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Thanks to Chris Mailing for decades of supporting the bicycle community

Retailer Ten 27 Cycles, formerly Turin Bicycles, is closing after more than 40 years in Evanston.

/The shop was rebranded in June as Ten 27, named after its address at 1027 Davis Street. Former minority owner Lee Katz retained rights to the Turin name and continues as minority owner of Turin Bicycles in Denver, Colorado. Chris Mailing took over sole ownership of the Evanston shop in 2004.

Mailing is a friend to cycling and the community. He coached riders at the Northbrook Velodrome from 1999 to 2007, and continues to mentor juniors new to the sport. He was the Evanston Small Business Person of the Year in 2010 and serves on the boards of Downtown Evanston and the Evanston Chamber of Commerce. Mailing also brought world-class bike racing to downtown Evanston.

Mailing held events like Turin Velotopia, and he helped out at every city and educational event he was invited to. Chris never said no. Active Trans is particularly grateful to Mailing for his support of so many Bike to Work Week events throughout the years (Mailing is pictured here at one of those events in the black shirt).

All merchandise at Ten 27 is currently discounted 15 to 40 percent, with additional deep markdowns to be taken on any remaining items over the next few weeks. The sale will continue until everything is sold. For more information, visit the store web site at