Giant Langley and Whiterock
Adopted Trail: Electric Lettuce/Mango Mango | Vedder Mountain, Chilliwack
A relatively new kid on the block, Giant Langley and White Rock has been serving the biking community for the past six years. This relative, “newness”, hasn’t stopped Giant from being an old soul with a deep and caring community minded outlook, “we have been open for six years now and are still unknown to some local riders in the area. We want to reach out to anyone who rides these trails and let them know we care about our local trails and community,” says Chris Ryskamp, General Manager of Giant Langley and White Rock. This desire to reach out to the local community has led Giant to partner up with FVMBA as a sponsor of Electric Lettuce / Mango Mango, on Vedder Mountain. In addition to this, Giant supports other local nonprofits from Cops for Cancer, Ride to Conquer Cancer, and United Velo, to name of few.
Giant puts this heart and soul into everything they do. Whether that is inside or outside the walls of their stores, they want to give their all to the customers that make up the community, “we strive to have great customer service and build relationships with anyone who walks through the door of our stores.” If it is value you are looking for, look no further, Giant is a store that is just that, and as such, they can offer bikes with great value for dollar, “also being a Giant store we do have some of the best value bikes out there,” says Chris.
So, why did Giant choose to sponsor a trail and why is it important to us as riders? For Giant, the reason to sponsor a local trail is personal. Giant knows what it means to be a rider in our community. Many Giant employees and executives grew up riding the same trails we enjoy today. This sense of beautiful B.C. being the canvas to our childhood memories is part of the fabric of Giant, “we want to give back to some of the local trails that we grew up riding.”
With that said, the ability to have this generation and future generations of riders enjoy our local trails does not come without a cost. Thanks to the generous support of Giant, trail crew are assigned to keep the trail open and in optimal form for mountain bikers, trail runners, dog walkers, and outdoor enthusiasts, “FVMBA is a huge benefit to anyone who rides mountain bikes locally. Keeping the trails maintained and rideable is a benefit to any local shop; the more people that can enjoy the trails, the more people will ride bikes.”
Giant puts this heart and soul into everything they do. Whether that is inside or outside the walls of their stores, they want to give their all to the customers that make up the community, “we strive to have great customer service and build relationships with anyone who walks through the door of our stores.”