After years of planning and months of hard work, we are finally ready to open our doors! Ottawa Bike and Trail will officially open for business on Friday, October 5 at 4:00 pm. We will be supporting the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Ladies Night Out event happening on Main Street that evening. Friday is also registration for Rush the Rails race which starts on Saturday morning. Race registration will be at the Historic Depot Museum just a short walk, or ride, from the shop. If you are riding in the race look for information about the shop in your swag bag.
Saturday, October 6, we will be open for business all day, and we’ll have special events going on throughout the day. Our doors will open at 8:00 am, just in time to watch the Rush The Rails race pass through on the Flint Hills Trail just a few yards from our shop. That morning, at 8:00 a.m., my friend Jeff McCool will also be hosting a group ride to the shop from Olathe Kansas. Later in the day (5:00 – 7:00 p.m.), we’ll have our official Grand Opening Celebration with food, music, and a few other surprises. This party will be a chance for us to thank all of the people who have helped make this dream possible.
I hope that everyone can stop by and say hello during the weekend!