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August 23, 2005

Gregg Family takes pride in 73 year old business

In the Seattle area of Washington is an Elder of the cycling business, tucked away in the community of Greenlake.

They are very proud to be recognized as one of the most prominent Specialty Shops in the nation, but that's not what caught my attention when I was made aware of their existence.

Gregg's Greenlake Cycle first opened it's doors in 1932 under the direction of R.V. Gregg. Today Gregg's Cycles remains under the ownership of the third generation of the Gregg family. The business has expanded from it's original location at Greenlake to now include locations in Bellevue and on Aurora Avenue North.

They have the makings of a very fine About Us page that, while bragging about the recognition the company has received, has something special that makes a look at the page well worth it.

3 glorious B/W Photos, dating to the 1930's, of the founding shop in Greenlake.

I'd love to see the family share more pictures ( how about a look at products thru the decades? Tributes to employees who worked for the company for decades? ), and even memories, related to the history of the company.

As they are proud to say: They have been active in the community for 70 years.

No doubt there have been generations of families that have shopped there.

The rest of the website has much to recommend it.

There is a page where the owners have begun honoring Employees of the Month.

Among the 30 categories of products for sale the bookworm in me is partial to the Book Section, and especially its collection of guides to riding around Washington.

Along with a e-mail newsletter the site has an Event page that tells of cycling related events in the region, and links to area Clubs.

Another plus is the Links Page.

It is divided into Categories:

Clubs, Resources, Teams, Rides, and News.

The Club section has links to the websites of 22 organizations across the state.

The Resources section includes some extremely useful websites.

The Rides section has details about 8 popular rides, and hopefully more will be forthcoming.

The News section has links to 5 excellent sites.

Here's to another 73 years for Gregg's Greenlake Cycles!

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