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Mike's Bikes moves to larger space; Mike Steven Mitsubishi gets expanded car lot

10/09/2013 3:08 PM

10/09/2013 3:37 PM

Bike enthusiast Mike Steven on one of his Mike’s Bikes. WICHITA — Car dealer Mike Steven is frank about why he started Mike's Bikes a decade ago.

"It was mostly just for fun more than anything," he says of selling electric bicycles and motor scooters.

"I've been fooling around with it more than anything for the last 10 years."

That's changed, though.

"Now we're getting serious about it."

The business had been in a small building at Mike Steven Mitsubishi just east of Kellogg and Woodlawn.

"It really wasn't much of a display," Steven says. "We didn't have a good location."

The business now is in the building immediately west of there where Midwest Kia used to be. The new space is vastly bigger, which Steven says is crucial for the business.

"It takes a lot more room than I thought it would."

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About Carrie Rengers

Carrie Rengers joined The Eagle's Business team in 2002 despite her inability to even balance a checkbook. Fortunately for her, and readers, her Have You Heard? blog is about business scoops and contains lots of news but almost no math.

A Michigan native, Carrie’s father was quite tragically transferred to Little Rock, Ark., in the middle of her sophomore year of high school. To make matters worse, her parents put her in a girls school. She recovered, though, and went on to enjoy being an English major at Hendrix College (the Harvard of the Ozarks, don’t you know). She worked for the weekly Arkansas Business and the statewide daily Arkansas Democrat-Gazette before moving to Wichita to be with her favorite writer and cook, husband Joe Stumpe.

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