In the 608: Curbside Bicycles keeping folks going on the trails

MADISON, Wis. – Ian Oestreich launched Curbside Bicycles in April of 2020 after losing his job as a coach at a local fitness facility due to COVID-19.

Oestreich came up with the idea of a mobile bike maintenance business that moves its way around the area. With more people spending time outdoors during the pandemic, he saw a place in the market to help folks in keeping their bikes going on the trails.

Amber Heun is the other mechanic on the team.

Curbside Bicycles pops up in different neighborhoods about three to four days a week. They team up with a local residents or neighborhood associations who are willing to host.

A full tune-up costs $75 and they typically get to about fifteen bikes a day.

On their website, you can find a schedule of where they will be set up next.