By Dave Iltis
Rapid Cycling is a new full service bike shop in St. George, Utah. We caught up with owner Holly O'Keefe recently.
Cycling Utah: Why did you decide to open a new bike shop?
Rapid Cycling: Rapid Cycling came about because we wanted to offer more choice in St. George. A lot of unique brands were not represented. We wanted to have have a shop with different brands and different fits for different riding styles. We also are making an effort to carry bikes that are a good fit for our specific area. Kona is a good example of this. Their bikes are durable with a great geometry and offer a lifetime frame warranty, which is great for the Utah rough, rocky terrain.
What are your focus areas?
We carry a full line of road, mountain, BMX, cruisers and youth bikes.
What do you plan to do to set you apart?
When we say customer service is important to us, we mean it. Our repair turn-around time is usually same-day and we do custom builds so the customer can get exactly what he wants.
How are you planning to take part in the St. George community?
In September, we sponsored a local school's Fall Health Festival and gave a free bike to the student who won the raffle. Vista School was happy and the winner was thrilled! We will also continue to co-sponsor races in St. George.