Cumberland Transit has been a Nashville staple since 1971. If you ask a native Nashvillian where to go to find quality outdoor gear and knowledgeable staff, they will inevitably tell you to head to Cumberland Transit on West End. They either know, Allen “The Godfather”, Becky, Lori, or “Bungalow Bill” in footwear. CT is a perfect example of a successful locally owned business. It is the exact opposite of big box stores and franchised businesses. At CT we consider Nashville our family. Just like a regular family, you take care of your loved ones and as part of our family, we want to take care of you. This means that we aren’t trying to sell you gear you don’t need or don’t want. If we don’t have what you need and can’t order it, by all means go to a competitor and take care of yourself. We believe that a successful business is not about selling the most products, but reaching your customers on a deeper level and building a relationship of trust. If we can do this, we trust that you will come back even if it is just to say hello. Every week we get people coming in the store who got their first bike from us and are now buying one for their son or daughter. These are the kind of relationships we cherish.
If you have the time, we want you to leave the store more knowledgeable than when you opened the door. We staff each section with experts who have years of experience. Our staff includes road and off-road bike racers, yoga instructors, rock climbing guides, ski instructors, Appalachian Trail thru hikers, fly fishing guides, ice climbers, and this just scratches the surface. If you know what you need and want to get in and out fast, then we will gladly point you in the right direction. Otherwise, we use the gear we sell and are more than happy to talk about it and share our knowledge. We don’t want you to just survive your next adventure, but thrive having the knowledge and the best gear possible. Please come in and check us out whether you are just visiting or are a Nashville native. Check us out on Facebook and as always stay venture ready!