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Anjou owners give a New Year's gift to chilled cyclists

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I wonder how many business owners would open up the doors on New Year's Day and serve free baked goods and coffee when a crowd of more than three dozen cyclists showed up without warning?

That's exactly what Heather and Kevin Knight of Anjou Bakery did yesterday when members of the Wenatchee Valley Velo bike club stopped at the establishment during the annual Yeti ride, a Jan. 1 tradition. The Knights noticed the crowd gathering, recognized lots of familiar faces, including Dr. Ed Farrar who was on his hand-cycle, and opened up shop — making lattes and placing platters of baked goods on the tables for their chilled customers. It may seem crazy to be riding bicycles in 35-degree weather, but they do it every year regardless of the weather. 

The club's plan had been to drink coffee that was brought on the ride and chat on the outside patio of the bakery, until the Knights stepped in and offered their hospitality.

The ride started and finished at Garlinis restaurant, where owner Craig Still plied them with fresh pizza and pasta after the trek to Anjoy.

This is one of those charming aspects of living in small towns, where people routinely go the extra mile for others and without any thought of personal gain. It makes a person proud and honored to live here.

 

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