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Florida multisport retailer to expand, add cafe with move

Published April 1, 2015
Rendering of Epic Cycles' new 10,000-square-foot location

CLERMONT, Fla., (BRAIN) — Epic Cycles in Central Florida will move to an expanded 10,000-square-foot location on the waterfront in Clermont this summer that will include a full-service shop, coffee and juice café and training studio.

Epic will renovate an 85-year-old building, formerly a bar and restaurant, with energy-efficient materials. Updates will include all LED lighting, new energy-efficient air conditioning, bathrooms with shower facilities, and open-cell insulation throughout the building. Epic collaborated on the project with First Green Bank, which seeks to promote environmental and social responsibility in its lending.

The new retail space will offer products for road and mountain biking as well as running — including apparel, nutrition and accessories — and will carry bikes from Pinarello, Orbea, Wilier and Norco. Epic is also considering additional bike brands.

The indoor/outdoor café — 8th Street Energy Lab — will offer European-style coffees, cold-pressed organic juices and space for customers to socialize.

The RedLava Training Studio expands on Epic's program at its current 3,500-square-foot location in Moscow, Fla., offering indoor training and coaching classes for cycling, swimming and running led by professional multisport trainers. Epic plans to continue its popular Sunday outdoor training rides and offer its Points Series, designed to challenge and improve cyclists and build camaraderie, and add new running and swimming group workouts and friendly challenges.

The new location will also house the Re:Nue Recovery Lounge, featuring water therapy, recovery pump boots, massage, electro-stimulation and more.

Expanding its service area, Epic will hire additional master mechanics to handle everything from quick-turnaround repairs to custom bike building. For out-of-town multisport athletes, the shop will offer full concierge services to rebuild bikes and make them race-ready for Central Florida's many triathlon events.

"I am thrilled to announce the evolution of Epic," owner Roman Brana said. "Our new location will bring to life our vision to create a premier destination for cyclists, multisport athletes and runners in the heart of Central Florida, providing them with best service, knowledge, products and innovation."

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