Tour guide Rick Steves is an avid cyclist, but that doesn’t mean he always rides his own bike, so when he first visited a local Ricks store, he decided to take his bicycle with him.
“I was just walking up to the register and asking the clerk what the best tour guide was,” he said.
“She said, ‘Well, we’re here to help you.’
And I said, what is that?””
I thought it was a bit of a stretch, so I walked away and got a few other things, but I didn’t want to give up my bike,” Steves said.
The Ricks franchisee said he wanted to make sure that the Ricks shop had a bicycle tour guide for his customers.
“He said, you know, if you don’t know the best way to ride, I’ll just take my bike and go somewhere else,” Steveds said.
It was an easy decision to make, Steves was confident in his new bike, but it did not take long for his cycling to catch up to him.
Since the store opened, Steved has been able to ride his bike around the store, and he said he plans to continue to do so.
“It’s been really fun,” Steve said.
“We’re getting a little bit of publicity and the whole tour is getting a lot of attention, and I think it’s great.”