Owner of Handlebar Cyclery wants to make the Katy-Fulshear area more bike-friendly

Handlebar Cyclery
Handlebar Cyclery owner Stephen Crewe has been cycling for about 25 years and wants to share his passion. (Nola Z. Valente/Community Impact Newspaper)

Handlebar Cyclery owner Stephen Crewe has been cycling for about 25 years and wants to share his passion. (Nola Z. Valente/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Handlebar Cyclery has a variety of bicycles from which to choose. (Nola Z. Valente/Community Impact Newspaper)
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(Designed by José Dennis/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Handlebar Cyclery offers cycling gear. (Nola Z. Valente/Community Impact Newspaper)
Stephen Crewe said he has been passionate about cycling for 25 years.

His passion for cycling led him to open Handlebar Cyclery in the Fulshear area, where he has lived for nearly a decade.

As a serial entrepreneur, Crewe said he identified the fast-growing population and the need for a local bicycle shop, and so he opened Handlebar Cyclery in October 2015.

“Cycling is about being outdoors, having a healthier lifestyle and just having fun,” Crewe said. “It can be competitive, recreational or for fitness. Any way you take it on, it is really, really enjoyable for any age. It’s part of childhood, and for adults, a bike is like a new toy.”

Born in Mexico, Crewe attended Texas Tech University and picked up mountain biking as a hobby during his studies. He quickly became passionate about the sport and competed with the NCAA in the late 1990s, he said.


Crewe said he wants to grow the cycling community in the area and hopes to collaborate with local cities to help make cycling-friendly environments where people feel safe.

“Sometimes drivers are not very aware of cyclists or don’t want to share the roads,” Crewe said. “There is a lot of issues right now with people getting run over across the country, and a lot of people are scared of cycling, but as a community, we can overcome that.”

Crewe said sharing his passion for cycling with employees and customers is a great part of his happiness, but he also enjoys supporting local charities that focus on local issues such as human trafficking.

“We don’t do a lot of fundraising, but sometimes during [cycling events held by human trafficking nonprofits] we go as technical support,” Crewe said. “Houston is one of the worst places for [human trafficking], and what better way to [combat the issue] than in a way that you enjoy.”

Crewe said he hopes to expand his business around the Greater Houston area but does not yet have a timeline or location in mind.

“Hopefully, God gives us the means to [open a new location] sometime soon,” he said.

Handlebar Cyclery


24948 FM 1093, Ste. 220, Richmond

832-437-7584

www.handlebarcyclery.com

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m.
By Nola Valente
A native Texan, Nola serves as reporter for the Katy edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She studied print journalism at the University of Houston and French at the University of Paris-Sorbonne in France. Nola was previously a foreign correspondent in Jerusalem, Israel covering Middle East news through an internship with an American news outlet.


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