Rodz & Ridz

rodz_ridzRODZ AND RIDZ 223 Queen St Dunnville N1A 1H8 wendy@rodzandridz.ca Owners Kyle and Wendy Kent

Rodz and Ridz is one of Dunnville’s newest businesses having just opened in February of 2015. The shop is owned by Kyle and Wendy Kent who, having looked around Dunnville, decided that what our town really needed was a motorcycle shop that offers options for equipment, parts, clothing and top name brand merchandise normally found only in large city centres.

Kyle is a rider himself and wants to increase awareness that riding motorcycles is a great way to release stress. Kyle did auto restoration until seven years ago when an accident suddenly ended that career. After his accident, Wendy gave up her job as a PSW to provide Kyle with the care he needed. Opening a business involving motorcycles was always a dream and passion for Kyle since he has been riding bikes  longer than he has been driving. Kyle found that while he cannot handle the auto parts, he can paint bike parts because they are smaller and more manageable.

Kyle and Wendy are enthusiastic about life in Dunnville.They are parents of six children, several of whom work part-time in the shop. Chris, who is 21 helps with stocking shelves and painting parts.Breanne who is 18 and an honours student at Dunnville Secondary School helps out part-time . The Kents also have five grand children. Although they have only lived in Dunnville for several years, they are optimistic about what they can give to their community. They really want to educate the public on the joys of riding and make it clearer that no one is ever too old to learn to ride! This will be their first experience with Port Dover’s Friday the Thirteenth event and they plan to set up the back deck as a rest spot with free cold water for bikers to rest for a bit and visit.

With warm weather  come the cottagers and campers and the opportunity  explore the shores of Lake Erie. Kyle and Wendy are waiting to meet the needs of their fellow motorcyclist.They believe they will do well because they are able to ship parts that will save people time and money. The motto at Rodz and Ridz is “We are small on inventory and huge on service.” Check them out at 223 Queen St . in Dunnville.