Posted on 11 May 2012.
Melvin Waller (left) and John Finney posed with a Virginia state police car during this week’s ride. They’ll cover 500 miles in four days.
By DAVID BORAKS
Davidson police officer Melvin Waller hasn’t been bicycling regularly in recent years, but recently he found a cause that inspired him to get back to it. The 37-year-old officer and about 65 other riders, including colleagues from area police departments, are in the midst of a grueling 4-day, 500-mile ride from Charlotte to Washington, D.C., to honor officers who have died in the line of duty.
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Posted in Cornelius, Fund-raisers, Huntersville, Mooresville, Public safety
Posted on 23 February 2012.
A letter from Davidson resident and bike shop owner Ty Burns
To the Editor:
I have given serious thought to the article that was recently published with regards to cycling in Davidson. (Feb. 17, 2012, Photo commentary: Is Davidson really bike friendly?”)
I am not sure any one person is truly an expert on whether Davidson is a bike friendly town.” But given that I live in Davidson, I own bike shops in Davidson, Huntersville and Mooresville, and I ride four to six days a week, I just might be in a position to offer a few thoughts. Read the full story
Posted in Cycling, Letter to the Editor, Life in Davidson, Public safety
Posted on 29 August 2011.
The Spirited Cyclist has opened at 129 N. Main, next to Cats on Main. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
After a reception Friday night with friends and family, The Spirited Cyclist opened its downtown Davidson shop on Saturday morning. The new shop is at 129 N. Main St., next to Cats on Main.
The shop is the third for Spirited Cyclist owners Ty Burns and Cathy Green Burns, of the River Run neighborhood, joining shops in Huntersville and Mooresville. Mr. Burns says the shop will aim for a wide market, selling everything from $100 children’s bikes to $12,000 Pinarello road bikes that you might see in the Tour de France. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Cycling, Davidson College, Downtown & old Davidson, Huntersville, Mooresville, Small business spotlight
Posted on 28 July 2011.
By DAVID BORAKS
The Spirited Cyclist plans to open its third area bicycle shop later this summer, in a long-vacant storefront on North Main Street next to Davidson College’s Cats on Main shop. Local officials say the deal could bring new “momentum” to that end of downtown and to the block of storefronts owned by Dr. Tom Clark and Joe Poteat.
Ty Burns, a River Run resident for nine years, owns two other Spirited Cyclist shops, in Huntersville and Mooresville. He said he and his wife Kathy have long wanted to find a location in downtown Davidson. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Downtown & old Davidson, Huntersville, Mooresville, Planning & Development, Small business spotlight