Every now and then we will be giving you a chance to get to know our local, Downtown business owners – your friends and neighbors – who make Downtown such a special place. This month we’d like to introduce you to Chris Brown, owner of Brown Cycles, 549 Main Street.

After graduating with degree in Electrical Engineering Technology and working in the industry for 5 years, I was sitting in my garage late one night surrounded by bicycles and bicycle projects thinking about what I wanted to do with my life. I narrowed the answer down to this: ‘at this moment, right now, if I could do anything I wanted….I would do this. I would surround myself with these amazing machines and I would facilitate others to experience the same’.

The Geared Bike Shop on Main St came up for sale a few months later and I bought it. 17 years later I still love connecting people to each other and their community using the medium of ‘the bicycle’.

Main Street was a perfect fit for me. – My passion for local history, the proximity to the bike paths, mountain bike trials, everything Grand Junction, and the ease at which customers can pedal down to visit my shop. Aces.