Dirty River Bicycle Works, located in downtown Akron, Ohio, aims to encourage exploration on two wheels—whether that's a quick trip down the street or a day trip to a nearby national park.
Ryan, who spent 20 years working on bikes in some capacity, decided to take a chance on his biggest passion. He quit his day job, sought out small business training and eventually opened Dirty River. Two years later, and with the help of some good friends, Ryan has more work than he knows what to do with, and he’s not looking back. “I can just be myself. I'm putting myself out there, trying to help people by getting them the customer service I would want to have, and provide products and services that are unique and a lot of fun,” Ryan said.
Check out Dirty River Bicycle Works for your next street bike or piece of cycling gear. And if you're looking for new biking friends, join Ryan on one of his regular community bike rides.