Rubber meets the road on Hertel
They say to do what you love and love what you do. That motto couldn’t be truer for Jodi & Chris Drew, Hertel Avenue’s newest shop owners. On Black Friday, the husband and wife team behind Spoke & Dagger Co., a quality motorcycle gear shop and outfitter, opened their doors for the riders (and non-riders) of Buffalo. Jodi, a graphic designer, and Chris, a motorcycle mechanic, have been riding together for years. So it was high time to turn that passion into their livelihood.
Spoke & Dagger is built on the notion of merging tried, true and trusted products with locally-made goods while bolstering the growing motorcycle community of Buffalo. On the surface, this place is one of the best looking shops in the city – supplying riders and the riders-at-heart with a sleek, welcoming space to try on apparel and gear from brands like Brixton, Iron & Resin, Knox, Grifter, Lowbrow Customs, and Biltwell. But once winter passes, Spoke & Dagger has some big plans up their sleeve… [continued below]
When the open road thaws out, the Hertel shop will be used as a hub for Buffalo’s biker community, hosting frequent rides, tech nights and parties + events with the flexibility of a pop-up space for local craftsmen and women. It’s a space for like minded individuals to come and share experiences, work trade, make new friends, and see other custom built machines. Collaboration is paramount here, where they seek to create an environment for everyone to learn their bike, grow as a rider, and connect with people of similar passions.
And to welcome this week’s lucky #RiseBFLO winner to come check out the shop, Spoke & Dagger is giving away a $20 gift card to…
The always on-point @brandonpeszko
A longtime #RiseBFLO contributor, this win is long overdue. Thanks for using the tag and gifting our eyes with awesome visuals every dang day! Head to Spoke & Dagger at 1434 Hertel Avenue to pick up your $20 gift card. Just tell ’em Rise sent ya.
It’s been WAY too long since I’ve seen a good one. Luckily I had my 5D with me yesterday. Now that I look at it, it looks like a present with a bow on it #ShotByBP #RareChandeliers #Symmetry #igersbuffalo #VSCO #risebflo #iLoveNY #hashtagstepoutbuffalo #canon #canon_photos #canon_official #way2ill #moodygrams #artofvisuals
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