Ask anyone in the southern Berkshires where they got their bike, and they are more than likely to answer, “Berkshire Bike & Board.”
Steffen Root was knocking at the door when the local bike shop first opened in 1995 (it was known as Berkshire Bike & Blade then). Though his position as apprentice bike mechanic at Bike & Blade started as a summer job, he had “the chance of a lifetime” when he graduated from college and the original owners offered to sell the business to Root and his coworker, David Clark. The pair became the proprietors on January 1, 1999. Root has now been in the bike business for 18 years.