Old Spokes Home (Burlington, VT)
This off-color shop not only serves as a repair shop and retailer, but also as a bike museum, housing 1860s velocipedes and early-era MTBs that you can gawk at while picking out your own bike — which could be anything from a used beginners bike to a full-suspension fat bike. “We really have something for everyone, no matter if you are competitive or riding at a recreational, utilitarian level, or if you have a large or small budget,” says Harris Bucklin, general manager. “Not many people get turned away.” In fact, Old Spokes Home is on a mission to never turn anyone away. The store now also serves as a nonprofit charity that helps refugees, ex-convicts, and those with insufficient income to volunteer and work toward getting a bike of their own.
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