FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2015
Local Small Business Sees Growth And A Positive Future.
Gear Up Cyclery’s five year anniversary mark means growth for this small business. The owners, Dennis, Janet, and son, Daniel Gibbs are expanding with “Outdoor Specialty, Adventure and Lifestyle” products. It has begun the expansion into the outdoor adventure/lifestyle category with well-known suppliers including Toad & Co, Kuhl, Marmot, Outdoor Research, Merrell, Osprey and Hydro Flask. Dennis Gibbs commented, “There is a little bit of outdoors in all of us, and our goal is to make it easy and enjoyable for anyone to get out there and enjoy it.”
“Big Box retailers simply aren’t providing the attention customers are asking for when it comes to making educated decisions on which products would best fit their needs,” Daniel Gibbs added. Customers and the community at large will be impressed with the genuinely caring staff at Gear Up that are truly engaged in the interest of their customer’s need in making outdoor/adventure decisions.
Five years is a landmark for any small business – especially one started in the depths of a recession. From humble beginnings at the corner of Center Street and U.S. 40 in Plainfield, Gear Up Cyclery has grown to become an established bike shop and recognized by the National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) as one of the America’s Best Bike Shops in 2014 and 2015.
What started as a dream for Janet and Dennis Gibbs has turned into a major anchor for downtown Plainfield and Hendricks County. Gear Up Cyclery opened its doors 5 years ago on January 10, 2011. “We wanted to create a bike shop that promoted the healthy lifestyle associated with cycling and would welcome any rider no matter what skill level,” said Janet Gibbs, “We have customers tell us all the time how intimidated they feel walking into some bike shops, but you guys are so friendly and welcoming.” Since opening its doors, Gear Up has focused on the most important thing: Treating people with respect and welcoming everyone.
“We thank our customers for their loyalty, and our employees for making this a successful business these last 5 years. With the success of the past and the positive trends now, there is promise of a great future,” insisted Dennis. Daniel Gibbs joined the family business in 2012 and became a valuable asset in a short time. “We are all excited about what the future holds for Gear Up in the next 5 years,” says Dennis.
Hendricks County and Indiana State Parks are a great resource for the surrounding communities. They provide trails for biking, hiking and running and space to enjoy our natural environment. There are lakes and surrounding wild life areas for fishing, bird watching, and camping. All these areas provide the community with activities to promote healthy lifestyle choices through connecting with nature and enjoying the outdoors.
“We are thrilled to be able to give back to our community through the expansion of Gear Up with the “Outdoor Specialty, Adventure and Lifestyle” products. We look forward to the opportunity to serve both existing and new customers with their outdoor/adventure needs,” Janet added.