Cycle City started in Spring of 2004 in the Parkville area. In early 2009 we moved to Parkville Commons and have helped develop a very bike friendly community in this quiet and enjoyable part of town! We help sponsor local events, rides, and participate in many of these activities ourselves. Everyone who works at Cycle City has experience with biking and running. We strive to meet all of your needs as our customer. We are very proud to be part of such a great community!
I grew up in and around the Parkville area. I opened Cycle City in 2004 and it has been my home ever since. I enjoy riding all and any types of bikes.
Over the years I’ve competed in road, mountain bike, cyclocross, BMX, gravel events, and 8 Ironman triathlons. I’ve also been fortunate enough to lead several bike rides in Haiti and Uganda. I’ve won the Missouri State Cyclocross championships 4 times, finished Dirty Kanza 8 times (favorite race!), but my most rewarding bike experience was racing the 2754 mile Tour Divide in the summer of 2015.
I love getting new riders on a bike to enjoy the freedom and fun that it has to offer, and watching a kid learn to ride for the first time is great! I am married and have 4 boys of my own who I love to ride with.
I didn’t learn to ride a bike until I was 11 years old which is generally a little late to start, but maybe that helped to fuel my passion for riding. I started racing over 30 years ago while in college and still love it. My favorite racing is criteriums on the road, but have also done cyclocross, gravel, mountain bike, and adventure racing.
I really enjoy anything on the bike from commuting and running errands, to just cruising around with the family and friends. I’m pretty sure riding a bike is the closest thing you’ll find to the fountain of youth!
I moved from Virginia Beach to Parkville in 2007, owning nothing but a single speed beach cruiser, but I’ve always loved to run.
I started working at Cycle City in 2009 and I found an even bigger love for 2 wheels! My favorite race is the Dirty Kanza 200, which I have finished 3 times, and I hope to beat the sun in 2016! I also love endurance road events and training and riding anywhere in the Northland. Seeing a new customer walk out of the shop excited to start riding is one of the most rewarding parts of my job, as well as all the friends I’ve made that come in just to hang out and talk bikes!
I’ve completed many marathons, other running races, and triathlon as well, including Ironmans Wisconsin and Texas.
I love mountain biking for fun with my son, but I’m not very good :), and I’m lucky to always have my husband and teenage daughters there to support me, and even crew for me, at events like RAID and Dirty Kanza!
I started working on my neighbors' bikes in grade school and quickly found my love for bikes. I soon started racing BMX and raced in high school while I lived in Nebraska. After college I moved to Kansas City about the time mountain bikes started taking off. I found myself riding and jumping off about anything I could!
I first started working in a shop in 1993 and I have been at Cycle City since we opened. My favorite riding is still mountain biking. I mostly ride longer travel trail bikes, but I also ride some on the road and commute to my full-time job as a KCMO fire fighter. I also enjoy riding with my son and daughter, and exploring new trails around the Kansas City area.