Story of our shop location

In 2011, a giant step was taken for Quiring Cycles, LLC.

Scott Quiring relocated his framebuilding business to Free Soil, MI, USA, which is on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan,
on the west side of the state in the lower peninsula. Free Soil is located just east of Hamlin Lake and the
Nordhouse Wilderness Dunes area {Top}. A defining feature of the coastline is the Big Sable Point
and it’s century-old lighthouse which juts out into Lake Michigan bottom}.

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In addition to beautiful beaches, unique sand dunes, and quiet wilderness areas, the shop’s property is adjacent to the
Huron-Manistee National Forest in three different directions. The National Forest contains some 1 million acres of Federally-owned lands,
and what seems to be a limitless quantity of natural resources. These lands provide great mountain bike trails such as Big M and
North Country Trail (NCT) that pass through the forests {map below}.

Additionally, M22 provides an excellent road ride route up Lake Michigan’s legendary coast with many  gorgeous views such
as this one at Arcadia, MI, as it heads North to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore {picture below}.
This area is also home to the Arcadia Dunes mountain bike trails.

Where We Ride

The pictures below shows one of our local rides on
North Country Trail (NCT) along the majestic Manistee River Valley.

A Relocation...

Getting back to the subject of the relocation of the business, the goal of the move was to accomplish a few things besides
the fact that we love the area and would also like to support the local economy.

First, the new location allowed for expansion of the business into a 4000 square foot commercial space.

At Quiring Cycles, we believe that by building in-house, we can control quality to the highest standard and
fine-tune bikes to the taste of the consumer.

Priding himself as a precision machinist and craftsman who is able to artfully TIG weld any frame material, to Scott Quiring, the idea of expanding to
a larger building was to bring new framebuilding machinery onto the premises in order to increase production efficiency and to offer new products.
Not only did he want to expand the manufacturing capabilities, but he also wanted to expand talents as well.

The moving process took over a year, with a lot of ground work and cutting through a ton of bureaucratic red tape.
The pictures below show the equipment being moved into the location during different stages.

Finally, in June of 2011, Quiring Cycles, LLC was officially 100% set up and ready for business (see below).

We now have a showroom where we can set up appointments for public visits, retail sales, and frame fit consultation (see below).

Now that our move is complete for Quiring Cycles and this story is just another page in history, we want to thank all of you for your patience during this time and as well we thank the many people who have helped along the way!  Your help and support has been greatly appreciated.

To be continued...