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Reasons to Ride

At Raber's Bike Shop

By Emily Roebuck, Contributor Published: January 1, 2014 12:00 AM
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The air moving past your face, imagining the scenery flying by you as it might have appeared centuries before, hearing the clicking and ticking of gears and the whoosh of the tires on the pavement, these are all great reasons to ride, but the most important reason is your health.

While being a great way to experience the world around you, riding a bike is also beneficial to your health, the environment and your finances. Once you have the right bike, the calorie burning, cardio and leg toning can begin. Instead of spending money each month on a membership at the gym, your workout investment is ready and waiting for you on the open road.

Raber's Bike Shop in Millersburg will make sure the bike you purchase is suited for your needs whether it is racing, trail riding or biking to work each day. The staff will take the time to find the frame that fits each purpose and each rider. A lifetime warranty comes with each bike frame along with a free basic fit in order to adjust the bike for optimal knee and joint health.

"Customer service is our number one priority," said owner, Raber. (Mr. Raber asked that his first name not be included in the story.) "We focus on the customer's needs, and we know they choose to come to us because we go that extra mile to make sure they are satisfied."

The atmosphere at Raber's Bike Shop is inspiring, warm and welcoming. Even if you are stopping in for the first time, the store and the seating area, complete with a roaring fire and a cup of coffee for thirsty shoppers, has the perfect mix of appreciation and information for the customer experience. The staff is happy to answer questions and a sections designed specifically for men, women and children helps to narrow down the decision making process for first time buyers who may not be familiar with everything available on the market.

"The whole purpose of selling the quality products we carry is to make sure our customers are getting the best," Raber said. "One of the most important care elements we provide is that if a customer is not pleased with an item we are always willing to work with them. The care and effort we put in is a benefit to the people who buy from us and that in turn benefits us as well."

To become inspired and find the bike that fits your reason to ride, visit Raber's Bike Shop at 6515 State Route 241 in Millersburg. Regular business hours are Monday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; closed Sunday. For more information call 330-674-3186. As an Amish business they do not have a phone in the store, but customers are asked to leave a voicemail if there is no response. Be assured, a member of the staff will return the call as soon as possible.

The road is waiting. Riding a bike has been shown to improve heart health related to cholesterol and blood pressure. You will feel it in every part of your body and with the beautiful scenery we have around us in Wayne and Holmes counties, what more reason do you need? Let Raber's Bike Shop start you on the right path for work, for fun, for you.


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