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Zumwalt's Bicycle Center

8774 Cuyamaca St. #A, Santee, CA 92071
Phone: 619-332-8560
Mon, Wed, Fri: 10:00am - 7:00pm, Tue, Thu: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun: Closed
 
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A little about Zumwalt's

Zumwalt's Bicycle Center is a family owned store celebrating 84 years of selling and servicing the bicycles of our San Diego residents. We stock Specialized, Giant, Norco, Masi, Haro, Surley, Shimano, SRAM, and many other top brands. Come in for a test ride!

 Way, way back in the dark ages of 1930, Robert Zumwalt {Grandpa "Z"} was tired of repairing lawn-mowers and was started repairing bicycles on the side. In 1931 he and his dad { great grandpa} put the lawn mower repair on hold and opened " Zumwalt's Bicycle Hospital" on University Ave. in North Park. They soon added bicycle sales and Schwinn bicycles to the offerings. During the war, steel was not not available for consumer goods making it very difficult to get new Schwinn Bikes. Grandpa Z went back to building and reconditioning used bikes. Soon after the war ended, bicycles became very popular and new bikes sale grew. In the 1940's bicycle racing was the rage, so Grandpa Z started coaching a few kids. A few kids Son grew to Grandpa Z and one of the kids by the name of Jerry Rimoldi {later to be the coach for the Munich Olympic track team and the owner of College Cyclery} founded the North Park Cycling Club. This was the largest club at the time. This club was eventually passed on to new management as it grew and was renamed as the "San Diego Bicycle Club" {SDBC}. In the 1950's and 60 Peugeot, Raleigh, Bianchi and a few other bike lines were added alongside Schwinn. 1979 Grandpa Z had a stroke working late one nite and was found by a customer lying behind the counter. This was the end of his term. No he didn't pass, but he couldn't work anymore. It was now time for Shirlee Zumwalt-Hayman {daughter} and Robert Zumwalt Jr. {son} to take over. By 1982 the shop doing very well. In 1989 as Robert was not enjoying the day to day of operating the store, Shirlee bought him out. Shirlee, with the help of her sons Todd and Brian and a few employees ran the store. By 1996 Shirlee herself sercome the the pressures of retail and was not enjoying the business as she once had. In 1997, Todd Hayman, Shirlee's eldest son had expressed interest in taking over. Shirlee had other plans for the store, so Todd resigned and purchase College Cyclery from long time family friend Jerry Rimoldi 1997. He ran the store under the College Cyclery name for two years and when Shirlee closed the original Zumwalt location, Todd decided to continue the name at his location. Today the store continues in it's second location under the Zumwalt family.