A Monroeville bicycle store, devastated by a four-alarm fire in May that destroyed more than 300 bikes and closed the business, will host a grand reopening in a new location from December 10-12.
Several fire departments responded to Pro Bike + Run on Route 22 on May 25, 2021 after a fire in a utility closet sparked a fire that ruined 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 were able to continue working at the other Pro Bike + Run locations.
“We have seen most of our customers drive across town to other places to support us as well,” he said. “It was great to see.”
Owner and founder Craig Cozza agreed.
“We have an amazing team who love to share our passion for fitness,” said Cozza. “And they’ve been working hard to get back on their feet, supporting our community in everything we do.”
The new store will be just up the highway at the old Pier 1 store, 4201 William Penn Highway. It will feature open layout and the three-day grand reopening will include group rides, local racing teams, freebies and free trials on a wider selection of e-bikes.
“The industry is being transformed by amazing electric bike designs,” Cherry said. “We wanted to create a new in-store experience to reflect new technology and the incredible power that e-bikes bring to your commute. “
Store vendor food and prize draws will also be held throughout the weekend.
The Pittsburgh-based company has stores in Robinson, Hampton and Monroeville.
For more information, see ProBikeRun.com.