Couple makes cycling occupation

Mark and Pam Allchorn pose outside their Hartsburg Cycle Depot on West Main Street.

Mark and Pam Allchorn pose outside their Hartsburg Cycle Depot on West Main Street.

In days gone by, bicycle shops tended to be repair garages first and retail boutiques second.

“Years ago, if you had a bicycle store, you would build the wheels or even construct a frame,” said Mark Allchorn, co-owner of the Hartsburg Cycle Depot.

Owners of the old-time bike shops he knew as a kid were quintessentially lifelong mechanics, he said.

Today, Allchorn and his wife, Pam, have built a business that is much more like the repair shops of yore. The amount of space allocated to their workshop is equivalent to the square footage of their showroom.

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