Ride On Wooster Bicycles

Contact Information

Phone
(330) 345-2453
Contact
Bill & Jackie Buckwalter

40.7965417, -81.9408473

Just a few short years ago I was in the cor­po­rate rat race. As a sales rep for a high end kitchen man­u­fac­turer, I often spent nights away from home and missed out on fam­ily activ­i­ties and just as impor­tantly, bike rid­ing. Whether it was mid-life cri­sis or just plain burnout, the spring of 2010 seemed like the per­fect time to make a change.

Own­ing a bike shop had always been a dream of mine. I’ve been an avid bicy­clist since I pur­chased my first Schwinn Con­ti­nen­tal in 8th grade. My pas­sion for bikes was fur­ther fueled by a cross-country bicy­cle trip I took while in college.

A buddy and I packed up and flew to San Fran­cisco and dipped our rear wheels in the Pacific Ocean. Then we began the trip of a life­time back. Totally self-contained, we car­ried all our gear in panniers.

We faced some chal­lenges, like head­winds in Kansas, The Rocky Moun­tains, and find­ing a place to bed down for the night. But it was an expe­ri­ence I’ll never for­get. And it solid­i­fied my pas­sion for biking.

After col­lege I got mar­ried and oper­ated a small bicy­cle repair busi­ness out of my base­ment. My wife, Jackie, and I had five chil­dren. I con­tin­ued to bike when I could, often com­mut­ing to work and back.

In 2010, the oppor­tu­nity to serve Wooster and the sur­round­ing area with a full ser­vice bike shop became a real­ity. Yes, it has been a dif­fi­cult eco­nomic sea­son but in many ways, it’s the per­fect cli­mate to intro­duce peo­ple to the fab­u­lous world of bike riding.

Bik­ing is green—no car­bon emis­sions and no gas guz­zling. It’s cheap—the one time pur­chase of a bike is often less than the cost of renew­ing your health club mem­ber­ship. Bik­ing is healthy for you and can be a great form of transportation.

Our weekly Tues­day night rides allow you to meet and form friend­ships with other cycling enthu­si­asts. Our win­ter Thurs­day night “spine­mas” will keep you  mov­ing in the cold weather.  Join­ing our race team will encour­age you to take your cycling pas­sion to the next level.

What­ever your level of bik­ing is, we chal­lenge you  to find a way to use your car less and Ride On the bike.  We guar­an­tee it will change your life!

Mak­ing North­east Ohio Green One Bike at a Time. That’s our motto here at RIDE ON. We love to bike—whether it’s on trails, on our scenic coun­try roads, or moun­tain bik­ing at Vulture’s Knob—it’s our pas­sion. We’d like for every­one to have the oppor­tu­nity to expe­ri­ence it. Nes­tled on the his­toric square of down­town Wooster, Ohio, we are a fam­ily owned and oper­ated full line bicy­cle store. We know that any good bike ride starts with the right bike and the proper fit. That’s our goal — to match you with the per­fect bike to fit your needs. We’re experts at mea­sur­ing and fit­ting each per­son to a bike but more impor­tantly, we know that your com­fort is what’s really impor­tant. For that rea­son the most often touted words around our shop are “take it for a ride.” We’re for­tu­nate to be sur­rounded by side­walks, park­ing lots and a town square that’s ideal for test rides. On warm days we line our side­walks with pop­u­lar mod­els we hope you’ll come and “test drive.” And our ser­vice is sec­ond to none. Our mechan­ics are fully qual­i­fied at repairs and respond­ing to cus­tomer needs. It is also impor­tant to have the proper tools for bike main­te­nance and repair. Torque wrenches are part of our line-up of tools for the proper ten­sion on high end car­bon fiber parts Come check us out! We think you’ll be sur­prised how afford­able and enjoy­able bik­ing can be. Whether you’re a hard-core racer or a Sun­day after­noon trail rider, we have the per­fect bike and fit for you.