Wheel and Sprocket is hard at work converting a 100-year-old former lumber industry equipment manufacturing facility at 187 E. Becher St. in Bay View into a new bike shop, due to open in early 2020.
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Maybe you've sat in Kegel's Inn, 5901 W. National Ave., one of the most "Milwaukee" of local institutions (yes, I know it's actually in West Allis), and thought, "it'd be great to be a part of a longstanding tradition like this." That's how current owner Julian Kegel feels.
Wheel & Sprocket announced on Tuesday it will move its largest bike store to Ballpark Commons, becoming the Franklin mixed-use development's first retail tenant. The Wisconsin bicycle chain will move its original Hales Corners store and lease 20,150 square feet of space.
A few hardy Milwaukeeans ride their bikes all year 'round -- and helmets off to those hardcore cyclists -- but most of us wait until spring to bust out the bike. If you're looking for a shop to tune your bike, or want to invest in a new ride, here's a list of Milwaukee bike stores that can set you up.