Monday, January 21, 2013

RevolveKC set to open second location in February

Posted By on Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 7:30 AM

RevolveKC has got plenty of ideas in motion.
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It's only fitting that RevolveKC would open up a second location. Everything seems to come in pairs for the bike advocacy nonprofit. Two wheels. Two founders. And starting next month, two shops. The nonprofit, which restores used bicycles to help finance and supply its earn-a-bike program (people earn their bikes by completing a road safety course), will be opening up at 554 Central in February.

"We just signed the lease," said co-founder Elizabeth Bejean last week. "And there's no better way to celebrate my 50th birthday."

RevolveKC opened its first location at 5100 Troost in August 2011 with the intention of getting Kansas Citians on bicycles. Last week, co-founder Elizabeth Bejan (who started the nonprofit with Theresa M. Van Ackeren of Family Bicycles) stood at the desk of the former auto shop as the bike shop's mechanic, Paul Villasi, fine-tuned a bike up on a lift. Vintage Schwinns were stacked next to children's bikes, the former waiting to be sold to help fund the distribution of the latter.

"We can help more people," Bejan said. "It will be exciting to get rolling."

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