BIKE SHOP OF THE MONTH

Bike Line of University City

Meet Shane Hockensmith (owner) Mark, Dread, John and Heather !

Bike Line moved to a a much larger and spiffier location just around the corner from their previous spot last March. “I got tired of the corporate rat race,” says Shane who first opened the shop in 1988. Mark is their big-smile customer service guy from upstate NY. Dread – you guessed it – touts dreadocks – the “best mechanic in Charlotte” who can also “kill it on a single speed.” John is a mechanic and tech head. Also pretty mean in the single speed. Heather is the newest addition to the crew and a former Nw Hampshire State cross country champion.

“We carry the best brands in the business  – Trek and Gary Fisher.” Bike Line customers range from parents buying $130 bikes for preschoolers to the elite crowd looking to purchase a $5000 road bike or full suspension dream bike. “Our specialty however is the average or beginning cyclist.” Bike Line is open 7 days a week.

The Dream Team – Mark, Dread, Shane,  John and Heather

Bike Line – Across from UNC Charlotte – 8528 University City Blvd. 704.549.8804 www.charlottebikes.net

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