Story by Patricia Merrick


Photos by Sergei Belski

Summer 2024

Airdrie’s Destination Cycles is celebrating 20 years in business this year and planning a customer appreciation event for July.

The celebration will include a show and shine, food truck, beer gardens, one-day deals, prizes and giveaways, according to general manager and son of the business owner, Josh Radu. It will be held at the shop on July 20.

“When we first opened, we just had a small little bay in the building we’re in now. We had two people working here and, over the years, we’ve grown and expanded,” says Radu.

Destination Cycles, which is located on the east side of Airdrie, now takes up three bays on East Lake Crescent N.E. and employs ten people.

“It’s very cool. When we first opened in 2004, we weren’t sure what would become of the shop,” says Radu. “We’re quite happy with where we’re at and just ecstatic to be at a 20-year mark.”

The business sells new and used motorbikes, ATVs, and parts and accessories online and has a showroom at the shop, as well. Mechanical services are offered through the shop, too, whether a tune-up or a full rebuild is required. The shop is open year-round, with shorter hours during the off-season.

The small, family-run business is always looking for ways to give back to the community and has held an annual toy drive for the Alberta Children’s Hospital for the last six years. According to Radu, the business has now delivered close to 6,000 toys for patients at the hospital at Christmastime.

Radu credits loyal customers in Airdrie and the surrounding area for keeping his business successful over the years. Along with a loyal customer base, the business also employs staff members who have stayed with them for many years.

“We’ve got a lot of longtime customers that have been shopping here since we opened 20 years ago,” he says. “I like Airdrie compared to the city (of Calgary), just because it’s a lot more of a small-town feel. We’ve got a real loyal Airdrie-based customer group that continues to support us when there’s many, many other options in Calgary that aren’t too far away.

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