Tuesday, March 19, 2019

A legacy of inspiration: Bicycle World founder fondly remembered

By ERNIE J. GARRIDO

HARLINGEN – The RGV cycling community is remembering and paying tribute to Henry Roberts, founder and owner of Bicycle World, who died Sunday after a battle with non - Hodgkin’s lymphoma .

Roberts, who was born in the Bahamas, opened Bicycle World in Harlingen with his wife Kelly in 1977 and followed-up with locations in Brownsville, McAllen and most recently, in Corpus Christi.

Those who knew him and spent time at the store share the same anecdote: Roberts was a caring man who was personally invested in helping his customers achieve their best, from novice cyclists to those t ackling the annual JalapeƱo 100-mile ride, an event he founded 29 years ago with all proceeds benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Harlingen.  Read more >>