Marion Cycle Works Share

Apr 29, 2021  |  Web Administrator

Michael Math­ias saw a need for an addi­tion­al bicy­cle shop because at the time, there was only one in the entire Grant Coun­ty area. He opened Mar­i­on Cycle Works in Octo­ber of 2019. Michael chose down­town Mar­i­on because of the things he envi­sioned that he want­ed to give back to cycling cul­ture such as inclu­siv­i­ty, his­tor­i­cal preser­va­tion, atten­tion to detail, prac­ti­cal­i­ty, and fun. Not to men­tion, he is con­ve­nient­ly locat­ed near the Mis­sissinewa River­walk. He want­ed to be a part of the down­town revi­tal­iza­tion in Marion.

Unfor­tu­nate­ly, there is a his­toric bicy­cle short­age that they, as well as many oth­ers, are try­ing to get through. In addi­tion to offer­ing new bicy­cles, they also offer used bicy­cles, parts and acces­sories, and apparel.

Mar­i­on Cycle Works is also a full ser­vice and repair shop. They work on any­thing from the $10 garage sale bike to the $10,000 cus­tom built Ital­ian race bike, and any­thing in between. Last sum­mer, a rid­er brought in a bicy­cle for a full tune-up and new tires for an out­stand­ing price of $50,” said Mathias.

MCW hosts group road rides dur­ing the sum­mer on Mon­day and Tues­day evenings. They also have a few events in the works, includ­ing a cyclist meet-up at Bad Dad Brew­ery in Fair­mount on May 23rd, 2021. Tune into their Face­book and Insta­gram for updates.

Math­ias added, I’d real­ly like to say how grate­ful I am for our com­mu­ni­ty and the sup­port that they’ve shown to our down­town busi­ness­es. I believe that our down­town is real­ly the heart and soul of our city.”

Mar­i­on Cycle Works
207 South Wash­ing­ton St.
Mar­i­on, Indi­ana


Sub­mit­ted by:
Rachel Creech
Main Street Marion