Gear West Brings Women Cyclists to the Forefront in the Midwest.
From modest beginnings, Gear West has grown into the country’s largest ski retailer, located in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, MN. With roots in triathlon as well as nordic competition, the store’s offerings for cyclists and runners keep pace through the warmer seasons of the year.
GW has a long history with Terry, and it’s a partnership that brings some great benefits to the store’s female cycling customers.
As a source of clothing, equipment, events and advice, Gear West is an important resource for cycling women in the region. Since the company was co-founded and grew under the stewardship of a woman, it makes sense that female cyclists have become an important focus for the store. In addition, many women work at the store and ride out of Gear West.
Owner, Jan Guenther, explains the store’s approach to serving female customers:
“GW attempts to address the varying needs of every woman who calls or enters the bike store. This is not a new idea. Respect and knowledge regarding women’s specific needs is built into the DNA of Gear West. We inquire about their cycling goals, what excites them about the sport, how and where they envision themselves cycling, and then we offer suggestions for best choices in clothing, equipment and bike fit.”
Jan points out that women desire a line of clothing and accessories that meets their fit and design needs. “Terry has been in the industry for a long time and continues to offers a feminine touch to their ever up-dated line up of functional clothing and saddles. Terry makes sure their clothing offering fits all the sizes and shapes of women who love to cycle, and offers the cheerful and functional clothing to add to women’s sense of style and adventure.”
Gear West and the Minneapolis area offer all cyclists abundant opportunities to bike. Triathlons, local touring bike clubs, park trails, mountain bike adventures, gravel explorations – all are available to interested cyclists.
If you ride in the Minneapolis area make sure to check out Gear West’s extensive array of equipment, clothing and gear, also available on their comprehensive website. You will find a friendly welcome, great advice and top notch service at the store.
Visit Gear West at 1786 W Wayzata Blvd, Long Lake, MN 55356