Introducing EVOKE Cycling: Race Team and Pedal Club

(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!

Jason Duncan

Owner, EVOKE!

3 months ago



Holiday Hours and Things to Remember!

It is the holidays and the time of year that everyone is gearing up for time away from work, away from the regular and into hang time and slow time (we hope!). That being said, we wanted to remind / update you on our holiday hours and things happening around EVOKE between now and the end of the year.  Here we go!

Holiday Shop Hours (that are different than our normal 7a - 7p hours):

  • Tuesday, Dec. 24th: 7a - 5p
  • Wednesday, Dec. 25th: CLOSED
  • Thursday, Dec, 26th: Noon - 5p w/ WAFFLE BRUNCH!
  • Tuesday, Dec. 31st: 7a - 5p
  • Wednesday, Jan. 1st: Noon - 5p w/ WAFFLE BRUNCH!

We hope you enjoy the holiday season as much as we are planning to.  We also hope that you will bring in your friends and family and have a sip or two with them and us. We’d love to be your holiday drinking spot!

Thanks for a great year so far and we hope for many more chances to sip with you soon.

Also, don’t forget EVOKE for  your coffee loving friends and family! We have some awesome new items on the retail shelf that would be great gifts!  Come check it out and we would be happy to talk you through it.

4 months ago



Use your Square Punch Cards - hurry!

2013 is coming to an end - we can’t even believe that another year has come and gone!  Like with time, things keep evolving around EVOKE as we continue to make a better place for you to come and sip (and eat, too!).  We wanted to give you plenty of notice on one thing that will be changing in 2014 - our Square Punch Card Deal.

For over a year - many of you have been taking advantage of the built in Square punch cards you see when you get your receipt emailed or texted to you. The card gave you $5 off after you had been here 10 times.

Beginning on on January 1st, 2014, we will be switching our point of sale system away from Square which will end our punch card program.  So, if you have a $5 coupon that you haven’t used, please use it by December 31st, 2013 or you will not be able to take advantage of the discount!

We know everyone loves them so we will be rolling out a new loyalty program sometime in January so stay tuned for that. 

This change also will effect those that use “Pay With Square” on the iPhone or Andriod.  We will no longer be accepting that as a payment option.

We know - you are asking why we are switching..

As our company grows and our menu changes, we have found that a more robust point of sale system is in our best interest - not only for reporting and business planning purposes but also for you!  We will be offering plastic reloadable gift cards and be able to do many more things for you as we go (split tabs, etc…).

So, please use your Square cards until Dec. 31st!

Thanks again and Happy Holidays from all of us at EVOKE!

4 months ago



Edmond’s First Bike Lane!

It is a small but awesome step in Edmond and the City is going to celebrate it!  We just wanted to share the event details with you as we think this is pretty good stuff.  Here is the press release from a few days ago:

The City of Edmond is celebrating its first bike lane and ADA improvements on University Drive with its first Open Streets event from 2 to 4 PM Sunday, November 3rd. University Drive, north of Ayers to Washington Street will be closed to motorist in order for the community to enjoy the new bike lanes and street with fun, healthy activities. Clegern, Wayne and Thatcher Streets will also be closed at University Drive.

The celebration will take place along University Drive which will be transformed into a car-free street for the afternoon. Kick-off will be at 2 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open Edmond’s first bike lane followed by a group ride lead by members of Edmond City Council and the Edmond Bicycle Committee. A new public art installation, “Love My Bike” by San Diego-based artist Amos Robinson, will also be unveiled in Gossett Park.

This special event will include children’s bike handling opportunities led by the Edmond Fire Department; CityLink Bus demo on how to load your bike on the bus; Yoga, Zumba and fitness challenges; children activities at Gossett Park; UCO Outdoor Activity Recreation opportunities, bike handling challenges for adults and more. Healthy refreshments will be available for purchase as well. 

Stay tuned as we might take a little ride from EVOKE to the party on Sunday. We’ll keep you updated and let you know for sure.

See you.

5 months ago



Halloween Pour Down / Costume Contest!

It’s Pour Down time again at EVOKE! Not only can you expect some awesome latte art from Oklahoma baristas, but…

  • $4 Craft Beer (and we have some new ones!)
  • DJ
  • Free Lattes as they are poured and judged
  • Halloween Costume Party

Yup, you read right. We will be having our first ever Costume party during the pour down.  We are teaming up with our pals Keep it Local on this one. KILO is putting out some great prizes.  Here is what you can expect:

Prizes in 3 categories…

1. Best Entry from a Guy

2. Best Entry from a Gal

3. Best Group (up to four people)

The winners will receive an awesome Keep it Local prize pack including:

  • $50 Gift Card to any Good Egg Dining Establishment
  • Keep it Local Artist Series T-Shirt
  • ..and other hand outs!
  • (group winners will get $25 each up to 4 people)

If you are going to enter the contest, please arrive and “register” at the Keep it Local table at EVOKE between 7:00p and 8:15p.  We will begin judging at 8:30p and announce the winners before the finals of the Pour Down!  There will be some crowd voting so come ready to yell at your favorite entries!

Entering the Pour Down is $5.00 (winner takes all) and FREE for the Costume Contest.

We will see you on Monday, October 28th at 8:00p for some fun!

6 months ago