Meet our Motorcycle Service Team



Started 02/05/21


Gray grew up riding motocross on 65cc and 85cc and finished his riding days on a 250cc. Still a passionate fan of SX and MX he has attended many AMA Nationals, FIM Grand Prix, and Supercross events. His favorite bike is the Kawasaki KX500.


Assistant Service Manager

Started 02/10/15


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.


Shop Foreman

Started 02/28/15


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.


Service Technician

Started 04/04/16


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.


Service Technician

Started 03/04/20


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.



Started 08/04/20


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 Service Technician role. 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.