Dahlonega Wheelworks

24 Alicia Lane, Suite 2
Dahlonega
GA 30533

Dahlonega Wheelworks

Local BusinessBicycle Site

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Dahlonega Wheelworks is the only bike shop in the town of Dahlonega, and as such it occupies an important position in the North Georgia cycling community. Don't be fooled by its size: this little bike shop here in Dahlonega sells more high-end bicycles than any other shop in the state of Georgia!

As far as green practices go, Wheelworks consistently practices cardboard and engine oil recycling. As a general rule, they do their best to avoid excessive waste whenever possible. But as a bike shop, there aren't nearly as many chances to put green practices into use as there would be in a restaurant, for instance.

Where Wheelworks really shines green is in their significant contribution to the cycling community. As a bike shop, they naturally promote road cycling and mountain biking, which are low-impact sports that can be practiced by athletes over the course of their lifetime. As Jon, the owner of Wheelworks, put it when I interviewed him: "How many guys do you see going to play a pick up game of basketball at 60 or 70?" There are a surprising number of people in their 60s, 70s, and beyond that ride road bikes and interestingly, mountain bikes. I personally have ridden trails with a number of different people in that age bracket.

Not only are road cycling and mountain biking sports that can be practiced for a lifetime, they get people outside and in nature, enjoying the natural world. Mountain biking especially allows people to access the heart of the forest via single-track trails with little impact on the environment. (The most recent studies on the topic find the impact of a mountain biker only slightly more than that of a hiker.)

Dahlonega Wheelworks is integral to the continuance of these two sports in our area.

706-867-0228

http://wheelworksga.com

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