Name: Chad Powers Hometown: Grew up in Nokesville, VA, live in Richmond, VA now! Started riding BMX in: 1996 Number of bikes in the collection: 250-300 rideable bikes
The BMX museum you've got going at the shop is fairly new. Can you explain how it all unfolded? Powers BMX: it’s not new! It has always been in the works. But we just moved the shop into a bigger better spot which we had build a section dedicated for the BMX museum!
When you were looking for a new location, was starting a BMX museum always on your mind? Powers BMX: Yes, the museum was a main point of the new location!
It seems you've got plenty of bikes. How do you decide which bikes deserve a spot in the museum? Powers BMX: We don’t dislike anything that’s BMX! We are going to downsize it a little, get rid of some doubles.
What's the oldest bike in the line-up? Powers BMX: We have a Schwinn Sting ray. I personally love the '70s BMX.
Name shop: Powers Bike Shop Location: Downtown Richmond VA Years in business: 14 years.. since 2004 Employees: 2 full time, and bunch dudes that are down to help whenever
Did you ever go to school to learn how to run a BMX business or did you just 'send it'? Powers Bike Shop: Is there a school for that? hahaha. I just sent it, like I do everything in my life!
Were your BMX industry contacts already made before you started your shop, or did you meet more people along the way? Powers Bike Shop: I have definitely met way more on the way, but I worked at other bike shops prior and met a few.