The GCI Relay Bike Shop and Run Store Relay Challenge

GCI Relay Challenge

Welcome to the GCI Relay Challenge:

Calling out to Gulf Coast Bike Shops, Tri Shops and Run Stores!

We love our local shops and the events, teams and communities they support.  The GCI Relay course spans through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.  With so many quality shops along the Gulf Coast, we think it’s time to bring them all together for a friendly competition to prove their awesomeness on the road.

April 5-7th 2013, marks the inaugural Gulf Coast Interstate Relay, the most special of it’s kind, featuring two events and crossing four states, and celebrating the heritage and community of the Southeast’s brilliant Gulf Coast.

From Louisiana to Florida, 268 miles, 22 bridges, one weekend, and a chance to conquer the longest relay in the South, the GCI Relay team invites your store to take the challenge for the chance to prove that your team is indeed the best around.

Here is your mission, should you choose to accept it:  this is a call to action to meet your competitors, talk a little smack, and maybe even get some well deserve recognition when you cross the finish line first!  The fastest bike shop cycling team and the fastest run store running team will bring home the bacon.  What is the bacon?  A huge Tiki trophy, hand-carved by the talented Charlie Knight of Palm Tiki in Gulf Breeze, FL.  The winning team’s name will be carved into it and presented to the shop to keep for one year.

Each year, the trophy will again be up for grabs and will be awarded to the winning shop for proud display.  Here’s your chance to bring it!  Join us this spring, where finishing first drives your store to victory!

Here’s who’s in so far:

Bike Shops:

  1. Cycle Therapy Bicycles
  2. Massey’s Professional Outfitters
  3. Truly Spokin’

Run Stores:

  1. Running Wild
  2. Massey’s Professional Outfitters


The next 5 Bike Shops and 5 Run Stores to commit will enjoy a COMPED team entry for the relay challenge!  Who’s in?  Email us now or comment on this post to let us know you accept!

For everyone listed below, we want YOU!!!!!  

Louisiana Bike ShopsBayou BicyclesBicycle WorldBicycle Michael’sGerken’s Bike Shop

Mike the Bike Guy

Gno Cyclery

Massey’s Professional Outfitters

Mississippi Bike Shops

Cyclist Choice & Fitness Center

Cycles Plus

Alabama Bike Shops

Cycle Therapy Bicycles

Cadence 120 Bicycles

Eastern Shore Cycles

Infinity Bicycles

Pro Cycle & Tri

Florida Bike Shops

Bikes Plus

Cycle Sports

Truly Spokin’

Louisiana Run StoresLouisiana Running CompanyMassey’s Professional OutfittersVarsity SportsSouthern Runner


Mississippi Run Stores

Run-N-Tri Company

Alabama Run Stores

Run-N-Tri Company

McCoy Outdoor Company

Running Wild

Florida Run Stores

Running Wild

P.S.  Did we forget your store?  Don’t be mad!!  Email us to be added to the list or register right now!  (Your store MUST be in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama or Florida and MUST NOT be a National Chain.)





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