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. But as you know, 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, New owner of the business since January of 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. Dan is simply 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.
Ben works as a service technician. He is an avid road cyclist and will be seen frequently riding to work from the city of Rochester. A great asset for RV&E and can fix a bike with the best of them.
Joey is a high school student that works at RV&E and loves selling bicycles. You need to stop in and see what Joey has to sell you. He will get you the right bicycle at the right price.
Ian is a high school student that works at RV&E. He loves riding his mountain bikes, whether downhill or cross country, he has them both. You'll see him at the store selling bicycles and even fixing a few.
Andy is our main man in Canandaigua. He is an avid bicyclist, whether it is road, mountain or just single speed cruising he does it all. He will work with you to get the right bicycle and even fix that flat on your bicycle.
Peter is a great asset in our Canandaigua store. He will show you the right bicycle and get you ready to ride.
Spencer a recent high school graduate that is working part time with us at RV&E. He can repair your bicycle and also sell you a new one.
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.