Long-time bicycle Advocate Bradley Woehl, owner of ‘the oldest bike shop in San Francisco’ – American Cyclery at Golden Gate Park, is asking the cycling community for help to build a cycling themed parklet to enhance the neighbourhood of the shop, and to elevate bicycling to the general public.
There are only 8 days left to contribute to an IndieGoGo campaign that will fund this amenity for the streets of San Francisco.
The project came to fruition through discussions between Woehl and his friend Dennis Budd of Gast Architects. “Parklets are taking over parking spaces in cities across the country,” said Woehl. “We thought it would be great to replace car parking with a bicycle-themed setting, including a bicycle station and rider amenities for people to meet up at before or after rides.
“It is designed to honour the Six-Days heritage of the founder of our shop, Oscar Juner. The city has approved the project, we just need some help from our friends to complete the financing!”
Rewards for contributing to the IndieGoGo campaign range from being able to brand the ‘velodrome’ in the parklet with your name, to deluxe tune-ups, guided tours, a vip grand opening party, t-shirts, bells, water bottles and more.
American Cyclery, established by 6 Day racer Oscar Juner in 1941, is the oldest bicycle shop in San Francisco. For 75 years American Cyclery has provided high quality bicycles, parts and accessories for the demanding and selective Bay Area customer. Many components used for the early development of the original mountain bike movement were purchased from AC in the early 80s.