(a note from Jason Duncan)
I’ve talked about it quite a bit over the years. If you have been following EVOKE since the early days when I wrote over at A Thought Over Coffee from Nasvhille, TN or followed us while in Bozeman, Montana or if you got to know us when we opened in Oklahoma City in 2009 or even just met us when the shop finally opened in Downtown Edmond in 2012 - you know that the two main communities I can’t get enough of are coffee and pedaling (bicycles). The communities that go along with both always remind me of why I (we) took this journey head on back in 2005.
Jenni and I have always had the dream of being a hub for these communities - both on a local scale and as wide of scale as people would have us. We aren’t setting out to change the world. We aren’t setting out to change the face of coffee or cycling and we aren’t setting out to re-invent all the good things that great people have done before us and are doing now. We always wanted to set out to be a supporter and gap filler where we could be used best.
That was a long introduction to something I’ve been working on for quite sometime - EVOKE Cycling. Like when the shop was finally realized in 2012, this group of people that we call EVOKE Cycling is finally here and I could not be more excited.
So, I am proud to introduce EVOKE Cycling: Pedal Club and Race Team!
I want to personally invite you to find out more about the EVOKE Pedal Club and Race Team (powered by Team Undiscovered - learn more about them and their past success!) at our official launch party happening next Thursday.
During the party, you can check all of the below things off your “to-do” list (or Evernote, or Wunderlist or whatever!):
1. Join the EVOKE Pedal Club Order your Pedal Club Kit (the “dues” of being a member!)
2. Find out more information on what to expect when you ride with EVOKE and what rides we will be doing this year.
3. Meet our Race Team – Team Undiscovered / EVOKE Racing
4. Mingle with our sponsors and give high fives!
5. Eat Free Food
6. Drink Free Drinks
7. Have Fun
8. More fun!
Here are the vitals:
- Date: Thursday, January 16th
- Time: 7p - 9p (ish)
- Location: EVOKE, 103 South Broadway, Edmond OK 73034
- For more details, check out the Facebook event and tell us you’re coming (and invite a few people!): EVOKE Cycling + Launch!
We are very excited about the upcoming season – both for the Pedal Club and Race Team. To kick it all off, we’re going to party! EVOKE Cycling Launches JANUARY 16th from Evoke in Downtown Edmond! Tell your friends, neighbors, bicycle enthusiasts, or simply anyone slightly interested in a good old fashion shindig. You’re all invited to ride with Oklahoma’s newest pedal club – open to all riders and all types of bicycles.
Seriously – tell your friends and your parents and your kids. We want everyone to ride with us!
As we like to say: Sip Slowly. Pedal Often!
Thanks again. See you next Thursday!