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About Us

Your Local Bike Shop Since 1972

Howard Sharp opened the first RV&E location in Penfield in 1972. Back then, RV&E was the place to purchase snowmobiles and parts. But even then, Howard knew that bicycles were his future. RV&E moved to its Fairport location in 1979. At that time, the building was half its current size. We stayed because location is everything, and we have a great spot in the village. You can see the canal from our front windows. Commitment, loyalty, and great customers have made RV&E Bike and Skate the oldest owner-operated bicycle store in Rochester. You could not ask for more choices in bikes and accessories to test ride, try on, and touch. This store is our home, and we want you to feel great about each visit.

RV&E's proud of its reputation as a warm and friendly "hometown" shop. We invite you to stop in today and experience RV&E yourself at our Fairport or Canandaigua locations.

Who are the people behind RV&E?

Doug Sharp, the new owner of the business since January 2018. Doug enjoys cycling when he's away from the shop. His wife Dana completed the Ironman in Lake Placid in 2007 and 2010. He also races antique cars and loves spending time with his two children Abigail and June. 

Dan has worked with Howard since 1979. Dan is a savvy buyer, a great salesman, a polished accountant, and an expert mechanic (when he has to be). When you're ready to lay out your hard-earned money on a new bike, you need to place your trust in the best. 

Tim is the Service Manager at RV&E Bike and Skate. He has been working with bicycles forever and working at RV&E since the turn of the century. He is very knowledgeable and will be happy to help you get your bicycle riding great. 

Phil has been a bike salesman since 2018. He is always ready to help customers find the perfect new bike and accessories. 

Michael is our newest service tech at RV&E. He is well on his way to being an expert in the bicycle repair industry!

Sam is a service technician at RV&E. He has been at the shop for a few years now and keeps bicycles working for you.

Bernadette is a part time employee at RV&E. She loves riding bicycles especially with her grandchildren. You'll see her at the store selling bicycles and even fixing a few.

Andy is our Store Manager in Canandaigua. His passion is mountain biking. He will work with you to get the right bicycle or fix a flat tire if that is all you need serviced. 

Peter is a great asset in our Canandaigua store. He will show you the right bicycle and get you ready to ride. 

Bob is a service technician at Canandaigua. He works part time making sure bicycles are in great riding condition.  

Julian is a high school student that works in our Canandaigua store. He is also an avid mountain biker. He does service and assembly work at the shop.

Howard Sharp, CEO ("Chief Engineer for Outdoors") is our founder and has been retired from the business since 2017. He has been working the business for 45 years and has passed the torch to his son Doug. If there's an outdoor activity, Howard does it. He hunts, fishes, races cars...he even plows snow.

Why Shop With Us?

From professional bike repair and fitting services to top cycling products at exceptional prices, we've got you covered.

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Quality & Value

We sell products from the best bicycle brands in the world. We offer great value to our customers through competitive pricing, quality products, and superior customer service.

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Friendly Staff

We aren't your average bike shop. Our staff is helpful and crazy about cycling. We listen to your needs and work hard to help you find precisely the right products for you.

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Low Price Promise

If you find the same product in stock locally for a lower price within 30 days of your purchase, we’ll happily credit you the difference. Get the best products at the best price.

Browse Our Bike Selection

Find your dream bike today and visit us for a test ride. We'll ensure that you're on the right bike to meet your needs and the right frame size for a comfortable, safe cycling experience.