Business Beat: Bike shop moved back to home

December 19, 2006 11:00 pm

By Christine Walters

Triplicate correspondent

After more than a year at 260 I Street, Bikes and Trikes will move to the owners' home off Railroad Ave. on Saturday.

"Rent finally caught up with us," Matt Matheney said. "The amount of revenue we needed didn't come in over the summer, so my wife Debbie, who is my partner and bookkeeper, said it's time to come home. It's the only way for us to stay in business."

Bikes and Trikes has offered bicycle rental, purchase and repair services in Crescent City since May 2005. They began their business operating outside, with bright banners flying, in front of the Surfside Grill on Front Street. Unusual bicycle styles, including tandems, are featured.

Bikes and Trikes can also special order bicycles at the customer's request, with delivery in two days from their Seattle distributor. In addition, the company offers free delivery and pick-up as far south as Eureka and north to Gold Beach.

A moving sale, with bicycles reduced to 10 percent over dealer cost, is underway during current holiday hours of 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday. From December 23 through January 1, the company will be on holiday break. After that, customers can call (707) 954-5078 for Bikes and Trikes, which will operate by appointment.

"My customers don't need to come to me," Matt said. "I'll go to them. We'll still give the community the service they need."

Gals Can Too offers handywoman services

"I wanted to start a handywoman business doing anything a man can do," said Jessi Rodman, "so I named it ‘Gals Can Too.'"

For the past several months, Rodman and her assistant Pauline Nolte have been doing all kinds of odd jobs.

"We remodeled a room, did minor home repairs and construction cleanup," Rodman said. "We do yard work too."

Born in Crescent City, Rodman moved back here from Seattle six years ago. For further information, call (707) 954-7418.

Business Beat appears every Wednesday. To suggest a profile subject or submit a news item, contact correspondent Christine Walters at 954-7703, or mail news releases to: Business Beat, The Daily Triplicate, P.O. Box 277, Crescent City, CA 95531.