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Kenton Cycle Repair started in the 2020 N McClellan Space in 2012. The 740 sq ft shop quickly became packed to the gills with all things bike. Since then, the shop has grown has grown with the community. We're excited to announce that we're moving a block away to the old Fang and Feather location on N Kilpatrick and Denver. It's more space for the things and people we have. No more running into each other! We'll keep the same hours throughout the entire move.

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Who: Owner, Rich Walker

Rich began his career at the Community Cycling Center in 2004. In his 8 years there he repaired nearly ever type of bicycle made. He also taught maintenance classes and encouraged all his customers to get their bikes “hecka tightened up." He started Kenton Cycle Repair in 2012. He takes his time with each customer to make sure he knows exactly what they need, want, and expect. 

Who:  Shop Manager, Ash Mitchell

She got her mechanical start in Rich's maintenance classes back in 2007, and went on to apprentice at Citybikes worker-coop, and teach for the Community Cycling Center for 5 years. She's been working at KCR since 2014. She's best known for her friendliness, and knack for repairing internal hubs. 

Who: KCR Team Members

John Rutman, a Mechanic at KCR brings with him a vast knowledge of all things bikes. He's worked for a number of shops in the states, including Chris King. He's a longtime volunteer for the Bike Farm in NE. His kindness and attention to detail can't be matched.

Travis Cooper, the mastermind behind Cooper Cycles. His custom frame building company specializing in making beautiful handmade bicycles and accessories. He simultaneously entertains the masses around town with his amazing fiddle playing skills.

Brian Manning, not just a mechanic, he's also our bookkeeper extraordinaire. He comes to KCR with a versatile background in library sciences,  and mechanics. Originally from the east coast, he's made a home here in the Northwest.

Josie 'Shop Dog' Wales has grown up in bike shop. She loves the smell of grease and rubber. She's an excellent greeter, quite demanding of pets, and goes on bicycle test rides to ensure quality control. She's paid in treats due to her frequent naps, and horsing around on the job.