GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Retailer Robin Bylenga opened Pedal Chic in 2010 to cater to female cyclists. In February, Bylenga moved the store into a larger space on the bike path in downtown Greenville, about two and half blocks from Pedal Chic’s previous location.
“The downtown has grown, and so has Greenville,” Bylenga said. “The statistic is that we are one of the top five fastest growing cities in the the country, which has been good for business. But as traffic got heavier it became more intimidating for customers to ride right from the store. I’m so excited about the new location because it’s right on the bike path.”
The new 2,000 square-foot Pedal Chic store has a full-service repair department and employs anywhere from four to eight people, depending on season. The shop’s 27-foot ceilings gave Bylenga room for a mezzanine-level office, and she has installed a Lift-n-Store overhead bike storage system to better utilize the tall space.
Pedal Chic carries Linus, Jamis and Bianchi, which has installed a store-within-a-store in new location.
Bylenga has also launched a line of women’s Pedal Chic bikes, which debuted in October 2017 and are now available. She worked with Kent International on …read more