Dave Hudson founded Recycled Cycles after working on bicycles in his parents’ garage in 1972 by buying, reconditioning and selling over 600 bicycles while he was in high school.  The first Recycled Cycles opened in 1978 about 4 miles South of town (where all of the flea markets are now located) selling nothing but repainted and reconditioned bicycles.  Fitness equipment was added in 1982, and after business expansion and contraction in the early 1990’s, Recycled Cycles settled in their current location on South Mason Street.

In 2021, Brad & Krista Piepenbrink became the new owners of Recycled Cycles.  Brad previously had an extensive background in government while Krista taught elementary school but they both shared a dream of running a local business in a community that shared their love of bicycles and enjoying the outdoors.  You will likely see Brad & Krista riding around the bike paths of Fort Collins with their two children following behind on their tag-along bikes.