Athletes Lounge is now closed.
A sad day to see AL close. I was looking through the pictures all the way back to day 1, memories to last a lifetime. The good part here is Triathlon is alive and well, our sport is stronger than ever with more local events, the clubs are all strong, there is good coaching out there and the technology is keeping us all in the game. Our team is forever grateful for all of you. The social aspects of this business will not soon be replaced. Change is abound, it's a fact of life. Those of you that know me understand I don't handle change well. I fight it, daily, however, it's time to turn the page and accept the new chapter. It's important to remember that we wrote the last one together and we'll write this new one.
Western Bikeworks is now the new home for Triathlon in Oregon and the NW. We will be creating Athleteslounge.com, an online Tri site with everything you could imagine for the Multisport Athlete. We will be introducing product into the stores as well, starting with the Pearl District location and then over to the Tigard location as well. I have met their mechanics, they're knowledgeable and friendly. The Sales and Management staff could not be more friendlier, stop in and introduce yourself. I will be bouncing around the stores occasionally, putting on clinics, supporting the teams as we've always done. Michael Sather is now also at the Pearl District store, stop by and say hello. I personally miss each and everyone of you, and I can't wait to get the back in the saddle.
The Athletes Lounge FB, twitter and Instagram page will remain active, I also recommend you follow the Western Bikeworks pages as well. This is a very active Bicycle shop with much to do, so check it out.
Western Bikeworks currently has locations in the Pearl District (1015 NW 17th Ave) and Tigard (7295 SW Dartmouth St.).