New bike shop — the Spirited Cyclist — coming soon



Good news bikers on the north side: is reporting that a new shop, the Spirited Cyclist , will open in Davidson sooner than later.

The Spirited Cyclist plans to open its third area bicycle shop later this summer, in a long-vacant storefront on North Main Street next to Davidson College’s Cats on Main shop. Local officials say the deal could bring new “momentum” to that end of downtown and to the block of storefronts owned by Dr. Tom Clark and Joe Poteat.

Ty Burns, a River Run resident for nine years, owns two other Spirited Cyclist shops, in Huntersville and Mooresville. He said he and his wife Kathy have long wanted to find a location in downtown Davidson.

“Davidson’s a passion for us,” Mr. Burns said Thursday. “We just thought it was a good opportunity.” He said the shop will aim for a wide market, selling everything from $100 children’s bikes to $12,000 Pinarello road bikes that you might see in the Tour de France.

Read the rest of this article, by David Boraks, here.