Gerard Paquin has lived in Northampton since
1971, when he opened
Northampton Bicycle on
Pleasant Street. He continues as its owner
today, but leaves the day-to-day operations in
the hands of his very talented employees,
including his daughter, Adele. Among his
passionate interests are the collecting and
study of Oriental rugs and textiles, and of
American decorative arts of the 18th century.
He is a regular and avid participant in pick-up
basketball games at the Y in Northampton.