This weekend there's lots of "buy local" and "small business" sentiment.
There's no better time to support your local bicycle shop! Here are a few of the principals outside their shops.
Larry Lewis of Scott's.
No matter who is your favorite shop, it's an excellent time to shop for something new. Many of the shops have holiday and winter promotions.
Joe Dobson of Bike Peddler.
The owners and other principals ride with you, work support on rides, volunteer on planning committees, and help make Salem a bronze bicycle friendly community.
Troy Munsell of Santiam.
They donate to causes and help in ways both public and anonymous.
Michael Wolfe of South Salem Cycleworks.
So if you're thinking about a new bike, need some part, or want to schedule an off-season tune-up, now's the time!
And take a moment to say "thank you!"