Andy’s Honda was opened by George Anderson at 2001 North Main Street in Hazard, Kentucky in 1966. The name Andy's came from Mr. Anderson’s nickname. Andy’s Honda was the first Honda dealer in East Kentucky.
East Kentucky Sports Center, located at 209 East Main Street in Hazard, Kentucky was the original Yamaha Dealer in East Kentucky. The owner, Bobby Stacy added Yamaha motorcycles to his sporting goods and gun business in 1966.
The Cycle Center was opened by Harry Watts, Sr. in 1972 selling Suzuki, Steen, Indian and Maico Racing Motorcycles.
David and Connie Wells opened the original Timberland Powersports in Wooton, Kentucky in 1990 selling Polaris and Stihl.
William S. (Bill) Hall bought East Kentucky Sports Center in 1971. Mr. Hall discontinued selling sporting goods and changed the name to the East Kentucky Motorcycle Center.
Harry Watts sold the Assets of The Cycle Center to Earl’s Suzuki in Richmond, Kentucky in 1973.
Bill Hall added Kawasaki, Suzuki, Norton, Benelli and Harley Davidson to the selection offered at East Kentucky Motorcycle Center.
Andy’s Honda was purchased in 1976 by Waveland (Wade) Mooneyham and Cecil Liford. Their company, L&M Sales and Service continued doing business as Andy’s Honda.
East Kentucky Sports Center sold their motorcycle franchises in 1980. The Yamaha dealership transferred to Andy’s Honda which then began doing business as Andy’s Honda- Yamaha.
Timberland moved to 637 Morton Boulevard in Hazard, Kentucky in 1992 adding Kawasaki and moved again in 1994 to 324 Morton Blvd. with the addition of Suzuki.
Andy's once again changed owners in April of 2002 with Harry Watts, Jr. purchased L&M Sales and Service. The business then began operating as Andy’s Cycle Sales of Hazard. In order to allow the business to grow and better suit a more diverse regional market Andy’s was immediately moved from 2001 North Main Street to a newly remodeled 28,000 square foot location just outside of Hazard in October, 2002.
Timberland Kawasaki-Suzuki was purchased in 2008 from the Wells’ by Harry Watts, Jr. and merged into the existing Andy’s Cycle Sales of Hazard. This acquisition created the only Powersports Business in Kentucky featuring all the major manufacturers, Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki under one roof.
In 2011 Andy’s Cycle Sales was reborn Ride Center USA to honor and recognize the legacy of the pioneers in the Powersports Industry in East Kentucky. Ride Center USA is the culmination of Harry Watts, Jr.’s dream to combine all four great shops of the original visionaries into a unified rider’s paradise. The addition of the website www.ridecenterusa.com – our showroom in your living room allows us to serve 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ride Center USA- Ride More, Pay Less.
Ride Center USA/Andy's Cycle Sales is a growing and thriving regional dealer selling Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Husaberg, Beta and The Auto Moto motorcycles, scooters, side by sides, and ATV's located in Eastern Kentucky just outside of Hazard. No, not the Hazzard that comes to mind from the old television series or the recent movie but located in the heart of coal country. Andy’s has been rewarded with numerous awards from both inside and outside the Powersports industry. Honda Financial Services has honored Andy's Cycle Sales as a member of it’s Council of Excellence. Andy's Cycle Sales has been awarded the Dealer News Magazine Top 100 dealer award four times. In 2010 Andy’s Cycle Sales officially became the first Ride Center USA in the county.
Harry Watts, Jr. is a self-employed entrepreneur. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and Hazard High School. A lifelong Kentucky resident, Harry and his wife Jamie along with their four children, five dogs and a cat live on a developed former coal mining site in Hazard. Harry is a strong supporter of Boy Scouts and is an assistant Scout Leader. Harry and his family attend First Presbyterian Church. He has been racing motorcycles since 1973 and is a former National Champion. He is an avid promoter of motorcycle and ATV safety. Harry was one of the first certified ATV and motorcycle safety instructors in the state.