Louis Garneau Sports Opens New Store in Vancouver, Its First Retail Location on the West Coast

The cycling retailer invites the community to celebrate the official opening of its new store at 137 West Broadway.

 

SAINT-AUGUSTIN-DE-DESMAURES, QUEBEC, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 — Louis Garneau Sports is excited to announce the official opening of its new store in Vancouver. Centrally located just west of Main Street in the busy Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, the combined retail space and service shop is now open seven days a week.

Vancouver cyclists can expect to see a wide selection of Garneau bikes and accessories for road riding, urban cycling, off-road biking, and triathlon, including options for kids, and a full range of men’s, women’s, and kids’ cycling apparel from Garneau, Sugoi, and Sombrio. The newly renovated store includes a coffee bar and will host regular group rides and in-store events to bring people together and encourage all types of cycling. An open-concept Bike Doctor Service Shop staffed with experienced mechanics provides full-service maintenance and repairs for all brands of bikes.

“We want this new, modern store to be our point of contact with cyclists, a hub for the local cycling community,” says Louis Garneau, President of the Garneau Group and founder of Louis Garneau Sports. “We feature high-quality, Canadian-designed Garneau, Sugoi, and Sombrio products, staff who know and ride bikes, and a great café corner. We want to get to know you!”

To celebrate the official opening of the new store, Garneau invites the community to drop by between Thursday, May 9 and Sunday, May 12 for retail discounts and product giveaways throughout the weekend. The customers will also have a chance to win a $500 bike!

The Vancouver store is Garneau’s fifth, and its first outside of Quebec. After acquiring the highly respected Vancouver-based apparel companies Sugoi and Sombrio in June 2018, Garneau took over the retail space formerly occupied by the Bike Doctor, one of the longest-running bike shops in Vancouver. Garneau has retained the Bike Doctor’s sales team and mechanics and now offers Garneau-brand products alongside top-notch Sugoi and Sombrio clothing, and quality parts and service.

“I am excited to be providing Vancouver with a complete cycle experience: great apparel, a full range of bikes, accessories you need and some you didn’t know you needed,” says Earl Anderson, Vancouver store manager. “And our team of experienced Bike Doctor sales staff and mechanics carries on the tradition of quality service. Why would you go anywhere else?”

An industry leader in product innovation and community building, Garneau looks forward to engaging more closely with Vancouver cyclists and bringing its custom services—apparel and dreamfactory bike design—to the city in the near future.

Garneau Vancouver Official Opening Celebration

Discounts, giveaways, and surprises!

Dates: Thursday, May 9 to Sunday, May 12, 2019

Times: Thursday and Friday 10:00am to 7:00pm, Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm, Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: New store, 137 West Broadway, Vancouver, (604) 873-2453

ABOUT GARNEAU

Founded in 1983, the Louis Garneau Group has its head office in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Quebec, and employs over 450 people. The company also operates a distribution center in Derby, Vermont, since 1987, a factory in Mexico started 10 years ago, as well as a procurement and sourcing office in China. Garneau products are sold in over 50 countries. A strong believer in community building, Garneau supports professional riders and local cycling clubs and recently became the official cycling apparel sponsor for the 2019 Ride to Conquer Cancer nationally. For more information, visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GarneauVancouver/ or

Instagram: www.instagram.com/louis_garneau_bike_dr/

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ABOUT SUGOI: 

Since 1987, SUGOI has been focused on inspiring confidence through its highly technical athletic products, made using the finest materials available. For more information on SUGOI please visit www.sugoi.com. It is a leading manufacturer and distributor of world class cycling, run and triathlon apparel and outdoor gear.

 

ABOUT SOMBRIO

Sombrio is a mountain bike lifestyle apparel brand from the North Shore of Vancouver. For over twenty years, Sombrio has created innovative fashion-forward and functional gear for those who live and breathe the two-wheeled culture. For more information visit www.sombriocartel.com.

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