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Nov 01, 2012


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Ride This Way

Story: Cristy Miller
Photos: Sonya Lalla

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A COOL DESTINATION FOR BIKE-LOVERS, Mike’s Bikes is quickly gaining traction in the Central West End—just a short ride away from the biker’s paradise of Forest Park. Located on Euclid Avenue in the basement of the building that houses Lemon Spalon, Mike’s Bikes features custom-built bicycles, rentals, repair services, restorations and cycling must-haves—for the casual and expert rider alike. Rental options include cruisers, mountain bikes or retro bikes, and are available by the hour, day, week or weekend. Racers can even stop in for professional precision fitting.

Opening a full-service bike shop was a no-brainer for owners Matthew McRedmond and Eric Schilling; they’ve been custom-building bikes for St. Louisans for over five years. With a clear passion for cycling, McRedmond and Schilling’s new venture is more than just a bike shop—it’s a community for bike enthusiasts and a celebration of all things cycling. And, with a grand opening that included free beer, barbecue and a ride around Forest Park, there’s sure to be more creative get-togethers in the works—including a pub “pedal” Nov. 10 visiting several local microbreweries. Mike’s Bikes, 324 N. Euclid Ave., 314.875.0080, mikesbikesstl.com.

 


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