Customers raise funds to help vintage shop rebuild

Publish Date: 
Aug 20, 2012

COLUMBIA, Pa. – Cycle Den's customer fan base held a ride over the weekend to show support and raise money to help the owners rebuild after a fire.

Fire swept through the Cycle Den June 27. The shop, in business for 35 years, specialized in vintage bikes and rare parts.

"The day it happened was just all havoc. It just happened so quick," Chad Noll, the owner’s son, told WGAL. "When it went up, it was a ball of flames. This was his whole life. This is my whole life. He's been doing it for 35 years, I've been here 20 years. This is all I know."

Bruce Fry, who organized the event, said he counts on the shop to keep his 1977 Shovelhead Harley running. "It's really not about the money we can raise, that's a drop in the bucket, we're doing this really to show this family that's meant so much to the biking community for 35 years that we are here for them," Fry said.

The family said it hopes to reopen the store by next spring.

Posted by Holly Wagner