Maryland Park Bicycles
One of our readers is shop owner John Epps, who wrote us in response to the cover story in Urban Velo #31, Can Bike Shop Deserts Bloom on Chicago’s South Side. “I just wanted to let you know I enjoyed your article about John’s Hardware store and Bike Shop in Chicago. More than a year ago I opened Maryland Park Bicycles in the undeserved neighborhood in Central Prince George’s County Maryland. We service much of the community East of the River Washington DC and Southern Prince George’s County where there is currently no bike shops. I can really relate to what John Started some 40 years ago. The story is inspiring for anyone wanting to help their community through entrepreneurship. This was also a well placed introduction to your magazine.”
You can read more about Maryland Park Bicycles in this October 2011 article from Gazette.net.