First Flight Bicycles/MOMBAT featured on Time Warner Channel 14 "Around Carolina" segment.
Bicycle Retailer and Industry News Top 100 Bike Shops:
First Flight Bicycles chosen as one of the Top 100 bikes shops by Bicycling magazine (out of approximately 4,200 shops) October, 2011
The MOMBAT was featured as a niche museum in the August 2009 Smithsonian Magazine web site:
December 2008 "Splatter" section:
Provided photographs of vintage Specialized bikes for the "Worlds Strongest Bikes" segment of "The Worlds Strongest: III" as seen on the History Channel in March 2008.
Mountain Bike Action December 2006, The editor of MBA, Richard Cunningham, was a featured speaker at the 2006 Crossroads Bike Festival and wrote a full page editorial about his visit. While at the festival, he helped us install the tiring on our 1885 Columbia Model Expert 52" ordinary and then took it for a spin. In the same issue, we are also listed as a resource for vintage bikes in the "Ask RC' column.
In March of 2007 a crew, from WSOC TV (Charlotte ABC affiliate), visited the shop and shot a short segment for the local news.
Stumpjumper 25 years of Mountain Biking -Breakaway Books, commissioned by Specialized to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Stumpjumper. We contributed historical information to the author, Mark Riedy.
The Noblest Invention - Rodale Press, interesting book that covers many different aspects of cycling from the history of bikes through racing and advocacy. We contributed 5 photographs of bikes and parts form the museum.
BIKE magazine: August 2006, nice full page article profiling the shop and the Crossroads Vintage Bike Festival.
WFAE (NPR) Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins: In March 2003 we were invited to speak about the Wright Brothers and their bicycles for the centennial of the first flight.
Hearts in Atlantis: 2001 movie starring Anthony Hopkins. We provided props for a 1960's era bicycle shop including boxed merchandise, bicycles and period correct signage.
2007 Fisher product catalog: As the Gary Fisher catalog was taking shape, a decision was made to include some historic bikes from the brands past. Planet Propaganda, who designed the catalog, sent a photographer over from Raleigh to spend the day shooting some of our vintage Fisher bikes. Check out the catalog and you should see some familiar "faces".
Gaston County Museum: We provided 5 bikes for their display of turn of the century technology.
Southern Spring Home and Garden Show: Provided bikes and parts to replicate the Wright Brothers bicycle shop. The organizers built a replica of the shop and we stocked the insides and the air museum provided a full scale replica of the '02 glider to hang overhead to celebrate the centennial of the first flight.