If you love the outdoors – especially if your adventures involve a motor – you probably know Wetaskiwin Motorsports. After all, they’ve been quenching the city’s thirst for outdoor recreation since the 1970s!
At the helm today is owner and manager Colten Kimmy. Celebrating Small Business Week in Wetaskiwin, Kimmy highlights the company’s long local history – stretching back decades to the founder’s garage selling motorcycles to passionate motorcyclists.
Supported by an enthusiastic local outdoor recreation community, the business soon expanded to include its own shop and offering that encompassed much more than just motorcycles.
Today, Wetaskiwin Motorsports is a one-stop shop for everything from motorcycles and snowmobiles to quads and personal watercraft, and sells Can-Am, Ski-Doo, Sea-Doo and Honda. You’ll also find Honda power tools for the home or cottage, including zero-turn mowers for larger properties. A second location – Camrose Motorsports – was also added to serve those slightly further east.
“We offer a first-class service,” says Kimmy, explaining the company’s continued growth and continued support from local residents. “Most of our customers are either repeat customers or are here because we were recommended. And I love serving our customers – everyone gets really excited when they buy toys.”
In addition to the brand new adventure vehicles at Wetaskiwin Motorsports, you will also find a large selection of accessories, safety equipment, parts and clothing as well as a large stock of used vehicles, ideal for beginners or intermediates. And if you don’t see it on the shelf, ask! You can bring it in easily, often within a few days.
With many long-term employees – approximately 13 across the two stores – Wetaskiwin Motorsports’ commitment to its local customers extends beyond the shop floor. You will also find experienced, certified service technicians there who will keep your bike in top condition.
“We have a lot of recognizable, friendly faces,” says Kimmy.
After 20 years in the current building, he muses, it’s starting to feel a little small, especially as he envisages a possible expansion into sea recreation. But while the building feels cozy at times, the community is spot on.
Wetaskiwin’s location makes it a natural recreation spot, he notes. “Basically, everything out here is a playground for us.”
To learn more, visit wethonda.ca or stop by at 6010 – 40th Ave. To learn more about doing business in Wetaskiwin, visit wetaskiwin.ca/831/Invest-Wetaskiwin