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About Us


Why Choose Amling's:

A history based on solid customer service, community involvement, and product innovation has kept Amling's Cycle & Fitness a bicycling landmark for over 40 years. Stop by and see for yourself why cyclists from all over the area choose Amling's!  You'll love to view our display of Museum Bikes.

History:
In its over 40 year history, the shop has had just three owners. The original owners, Bob and Bev Amling, retained an interest in the shop until the late 70's. At that time, their son, John (who had worked in the shop since 1972), and his wife, Gloria, bought the shop and changed the shop's name from Spoke -N- Pedal to Amling's Cycle & Fitness.

Joe Reichert purchased the store in December of 1999 and has continued the tradition of unparalleled service and support for the entire bicycling community.  Joe Reichert proudly carried Amling's Cycle into the 21st century by focusing on the needs of his customers, which led to the shop's specialization in recumbent bikes and trikes.  

Leading the Way:
Over the years, Amling's Cycle & Fitness has accomplished several commercial firsts and has always strived to be a positive influence on its community.  Between 1967 and 1968, Spoke N' Pedal became the first Schwinn dealer in history to sell 500 bikes their first year of business. Over the next few years, Bob Amling helped create and lay out the Niles Bicycle Route System. From the mid to late 70's, when BMX first became popular, Spoke N' Pedal was the only shop in the area to sponsor a BMX team. Instead of going out to recruit the best riders, the team was made up of any local kids who wanted to take part in the sport. Today, Amling's hosts the Annual Toy Ride to benefit U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign.

Customer Service:
We're staffed by knowledgeable and enthusiastic cyclists who love to share their expertise. Need to learn how to shift, fix a flat, carry gear, pump your tires? Want to find the best places to ride or friends to pedal with? Just ask, and we'll be more than happy to help.