It's customary to see shoppers on the move as they cycle in and out of Crofton Bike Doctor. Soon though, the full-service bicycle store will be the one moving to a new location.
Currently located at 1312 Main Chapel Way, Bike Doctor will move into a larger location at 2616-A Chapel Lake Dr.
With construction on the new store beginning Friday, the move is expected to be completed within 30 to 60 days, according to Ernest Freeland, owner of Crofton Bike Doctor.
"It's a lot of hard work. The success is coming from the support of our customers, the support of my staff that makes this all possible," Freeland said.
Customers can expect more clothing space, including an expanded women's section, more biking accessories and a new kids' section. At the new location, kids will be able to "test ride" bikes inside the store.
Crofton Bike Doctor has been around for more than 20 years, serving the bicycling needs of greater Crofton, Gambrills area.
"We really appreciate the support and it's really all made possible because of them," Freeland said about the store's customers. "We love feedback from them about what they'd like to see us do more of and what we don't do well, because they're the true barometer of our success and our future."
Along with support of their customers, Freeland believes cycling is easy to pick up for beginners and that has contributed the success of the store as well.
"I think one reason that cycling is being so successful and is such a great activity is that it's relatively inexpensive to get into and it's a phenomenal family activity," he said.
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