• Henry’s Bicycle Shop relocates to Pike Creek

    by  • January 8, 2012 • How To • 4 Comments

    Henry’s Bikes, incorporated in 1946, has moved. They are now immediately adjacent to McGlynns Pub at 7 Polly Drummond Shopping Center, Newark, DE, 19711. This bike shop is one of the longest running (if not the longest running) in Delaware. A high-5 send off to Mat Holloway, former bike mechanic at EMS Christiana, in his endeavors as the new owner. A grand opening is being planned, TBA.

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    4 Responses to Henry’s Bicycle Shop relocates to Pike Creek

    1. January 8, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      Dunbar’s Bicycles on Philadelphia Pike was also opened in 1946. I’m old enough to remember when Dunbar’s was in downtown Wilmington and Henry’s was on Lancaster Avenue. Went to both of them as a kid… Felix C.

    2. Frank Warnock
      January 8, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      Wow . . . thanks for the history. My time in DE started in 1996, and the closest shop to me then was Bike Line in Bear.

      Interestingly, the oldest bike shop in America is about 1.5 hours away in Princeton, NJ – Kopps: http://koppscycle.net/

    3. Gordon Roth
      January 9, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      This was originally Henry Dorsman’s shop on Lancaster Ave right? His son Jim owned the Hobbi Art stores which lasted many years at Midway Shopping Center. Seems like Henry’s has always been around–a Delaware institution.

      • Mark Durbano
        February 9, 2012 at 2:11 pm

        I used to live on Fourth Street in Wilmington, and Henry’s was located right across the street from me, near the intersection of Fourth Street and Greenhill Ave. It was a tiny shop back then, I remember purchsing a skid lib (helmet) from him. The shop moved from there to the Lancaster Avenue location.

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