Thirty years ago, Performance Bicycle was envisioned by a husband and wife duo in North Carolina. Since then, they have more than 100 stores nationwide — one of them nestled right here in Lincoln Center South.
Tailoring to customers of all kinds; children, beginner riders to advance, Performance Bicycle (PB) really has something for all. As an avid cyclist, Ken Meyer of Meyer’s Fashion Optical, who recently retired after twenty-two years in business, spends much of his free time at the bike shop.
Tyler Young has been the store manager for over five years now. He has developed the highest attended weekend rides throughout all the PB stores, beating San Francisco, Portland and the like. Hosting four rides a week, cyclists can enjoy a variety of location visits, with most recently riding up to Lake Camanche, a 95-mile round trip ride.
Community involvement is something that Tyler enjoys most. Not only to keep the Performance Bicycle name top of mind but to also educate new or avid cyclists on all they have to offer. Local elementary schools in Stockton benefit from this by the “Bike Rodeo’s” that Tyler and his team host at local schools — teaching bike and helmet safety, as well as how to keep their bikes and chains in tip-top shape. Obstacle courses are set up for a little-added fun to test their skills.
Kids are not the only ones that can benefit from Tyler and his teams’ teachings. PB offers a bike maintenance class every other Thursday: bring in your bike and work with Alton Stevens, PB’s lead mechanic, who has been serving the Stockton location for over twenty years, to learn his tips and tricks about keeping your bike in the best shape possible.
If you haven’t already, stop into Performance Bicycle this holiday season — not only will you find a plethora of bikes perfect for children, but you might even stumble upon something for yourself!