Mercer Cluster

Cherry Street Cycles celebrates first anniversary at new location

Cherry Street Cycles celebrates its first anniversary at their new location on Second Street in Macon, Georgia.

Elliot James 

Cherry Street Cycles celebrates its first anniversary at their new location on Second Street in Macon, Georgia.

Elliot James, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






First opening seven years ago on Cotton Avenue in Macon, Georgia, Cherry Street Cycles has built a name for itself among the downtown crowd.

And the specialty bicycle store will be celebrating its one year anniversary at its current location at 484 Second St. this Saint Patrick’s Day.

“We are a specialized dealer,” said Tony Howd, the general manager of Cherry Street Cycles.

In honor of the anniversary,  Cherry Street Cycles has been celebrating with “Spring Savings.” All throughout the shop, bicycles are sporting the red sales tag and being sold for a discounted price. The savings event will be going on until March 20.

Additionally, Cherry Street Cycles offers a package discount that comes with each purchase of their bicycles. Anytime a client purchases a bike in the shop, they receive up to fifty percent off the purchase price on a trade in, lifetime tune ups on the bicycle, factory lifetime warranty on frames, factory one-year warranty on parts, experienced mechanics assembling the bicycle and free fitting and orientation of the new bike.

This purchase package is available year-round for any bicycle that is bought from the store.

Howd said that the bike shop will be hosting a “social ride” on March 17 to celebrate the anniversary of its new location. It will begin at 6:00 p.m., and anyone is welcome to come out and ride.

The ride will be about an 8 to 10 mile loop with “probably a beer stop afterwards,” Howd said.

Prizes will be awarded for great Saint Patrick’s Day costumes.

Wearing helmets will be required to participate in this ride.

Cherry Street Cycles is affiliated with Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) and the Middle Georgia SORBA chapter, the Ocmulgee Mountain Bike Association (OMBA). As a sponsor of OMBA, Cherry Street Cycles is associated with rider skills clinics and day trips, and the business supports local trail building.

In addition to the Saint Patrick’s Day ride, the bicycle shop has began involvement with Bike Macon to bring Open Streets Macon to College Street Sunday, April 17 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Open Streets Macon has been themed after Ciclovia in Bogotá, Colombia, and other related events throughout the world, which will open up the streets in Macon for playing, biking and walking.

This year will mark the first-ever Open Streets Macon. Bike Macon says on their website that the event “will be part bike tour, part block party, and a great time for getting active, interacting with your neighbors, and enjoying our amazing city.”

Cherry Street Cycles will be hosting a backwards bike challenge activity at the Opens Streets Macon event. They have built a literal backwards bike, and they are challenging the community to see who in Macon can ride the bicycle the farthest.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About the Writer
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
Navigate Right
The student news site of Mercer University
Cherry Street Cycles celebrates first anniversary at new location