Baseball – Home Run Type Service

My son Ethan had been playing recreational baseball for a couple years, and really enjoyed it. We did not pay too much attention to his gear. Then a coach saw something in him and asked him to try out for a rep team. So we decided he should get the right gear and went to the baseball shop at United Cycle/Sports.

Not only were we guided to appropriate gear options for his age/size/level of play – he got to try it out! Testing out different gloves and bats at the in-store batting cage.

It gets better. The fellow helping us, Scott, also happened to be an experienced baseball player, and was also a coach. He offered to give Ethan some hitting pointers in the batting cage and Ethan was thrilled. His gear worked out great. He made his first rep team that year. As well, Scott remembered Ethan and invited him to a winter camp that fall.
Ethan continues to play competitive baseball – and continues to get all his gear at USC.

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Look back.

I’ve recently rekindled my love of cycling last year and since then have been spending as much time on my bike and even started regularly commuting to work and everywhere I can. The thing though was when I initially bought my mountain bike about 6 years ago I just got whatever I could afford and available then, just the most basic model one could get, I would always sell myself short by just getting whatever I can get now instead of waiting.

In December of last year I was tired of selling myself short, I grinded hard to do what I can to get a bike that I can truly appreciate. Don’t get me wrong, I love my mountain bike (which I named Rockit) and had great adventures with, but my next bike I wanted to do it right. I worked hard at day job, did a few art commissions, taught art and scrounged up what I can to get what I wanted.

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90 Years Young

On Saturday April 7th. United Cycle reached another incredible milestone: 90 years doing business in Old Strathcona. With 90 years came some big changes for our store – a new name and new logo. To celebrate we had a party for all our loyal customers, friends and family. Even the mayor came out to celebrate! The weather wasn’t on outside for an outdoor party, but we still had fun.

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