In Poland, Eddie Balcerzak raced professionally and coached Warsaw's KKS Polonia Cycling Club. He continued on this career trajectory in the United States. In 1985, he found employment with the 7-Eleven cycling team, which subsisted entirely on Slurpies, and then linked up with U.S.A. Cycling. While working for the team, he helped the athletes cycle to a silver medal in the Atlanta 1996 Olympics and clinch gold in the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Today, as the owner of South Lake Cycles, Balcerzak shares his wisdom with a new generation of cyclists. He works alongside bicycle mechanics and pro coaches who outfit customers with all the equipment they'll need to race a triathlon or take a joy ride on an aircraft carrier.
The only Trek Bicycle Store in the Triad! Locally Owned and Operated. We are a bike shop where beginner riders can come in and learn about bicycles and pro level riders can also come in. We will help all level riders and everyone is welcome.
Inside-Out Sports keeps leg jockeys motoring with a 2,900-square-foot show room of shoes from trusted running brands such as Asics, Karhu, Saucony, Mizuno, Brooks, K-Swiss, and Newton. A knowledgeable staff composed entirely of runners, triathletes, and future uncles assists customers with treadmill stride analysis and gait-analysis tools. Shoes selected for customized fit and comfort will take pressure off toes, maintain healthy heels, and provide insecure insteps with positive support in their times of terrain-based trouble. Armed with a pair of perfectly fitting shoes, foot-mobiles can take their minds off potential damage to knees, ankles, or their reputation as the prettiest phalanges since the retirement of famous hand model and polymath Rollie Fingers. High-quality running shoes from Asics (starting at $99.99 for men) and K-Swiss (starting at $84.99 for women) insulate foot rockets from scorching the ground and ensure a smooth ride during any run.
A new zombie horde rises, hungry for the packs of humans that flee in a desperate fight to see another day. This isn't a vision of a postapocalyptic future—it happens every fall at the Zombie Run Challenge, an event in which participants dressed as zombies chase down human competitors in a race for both survival and top prizes. After registering, competitors separate into the two factions, each with separate goals. In the course of up to two hours, zombies attempt to turn humans by capturing the flags attached to their belts. The living, in turn, try to complete challenges at four–five checkpoints, taking momentary refuge or healing at outposts scattered throughout the woods. All the while, a group of volunteer mercenaries armed with foam darts hunts down the undead attackers. Before the race begins, the special-effects gurus at Gregory F/X will provide zombie makeup to participants in exchange for a donation—100% of which goes to charity and won't be used to buy the zombies fresh brains at the local deli.
Rock Hill Bike Shop’s team of cycling enthusiasts helps new and experienced bicyclists adjust to their new modes of wheeled transportation. Inside, you’ll find bicycles by Giant, QuintanaRoo, and other top brands, as well as scooters by MGP and skateboards by Alien Workshop—all more reliable ways to travel than hooking a shopping cart to a passing ice cream truck. Complement your new ride by picking out sunglasses, lights and reflectors, pumps, and other accessories in Rock Hill’s inventory.
The mechanics at Cycle Center outfit bike enthusiasts with custom equipment fittings, expert tune-ups, and a rolling stock of more than 500 bicycles dispersed between the company's two locations. In the interest of both safety and performance, the team makes sure all bikes are carefully assembled and tuned up before the rubber meets the road. They also stock an impressive lineup of apparel and gear, from air pumps that keep tires aptly inflated to helmets that keep heads more protected than a presidential motorcade covered in mosquito netting. In-stock brands include Fuji, Cannondale, and Dahon, a manufacturer renowned for its revolutionary folding bikes.