We Bet You Didn’t Know This Neighborhood In Cleveland Was Home To One Of The Oldest Bike Shops In America
As the great Freddie Mercury once said, “I want to ride my bicycle.” Seeing that the band was formed in a much older country with much older bicycle shops, they might have had slightly different scenery in mind when penning the song. Here in The Land, however, the oldest neighborhood is naturally the home of the oldest bicycle shop in Cleveland… and maybe even the nation! No matter the season, this cool locally-owned business has something to keep you active in the great outdoors.
This neat family-owned business in Ohio City has since transitioned toward a reputation as the oldest bicycle shop in Cleveland. How cool is that?! Interestingly, Northeast Ohio bicycles have led to some amazing innovations. The Wright Brothers‘ work in a bicycle shop in Dayton eventually inspired them to try their hand at crafting a flying contraption, and Alexander Winton’s work with bikes inspired him to begin making cars in Cleveland.
Have you ever visited this cool local shop? We’d love to hear about your experience in the comments!
Address: Fridrich Bicycle, 3800 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113, USA
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Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is — she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.