode across the Santa Ana mountains in the 80s when mountain biking was in its infancy on nothing more than a converted beach cruiser. He is known for his original style and independence.
Denis Duty (pictured, left) does wonders with metal works, as is evidenced by all the bike display fixtures in the current Tustin shop. Lucky for us, he's working on fixtures for our new shop as well. Denis is also well known as an expert custom single-speed frame builder; look out for the "Duty" name on frames out on the local trails.
We've been working diligently every day for four weeks. Power, wiring, and alarms are now in place. Bike stands are going in soon, hopefully this week.
New wildlife spotted around the new shop: woodpeckers, deer, and praying mantis. You sure don't see those around Tustin! Here's our back door view, not bad, huh?
We're shooting for an opening date this October, so stay tuned for more updates!