Aaron Dykstra

Aaron Dykstra

From a young age bicycles have been enormously important to me, much more so than other childhood playthings. I grew up hearing a romantic narrative from my grandparents about the time they spent touring Europe by bicycle after World War II. With photos, slides and a meticulous travel journal, my grandfather would paint stories of the mountainous terrain and quaint little villages they visited while touring. Though my grandparents are gone, those stories continue to motivate me.

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Six Eleven Bicycle Co.

Six Eleven Bicycle Co.

Inspired by the Great 611 J-Class steam locomotive, Six-Eleven Bicycle Co. perfectly pairs performance and artful design to create the ultimate in lugged and fillet brazed custom steel bicycles.

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The Great 611

The Great 611

In a valley deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the town of Roanoke, Virginia, has served as a hub of transportation for nearly 150 years. Roanoke got its name and rose to railroading prominence in 1881 when Norfolk & Western, the great rail company of the Southeast, began to use the village of Big Lick, Virginia, as a central hub and exchange point between two rail lines. The Roanoke River became the town’s namesake, and the railroad, the town’s proprietor.

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