Business Listing Category: Bicycle Shops
Healthy Habits employs only those who are truly passionate about riding bicycles and the lifestyles that come with it. Whether you are shopping for your first bike, your next bike or your last bike…our staff is ready to offer their first-hand experience in all forms of cycling and are excited to get you exactly the ride you are looking for.
Yes, Bruce remembers the very hour he took over Healthy Habits. He readily admits the last almost 20 years had its share of berms and flats, but as the saying goes, “You gotta pay the toll if you wanna rock and roll.” And in so many ways, Healthy Habits has proven to be an outlet for Bruce to live an incredible dream that started at the age of 4 riding a red, white and blue freedom rig with a banana seat . . . that got stolen!
Though he will forever search for this long-lost steed, it was his Huffy Thunder Road that got him hooked on bikes. Bruce continues to prove he will ride any surface: road, mountain, BMX, cross . . . “if it has wheels, I ride it.”
First race: A mountain bike race in Morrison, Il., through muddied and cow-patty’ed pastures and creeks.
What makes cycling great: “You can go anywhere you want to, as fast or slow as you want to, on a bike.”
Favorite ride/route: The gravel roads of northeast Scott County
Bucket list: Touring through Europe
Favorite bike accessory: King Cage Stem bolt water bottle mount.
(Secret Question) What’s the last race you podium’ed? Illiniwek Abermination 2017. “I took first place in the open division. That was the first mountain bike race I’d done in over year after having a couple of bad crashes in late 2015 and mid 2016. I rode most of the race with Luke Guyton, and we paced each really well. It was a huge relief to find out I can still ride fairly competitively after that much time off and smacking my head on the ground a few too many times.”
Words to live by? “Concussions are a lot harder on you than I ever knew.”