TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Turning the spokes on a bike in his shop, Gary Menard thought back to his childhood when he first started working on bikes.
“I was 13 years old and I told my mom ‘I’m going to own a bike shop someday mom’ and she said okay,” Menard said. He’s owned Pima Street Bicycle for about 8 years.
When El Tour de Tucson comes to town every year, he looks forward to it because it benefits his sales. He said because so many bike riders need repairs, his repair sales go up about 50 percent. He said besides flat tires, tune ups are his most popular service in the weeks leading up to El Tour de Tucson. “Pulling the whole bike apart, pulling the wheels off, truing the wheels, cleaning things up,” Menard said about his services.