About Us - From Steven's Toy Box to Steven's Bicycles
The Steven's Bicycles Story
Steven's Bicyles is proud to have been a part of the central valley community for more than 60 years. We've always been a family run small business and thoughout the years our mission has remained the same - giving our customers the same friendly personal service that we've been known for since 1955, while providing the best selection and value in everything we sell. Our commitment to excellent service continues beyond the sale, and we are privileged to work with some of the best mechanics in the area to provide a service department that is second to none. From a simple flat tire to the most complicated of repairs, our experts are here to help! Have questions? Drop on by either shop and we're happy to help find the answers. Cycling is our passion, and it's our goal to share our love with as many others as we can.
Steven's Bicycles began in 1955 as Steven's Toy Box. Originally located at the corner of Palm and Shields in Fresno, Steven's was owned and operated by Gabe Goshtigian and his family for 35 years. Steven's was originally a toy store, selling bikes along with Barbie dolls and model airplanes. The bike business grew and the shop began to repair bikes too, and eventually phased out the toys to become a full-time bike shop.
Brent Kutzbach has worked in the bike industry for most of his life. He started out in the warehouse of a large bicycle distributor in the 70s, and worked his way up through the company until he eventually went out on the road selling Nishiki bicycles to stores up and down the valley. Tired of deadlines and the corporate lifestyle, Brent and his wife, Tina, used all of their savings and took over the shop in 1990 when Gabe retired. Brent and Tina gave the store a year long makeover, and soon took over the space next door to double the size of the original store. In 2007 the shop opened their second store in Clovis at the corner of Willow and Nees, on the Old Town bike trail.
Steven's finally closed down the old location at Palm and Shields in December of 2013 to relocate to Northwest Fresno. Though it was a hard decision to leave the old shop, the change became more and more necessary as time went on due to an old building and increasingly rescrictive ADA regulations. The new store is located at 4045 N. Figarden Drive at Brawley, just one block south of Herndon. Our new store is like nothing else in the valley!
Steven's Bicycles was voted "Fresno's Best Bike Shop" in the People's Choice Awards for 11 years in a row. We are also proud to have been named one of "America's Best Bike Shops" (formerly Top 100 Bike Shops) for many years, and have always been an "A+" rated member of the Better Business Bureau. Brent and Tina recently celebrated their 25th anniversary of owning Steven's Bicycles and their son, Blake, is now managing the new Fresno store.
Thank you so much for letting Steven's be a part of your family for all these years! One of the very best things about our business is meeting the children, and even the grandchildren, of of the friends we've helped for years. We are happy to be able to share our love of cycling, and look forward to serving you for many years to come.