August 12, 2018/ Maria Parker
We’re delighted to announce that the Cruzbike warehouse and headquarters is moving to the lovely riverfront town of Newburyport Massachusetts. Newburyport is about an hour north of Boston and just south of thousands of miles of beautiful New England roads ideal for cycling. We have acquired a new warehouse and office space within walking distance of downtown Newburyport. We are renovating it now and will be moving into it during the next few weeks. Bicycles and accessories should be shipping from Newburyport beginning around September 5th. Currently, our inventory is on the road between Portland Oregon and Newburyport, so please be patient as shipping may be a little delayed through the end of the first full week of September 2018.
As many of our owners know, the Cruzbike warehouse was in Portland Oregon (after being in Lumberton for the first few years) where Robert Holler did an amazing job shipping your bikes and accessories and answering your technical questions. Robert has been integral to Cruzbike’s success and will continue to answer support e-mails. He is also moving onto the production team and has established great relationships with our vendors.
Jim and I live and work in Lumberton where Jim continues to work as a radiologist. He is also the director of Cruzbike and is one of the founders of Cruzbike. He is responsible for many of our new products and ideas.
Lucia is at our new headquarters in Newburyport Massachusetts. She manages marketing and is an excellent strategist. She is responsible for our beautiful website and the e-mails you receive. Fortunately for us, Lucia’s brother and sister-in-law live very close to Newburyport and they are the parents of three of our precious Grandchildren. Jim and I naturally spend a lot of time in the area and expect to, one day soon, live close enough to see our loved ones daily.
In other exciting changes, we have a new designer. Brandon McKean lives in the Boston area and is an experienced bicycle designer. We’re delighted to have his fresh ideas and expertise as we continue to honor our commitment to innovate. In his spare time, Brandon plays tennis, makes furniture, skis in the winter, and has started a modest vinyl collection. Jacob Bouchard is still part of the Cruzbike family and consults with us, but is taking advantage of wonderful opportunities that are taking him westward.
We also want to welcome Marianne Curcio aboard. She lives very near our new headquarters and will be taking over shipping and sales. Marianne has always loved living near the beach and enjoys surfing, swimming, and traveling with her husband and their two children. She is very excited to begin her journey with Cruzbike and is learning quickly.
We at Cruzbike are all so grateful for the continued support of all of our Cruzbike family of owners. Your enthusiasm, your support of new and potential customers on the forum, your willingness to demo your Cruzbikes and your friendship are the reasons Cruzbike is thriving and continuing to grow and why it’s fun for all of us to do what we do. Thank you!
Maria Parker, CEO