Adam Pomeroy, Castlegar Cycologist
Bikes of all kinds figure large in every aspect of Adam Pomeroy’s life
Adam Pomeroy has been called a “fantastic contributor” to the community of Castlegar. His passion for biking led him to become involved in developing a bike park in Castlegar and in building mountain biking trails at Merry Creek and other locations. He and Rob Gretchen opened Cycology Bikes Inc., the community’s first dedicated bike shop, in 2016.
Cycology’s Facebook site is full of photos and promotional info that feels like enthusiasm and a desire to share, rather than advertising. We asked Pomeroy to tell us a bit more about himself and his passion.
How did you come to choose this line of work?
I wanted to generate revenue locally, to spend more time with my family and be part of the local business community. It has been a dream of mine for the last 22 years to have a bike shop.
What is it about your work that has you excited to get out of bed in the morning?
I love the new challenge of this business and I love the products that we service and sell.
Where do you like to spend your downtime in the Kootenays?
Hanging with wife and kids. Playing in the backcountry, biking, splitboarding, climbing, building bike trails and exploring.
What has motivated you throughout your entrepreneurial journey?
I started my first business in 2008 and it took off from there. I thrive on the personal growth and look for the opportunity in every challenge. It is rewarding when your customers are so satisfied with the service provided to them that they want more.
What makes the Kootenays attractive to an entrepreneur?
Lifestyle! Mountains, rivers, lakes, trees, clean air, sports, culture, food, slower pace of life, health- and enviro-consciousness, great four seasons, well-priced real estate, small cities with a large trading area.
What trends have you observed in your community that might impact the local economy in the next five years?
- New people moving to Castlegar, good priced real estate
- The slowdown in the oilfield means more people staying in the region
- More adventure tourism (biking!)
- The American dollar is strong and lots of Americans are travelling to our area
- Castlegar is the underdog and is becoming a happening place. Viva Castlegar!
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