How does one work his way from wedding planning to bicycle rentals — and how do those two seemingly disparate businesses meet in the middle? For Michael Braxton, owner of The Spoke and Wheel Bike Rentals, it was all about fun. Spoke and Wheel is a small bike rental shop located in The Chandlers Wharf shopping center in downtown Wilmington. They offer adult mountain and road bikes, cruisers, tandem bikes, and children’s bikes.
While Braxton was working as a wedding planner, many brides would tell him they wanted something fun to do around town during their wedding weekend. That set the wheels in motion for downtown Wilmington’s first bike rental business. After nearly two years of planning, and obstacles of both a personal and professional nature, Braxton has opened The Spoke and Wheel, offering bike rentals for adults and children. At the beginning of 2018 he opened this bike rental shop in Chandler’s Wharf as a novel way for tourists to get to know the area and for locals to better enjoy their hometown. His shop provides a safe and enjoyable way to test out a bike, enjoy the many unique flavors and sights of Wilmington and maybe even leave with a new set of wheels.
Braxton consciously contributes positivity to the downtown scene. For him, it’s all part of keeping young, energetic people invested in his favorite town. He invites everyone to his shop to rent a bike and explore all of the eclectic shops, eateries and points of interest that downtown Wilmington offers. If you are in need of a bike, you can test out one of his before purchasing.
So next time you’re in downtown Wilmington, hop on a bike. As Braxton says, walking is overrated.
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