Mike has been a cycling enthusiast and mechanic for many years. However since a debilitating knee injury that prevented his normal running routine, cycling has become his passion. Averaging two hundred miles a week at peak season for Mike it's not just about repairing bicycles, but getting people on them. The business started, as Mike still remembers the moment. He was cycling on a lonely stretch of Burnet County road just like so many times before when a truck zipped past, pulled over in front of him and the driver threw open the door. "Oh this is going to be bad," thought Mike, sure he was headed for some type of confrontation. Instead, the motorist merely had a question. "He wanted to know if there were any bicycle mechanics in the area." Relieved Mike replied, "Well, yes." Namely, him. This wasn't the first time he'd heard such an inquiry; along with several cycling friends telling him he should open a shop, Mike opened Mike's Bikes in February 2008. Though he offers full-service repairs from tune-ups to restorations, sales, rentals, and group rides, Mike's real joy comes from riding and connecting with other people who enjoy cycling.