Beloved Bike Store Closing Its Doors After 40 Years

Beloved Bike Store Closing Its Doors After 40 Years

After more than 40 years in Hagerstown, a fixture in the cycling community is closing its doors. Thursday kick-started the store wide close out sale for Hub City Cycles.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - After more than 40 years in Hagerstown, a fixture in the cycling community is closing its doors. Thursday kick-started the store wide close out sale for Hub City Cycles. 

Hub City Cycles is well known for quality bikes and customers only have a few more days before it closes for good. Dozens of local residents came out Thursday to support the bike store one more time, purchasing all they could. 

Owner Mike Mittell said he's humbled by the community support throughout the years. 

"It's time for me to move on. I have a lot of mixed emotions over it, and I've talked to a lot of people but for the most part I would say the community has been very good to me," Mittell said.  

Dan Greenwald is a long-time friend of Mittel and said it would be silly not to come get something. 

"It's a sad day to see a great friend closing a fantastic business here in the community, and I wanted to see what was going on and wish him well," Greenwald said. 

Another loyal customer, Joella Love, said it's upsetting to see the place go. 

"Well it's pretty sad. It's an icon here in Hagerstown, so it's pretty said but exciting at the same time because we get some sale prices," said Love. 

Sarah Ganassa said she wanted to get a new bike before heading off to college. 

"It's really interesting. There's a lot of very special features and everything is custom-made, and you can tell the heart and soul that's gone into all these bikes," explained Ganassa. 

As for Mittel, he said the next 40 years looks like it will be spent with the family and trying to make the world a better place through cycling. 

 

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