Family Bike Shop

Meet Pete Schones

Three Generations of Family Cycling

Pete Schones has a colorful history with the timeless enjoyment of cycling that dates back three generations, when his grandfather, Ferenc Barvik, opened the first professional bike shop in Denver in the mid 1960s.   Pete was first introduced to the cycling industry in 1984 when his parents continued Ferenc's legacy and opened a bike shop of their own. Pete attended the acclaimed Barnett Bicycle Institute to hone his repair and maintenance skills and eventually took a job with a national bicycle parts supplier, frequently visiting bike shops in his territory, where he got to know the owners and gained great insight into the bicycle shop business.  These visits gave Pete the unique opportunity to see the key factors that made for a successful bicycle shop.

 In 2001, Pete found the perfect location, and ACME Bicycles opened its doors in Longmont, Colorado.  One step inside ACME Bicycles, and you are immediately struck by an intimate gallery of the family’s vintage photo collection -- Pete’s tribute to his decorated grandfather, Ferenc’s, many victories as a professional cyclist in his native country of Hungary.
Pete invites you to visit the store, where you will find a large selection of bicycle products; and if you choose, take a journey through a closely-held family history of cycling.

The Grandfather of Colorado Cycling Story


Innovation For The Entire Family

Founded in 1974, Specialized became a household name after introducing the first major production mountain bike, called the Stumpjumper.  Specialized continues the tradition of firsts with a complete line of family bicycles and accessories unparalleled in the cycling industry.


Perfect Ride for Town and Country

Electra is a twenty year old bike company that makes stylish and comfortable townie bikes. These bikes are the perfect ride for light commuting and more importantly fun family rides. The bikes have been engineered for flat foot stand-over heights.  

Electra Bicycles

The company that pioneered BMX

We carry 20" bikes that kids and big kids want. Quality bikes that will ride safely, no matter what kind of stunts your rider is trying to pull off.  Freestyle and BMX riding can be enjoyed in the driveway and the skatepark.

Haro Bikes

Bikes Bring The Family Together


Let ACME help you find the right bike to fit your needs.  There is no better way to enjoy Longmont than with a bicycle.  Hit the local trails, run errands, or ride in comfort and style with the family.  Whether you desire to get in shape with one of our fitness bikes or ride with your kids to school, we can fit you with the perfect bike to match your riding style.


One of the most memorable days in your life is when you learn how to ride a bicycle.  We at ACME believe the best way to instill the passion of cycling is with our kids.  We offer solidly built kids’ bikes assembled by trained professionals, made specifically to fit your child’s skill level and body measurements that can be handed down for years to come. Trust ACME to pair your child with the safest high-quality bike at the best value.



Need a tube or some lube?  We have a wide selection of parts to fix most bikes and offer friendly advice.  Don’t see what you’re looking for?  No Problem!  ACME has access to nearly all of the parts manufactures and in most cases we can have the item you’re looking for shipped to our store in just a few days.


Longmont is great for riding, but it’s important to stay safe.  We have a full line of equipment to make your ride safer.  From lights for visibility to helmets for your melon, we can help make your ride more secure.


Comfortable cycling clothing doesn't have to make you look like the next Tour winner.  We have a wide selection of men and women’s clothing. Choosing the right shoes, gloves, and shorts will increase your comfort on rides of any distance.



If it has wheels, we can fix it.  Heck, even if it has no wheels, we can fix it!  Roll or carry it in to our shop when something goes wrong and we promise a thorough and honest assessment of your wheeled machine.  We only recommend repairs that will keep you riding longer and safer.  In the event your bicycle has reached its useful life, we promise to be upfront with our recommendation.


Dusting off the old two wheeler?  Ready to get back on the road after winter?  We can help.  Like any other machine, your bike requires regular maintenance to keep it efficient and on the road longer.   Bring your steed in to have one of our Tune Wizards breathe life back in to your favorite ride.  We will inspect, clean, and tune every aspect of your bike and get you back on the road or trail.