According to a Moorseville, North Carolina, police press release Jeff Archer, 52, owner of First Flight Bicycles was hit by a car and killed while crossing a road last night around 7 p.m. The press release states the driver was arrested at the scene and charged with felony death by motor vehicle and DWI.
Jeff was a long time contributor to Bicycle Times with his column about vintage and rare bicycles, and also penned a similar column in our sister publication, Dirt Rag. He founded First Flight in 1994 after years of prior bike shop ownership. First Flight has won numerous “Best Bike Shop” awards through the years. The shop also contains the Museum of Mountain Bike Art & Technology (MOMBAT) which housed many legendary, classic and hard-to-find bicycles.
We’ll update when more information is available.