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.
Sunnyside moves to Greenwood Avenue. Selling Peugeot, Motobecane, and Raleigh.
Sunnyside moves to Bond Street. Picks up Univega Bicycles.
Sunnyside Touring sells to an investment group and becomes Sunnyside Sports.
The Cascade Cycling Classic begins with a small and dedicated group of volunteers including Gary and Don. Sunnyside picks up Trek Bicycles.
First mountain bike arrives –A Univega Alpina Pro.
Don Leet purchases Sunnyside.
Don gets Trek’s first prototype mountain bike. Now in Trek’s in-house museum.
Store moves to Wall Street.
Sunnyside picks up Bridgestone and had our first $1000 mountain bike on the floor–an MB0.
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.
Store moves to its current location on Newport Ave. Don rides a suspension fork at Worlds – Purchased from Rockshox Reps at Worlds.
The Bonackers become partners in Sunnyside, Inc.
Store remodels to double in size.
Gary is diagnosed with brain cancer.
700 riders attend the first Tour des Chutes.
Mike Schindler becomes a partner.
Sunnyside celebrates 40 years with a rocking party attended by hundreds of our closest friends.
Don Leet sells the majority of his shares to Susan and Mike, who are now equal partners in running the store.