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Pre-1988 Sunnyside Logo

1972
Doors open at Sunnyside Touring on Irving Avenue. Jim Desmet and Gary Fowles were joined by a young Gary Bonacker, who worked at the shop for free and collected bottles for income.

1973
Sunnyside moves to Greenwood Avenue. Selling Peugeot, Motobecane, and Raleigh.

1976
Sunnyside moves to Bond Street. Picks up Univega Bicycles.

1978
Sunnyside Touring sells to an investment group and becomes Sunnyside Sports.

Pre-2005 Sunnyside logo

1980
The Cascade Cycling Classic begins with a small and dedicated group of volunteers including Gary and Don.  Sunnyside picks up Trek Bicycles.

1982
First mountain bike arrives –A Univega Alpina Pro.

1983
Don Leet purchases Sunnyside.

1983
Don gets Trek’s first prototype mountain bike. Now in Trek’s in-house museum.

1984
Store moves to Wall Street.

1985
Sunnyside picks up Bridgestone and had our first $1000 mountain bike on the floor–an MB0.

Pre 2014 Sunnyside logo

1987
Sunnyside/Bridgestone Mountain Bike Team takes life at the store. Includes Don, John Howcroft, Julie Willis, and the late Tom Pickett of Pickett’s Charge fame.

1990
Store moves to its current location on Newport Ave. Don rides a suspension fork at Worlds – Purchased from Rockshox Reps at Worlds.

1993
The Bonackers become partners in Sunnyside, Inc.

2002
Store remodels to double in size.

2003
Gary is diagnosed with brain cancer.

2005
700 riders attend the first Tour des Chutes.

2007
Mike Schindler becomes a partner.

2012
Sunnyside celebrates 40 years with a rocking party attended by hundreds of our closest friends.

Current logo

Current Sunnyside Sports logo

2013
Don Leet sells the majority of his shares to Susan and Mike, who are now equal partners in running the store.