One last stop at the shopPublished 10:52am Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A swarm of Honda motorcycles poured into the streets of Austin as riders led the funeral procession for Richard Trimble, the founder of Trimble’s Cycle Center who died Aug. 17 at 84.
Pallbearers on various bikes led the group Tuesday morning while dozens more followed. Before making
their way to Oakwood Cemetery, however, the riders took Trimble for one final ride by his business as they passed Trimble’s Cycle Center in south Austin.
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 U.S.
He will be remembered for his enormous work ethic, as he worked seven days a week for years, and even worked at the shop after he sold the business to his sons in 1993. Trimble stopped working in February 2011, well into his 80s. He loved working on cars and motorcycles, and always believed in the best customer service possible.