This is depressing news and I don't want to spend too much time dwelling on it, but I thought I should do a write-up just so everybody knows the official story. Sometime between Sunday the 5th of October and Wednesday the 8th of October, CyclovaXC was broken into and several items were stolen. The cash was cleaned out of the register and a Salsa Beargrease like the one pictured above was taken.
It probably would have been in our best interests to make an announcement last Wednesday, but we were focused on getting the Gandy Marathon up and running and decided to put off mention of the burglary. The good news is that the Gandy Marathon was a smashing success! It feels great to play a part in something that is so positive for the community, and we are very proud of the role we played in bringing a marathon to the area. The more people who know about the beautiful sights and friendly people of the St. Croix Valley, the better.
Frank and I have often remarked how lucky we are to live in such a safe, law-abiding community as St. Croix Falls. In our three years of operation this is the first incident of something negative happening. We have absolute, unshakable faith in our staff and in the people of our area. I've since heard that there have been a couple thefts reported that all took place around the same time, so maybe some unwelcome element was just passing through.
We have taken the necessary steps to protect ourselves against something like this happening again. The bike that was stolen is a rare enough model that we feel there's a good chance it could turn up on social media. If you see a listing for a Large Salsa Beargrease that seems suspicious for whatever reason, we'd appreciate if you'd alert us to it (Frank@cyclovaxc.com, or BJ@cyclovaxc.com). But please, do not take any action other than to inform us. We are very thankful that this incident was non-violent, and our staff and customers are far more important than any items that were lost.
This theft sets us back a little bit, but we'll get through it. Thanks for being such a great community! We've felt your support since we opened the doors and there is no place we'd rather be than in beautiful downtown St. Croix Falls! Good things are ahead, don't hesitate to stop by and chat with us, we love to see you!