How Curbside Cyclery Came To Be
Mike did all the things young men do, and then some, like sky diving, rock climbing, bungy jumping, car stereo tinkering, hunting, four wheeling; oh, and working. He also loved to ride bicycles. He rode both moutain and road bikes. That was him herding a mountain bike down a trail in one of the Heart Association commercials a few years back.
Meanwhile, Steph worked her way through school at REI, earning a Master Degree in Counseling. One of the guys Mike climbed with was her brother Dr. Dave (Pease). They met.
Mike was running Digital Pre-Press, by day, and wrenching bikes at night at REI. One night Steph brought him chocolate chip cookies. They got married (you have to marry girls who bring you cookies). She also started riding and got involved in competitive cycling. She still holds a state tandem record.
Mike liked working on bikes, and he and Steph really liked the cycling people they met. So he left the family business to do his own, starting a mobile bicycle repair business called Curbside Cyclery. He crisscrossed central Arizona working on bikes and building a reputation. People noticed. He was tapped by the Healthnet Team to provide mechanical support at major races all over the world. He also has provided support for many major cycling and Ironman events. People said, "You ought to have a shop." One of those was Steph, who secretly wanted to be a bicycle shop owner.
And so they opened Curbside Cyclery.