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Owners of longstanding community bike shop Adams Cyclery set to retire this month

Business by: Joanne Kountourakis, December 17, 2021

Denise and Chuck Adams of Adams Cyclery in East Northport have announced their retirement. 2019 photo via Facebook.

Denise and Chuck Adams of Adams Cyclery in East Northport have announced their retirement.

Adam’s Cyclery ranks with fellow landmark businesses Fred’s Carpet, Beckman’s Florist and Karp’s Hardware as some of the oldest businesses on Larkfield Road.

“Since we first opened our doors over 72 years ago, we have found success in East Northport, by always putting our customers first, sharing our love of riding, and welcoming everyone who visits us, whether they are an experienced mountain biker, a first-time roadie, or a family with children,” the couple said in a December 17 email to customers. “After a great deal of consideration, we have decided that the time has come to retire. We are very excited to be starting this next chapter, and spending much more time with our family and friends!”

Chuck celebrated his family’s 70 years in business with a store renovation in 2019, and back in June told the Northport Journal that he counts himself as “very blessed” to be one of the businesses to survive the pandemic, thanks to a bike boom no doubt brought on by social distancing and an uptick in outdoor activities. 2020 was a record year for the store, Chuck said, with sales earlier this year showing no signs of slowing down.

In today's announcement, the Adams said they would be partnering with Trek Bicycle, who “will take what we have created here at Adams Cyclery, and build on it, continuing to serve our community in bigger and better ways, while always sticking to the same core principles of treating our customers like family and delivering outstanding customer service,” the email read.

“We are confident Trek Bicycle will immediately become a central support network for all the cyclists in our community. While there will be some changes, we hope you find them as exciting as we do, and know we are leaving you in very good hands.”

Adams Cyclery will be closed from Christmas to the early part of January for the transition to occur, with a new team welcoming customers back in January.