David Cain of B-Rad's Bike Stop, a cyclist's dream shop in Corona, California, recently honored the Girl Scout Centennial with a generous donation to the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council's silent auction at their Annual Meeting on April 28.
Julia and Gaby, two Girl Scouts from Troop 553, accompanied by their Troop Leader Roxy Hanson, arrived at B-Rad's Bike Stop after school the afternoon of April 25 to pick up a brand-new beach cruiser bike.
"We want to give a big shout-out to Dave and Brad at B-Rad's Bike Stop for their generous donation of a gorgeous beach cruiser!" said Roxy.
David let each girl test ride different bikes from the shop's impressive selection and the Girl Scouts unanimously agreed that the white beach cruiser was their favorite.
B-Rad's Bike Stop was recently opened in December, 2011, by two Corona residents, Brad Aduddell and David Cain. Much more than just a store, B-Rad's is a full-service bicycle shop with repair facilities, professional skills training and bicycle repair lessons. B-Rad's actively participates in community rides and sponsors a race team, on which, coincidentally, Gaby's brother, Jarod, rides downhill racing.
Just like its owners, Brad and David, the shop is vibrant, bright and full of energy. The walls are painted in shades of neon green and burnt orange; the windows are large and spotless, allowing natural sunlight to flood the entire store.
Hundreds of bikes neatly line the floor and form rows of color across the walls, reaching corner to corner.The shop environment encourages the perfect disposition to take home a new bike for cruising the beach or trekking across the mountains.
"We wanted to create a place that included all aspects of the biking experience," said David. Their love of the sport is clearly reflected in the inviting atmosphere of the shop.
In addition to their donation to Troop 553, the bike shop supports many local businesses, school PTA's, charities and the community at large through their donations, event hosting, and free advertising. They are the perfect example of the business community helping the community at large.
"We are especially happy to participate in landmark events such as the Girl Scouts 100th anniversary!" cheered David, as Gaby and Julia breezed around the parking lot on test bikes.
The shop is open 7 days a week to serve its growing clientele. David hopes, "Individuals looking to reap the many rewards of a healthy bicycle riding lifestyle," will find a home at B-Rad's.
The girls from Troop 553 enthused about the, "fantastic group of peeps at B-Rad's who are always ready to support their community and provide us with a great place to buy a new bike or get the old one fixed up for summer."
"Pedal power!," chimed Julia and Gaby.
The beach cruiser donated by B-Rad's was a featured item in the silent auction at Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council's Annual Meeting. All the money raised funds Girl Scout camp scholarships for local Girl Scouts and girls from foster families, and helps repair and maintain the Council's camps.
You can visit B-Rad's Bike Stop at:
9022 Temescal Canyon Rd
Corona, CA 92883
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