How We came to be
Katie and Timothy Wakefield are proud owners of The Spinning Spoke Cycle Hub. For years, Timothy was unable to purchase bike parts and accessories in town. In fact, he had to travel more than an hour just to get his bike serviced. Assuming that other area cyclists were having the same troubles, he and Katie started looking at locations to open a bike shop. They wanted a location that was convenient for residents of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia and Sheffield. After careful deliberation, they decided that Downtown Florence was the best fit for their new business.
In early 2014, they found the perfect building located just seconds from The University of North Alabama on the corner of Wilson Park. They wasted no time signing up vendors and starting renovations. The rest is history. The shop has been open since July 1, 2014. Timothy, Katie, and the entire staff at The Spinning Spoke Cycle Hub are committed to creating a positive experience for cyclists of all skill levels. They also cherish the opportunity they have to help grow and serve the local cycling community. While working toward this goal, our own team has grown through the addition of several team members. We also welcomed our youngest team member last summer: Timothy and Katie's daughter Ruthie!
Timothy and Katie also own Trek Bicycle Store Tuscaloosa, the first Trek Concept Store to open in the state of Alabama.
in the news
"BIKE LIFE" -NO'ALA (SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2015)
"FLORENCE OFFERS OFF-CAMPUS DEALS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS" -THE FLOR-ALA (JULY 21, 2015)
"HOW CAN I WATER SKI DOWN COURT STREET?" -TIMES DAILY (JULY 12, 2015)
"FROM THE SHOALS TO HAITI" -SET MAGAZINE (MAY 2015)
"Campaign Promotes Road Sharing" -Times Daily (March 13, 2015)
"A BICYCLE BUILT FOR YOU" - SET MAGAZINE (JANUARY 2015)
"BIKES, SCOOTERS DEEMED EFFICIENT MODES OF TRAVEL" -THE FLOR-ALA (OCTOBER 23, 2014)
"FLORENCE 'FABULOUS'" -TIMES DAILY (SEPTEMBER 8, 2014)
"CYCLING SHOP TO OPEN IN FLORENCE" -TIMES DAILY (JUNE 24, 2014)