Turin Bicycles opened in 1971 at Grant & Sherman when Chicago transplant, Alan Fine, dreamt of serving Denver more than just three-speeds and cruisers. He expanded that location twice before 1991 when the business settled at 7th and Lincoln where Turin has proudly served Denver longer than any other shop in town.
Over the last five decades, Alan’s family owned business promoted cycling and helped build the front range cycling community. In 1973 Alan helped found the Rocky Mountain Road Club which is still active today and has the distinction of being Denver’s oldest cycling club. Check out our community page.
As we continue in our 48th year in business, Turin still strives to lead the way and remain one of the best bike shops in Denver. Most recently, Alan turned toward two long time Turin employees and veterans of the cycling industry, Mike Stejskal and Dave Wileden, to take over the day to day operations.
Longtime friends turned business partners, Mike and Dave grew up separately in Chicago IL and Madison WI respectively, but both in classic Midwest fashion. Playing outside and constantly riding bicycles fostered their love for adventure and exploring nature which is what ultimately lead them both to Denver in the late nineties. Turin quickly becomes home for both of them and although each has left for other pursuits, they have always come home to Turin and are excited to realize their vision of the community bike shop of the modern age.
“For us cycling is a lifestyle. It is how we move through the world. It brings us peace and adds pleasure to our lives. It’s our passion and we want to share that with our customers. Our goal is to continue providing the exceptional level of service that Alan has made riders expect from Turin while elevating the experience of the community bike shop.”