Ascent Cycles will reopen with a fresh focus on community and inclusive biking


Ascent Cycles had its beginnings in 2001 when beloved outdoors store Second Bounce moved into the Ballard neighborhood, changed its name to Second Ascent and began offering bike repair services.

In 2016, Ascent Cycles moved into its own space next door.

In April this year, when previous owner Solon Scott filed bankruptcy and shut down both stores without giving notice to customers or employees.

So, it was welcome news when Sandeep Nain, founder of retail and Mountain Climbing Guiding and Adventure Travel company Miyar Adventures. However, until recently, the fate of the Ascent Outdoors’ partner store, the bike shop Ascent Cycles, was uncertain.