Red Shreds Bike & Board Shed - Williams Lake, BC
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N 52° 07.655 W 122° 08.733
10U E 558491 N 5775573
Quick Description: With a weird name and an even weirder mural on the front, Red Shreds Bike & Board Shed gets noticed, whether one chooses to or not.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 9/11/2019 1:14:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM119F1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member dreamhummie
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Long Description:
Red Shreds is actually a 12 months of the year sports outfitter whose specialty happens to be bikes. The shop also carries snowboards, climbing gear, skates, skis, kayaks, inflatables, canoes, clothing and accessories.

They not only sell bikes, they repair them, too, and stock many bike parts, as well.

On the front of the building is the eye catching mural which is difficult not to stop and examine more closely. It's not easy to describe.

Established in 1988 and the pioneer of mountain biking in Williams Lake, Red Shreds Bike and Board Shed has been the foundation and inspiration of the Cariboo riding scene for over 20 years. Supporting downhill, freeride, slope style, dirt jump, all mountain, cross country, road, touring and BMX, Red Shreds has you covered with the best selection in the interior.

Red Shreds carries the following brands: Specialized, Knolly, Santa Cruz, Norco, Kona, Devinci and Intense. Components from Chromag, Hope, Fox and SRAM. Other gear brands include Giro, Sombrio, TLD, Sugoi, Alpine Stars and 5.10.

Check in with Tony for a full service bike repair shop that will keep you rolling with style.
From Mountain Biking BC

One may consider the following news item A WARNING to anyone who would consider robbing this particular store.

Bear spray used to rob sports store
MONICA LAMB-YORSKI | May. 20, 2013
A robbery’s one thing, but bear spray isn’t cool, and it “sucks” that someone would bear spray someone. That’s what Red Shred’s Bike and Board Shed owner Mark Savard was saying the day after someone entered his Williams Lake store, let off some bear spray, and stole a longboard worth around $300.

“Reflecting back, that’s the bad thing. It still smells like it in here and you have to cough,” Savard told the Tribune Friday morning. “I’m sure everyone knows what it would be like to be bear sprayed and yet that someone would still bear spray someone is crazy.”

Now the store has bikes and everything coated in bear spray. “No thought and no respect,” Savard said.

Earlier in the day a group of kids came in and scoped the store, but it was only one youth that returned. “He barely came in the door. He ran in the doorway, sprayed, grabbed a longboard and ran.”

Savard acted quickly. He jumped on his bike, and chased the thief down, who was running away on foot carrying the stolen longboard. “I took off and did a lap around the Elk’s Hall. He ran up the alley behind the Bank of Montreal behind Barton’s Insurance. I chased him down in front of Barton’s in the middle of Oliver Street and took him down in the Shopper’s parking lot.”

The thief didn’t have an escape route planned, Savard suggested. “I think there was a lot of fear. I was running behind him and it was like cornering a chicken, he didn’t know what to do,” Savard recalled. “He kept on pointing the bear spray at me and spraying me, but I said go ahead, it’s the last thing you’ll ever do, put it down now while you can.”

Williams Lake RCMP were dispatched to Red Shred’s and then caught up to where Savard was holding the suspect in the parking lot at Shopper’s. The suspect was taken into custody by police and later released on a promise to appear for a court date in the future.

“The suspect was in the company of two of his friends at the time of the robbery. All are youth in their mid- teens. The investigation is continuing to further identify each person’s role,” the RCMP said in a press release.
From the Williams Lake Tribune

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Shop Website: [Web Link]

Shop Address:
95 1st Avenue South
Williams Lake, BC Canada
V2G 1H4

Phone: (250) 398-7873

Your Experience:
Not much benefit here. We're not bikers and the place was closed when we happened by. Great mural, though.

Mechanic Rating: Not listed

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