Inside Evolution Cycles
Words by Amy Sue / Photos by Benny Stucker - When we arrived at Alton, it felt homey, like a small railroad town, with years of history, just nestled into the corner of Illinois and Missouri. Alton has the reputation of being the most haunted town in the state. There are haunted tours, and a secret way (I’m told) to get back into the mines.
As tempting as a ghost tour was, we passed, and found our destination: Evolution Cycles is cleverly placed along a pretty busy stretch of road. For the past year and half, the shop has rested just down the road from Fast Eddies, a pretty infamous biker destination, not only for their food, but for their huge outdoor/indoor area that is smoker friendly and has live music.
As we pulled up to the shop, there were a few bikes and people outside, hanging out and looking over a just-built (literally), ‘41 knucklehead. It was literally GLOWING, having just been painted by Shithead, with red flames across the frame and molded tank, and it was a one-of-a-kind job that made this bike stand out. Read more