Started Again 04/30/18 (First Stint; 2017)
Cy was late to the game with regard to riding. He started when he was in his early 20’s and he has owned dozens of bikes since. He found that he really enjoys upright sport bikes for daily commuting. Cy has had a host of Supermoto’s and dual sports for urban adventuring and trail riding - general hooliganism! Now he has moved into the adventure riding world with the purchase of a Triumph Tiger XC. His passion is being out on 2 wheels, with or without a motor! On the business end of things, Cy has found a home in the powersports industry after a brief stint into car business, no comparison between the two! He loves the people in this industry and that’s a primary reason for which he works here.
Tim started with the company in 2016 as a part-time purchaser. He has since moved into finance and assistant sales management while still overseeing purchasing. In his off time, Tim does a lot of off-road riding as well as outdoor focused activities. Tim has owned many motorcycles throughout his life and has a serious passion for all kinds of two-wheeled toys.
Brett came to Simply Ride as customer years ago while he was on the road as a traveling dictionary salesman. He was on his long journey home one day when his bike broke down and he was stranded on the side of the road. Minutes later a truck and trailer pulled over and out of the truck jumped down a man with a white beard. The man yelled out “You okay?” to which Brett replied “Yes, just broke down.” The man dropped the back of the trailer and said with a giant grin “It’s your lucky day!” Inside the trailer was a couple motorcycles, and there was room for one more. The man took Brett and the bike back to what is now known as Simply Ride. We got his bike in the back and before Brett knew it, the service writer (who was another bearded gentlemen) came up to Brett and asked him to follow him outside to where Brett’s bike was sitting. The bearded service writer walked Brett through the repairs and gave him some pointers on how to avoid that kind of brake down in the future. Brett has been coming back for years, getting to know the people, and loving the service. Brett said “One day I will work there."
Once Nicole realized her dream job of being a manatee trainer was not going to happen, Simply Ride seemed like a logical sidestep. She has been riding for a few years and is involved in a few local groups and organizations. Once she started riding it was a breath of fresh air, it pushed her to be more mentally present in life, and it’s a great way to get outside. Nicole does corner work for the local track, attends ARS days at DCTC, is a member of a local women’s riding group, manages/structures new rider rides, and enjoys riding off-road. When she isn’t at Simply Ride you can find her outside, working out, meditating, volunteering, or hanging with her husband and all of their animals. She has fit right in to the Simply Ride team from day one and she can’t wait to meet more riders, new or experienced, every day.
Steve is a long-time rider and his first bike was a 1983 Honda Nighthawk 650. Since then, he has had a 1995 Honda CBR600F2, and 1998 Suzuki TL1000S, and a 2006 Honda VFR 800 Interceptor. His current ride is a 2017 Yamaha FZ-10 and it is amazing. Steve became a customer 5 years ago at Simply Ride and always thought it would be a great place to work! His favorite part of the customer experience is the excitement and big grin they have when leaving with their bike. Steve also really enjoys helping new riders get into their first bikes – having a bike that’s a good fit, looks good, and is fun to ride makes for the positive experience we all look forward to. Aside from work, his hobbies include tennis (He plays on two USTA teams) and he has also recently taken up trail running.
Michael started selling motorcycles in ’98. His career started off at Easy Riders, with later stints at Hitching Post, Pro Power, St Paul HD, and Wild Prairie HD. Michael has been riding since age 15, having accumulated over 460,000 miles on a motorcycle (noting that is 16 times around the planet). He has proudly lived off a bike three times and has ridden to Alaska and back on an 883 Sportster. He currently owns a Springer, Hyabusa, Voyager, and Honda Elite scooter. Michael’s other passions include Nissan Z cars, for which he has three, and his riding buddy, Bear, his Cairn Terrier/Scottie mix
Ryan bought his first motorcycle from Simply Ride three years ago. He had a great experience and regularly stopped in to Simply Ride to scope out new bikes and gear. He has a background in aviation but recently found a new passion in motorcycles. His favorite place to ride is along the Mississippi River between Hastings, MN and La Crosse, WI. He is excited to help new and veteran riders find their perfect bikes! Aside from work and riding motorcycles, Ryan enjoys spending time at the cabin with his wife and daughter, fishing, traveling, and flying airplanes.
Meet Bryce! He got his first bike in 2017, a 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 250. He is currently taking flying lessons and hopes to be a pilot one day. In his time off, he likes to hang with his German Shepherd, kick-it with friends, and of course ride his 2008 Honda CBR600rr!
Dave has been riding motorcycles for over 30 years and for as long as he can remember has had a passion for all motorized things. Besides his love for classic muscle cars, his love for motorcycles runs just as deep! He currently rides a custom chopper and has kept it old school, with a 1989 ZX10R Ninja to keep the sportbike rider in him happy. He also has a KLR650 that he plans on riding off-road with his son, Colton, who now has his own bike, continuing on the love and passion for the sport. Dave not only joined the Simply crew in 2013 but became a proud father and married his best friend, Jill, that year and is enjoying the family life. Simply Ride has been a life-long dream come true for someone who loves motorcycles as much as he does.
Jeremy’s very first bike was a 1978 Honda CB750K and that’s where his passion for motorcycles was set in stone. When he isn’t helping deliver bikes for Simply Ride you can find him spending time with the family. He’s not scared of much but everyone has their weakness, and his happens to be spiders.