Having been raised in the highlands of Des Moines Iowa riding horseback in constant search of his next meal, the transfer to riding motorcycles was almost seamless for Joe. Once the fiery passion for two wheels had taken hold of Joe’s heart he couldn’t have enough. He ventured out of Iowa on a constant adventure for the next great motorcycle. Starting with a small Honda Trail 70 he quickly began trading and bartering through different motorcycles. In the early 2000’s he found himself stranded in the Arizona desert on his Bridgestone Hurricane thinking that his grand adventure had finally come to an abrupt close due to an unexpected encounter with a road sign that ironically reads “Attentive Driving is Safe Driving”. Luckily he was rescued by a kind stranger who helped him make repairs and get back on the road. Joe finally ended his journey in Minnesota where he settled down and started a family naming his first-born after that kind stranger who saved him from desert years prior. You can now find Joe riding year-round on his ample Road King encouraging others to experience the true joy of motorcycle riding.
Some would say he is an adrenaline junkie after being inspired to live the fast life while watching Talladega Nights. You can find Max scaling cliffs, jumping out of planes, and pursuing the dream of a professional push car racer. For his joy-rides Max likes cruising through the woods on his XR, hitting the roads on his KTM, and capturing the outer worlds of our solar system at night.
Alex grew up around gearheads, American muscle cars, and his father’s 2004 Kawasaki Z1000 as a kid. As soon as he turned 16 he bought his first muscle car and quickly realized that being on 2 wheels was more enjoyable so when he turned 18 in high school he bought his first bike; a 1979 Kawasaki KZ650 and is currently customizing and tweaking the bike. You can find Alex riding his new S1000R, working on old school bikes, or fishing with his friends.
Landis has been working on motorcycles for six years and is starting his first year with Simply Ride. He graduated from North Dakota state college of science with an associate's degree in recreational engine technology in 2009. In his time off he enjoys spending time with his 5-year-old daughter Josephine and working on his 1978 KZ650. Landis is also a huge Minnesota Wild fan.
The name is James. I grew up riding dirt bikes and snowmobiles. I graduated from Columbia Heights High School in 2006. Right after that I moved to Phoenix, AZ, and went to Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, and graduated in the fall of 2008. There I had received factory motorcycle training on Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and BMW.
Devon has enjoyed being on two wheels for as long as he can remember. An avid bicyclist most of his life, he has spent the past decade getting his hands dirty working on motorcycles. In 2017 he graduated from Hennepin Technical College with a Marine, Motorsport, and Outdoor Power Equipment Technician Associate in Applied Science Degree. After a brief stint at a Harley Davidson dealership, Devon worked for four years as the lead technician at a Honda dealership before joining the team at Simply Ride.
This is Salvador, but his friends call him Ben. He's originally from Mexico. He went to MMI (Motorcycle Mechanics Institute) in Phoenix, AZ for 2 years. He is certified in multiple electives such as Yamaha, Suzuki, and Kawasaki. His passion for motorcycles started at 15 years old because of his father. He currently owns 3 motorcycles; a TL1000R, an R1, and a GSXR600. When he’s not riding he also likes to go fishing with his dad and brother, and play video games.