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Wayne’s Cyclery bidding farewell one last time during Junk Jaunt this weekend

Wayne's Cyclery in Grand Island.
Wayne's Cyclery in Grand Island.(Diamond Nunnally (KSNB))
Published: Sep. 22, 2021 at 8:33 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The 2021 annual Junk Jaunt which draws large crowds from all over the country will be coming back this weekend for it’s 18th year and there will be more than 50 stops in Grand Island including Wayne’s Cyclery.

“Everything in here is for sale,” said Wayne’s Cyclery Owner John Wayne.

Owner John Wayne permanently closed the shop back in July but is using the event as an opportunity to clear everything out.

“People might come in here looking for a bicycle but hey we’ve got some china or we’ve got other things and it’s just a fun thing for everybody who does it that I’ve ever talked to, just enjoys the trip,” Wayne said.

Coordinator Linda Hoffer, who has been in charge of the Grand Island area for the last 16 years, believes Wayne Cyclery won’t have any problem selling out since they did record-breaking numbers last year.

“When we’ve done this enough times we kind of know what to expect and last year with covid it was really hard to know what was going to happen, it was the best ever,” Hoffer said.

Wayne’s Cyclery had been around since the eighties and after turning 70, Wayne decided it was time to embark on another adventure.

“About six months ago we decided to retire, turning 70, inventory’s low and it’d be a good time to participate in the Junk Jaunt and get a lot of the old vintage bikes that I’d been accumulating and collecting over the last 40, 50 years,” Wayne said.

The bike shop is going to start selling on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. They will be selling some items for cheap and other items discounted at an affordable price.

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