Glenn Eames (above on the left) founded Old Spokes Home at the turn of the century -- the year 2000. Glenn is an avid bicycle tourist (he toured around the world), antique bicycle collector (he has a museum), and has over 30 years of experience in the bike industry. Glenn opened Old Spokes Home to offer a unique, alternative bike shop experience. He wanted to encourage people to see the bicycle as a utilitarian tool for everyday transportation, a gateway to wonderours adventures in the outdoors, and a cultural object with a colorful history deserving of study and celebration. His world-class bicycle shop and museum has attracted bicycle enthusiasts from all over the world and earned a local reputation for being the absolute best resource for bicycle knowledge, sales, repairs, and products.
In January 2015, Glenn sold his shop to Bike Recycle Vermont. Glenn was ready to relieve himself of the daily responsibilities of shop operations, but he wasn't ready to retire, making Bike Recycle Vermont the perfect successor. Now, Glenn is involved as a strategic advisor for the organization and focuses on antique bicycle projects in his free time. Glenn is thrilled that Old Spokes Home is continuing to provide a unique, world-class bike shop experience while expanding the ways in which it serves its community and promotes bike culture.