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Featured Business: Total Cyclery

6/5/2019 - Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Staff

Downtown, Family-Friendly, Featured Business, Lake Michigan, Shopping, Sports & Outdoors
Total Cyclery in Downtown Kenosha
Total Cyclery in Downtown Kenosha
Total Cyclery
Total Cyclery
Total Cyclery in Downtown Kenosha
Total Cyclery

Total Cyclery is a family-owned bicycle and skateboard shop in Downtown Kenosha. Robby Gauss is a second-generation owner; his parents started the business in 1986 and he took it over in 2014. The shop has been in three different locations in the Kenosha Area; it’s now located at 5039 6th Avenue. “I have wanted to move to the downtown area for a bit now,” Robbie says – and his dream became a reality after the space became available. “You know what they say – location, location, location.”

Bicycles are available to rent seasonally for four hours, a full day, or three days. With more than 130 miles of bike trails in Kenosha County, it is worth your while to do your exploring on two wheels! In fact, Total Cyclery is located on the Pike Bike Trail. The 10.2-mile scenic trail runs along points of interest including Lake Michigan, historic districts, two lighthouses, parks, and more.

“We are a full-service shop for every make and model,” Robby says. They sell a variety of new and used bicycles, including the Cannondale and Giant product lines; offer full repair and tune-up services; do custom wheel builds; and sell skateboards. Used bikes are “always priced to move.” He also sells accessories. “If you can think of something to put on yours or a loved one’s bike, I either have it or can get it in usually within a day.”

Marty Gauss started the shop in 1986 and ran it with his wife, Caroline, until he passed it to his son. The Gauss family has been heavily involved in Kenosha-area bicycle racing in all forms. Marty coached, wrenched, and supported local racers including his two sons for decades, while delivering great customer service to anyone who walked through the door. Robby grew up in the shop, learning to fix every kind of bike and how to connect people with the right bike for their needs. “My dad treated every customer like they were the most important person in the world,” says Robby. “It didn’t matter if someone needed a simple flat tire repaired, if they were looking for a bike to ride around town or if a champion racer wanted a new high performance race bike built up, my dad always put his whole focus on the job to make sure each and every rider had the best experience.” (https://totalcycleryrepair.com/about/)

Robby highly recommends that cyclists ride at the Washington Park Velodrome – whether for racing or pleasure. It’s open for the public to use when there aren’t races or other events taking place. The velodrome opened in 1927 and is the oldest operating velodrome in the country. It’s the only one in the state and has produced many National, Olympic and World Champions over the years. It’s a 333-meter track with 28-degree banked corners. “It’s awesome to ride on and race. I started racing there when I was five, and man is it a rush,” Robby shares. 

“Cycling is a great way to get in shape and stay in shape. And it only takes us a day or two to get your bike running in tip top shape.” For “old school” customer service and a bike that will provide you with both transportation and excitement, head to Total Cyclery!

(262) 652-2222, http://www.totalcycleryrepair.com/

June 2019

Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Staff

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