Origin of Ryder Bikes
New Ownership - March 2007In March of 2007, Ryder Bikes was purchased by Paul and Karen Tobio. Paul and Karen bring a fresh perspective to Ryder Bikes as they both worked for a major retailer for the past 15 years and have been avid cyclists during that time. Paul worked in a large bicycle shop in Massachusetts for eight years. Paul raced BMX growing up, turned to freestyle riding during the 80s, and has been riding mountain bikes and road bikes ever since. Both Karen and Paul have been racing triathlons for the past four years. Paul brings an excellent knowledge of cycling to the Ryder Bikes team, including a USA Triathlon level 1 coach and certified bicycle fit education. Come into the shop and meet Karen and Paul.
Ryder Bikes Starts Up
In 1972 a
All the neighborhood kids would come by and set up ramps behind the shop. He talked a
“I remember Frankie John had a bunch of buddies from the
Bruce says to customers leaving the shop, “If this was the finest experience you had, tell every one you know, if not tell me”. His employees convinced him years ago, to change the name of the shop to Ryder Bikes. Now, the oldest and largest shop in
Bradenton Herald - March 2002
"Best Bicycle Store"