The one and only Domenic Malvestuto. In Arizona, he was known by one name alone. And that was Domenic. He was born in 1943. His bicycle shop was known as Domenic’s Cycling Imports. Or, simply, DCI.
Cancer, I heard. I received notice tonight via a text message. I poured myself a stiff one, took a deep breath, and went to sharing the sad news. I realized then how many folks in my life are connected to this man. I started sending out text messages, and I lost count at 40 people.
I worked for Domenic for several years. I’ve got stories about those times that would stretch out for miles. This website started while I was his employee. Man, what grand time it was.
Oh, the memories. That damn Salt Mine. Breaking big rocks into little rocks.
The action that went through that shop. I can’t begin to tell you. An entire generation of fast men raced for Domenic. Anyone who is anyone in Arizona is connected to DCI.
From the domenicscycling.com webpage:
Feb 3, 1943 — October 6, 2011
Our founder, Domenic Malvestuto, passed away on Thursday. Domenic was a fixture on the valley cycling scene for decades, and has touched thousands of lives, always in a positive way. He will be greatly missed. Domenics 2 Wheelers will be closed in his honor Monday October 10, 2011
Please help us celebrate Domenic’s life…
Viewing: Saturday, October 8, 5-8PM
Funeral: Monday, October 10, 10AM
The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to
Hospice of the Valley
1510 E. Flower St.
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Domenics 2 Wheelers will be closed in his honor Monday October 10, 2011
I will attend the viewing on Saturday. Perhaps I will see some of you there.
I’ve got one of my DCI jerseys next to me as I type this. I will be flying the colors for the next few weeks. Thanks for the memories, Domenic. Thanks for everything.by