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Reno Cycles & Gear

May 9, 2011

CONTACT Reno Cycles & Gear 3445 Kitezke Lane Reno, NV 89502 775/355-8810 OWNERS Bill Hermant BUSINESS PROFILE Early in his career in the San Francisco Bay area, former car and motorcycle racer Bill Hermant opened a Bultaco dealership and later added the KTM line. Hermant then... Read more »

The Transportation Revolution – New Orleans, LA – May 2, 2011

May 9, 2011

CONTACT The Transportation Revolution 901 Julia St. New Orleans, LA 70113 504/595-6776 OWNERS Stephen and Gayle Materne BUSINESS PROFILE The idea of opening a scooter dealership came to Gayle Materne after a family trip to Rome. Materne fell in love with Rome and scooters. When the family... Read more »

Gear Head-Ottawa, ON-4/4/2011

April 4, 2011

BUSINESS PROFILE Dan Witmer and Mary Teasdale’s Canadian dealership was originally a business called Darotune, opened by Witmer, who was a road racer in the 1970s and ’80s. “Back in 1982, I started a small motorcycle shop that did mostly performance work on street bikes and race bikes, and we also... Read more »

Mosites Motorsports-North Huntingdon, Pa.-4/4/2011

April 4, 2011

BUSINESS PROFILE Mosites Motorsports was opened after Doug Mosites purchased an established Honda and Sea-Doo dealer in 2006. “Doug, the owner, has been an enthusiast his entire life, and he ended up wanting to sell the machines and open a shop of his own,” General Manager John Zalenchak said. Mosites... Read more »

The Brothers Powersports-Bremerton, Wash.-3/14/2011

March 14, 2011

CONTACT The Brothers Powersports 5205 First St. Bremerton, Wash. 98312 360/479-6943 OWNERS Jeff Nilsen and Brian Nilsen BUSINESS PROFILE The Brothers began as an appliance store in 1949. Brian Nilsen’s grandfather, Carl Nilsen, and his brother, Joe, started it after Joe... Read more »

Cascade Moto Classics Inc. – Beaverton, Ore. – Nov. 29, 2010

November 29, 2010

CONTACT Cascade Moto Classics Inc. 13705 SW Farmington Road Beaverton, Ore. 97005 503/574-3353 OWNERS Kelly and Janice McCarthy BUSINESS PROFILE Husband and wife owners Kelly and Janice McCarthy had no intentions of opening a motorcycle dealership when they began business in 1991.... Read more »

Destination Cyclesports – Kerrville, Texas – Nov. 29, 2010

November 29, 2010

CONTACT Destination Cyclesports 3341A Loop 534 Kerrville, Texas 78028 830/896-2453 OWNERS Bob and Sarah Kee BUSINESS PROFILE Bob Kee has been a businessman, with his wife Sarah as his partner, for several decades, but he didn’t get into the industry until 10 years ago. The... Read more »

Aiken Motorcycle Sales and Service – Aiken, SC – Nov. 8, 2010

November 8, 2010

AIKEN MOTORCYCLE SALES AND SERVICE CONTACT Aiken Motorcycle Sales and Service 2129 Whiskey Road Aiken, S.C. 29803 800/236-7183 OWNERS Marvin Tumblin Jr. and Marsha Hopkins BUSINESS PROFILE Aiken Motorcycle Sales and Service did not start as a dealership. It opened as a service... Read more »

World of Wheels – Seneca, Pa. – Nov. 8, 2010

November 8, 2010

WORLD OF WHEELS CONTACT World of Wheels 2572 State Route 257 Seneca, Pa. 16346 814/676-5721 OWNER Bob Felmlee BUSINESS PROFILE This northwest Pennsylvania dealership was started by a motocross racing enthusiast who wanted to sell the products he was riding. “I road motocross... Read more »

Beach Sportcycles-Cocoa, Fla.-October 5, 2009

October 5, 2010

BUSINESS PROFILE Owned by George Buffaloe and his three sons, Beach Sportcycles is known for its customer service. The three owners, all of whom are very hands-on, are equal partners and are all enthusiasts, says Tim Buffaloe, Internet and unit sales manager. “We all grew up as enthusiasts racing... Read more »

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