Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce president/CEO Debora K. Boelz, left, presents Touright Bicycle Shop owners Susan and David Sperstad with the Chamber’s Small Business of the Year Award. “Bikes mean business” is a favorite catchphrase of David Sperstad.
That means a whole lot more than just simply selling bicycles to Sperstad, who owns Touright Bicycle Shop with his wife, Susan. It represents the fact that bicycles “have a way of building community,” he said. They promote connectivity along with physical, emotional and mental well-being among riders. They can also be a major driver for local businesses.
“Cycling is good for everybody,” Sperstad said. “Not only is it good for your overall well-being, but bike shops can serve as commercial and financial development centers. Every good town has a bike shop.”
Sperstad’s passion for cycling and bike shops is not something he developed later in life. Since he was 13 years old, he had dreamed of owning his own shop. In 2014, he was ready for a career change. He decided to make that lifelong dream a reality.
He and Susan bought the building at 124 Second St. NE, Little Falls, and in January 2015, Touright Bicycle Shop was born.
Since then the business has served as a one-stop shop for all things cycling, the only one of its kind in Morrison County. Sperstad will work on and repair any bicycle, and the shop carries a selection of BMX, comfort bikes, fitness bikes, hybrid bikes, mountain bikes, recumbents and more. They even carry a […]