Occupying a section of the former Paramount Knitting Factory along old Route 66, Bourbon Cyclery is a new company offering bikes and other outdoor products for all ages.
Founded last year by co-owners Russell Wasson and Stephen Waldron, Bourbon Cyclery offers many of the products needed to enjoy Mother Nature.
The duo are cycling enthusiasts eager to share their passion with the community.
Waldron is a member of Higher Ground Adventures, a local cycling team and former organizer of the Cuban gravel crisis.
He is relaunching the event in 2022 under the name of Meramec Gravel, which will be hosted in Bourbon this fall.
Waldron said the company was started as a way for individuals to enjoy cycling, a low-impact workout, and also a great mode of transportation.
“We also plan to expand into river sports such as kayaks and canoes,” Waldron said.
Bourbon Cyclery offers bikes for all ages, from toddler to adult, and for all terrains/purposes, including cruiser bikes, city bikes, road bikes, gravel bikes, mountain bikes, fat bikes and electric bikes.
“We also offer inflatable skateboards, scooters, paddle boards and kayaks, as well as apparel, parts and accessories,” Waldron said.
While customers can order bikes at most big box stores or online retailers, Waldron said Bourbon Cyclery stands out for quality and care.
“The bikes offered by Bourbon Cyclery will be of higher quality than those available in the big box stores, and they will be assembled by a competent person who will ensure that the brakes and shifting components are all dialed in for a fun ride. and safe.”
Additionally, Waldron said, Bourbon Cyclery will “tailor” the bike to the rider and make sure they understand how to use it properly and safely.
Bourbon Cyclery services and repairs virtually all types of bicycles.
The company is located at 127 West Pine Street, Suite 3.
Hours are generally Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
The store can be contacted at 573-732-3467 to schedule a service or repair appointment.
They can be visited online at 573-732-3467.