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Brought together by a love of BMX, and a need to serve The BMX community.

Here is who you are supporting with your order.

Brought together by a love of BMX, and a need to serve The BMX community.

Here is who you are supporting with your order.

Head of HR Pedals Powers hails from the streets of Richmond, VA. She was adopted on 1/3/17, and now rules the whole complex. Having had the ups driver, neighbors, and customers all trained to bring her treats. She can be seen all over the east coast tracks and trails, traveling with her handler. Follower her on Instagram @pedalsthedog

Head of HR Pedal Powers hails from the streets of Richmond, VA. She was adopted on 1/3/17, and now rules the whole complex. Having had the ups driver, neighbors, and customers all trained to bring her treats. She can be seen all over the east coast tracks and trails, traveling with her handler. Follower her on Instagram @pedalsthedog

Owner Chad Powers was born and raised racing BMX in Nokesville VA, where he began Powers in 2004 as a mobile shop. He started driving around the east coast servin' skatepark kids and race dads out of a van. Fast forward 16 years and the shop has evolved into an ever-growing store front, mail-order, and race track vendor with its headquarters in Richmond, VA. Chad is still runnin' up and down the highway to race events and building the best wheels in the game. He has also amassed one of the most extensive BMX history collections in the world, dubbed the "Powers BMX Museum".

Owner Chad Powers was born and raised racing BMX in Nokesville VA, where he began Powers in 2004 as a mobile shop. He started driving around the east coast servin' skatepark kids and race dads out a van. Fast forward 16 years and the shop has evolved into an ever-growing store front, mail-order, and race track vendor with its headquarters in Richmond, VA. Chad is still runnin' up and down the highway to race events and building the best wheels in the game. He has also amassed one of the most extensive BMX history collections in the world, dubbed the "Powers BMX Museum".

Wheel Builder & Mechanic Curtis Cantwell is a Richmond, VA BMX scene native. Barely in his 20's he has an outlook and bike that are straight out of the year 2000. He has vast knowledge of freestyle BMX parts and history, that most riders 15 years his senior, dont have. Taught by Chad, he is an excellent wheel smith and if you ordered your wheels in the last year or two, chances are he built them... Oh yeah, and he's that kid that rode down the arch. Yes he tried to pull up.

Wheel Builder & Mechanic Curtis Cantwell is a Richmond, VA BMX scene native. Barely in his 20's he has an outlook and bike that are straight out of the year 2000. He has vast knowledge of freestyle BMX parts and history, that most riders 15 years his senior, dont have. Taught by Chad, he is an excellent wheel smith and if you ordered your wheels in the last year or two, chances are he built them... Oh yeah, and he's that kid that rode down the arch. Yes he tried to pull up.

Content Creator & Website Designer Donovan Allen came down to Richmond from the Blue Ridge mountains in early 2018 to work at the shop. For over a year he lived in his van in the parking lot of the shop, and made media for the shop on the side when he wasn't working the front counter. He has grown into the position of handling not only the online presence of the shop, but also keeping up with inventory, and the shipping and receiving side of things. Basically anything he can do to not talk to people.

Content Creator & Website Designer Donovan Allen came down to Richmond from the Blue Ridge mountains in early 2018 to work at the shop. For over a year he lived in his van in the parking lot of the shop, and made media for the shop on the side when he wasn't working the front counter. He has grown into the position of handling not only the online presence of the shop, but also keeping up with inventory, and the shipping and receiving side of things. Basically anything he can do to not talk to people.

Powers Pre-Owned operator & Event Coordinator Tim Hankins is the newest addition to the Powers BMX family. Hailing from St. Louis, him and his GMC van have taken the empty parking lot spot left from Donovan getting an apartment. With a passion for anything BMX, and a great knowledge of past and present parts, he was the perfect fit for the new Pre-Owned branch of the shop. And next time you come to a powers event, chances are he is the one pulling the strings for it.

Powers Pre-Owned operator & Event Coordinator Tim Hankins is the newest addition to the Powers BMX family. Hailing from St. Louis, him and his chevy van have taken the empty parking lot spot left from Donovan getting an apartment. With a passion for anything BMX, and a great knowledge of past and present parts, he was the perfect fit for the new Pre-Owned branch of the shop. And next time you come to a powers event, chances are he is the one pulling the strings for it.

Traveling Mechanic Justin Kimmel grew up in the sticks outside of Greencastle PA, the city where he currently lives. Discovering BMX racing in 1998, he hasn't stopped riding since. He has his own trails called Gtown that he's been digging at for over 20 years, and he has been a bike mechanic for over 6. A lover of all things bike related. Justin drives to all the National races to work the trailer and wrench on bikes with Chad!

Traveling Mechanic Justin Kimmel grew up in sticks outside of Greencastle, PA, the city where he currently lives. Discovering BMX racing in 1998, he hasn't stopped riding since. He has his own trails called Gtown that he's been digging at for over 20 years, and he has been a bike mechanic for over 6. A lover of all things bike related. Justin drives to all the National races to work the trailer and wrench on bikes with Chad!