An Astonishing 25th Season Comes to a Close!

An Astonishing 25th Season Comes to a Close!

Partners in business and in life, Sam Raymond and Shelby Laubhan smile at another successful season.

Woo-hoo!! Twenty-five years underneath our belt. And an astonishing, record-breaking 25th Anniversary season it was at that. “Gratuitous” is the best word to sum up where we’re at right now. So thankful to our upstanding staff, you – our loyal customers and of course a most supportive community that have kept the adventures a’hoppin!

The shop officially closed up for this season on October 14 and we’ve been hustle-bustle busy getting the hatches battened down and the seemingly never-ending bookkeeping in order. And as we get equipment stored away for winter hibernation and data compiled, it’s is impossible to not fondly reflect upon the loads of smiles and fantastic stories built up this season.

Our amazing staff entertained guests on the water and land, shuttled record breaking numbers and wrenched on more bikes than ever. Plus, many of you got to both play and stay by taking advantage of our lodging!

Here’s some fun “KAC Facts” we thought you’d enjoy:

  • We adventure with over 4000 guests partaking in either tours, rentals and/or our mountain bike shuttle service each season
  • We entertain and service over 10,000 guests in our shop each season
  • Nearly 40% of these guests are LOYAL PAST CUSTOMERS – incredible!!
  • Our employees cumulatively conduct between 50 and 100 hours of volunteer trailwork each season (and Sam, alone, has volunteered THOUSANDS since the late 1990’s….)
  • KAC annually contributes an excess of $5000 to the Copper Harbor Trails Club in cash, donations collected and in-kind services
  • Each season since its inception, KAC experiences a record breaking season – growth is our norm

The last fact to share, relates to how none-of-this would be possible without YOU!!!  Indeed, your Trip Advisor and FaceBook reviews tell about your adventurous tales oh so well, while the 5-stars and accolades truly make us blush!

Thank you, thank you.
Until next year… Ride & Paddle On!
Sam, Shelby and the whole KAC Crew

Read more about our business happenings and ethics in Dreams & Donations are the Reality and Our Mission and History!

p.s. To leave a Testimonial of your experience with us this season, simply use the Comment section below!

  • Financial Planning
    Posted at 14:22h, 26 December

    Congratulations you guys on your anniversary! You have achieved incredible successes that you can proudly share, and more importantly, your satisfied guests can share it! This is more valuable than any awards, because what could be more pleasant than reading rave reviews on the Trip Advisor website and reviews on Facebook! Believe me, this worths a lot. This means that people trust you and believe in you! I wish you advancement and growth in your business! I wish you a lot of grateful and satisfied customers! And happy holidays!

    • Shelby Laubhan
      Posted at 19:27h, 27 December

      Many regards for your kind remarks and encouragement, Jerrold!
      Happy holidays!

  • Ryan Swanson
    Posted at 02:03h, 24 October

    It was so awesome to have your services available just a few weeks ago! The downhill and trail riding is so incredible in Copper Harbor and your shuttle is the icing on the cake to get us as many runs in as possible. You have a friendly and fun staff and the music in the van was SOOOOO GOOD!!! Keep up the great work and hope to see you guys again next year! Hope you enjoyed the “Ripple” 6 pack from Beaver Island! 😉 Have a RAD winter!

    • Shelby Laubhan
      Posted at 17:16h, 28 October

      Many regards to you, Ryan, for sharing your experience with us and our larger community! We wish you a RAD winter season, too — and certainly anticipate hosting you on future adventuring, including shuttle runs with groovy tunes! 😉

  • Bradley Curtis
    Posted at 01:17h, 24 October

    Congratulations you guys! Well done. Love and support from Park City.

    • Shelby Laubhan
      Posted at 17:17h, 28 October

      Thank you, Brad!! Hearts and hugs back at you guys! <3