A Monroeville bike shop, devastated by a four-alarm fire in May that destroyed more than 300 bikes and closed the business, will hold a grand reopening in a new location from December 10-12.
Multiple fire companies responded May 25, 2021 to Pro Bike + Run on Route 22 after a fire in a utility closet ignited a blaze that destroyed bikes, shoes, clothing and more, shutting down the store.
No employees or customers were injured and staff at the bike shop said plans to reopen were underway almost immediately.
General Manager Jordan Cherry said all employees at the Monroeville store have been able to continue working at the other Pro Bike + Run locations.
“We’ve seen most of our customers make the trek across town to other locations to support us as well,” he said. “It was great to see.”
Owner and founder Craig Cozza agreed.
“We have an amazing team that loves sharing our passion for fitness,” Cozza said. “And they’ve been chomping at the bit to get back on track, supporting our community through everything we do.”
The new store will be just up the freeway at the old Pier 1 store, 4201 William Penn Highway. It will have an open layout and the three-day grand reopening will include group rides, local racing teams, giveaways and free trials on an expanded selection of e-bikes.
“The industry is being transformed by incredible e-bike designs,” Cherry said. “We wanted to create a new in-store experience to reflect the new technology and the incredible power that e-bikes bring to your ride.”
Food and prize draws from store vendors will also take place throughout the weekend.
The Pittsburgh-based company has stores in Robinson, Hampton and Monroeville.
To learn more, check out ProBikeRun.com.