27 Dec 2019

Thanks for 11 Great Years!


Closed today Saturday, 1/11/2020!


Happy New Year! I am excited for new adventures.

I am so thankful for all of you—our customers, family, and friends. You made the last 11 years fly by. I cannot believe it has been almost 12 years since Family Bicycles opened. We have seen and experienced a lot together. I made more friends than I can count, met the woman of my dreams, and Bruce met his too! Kansas City loves its local retailers and I am so incredibly humbled. I am so appreciative for each of you; for coming in to say HI! to Surly, for helping set-up three different retail spaces, for your words of encouragement, and mostly I am thankful for your acceptance. I am thankful for my family’s support. My father, step-mother, sisters, brother, in-laws, aunt, uncle, cousins, and nieces and nephews have never hesitated to provide whatever I needed and I am grateful for their love and support.

The New Year brings many new adventures for us all. I have chosen to close Family Bicycles and move to Chase County, Kansas to give country living a try (with aforementioned woman of my dreams!). Bonus—Chase County has some of the best gravel riding in the country! Hope to see some of you out there on the gravel!

Our Going Out of Business Sale starts immediately.

Our last day of business is Saturday, January 18th.

Stop by to say farewell and cheers to new adventures. We will have beverages in the fridge.



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Who we are

Meet Brad Meet Brad

Brad Williams Brad started cycling while attending Emporia State University, where he quickly joined the campus cycling club and became involved in road racing. From there his passion for bicycles took him off road in the form of cross country mountain biking, and eventually MTB Marathon and endurance events. While living in New Mexico for […]

Meet Surly Meet Surly

Surly The newest member of the Family Bicycles team is Surly, the shop cat! Surly came to us from the Westside neighborhood near downtown Kansas City after hitching a ride with Theresa’s sister Jess. His duties include greeting customers and taking care of security. Just like the brand of bikes he is named after, he […]

Meet Bruce Meet Bruce

Bruce Homstad In the mid-1980’s I worked at a small bike shop in the Phoenix-Metro area of Arizona at a time when mountain biking was just beginning. I had already been using my bicycle as a means of transportation, but with an invitation from friends, ventured out into the rocky trails of Usery Mountain Park […]

Meet Theresa Meet Theresa

Theresa M. Van Ackeren, Managing Director I grew-up riding my bicycle to and from school and on my afternoon paper route in Omaha, Nebraska. I learned early to “embrace the hills,” we lived in a hilly section of town and there were two or three hills no matter which way I rode. But riding was […]