Ride in Peace: Richard Trimble, founder of Trimble's Cycle Center

Publish Date: 
Aug 27, 2012

AUSTIN, Minn. – Honda riders last week gave a longtime dealer a fitting sendoff with a funeral procession that guided his remains past his shop Aug. 21 for a last goodbye.

Richard Trimble, the founder of Trimble’s Cycle Center, died Aug. 17. He was 84.

In his memory, pallbearers on bikes led the group while dozens more followed to Oakwood Cemetery, with a detour past Trimble’s Cycle Center in south Austin, according to the Austin Daily Herald.

Trimble was born March 18, 1928, in Clear Lake, Iowa. He opened Trimble’s in 1954 and started selling motorcycles in 1960. Today the business is the second-oldest Honda motorcycle shop in the United States.

Trimble sold the business to his sons in 1993 but continued working in the shop until February 2011.

Posted by Holly Wagner