The Twin Cities’ newest bike shop has opened its doors in the extensively renovated old Nadeau’s Bakery building at 996 Sabattus Street in Lewiston. Busytown Bikes carries a full line of Scott, Jamis and Surly bicycles, from sleek road bikes to full-suspension mountain bikes, as well as BMX bikes, kids’ bikes and women’s-specific models. The shop also offers a full range of services, from simple tune-ups to complete overhauls.
Co-owners Frank Jalbert and Dominic Giampaolo grew up riding bikes here in Lewiston. “We’re just into riding bikes of all kinds,” said Giampaolo. “Road bikes, mountain bikes, commuter bikes – even BMX and kids bikes – either we ride them, or our kids do!”
“Helping people find the right bike, accessories and parts to match their needs is a specialty of the shop,” said Jalbert. “We listen to what the customer wants to do with a bike and help them find the right bike to do it with.”
Busytown Bikes will host its official grand opening event, featuring special discounts, package deals and prizes, from April 13 through 21 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Their 996 Sabattus Street location, next Blackie’s Produce and across the street from South of the Border, offers lots of free parking and plenty of room for test rides. For more information, call 241-3233 or see www.busytownbikes.com.