Our blog team caught up with Joe Traill, owner of Joe’s Bike Shop, to hear a bit about what he loves about North Baltimore, and cycling in the city.
Tell us a bit about Joe’s Bike shop and the products and services your offer?
We are a typical neighborhood bike shop, with bicycles for the whole family and a full repair shop.
Why did you choose to sponsor Greater Homewood this spring?
I am very drawn to the Greater Homewood area. I go through this area when I ride between the Mt. Washington and Fells Point Shops, our two locations. When you see a neighborhood from a bicycle seat you get a superb feel for what is going on. This area has such tremendous potential, but may need a little help in certain areas. I would like to be a part of that.
What’s your favorite bike trail in North-Central Baltimore?
The Jones Falls Trail is my favorite. I think it does a fantastic job of connecting the city.
What do you like most about being located in North Baltimore?
There are so many positive aspects about our locations, but I would have to answer; the support we get from the city. There is a special sense of loyalty in Baltimore for local shops and businesses. You can really feel that people care about your continued success and welfare.
What do you like most about the cycling community?
Their dedication. It is truly inspiring to see the work the community does to make cycling better for everyone. To me, this makes the city just that much for livable for all of its residents.
Location, hours of operation, specializations
Locations in Mt. Washington and Fells Point. Open Monday through Friday 10AM-8PM, Saturday 10AM-6PM, Sunday, 12PM-5PM. www.joesbikeshop.com