A Bikers Garage: Family-owned business strives for value, quality service

A Bikers Garage is a family business run by general manager Trenton Redenbaugh, at left, and owned by his father, Mike Redenbaugh, at right, and co-owner Bob Kay. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
A Bikers Garage is a family business run by general manager Trenton Redenbaugh, at left, and owned by his father, Mike Redenbaugh, at right, and co-owner Bob Kay. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

A Bikers Garage is a family business run by general manager Trenton Redenbaugh, at left, and owned by his father, Mike Redenbaugh, at right, and co-owner Bob Kay. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

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A Bikers Garage in Roanoke provides maintenance services for a wide range of motorcycle brands. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Per their slogan, A Bikers Garage is capable of a wide range of motorcycle service and accessory options. (Source: A Bikers Garage/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tired of the corporate grind after three decades, Bob Kay and Mike Redenbaugh began seeking a more enjoyable venture.

With years of business and engineering experience under their belts, the pair leaned into their greatest passion: motorcycles.

Together, they opened A Bikers Garage in Roanoke in September 2008 in an effort to fill a gap in the market, Redenbaugh said.

“If you wanted an oil change on your Harley, it might take a week,” he said. “There was [not] a place for same-day service.”

While the business does not sell motorcycles, it does provide a full spectrum of maintenance services for all types of bikes.


Typical service on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle entails lubrication of the engine, transmission and primary drive, which A Bikers Garage performs for $199, Redenbaugh said.

Under the direction of senior technician Jeff Dunn, A Bikers Garage covers routine maintenance all the way to full engine builds for Harleys, including upgrades and customization, Redenbaugh said.

For other types of motorcycles, such as Yamaha, Kawasaki and Ducati, the garage provides primary and interval maintenance work on tires, brakes, clutches and customization for accessories.

“If you’re a real enthusiast, your bike becomes individualized to your particular taste and style,” Redenbaugh said. “Our sole focus is service and accessorizing so that you can get the bike to be what you want it to be.”

As enthusiasts themselves, employees at the garage are focused on supporting the motorcycle community, Redenbaugh said. Whether it is a refresh of the engine or a transmission upgrade, the goal is to help customers get more performance out of their bikes.

“We strive to be the best motorcycle value in Texas, and value is much more than the price of an item,” he said.

By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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