Richardson Bike Mart History
  • 1962 Founder Mike Hall starts Bike Mart while in school.
  • 1962-1974 Ray Burkett manages the Bike Mart in Dal-Rich Shopping Center.

  • 1966 Richardson Bicycle Touring club started, later to become Greater Dallas Bicyclists.

  • 1974 Bike sales boom in the United States; 15 million bicycles sold across country.

  • 1974-1980 Ray Burkett manages the Bike Mart location on LBJ Freeway.
  • 1975 RBM has five stores in the Metroplex.
  • 1979 Bad year for the bike industry, but Bike Mart survives.
  • 1980 Jim Hoyt purchases Bike Mart and changes name to Richardson Bike Mart.
  • 1981 "A few good men and a can-do spirit" is adopted as the new slogan; all that has changed is that we now have a few good women as well.
  • 1981 RBM starts sponsoring bicycle rallies and continues to do so year after year
  • 1982 RBM puts 50 percent of marketing budget into the bicycle community and continues to do so.
  • 1983 Matrix race team is started.
  • 1983 RBM supports BMX with its first team.
  • 1984 Matrix Team is turned into a club.
  • 1985 SABAR Triathlon club is started.
  • 1986 RBM sponsors Mirage Cycling Club.
  • 1987 RBM sponsors Dallas' Triple Crown series.
  • 1987 RBM expands and opens a 2nd location in Dallas on July 4.
  • 1989 Double Dates tandem club is started.
  • 1990 RBM sponsors the Texas Bicycle Coalition in Austin.
  • 1994 RBM sponsors "Dirt Project" mountain team.
  • 1997 RBM sponsors MH Factory National BMX Team.
  • 1997 United States bicycle sales drop to only 3.5 million annually.
  • 1997 Sponsorship of RBM BMX Team begins.
  • 1998 Move into new location takes place after 36 years.
  • 2003 Team was the top fund raiser for the MS 150 Red River Challenge. RBM has been participating in the MS 150 since 1982.
  • 2004 January 28, RBM opens its third location in Frisco, TX.
  • 2005 The owners of RBM, Jim and Rhonda Hoyt, will attend the Tour de France for the 7th consecutive year and ride portions of every stage of the tour route.
  • 2005 The Richardson store adds 8,500 square feet for clothing, shoes and accessories.
  • 2005 Another local rider comes through RBM and gets on a professional cycling team. 23 year old Patrick McCartey is on Team Phonak (Switzerland) for the 2006 season.
  • 2006 A record sales year for RBM.
  • 2007 With support from RBM, McKinney Velo Club (MVC) is started.
  • 2008 Although many parts of the country are in a recession, business at the Bike Mart remains strong.
  • 2008 A record year for Team Bike Mart(TBM) at the MS 150. TBM is now known as "The Million Team."
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Dallas, TX 75218
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Richardson, TX 75080
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