When you were a kid, you had your bike, you loved it and you loved riding it, but you never had the chance to get one again.
That’s when the makers of cycling accessories changed all that.
CycleWorks began to make the best bike parts for the young and the old.
“We really wanted to do something to make people think about what it means to have a bicycle,” founder and CEO Sam Ritter says.
“That was the whole point.”
CycleWorks has been making quality bicycle parts for more than 30 years, with more than 1.5 million products in its supply chain, and it has helped create the bike industry that we know today.
The company’s products have helped millions of people around the world cycle more safely and more efficiently.
In 2016, the company’s sales surpassed $50 billion and are projected to hit $90 billion by 2021.
Sam Riter has a vision for CycleWorks: Make the bike the life-saver for millions of young people who can’t afford a bike.
Cycling is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, and in 2016, more than 70 million people cycled to work or school, according to the World Health Organization.
In a country where the average life expectancy is 74 years, it’s a testament to the power of cycling that the bike is such a great option for so many people.
Sam and his family have been biking for more the past 10 years, and he is passionate about getting the right bike for every person.
“I think I’ve been a bit of a car person my whole life, so I kind of like the car and the bike as a whole,” he says.
But Sam and the rest of his family were inspired to make something special with the new bike, and that’s when they thought of the bicycle as a solution to the problem of people having to choose between commuting or cycling.
Sam started cycling in his teens, when he was a teenager and got hooked.
“My family thought that I was the next Michael Vick, and I thought, I could do it too.”
Sam and a friend started buying bikes from various online stores, and as they built their collection of bikes, Sam began to see the appeal.
“A lot of people just like to ride a bike and they don’t have a car or they don’ have a house, or they’re on a bike just for fun,” he explains.
“It’s not a big investment for them.
It’s not like, oh I want a BMW or something.”
Sam took his idea to the world and soon had hundreds of thousands of customers ordering from his online store.
“The thing about cycling is it’s such a fun thing to do, it really gets people engaged and it really engages people,” he said.
The new CycleWorks bike is a great example of the brand’s mission: to make products for cyclists that are easy to ride, durable and cost effective.
Sam says the CycleWorks line of products have become the go-to solution for anyone who needs a bike that’s easy to use, fast and reliable.
“When people ask me, ‘How do I get a new bike?’
I tell them to look at the Cycle Works products, they’re all made by us,” he explained.
Sam is constantly experimenting with new products, and when he is not tinkering with a product, he’s hanging out with his friends and family.
Sam’s passion for cycling is so strong that he is currently running a workshop in Sydney, Australia called Bikeworks, to promote cycling and get people interested in it.
Sam hopes to see his company grow into a worldwide brand that brings the best of the cycling industry to millions of users around the globe.
“Cycling is the most popular activity in the whole world, so people want to have fun with it and they want to feel confident and safe,” he laughs.
“People just want to be on a safe and enjoyable bike and you’re just doing it.”
To get a feel for how easy it is to ride your own bike, Sam took a ride on a new bicycle that he built himself.
“Just being on a bicycle and having fun with yourself, it feels good,” he commented.
“You’re on your own for most of the day and it’s pretty comfortable.”
Cycling to work is also a great way to exercise and get fit, and while Sam admits that his company is still in its early days, he believes that people will soon want to ride on their own bikes.
Sam estimates that by 2021, cycling will account for one-third of all bike trips, and one in five people will ride their bikes to work.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional cyclist, a student or a person who has never been to work before, cycling is a fun way to take part in a healthy lifestyle.
Sam loves cycling because it’s an easy way to get around the city, and for young people like him, it can be a great solution to getting around in a