Andy’s career began in the public safety field. After a decade as a supervisor in that field, he decided to go into the car business for a change of pace. As a lifelong motorcyclist and team leader, he made the transition to the motorcycle business as a sales manager at a metric dealership in the Minneapolis metro. He then went on to manage both the Sales and Finance departments for a Harley-Davidson dealership in greater Minnesota. Andy is now living his dream as the General Sales Manager of Simply Ride. With off road vehicle, metric motorcycle, and Harley-Davidson experience, Simply Ride was a natural fit, and he loves being a part of the team.
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.
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.
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."
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
Mia loves being a part of the motorcycle community. Group rides and motorcycle shows is where she spends most of her time. She has a Kawasaki z900 and is particularly fond of naked style motorcycles. Mia loves to film YouTube videos about her adventures that she has riding with her friends. She is always open to helping other get started in the riding world!
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.
Austin started working with us in the summer of 2020. He started as our detailer and our new Yamaha Setup Technician. Since starting, he is continuing to grow into a more Service Technician role as well as helping with unit purchasing. He has been riding since he was 17, starting on an F4i. Since he's owned a Triumph Speed Triple, a YZ250F supermoto, and now currently a FZ10. He thinks his next bike will be an adventure bike, eyeing the likes of a R1200GS or similar. You can find him here at the shop, or at home working on his and friends bikes in his garage.
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.