Sunday, May 9th is Mother’s Day and we thought we’d share some of the special moms that are a part of our Kona orbit. We want to send a heartfelt thanks to all the moms that have held their kids saddles while they’ve first learned to balance, to the moms who sent their kids out on bike rides and cheered them on as they scraped their knees, to the moms who plop their kids in a trailer and haul them up and over mountain passes, and to the moms who insist that the best way to commute is by bicycle. You know what they say… Moms know best!
We’re taking it back to where things all began. 1939, in fact. Owner Jake Heilbron’s mother was an avid cyclist and in the summer of ’39 she rode her bike from Holland to France and back. Jake says his first memory is of his mother riding to the beach while he sat in a basket on the front of her bike. Cycling stayed with Jake and he ended up meeeting his wife and the mother of their children when she worked as a mechanic at West Point Cycle Shop in Vancouver BC. The above photo shows them at the end of a 1,000 mile ride as they took the long way through Scotland from Land’s End to John O’Groats in 2018.
Bellingham mama Megan Bailey took her daughter June (who is obsessed with bikes) on their first overnight bike camping trip to the San Juan Islands recently aboard a Kona electric bike.
Long-time Kona family member Sarah Paxson can regularly be found hauling her two boys all around Bellingham and the hills of the Pacific Northwest aboard their modified Dew Cargo bike!
The photo on the left is the mom of sales rep Joe Hamilton. Susan took her 2019 Splice on a cruise of the shores of Lake Michigan. On the right, Linda, mom to Lacy Kemp in our marketing department, had just taken her first glimpse at her beatiful Coco, which she rides every week to the grocery store in Sarasota, Florida.
We’d like to give a special shout out to Ambassador Delia Massey who is expecting her first baby this summer. She’s currently mom to a dog, Harvey, a cat named Princess, 4 ducks, and a huge colony of bees. We think she’s primed and ready for the mom life and we’re thrilled to see her still out riding her Konas!
We want to send special love to all of the moms past, present, and future and thank you for instilling a love of cycling throughout every generation.