Thursday, August 21, 2014
PACIFIC MOUNTAIN BIKE WORKS - ALTA SIERRA COFFEE SHOP
On Wednesday I went to the garage and noticed my bike tire was flat. Ugh I said to myself as I had planned to take my morning ride. So I loaded the bike into my car and planned to drive to Nevada City to get a new tube. On my way I recalled a new bike shop in Alta Sierra which is very close to my home. The location of the new shop is perfect for South county residents as it is at the corner of Alta Sierra drive and Highway 49, next to Alta Sierra Pizza and Grill.
The business model seemed a bit odd to me as it is a coffee shop as well as bike sales, repair and accessories shop. As I entered I was greeted by the owner Kyle Thompson who can be reached at 530-263-5245. He is a very knowledgeable man. We talked coffee and bike trails as I sipped the Chronic blend while he put a new tube in my tire. The Chronic is a very full flavored strong brew which comes from a Colombian bean that is roasted in Idaho.
The bikes in his inventory span a wide range of prices and styles including custom one of a kind models. Kyle also carries clothing and accessories for beginners to the advanced rider. The shop is clean. I would recommend the coffee as well as anything cycling related. While I did not understand the combination of coffee and bikes at first, it now makes perfect sense. I enjoyed my time with the new shop keep.