Meet the Manager – NE Raleigh, NC

Our brand new Raleigh, NC store is set to open up its doors on Friday, May 28, so for today’s Employee Profile we are highlighting the new Raleigh store manager, Hugo.  Featuring our brand new layout and design, this store will be easy to shop but, of course, will still be full of all the great brands and value that you expect from Performance.  Our Grand Opening celebration will start the weekend of Friday, June 4th, but come on by to check out the store starting this Friday and say hello to Hugo and his team.

NE Raleigh, NC

Store Manager name:

Hugo Blackwood

Store Location:

6325 Falls of Neuse Rd.
Sutton Square Shopping Center
Located between The Fresh Market and Rite-Aid
Raleigh, NC 27615

(919) 878-7912

When did you start with Performance?

2007.

How did you get started in cycling ?

I raced mountain bikes in high school for Cannondale.

How long have you been cycling ?

20 years.

What’s your favorite type of riding?

I enjoy both mountain and road biking.  I love everything from singletrack mountain biking to century road bike rides.

Any racing experience?

Yes, I’ve raced both mountain bike (sport class) and on the road (ex-Cat. 2).

What’s your favorite aspect of working in a bicycle store?

I like meeting new people and making their cycling experience better, all while working in an industry I love.

Dream place to ride?

Moab.

Any cycling goals? Something you are working toward?

I want to race in the expert mountain class; I’m currently training towards riding in longer, endurance mountain races.

Any hobbies outside of cyling?

I like snowboarding, running, and weight lifting.

Any club affiliation?

None right now.

Store # Raleigh
Store Mgr Name Hugo Blackwood
When did you start with Performance? 2007
How did you start in cycling ? Racing mountai bikes in high school for Cannondale
How long cycling ? 20 years
Type of Riding ? Both mountain and road biking
Racing Experience? yes both moutain (sport class) and road racing (ex cat 2)
Favorite places to ride? Singletrack mountain and century road bike rides
Favorite aspect of working in a bicycle store? Love meeting new people in an industry I love and making their cycling experience better
Dream place to ride? Moab
Cycling goal? Working toward? Race expert mountain class; currently training towards riding in longer, endurance mountain races
Hobbies Outside of cyling? Snowboarding, running, weight lifting
Club Affiliation? None

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