An unlocked door led to an unexpected booming start on Trek Bicycle Store's accidental first day of business. While readying the establishment for an official opening later in the week, a worker forgot to latch the front door, and a stream of customers poured into the shop, purchasing nearly 20 bikes in a matter of hours. The momentum has continued through the intervening six years as first-time customers become regulars, reveling in the attention heaped on them by a staff with backgrounds in street cycling, BMX riding, and mountain biking. Wielding skills acquired during 25 years of working with two-wheelers, Jeff, the store's cofounder, delights in explaining to guests the inner workings that make each piece of equipment function and the puppy that makes each handlebar basket necessary.
As patrons recline on couches in the lounge area, the store's crew embarks on fundraising rides or prepares to host customer-appreciation events beneath gleefully crowded racks of cruisers, road bikes, and mountain bikes. Organized jaunts around the area familiarize new riders with safe routes free of crossings for glaciers and other unpleasant obstacles.
There are knives on the tables at Rib City Grill, but you won't need them if you order the baby-back ribs. These ribs are basted in signature barbecue sauce, smoked until they're fall-off-the-bone tender, and then slow-cooked over hardwoods. The eatery's cooks even back their baby-back ribs with a bold claim—if you have to use a knife, they're on the house.
Baby-back ribs aren't the only specialty at Rib City Grill. Diners can also chow down on St. Louis–style ribs, burgers, and pulled-pork sandwiches on jumbo buns. Sides such as three-cheese fries sprinkled with bacon bits and fried okra round out meals, along with glasses of beer.
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Bree Johnson was just 14 when she kicked off her lustrous dancing career as a performer in the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2002 Olympics. Since then, she's carried the torch of success even further, eventually winning titles such as Miss Congeniality and landing dream jobs on So You Think You Can Dance, the MTV Music Awards, and numerous TV commercials. Fueled by her successful foray in the world of professional dance, she decided to share her passion in an accessible way that inspires others to lead healthy and active lives. To pull off such an endeavor, she enlisted a team of talented instructors to help her cultivate a supportive and educational community where dancers of all fitness levels can get in shape during unique aerobic Ballet Blast fitness classes.
Bree and her team combine intense cardio with dancer-specific moves while blaring high-energy tunes, aiming to equip students with increased flexibility, slimmer waistlines, and lean muscles similar to those of ballerinas and drawn-and-quartered bodybuilders.
Corine Young knows firsthand how facial blemishes can affect your life. Growing up, she was plagued by acne, which left her with noticeable scars into her adulthood. It wasn't until she started receiving chemical peels that she finally felt at peace with her skin. This experience made her appreciate the skincare industry and fueled her passion to become a trained aesthetician at the Acaydia School of Aesthetics. Today Corine helps others obtain healthy, glowing complexions at Relik Salon and Spa.
Armed with Image skincare products, Corine customizes each service to fit her clients’ needs, from reducing the appearance of fine lines to shrinking enlarged pores so they can no longer be used to store spare change. Corine also shows off her aesthetic skills when performing three types of facials, chemical peels blended from organic passionfruit and lactic acid, and Brazilian-wax treatments.
CP Underground maintains a rolling inventory of Apple-device-compatible products, including lightning cables, USB adapters, armbands, and novelty iPhone cases—even one with a built-in bottle opener. So its customers can feel secure about their purchases, the business also offers a 30-day limited warranty on all its products.