On a sunny Saturday morning June 1, John Hensley handed over keys to Noel Brownell owner of Tour de Nevada City Bike Shop. John added an extension to his real estate office and Harmony Ridge Market building on Hwy 20 across from the Old 5 Mile House. The new annex will soon be home to Tour de Nevada City’s outpost.
The two Nevada City Rotarians are a great example of Rotary’s Vocational Service at work. Rotary’s focus on Vocational Service is about promoting the highest ethical standards in business and contributing our vocational talents to solving the problems of society and meeting the needs of the community. Congrats to John and Noel for sharing your individual professional skills to serve the many local and visiting bikers on Harmony Ridge!
John opened his first real estate office on Harmony Ridge in the early 1970’s. The building has been home to Nevada County Properties/Recreation Realty and Harmony Ridge Market and a favorite gathering place for avid bikers drawn to the extensive trails in the area. 
Noel and his wife Laura bought Tour de Nevada City three years ago. Since then the Brownell’s and John recognized the opportunity for a bike shop at the Harmon Ridge site.  John went to work as landlord expanding the building and extended a lease to Noel.  Watch for a new bike shop to open soon.