Most of us know Hank Iglesias from the days back when he was the owner of Edge Cyclery on Moulton Parkway. Hank had many of the best bicycles in the world at his shop and, if he didn’t have it, he could get it for you. He was also one of the best bicycle wrenches in the OC.
When Hank arrived in California in 1990, his first job was being a wrench for Bicycles Etc. which, ironically, is the same store location where Pure Ride Cycles is now located.
Hank worked at Bicycles, Etc. for eight years before deciding to branch out and open his own shop, Edge Cyclery. It became a candy store of great bikes and the very best in equipment. Hank operated the store from 1999 to 2012 when he decided to work on bikes from his home in San Clemente and avoid the hassle of store ownership.
After that, he decided to get back into the bike shop scene and took a job with Cycle Werkes in San Clemente. It wasn’t long after that, that Kristen Lawrence, who owns Pure Ride Cycles, made him an offer that was too good to refuse. In talking with Kristen, she said she had been trying to get Hank to work for her for the past 20 years and now he’s finally with us!
Pure Ride Cycles is located at 24844 Muirlands Blvd. at the intersection of El Toro Road in Lake Forest. Drop by the store and give Hank a big “Welcome Home.”
- Will Decker