Long Beach Bike Community Grows As New Bike Shop Opens in Bixby Knolls
2011-11-29 · By Editor
Long Beach Resident Brian Keate Opens Brand New Bike Shop in Bixby Knolls Saturday December 3, 2011.
Mr. Brian Keate (a.k.a. Turtle, a.k.a. Tortuga; infamous like a notorious celebrity in the cycling community) is bringing his outrageous professional expertise and vision for bicycling retail and service to Bixby Knolls in Long Beach.
His new store is aptly named: Long Beach Cyclery, located at 3756 Long Beach Blvd..
Mr. Keate has owned and operated La Habra Cyclery (La Habra, CA) for over ten years and sees an opportunity calling from the explosive excitement for all things bikes in the city of Long Beach; the place he has called home for over 12 years.
The Bixby Knolls Business District is developing a bike friendly-attitude and desperately needs a full service bicycle shop to fill the needs of its community.
“I encouraged Brian to open this new shop in the Bixby Knolls area to fill a need in the community. We love Brian. He’s an insightful business man, a great bicycle enthusiast, an excellent bike mechanic and a champion bike racer (Winner of 9 State Championships),” says Martin Howard, President of Howard CDM, also located in Bixby Knolls. You’ll find Martin Howard riding down PCH in his LaHabra Cycling jersey and shorts; an avid member and ride leader of the La Habra Cycling Club. Howard says he is looking forward to the new store and new riding clothes proudly adorned with a name that reflects the community in which in works and lives.
Mr. Keate started out like a lot of kids, riding BMX; he fell in love with the world of bicycling and decided to make a living in the bicycle retail and service business. Brian says he loves every aspect of the business because bicycles represent adventure; young children learning to ride their first bike; young adults discovering the pleasures of a simple ride around town; people looking for alternative transportation for commuting or errands; sports minded enthusiasts who need top of the line professional bikes and components to achieve their potential. Long Beach Cyclery will carry products that span the spectrum of cycling.
The Long Beach Cyclery Opening Extravaganza is Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 11:00 am., at Long Beach Cyclery 3756 Long Beach Blvd.