About Fritz's Bicycle Shop

Our Story

Fred "Fritz" Maiser was starting to ride a lot back in the late 70's the more Fritz rode, the more he needed service on his bike. As his shop visits for repair work increased he realized he wasn't content with the service he was receiving. Fritz thought "I can do better" so he opened Fritz's Bicycle Shop in 1981. He then went on to successfully run the shop for 30 years building a solid reputation on great mechanical service.

Like many kids in the 70's and 80's I lived on my bike I rode it everywhere and loved it! My father also liked bicycles he made sure that I had a steady supply of cool bikes to cruise around on. He didn't just give me bikes though, he taught me how to ride them, how to maintain them, he taught me to value them. This skill set and respect for bicycles landed me a job at the local bike shop when I was 15.  I've been fortunate and have made my living doing something bicycle related ever since. I've worked for many different shops over past 25 years and I'm thankful to all of them. 

In the summer of 2012 I was looking around feeling like Worcester was missing something. I wanted to see a bicycle shop that treated first timers with the same stoke and excitement that a seasoned enthusiast received. A shop were you could walk in and feel welcomed regardless of your knowledge of bicycles. Where you would be treated with respect and patience whether you needed your tire inflated on the way to the park or your suspension overhauled so you could hit the trail. I talked to Fritz and after 31 years he was ready to retire. He was anxious at the prospect of the shop continuing on, I was excited about what it could become. I took ownership of Fritz's Bicycle Shop on September 1st 2012, then with the help of my family, friends, staff, and the Worcester cycling community we have turned it into a shop that welcomes everyone. 

                                                                                          Stoked to be your local bike shop,

Aaron Prince 

Owner / Operator