Bruce Wallingford

I was born in Buffalo, NY in the early 60’s. In the mid 70’s my dad was transfered to Portland, ME so we moved to Windham, ME. I went to a 2 year college in Presque Isle, ME.

I moved back to Windham, then Portland, then Gorham, and finally Westbrook.

I was a paper boy for 3 1/2 years. I worked at 2 campgrounds, Dairy Queen, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Gorham House of Pizza.

Later I did auto body repair for years. I worked for Rowe Ford in Westbrook for 16 years (a great place), and Ultimately Ernie’s Cycle Shop.

Ernie’s Creations

When I was a kid I put a front shifter + rings on my BMX bike. Two years later huffy came out with the same thing.

I helped Giant Bicycle redesign the Revive bike with more gear optons.

I created the first fat 3 wheeled bicycle.

We created “Winterbike” – a downhill mountain bike race series on the ski slops at several ski mountains.

We are in the process of creating the “American Cycle Speedway”, an all out sprint on a dirt oval flat track with a BMX style start gate. Check the website for race dates.