By Michael Rhine and Jeff Ritterpusch
Hello Asheville! It’s nice to see you!
We’re a new independent bicycle and skateboard shop on Haywood Avenue in historic downtown West Asheville. Drawing on our passion for skateboarding and bike riding, we saw an opportunity to bring both of these fantastic sports together under one roof and contribute to their growth and popularity.
We know what you’re thinking. Can biking get any more popular around here?
Yes. It can. It will.
And we’re going to be a big part of that.
Who are we and why are we here?
We’re basically a three-person team. The two of us are the owners. Rounding out the awesome team is our certified in-shop mechanic and manager Gabe Bradley.
We have lofty goals. We’re aiming to create an industry standard, not only for products and services, but for our involvement in the community and surrounding region.
We work with local, national and international companies to supply us with top-notch gear and apparel. Our shop provides a wide variety of products and services, including;
- Safety equipment
- Repair and maintenance services
- Educational classes
Helping you get to the next level - safely
That last bullet point is a big one. As we said, we have lofty goals. We’ve been around a while and taken our lumps, so our game plan is to help introduce the next generations of riders to get involved in skating and biking – but to make sure they do so safely.
We want to inspire men, women, and children to take up our favorite sports with a respect for the inherent danger they involve. We don’t want to just guide current skateboard, mountain bike, and BMX bike riders to the next level. We also want to inspire them to take safety as seriously as possible. Because when aspiring riders see pros out there doing their thing in a respectful manner, they’ll more than likely follow that lead.
Just because we grew up in an era where you only wore a helmet if you were playing football doesn’t mean we… what were we talking about?
And let’s not forget why we’re riding in the first place – because it’s a boatload of fun. Honestly, there’s nothing like biking and skateboarding. And in the Asheville area, there are a ton of great places to shred, rip, or just have a leisurely ride. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll definitely find it around here.
So, whether you’re an aspiring beginner, youth, adult, man, woman, bicyclist, or skateboarder, we look forward to seeing you, whether you’re coming in to check out our sweet rides or to attend a safety class.
See you soon!