Henry Angulo and Balam Cardona, owners of Hollywood Bicycle Shop at 1878 Tyler Street, have always been transportation kind of guys.
The South American-born (Angulo from Venezuela, Cardona from Colombia) business partners met many years ago in Miami, while they were both working in the automotive industry. In 2012, they traded in their gas-powered wheels for people-powered ones, and opened their first bicycle shop in Haulover Park.
Additional locations in Miami, Homestead and Hollywood Beach soon followed. This October, their celebration of 10 years in business will coincide with the grand opening of their newest store, the Hollywood Bicycle Shop, in Downtown Hollywood.
“When we saw the opportunity near Young Circle, we loved it! We saw the plans for all the new development in the next five years, and know there will be a need for more retail in Downtown Hollywood.”
Angulo said that the Hollywood Bicycle Shop was one of the first to sell electric bikes in south Florida, and that it remains one of the biggest in the area. They feature top electric brands from all over the world -- sticking with established companies, he noted, so they can be confident of their warrantees and availability of parts -- as well as traditional bikes for both children and adults. Prices for electric models start at about $1,500 with unmotorized bikes starting at around $350. Recently, the store has also increased its offerings in scooters, and folding, road, mountain, and city bikes.
“Our goal is to offer all the same models as traditional bikes, but in electric,” he explained. Traditional bikes make up about 25% of the store’s stock.
The Hollywood Bicycle Shop also offers a wide variety of extra services including bicycle assembly, tune-ups, problem diagnosis ($50 - $160), repairs, and rentals, with delivery and pick up available for an additional fee.
The Hollywood Bicycle Shop is open from 10 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday, and from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday.
For more information or to make an appointment for sales or service, please contact them at 888-663-7717, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.electribike.net.