Meet Our Team


Tyler

Tyler

Specialty: Just a bit of everything, Owner

Hometown: Burlington, IA

Favorite Ride: RAGBRAI & Wednesday Night Dinner Rides

Fuel: Coffee

Gear: Garmin Edge 800 & Trek Portland w/ Bontrager Pannier Bags 

Passion: Time with my family, my business, anything cycling (including community bike paths & trails), and woodworking. Being very hands-on, I'm always learning & trying something new! 

Look & Listen: Science fiction books; blues, rock, & jazz

Travel: New Orleans was entertaining, great memories in Madison, & I enjoy Washington D.C. Hope to get to Alaska someday.

Community: I'm very active in the support & coordination of local bicycle rides & events. I'm an active member of the Bike Burlington Cycling Club & the Flint River Trail Committee. I also attend the National Bike Summit in D.C. every year.


Melinda

Melinda

Specialty: A bit of everything with a focus in marketing, events, & sales, Owner

Hometown: Burlington, IA

Favorite Ride: Family bike rides & Wednesday Night Dinner Rides

Fuel: Hot showers, sleep, & an organized house!

Gear: LOVE my hot pink CEP compression socks & my new Trek 7.6 FX WSD!

Passion: My husband, children, business, community, & friends. And... I’m a complete football junkie!

Look & Listen: I enjoy all kinds of music genres. I read all types of material however, I’m currently very well-versed in children’s literature, Sam I Am!

Travel: I have been to almost every state in the continental U.S.A.

Community: I'm very active in the support & coordination of local bicycle rides & events as well as other health & wellness activities. As a mom, the kids keep me busy with their many school activities along with church functions.


Renee

Renee

Specializes In: Bookkeeper & Sales

Hometown: Ottumwa, IA

Favorite Ride: Always a ride to Dairy Queen!

Gear: Elliptical

Passion: Spending time with my grandkids

Look & Listen: Books by James Patterson

Travel: If you're reading this, honey...I want to go on a cruise somewhere tropical!

Favorite Childhood TV Shows: The Brady Bunch, Partridge Family, and Sonny & Cher



Jerry

Jerry

Specialty: Bike Mechanic & Wheelman Extraordinaire

Years of Experience: 27 years

Hometown: Floris, IA

Favorite Ride: RAGBRAI

Gear: The best bike captain in the world, my wife!

Passion: Teaching others that blindness is not a disability, it is an inconvenience

Look & Listen: Bluegrass & Gospel

Travel: Been to the Space Needle in Seattle, WA

Community: National Federation for the Blind



Mike

Mike

Specialty: General Manager

Years of Experience: 15 years

Certifications: Trek Bike Fitting Services, Trek & Shimano Technician, True & LifeFitness Technician Services

Hometown: Burlington, IA

Fuel: Coffee

Gear: Garmin Edge 500

Passion: Simple – Cycling!

Travel: Continental U.S.A.

Community: Volunteer & help prep for local races

Superhero Name: I will not disclose my secret identity


Chris

Chris

Specialty: Lead Service Mechanic & Sales

Years of Experience: 24 years

Certifications: True Fitness Service Technician, Trek & Shimano Technician, Elliptigo Repair Tech

Hometown: Burlington, IA

Favorite Ride: R.A.I.N.

Fuel: Mountain Dew & Monster

Gear: Bib Shorts, Honey Stingers, Endurox R4, CO2 Inflators, Trek Madone 5.2 – Project 1

Passion: Hanging with my son, slot car racing, Sprint car races, and oh yeah…bike riding!

Travel: Want to go to Moab, UT to ride Slickrock

Community: I volunteer with the New London & Danville Cub Scouts

Favorite Childhood TV Show: Dukes of Hazzard


Leroy and Sandie

Leroy & Sandie

Specialty: Leroy - Director of the Tailwind Rides (i.e. Bike Burlington's ideal Wednesday Night Dinner Ride) & being retired but loving to spend time at the bike shop working on bikes, talking with folks, & supplying grandkids an endless supply of cookies. Sandie - tending to the garden & supplying the staff with lots of fresh veggies as well as filling in on the sales floor on busy summer days.

Hometown: Milton, IA & Ottumwa, IA

Favorite Ride: Any bike ride! But a strong tailwind ride to Wapello is nice…or a trek through the Florida Keys

Fuel: Fried chicken at The Pink in Lomax, IL & chocolate

Gear: Bike shoes, padded bike shorts, Keen bike sandals, & jerseys. It makes for the perfect closet!

Look & Listen: Gavin Menzies book - 1421: The Year China Discovered America

Passion: Biking, fishing, & family get togethers, especially on the holidays

Community: We’re still very involved in the Bike Burlington Cycling Club, church, & the Art Guild of Burlington.

Travel: When winter arrives, we’re always ready to go to the Florida Keys!

Favorite Childhood TV Shows: Roy Rogers and Hopalong Cassidy, & The Lone Ranger; Radio - Amos & Andy


Chris

Chris

Specialty: Commercial Fitness Sales Manager

Years of Experience: 20 years

Certifications: Certified Athletic Trainer and Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach

Fuel: Good ol' classic hamburger, fries, and strawberry shake

Passion: Spending time with my wife (Kristi) & our two kids (Conner & Audrey) plus going on long motorcycles rides with my father

Look & Listen: Classic rock and non-fiction books (Steve Jobs, Vince Lombardi, etc.)

Travel: Visited Hawaii in 2000 & would love to go back! I would also like to travel to Australia & Africa.

Community: I'm a Habitat for Humanity member, member of the Elks Lodge, & a member of the First Christian Church. I'm also very active in making Burlington a healthier community to live in.

 Robbie

Robbie

Specialty: Fitness Technician

Certifications: True & LifeFitness Technician Services

Hometown: Burlington, IA

Favorite Ride: Rolling through Lake Geode on my motorcycle

Fuel: Coffee and the King of Beers!

Gear: Park Tools

Passion: Motorcycles & the Pittsburgh Steelers

Look & Listen: Led Zeppelin & classic rock

Travel: Jamaica is my favorite, but I've also enjoyed Maui, Cozumel, & Playa del Carmen

Favorite Childhood TV Show: Chips


Justin

Justin

Specialty: Mechanic & Fitness Technician

Years of Experience: 9 years

Certification: True Fitness Service 

Hometown: Fort Madison, IA

Fuel: Sleep

Gear: FRS

Passion: Riding my bike!

Travel: Definitely want to visit Spain someday

Favorite Childhood TV Show: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


Jason

Jason

Specialty: Sales & Service

Hometown: Burlington, IA

Favorite Ride: EVERY RIDE! The 100-mile loop on RAGBRAI

Gear: Emonda, Fuel EX 8, Flare R - LIFESAVER!

Passion: Anytime I get to spend with my dog, Friday "patio nights" enjoying BBQ with friends & the county fair! 

Travel: Been to NYC!

Community: Way too many to list! Des Moines County Skywarn, Des Moines County CERT, Des Moines County Fair Board

Favorite Childhood TV Shows: Dukes of Hazzard, Different Strokes, M.A.S.H.