Oak City Cycling Project Featured on UNC-TV

Oak City Cycling Project Featured on UNC-TV

May, 24, 2012, by Jedidiah

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Owners David Zell and Ken Metzger are both interviewed by UNC-TV, profiling our new favorite bike shop in town, Oak City Cycling Project. The crew over at Oak City are doing a lot of great things for the future of bicycle transit in the Downtown Raleigh area, so it's great to see them interviewed by the local public television station.

Oak City moved over to the corner of Person and Franklin Streets recently, as part of the new influx of businesses populating that area of downtown. The new space is much more expansive and almost daily has a handful of folks popping in and out asking for advice on a new bike or how to fix up their old ones. Check out the video below.



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  • Kristen
    05/24 07:07 PM

    Great segment! Congrats to Oak City Cycling. David and Ken are both awesome guys. David should be voted Nicest Guy in Raleigh (if he hasn’t been already). I bought a bike from Oak City over a year ago after a bad bike accident left me more than mildly intimidated of biking. David was so nice and patient and the bike was perfect for me and I still love it. Raleigh should be proud to be home to Oak City Cycling!

  • Squirrely
    05/24 08:06 PM

    Thanks to everyone who has been into our shop, ridden with us, attended a Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Council meeting to express opinions on decisions being made by City Council, ridden in the Benelux Cafe ride, purchased our shirts and liked us on Facebook. We’re happy to be where we are at 212 E. Franklin Street, but have a lot of work to do to succeed as a new shop in downtown Raleigh. Keep your eyes on our site and Facebook page, where we’ll continue to give you updates about cycling events in Raleigh, shop updates and some random silly fun thrown into the mix as well.

    It’s up to us to create our own culture as cyclists in downtown Raleigh. It’s through constant forward progress that we’ll begin to see real change in the cycling infrastructure in our lovely City of Oaks.

  • rob
    06/01 10:12 AM

    stay on the sidewalks you dirty hipsters

    you dont even wear helmets

    and your mustaches went out of style in the 70s

  • John
    06/05 05:03 PM

    As a resident of Franklin St and an avid cyclist, I was thrilled to see that a bike shop was opening up just blocks from my house.  That excitement was short lived when I walked in to Oak City and was treated like I didn’t belong there.  No one said Hi upon entering the store.  After getting someones attention, I asked “What’s the deal here?”.  I had read that the shop would be unique and focused on community rather than just another bike shop so I was curious to hear the pitch.  The response I got was a curt “It’s a bike shop”.  I’m not looking to paint a negative picture of the shop but that was my experience and it really turned me off to Oak City.  My hope is that someone was having a bad day and that’s not the kind of treatment that customers would normally receive.  I will give it another try but you know what they say about first impressions.

  • stella thompson
    06/21 09:29 AM

    hey David, congratulations.I am so proud of u for doing so well.Your mom was telling me about this the other day in Roxboro.I know everything will go well for u.Take care and i will talk to u later.love ya, stella

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