My passion for outdoor sports started at a young age from countless bike rides and day tours with my dad to ski/snowboard trips out west as a family! I have especially loved snowboarding since the first day I was able to strap in and make my way down the hill. This has given me the opportunity to live as a ski bum in Colorado for multiple ski seasons and now show that love for the sport to the members of Sioux Falls and the surrounding communities!
My favorite product to introduce to customers recently on the cycling side of things, has been E-BIKES!
Stop in today and allow me to show you how you can feel like a little kid again and enjoy cycling like it's your first day riding a bike!
When I was 15 I was in a film about bicycle safety with my dad. His brake started rubbing so we took a look at it and tightened down the bolt that was loose. The other cyclist who was helping was the service manager at Spoke-N-Sport. Within a few weeks I was at my first job assembling bikes. 9 years later, I ride almost every kind of bike. Racing cyclocross is where I focus my training. I am currently a board member of Sioux Falls Bike Racing and have spent the last 3+ years building our cyclocross, mountain bike, fat bike and gravel series races. My team Parallel 44 Racing, has the largest junior cycling development program Sioux Falls has ever had and has more women than any other team in Sioux Falls. I have been helping coach the junior program and even host clinics with our ambassador Jacqueline for anyone curious about cyclocross or ready to learn some new skills in the sport.
I started cycling as a way to get around town. That quickly turned into touring and weekend adventures. Cycling has helped me slow down and appreciate the beauty of my surroundings, and it has also helped me find an amazing community of friends with a shared passion! I'm excited to continue sharing this passion with the Sioux Falls community. When not biking, I can be found outdoors, reading, and spending time with friends!
I am the Manager of the Minnesota Ave location. In addition to making sure SNS has bikes and skis, I am also a Masterfit Certified boot fitter and Bikefit Inc bike fitter. In my spare time, I enjoy Alpine Skiing (as much powder as possible please), racing bikes (Road, CX and MTB) and cooking French food. Stop down and I'd love to set you up with the best fitting pair of ski boots you've ever had, or suggest an awesome gravel route.
I love bikes. All of them. When I turned 40 I turned to the bike because I was fat and unhappy. I rode to work. That led to the road and multi-day tours and century rides and civic policy involvement. That led to triathlons. I found a passion for cyclocross. That led to organizing races with lots of great people in our community. That got me on a mountain bike, which led me to winter fat biking. I have single speed bikes, project bikes, bikepacking bikes, Frankenstein bikes. But best of all, I do this all with my incredible wife Jacqueline Palfy - shown here at our wedding - who loves all those things too. Except triathlon. She hates triathlon. I love bikes. And I love people who ride them.
You will usually find me doing one of these five things: Repairing bikes, spending time with my girlfriend, selling bikes, playing music, or building bikes. Cycling and everything that revolves around it is a big part of my life and has been for 12 years now.
I enjoy riding for many reasons but the biggest is for fitness. I also ride to release stress form the day to day grind and enjoy nature. Riding a bike is pure freedom from the world, just you the wind, sunshine, music or great conversations with new or old friends.
I love cycling because it is a great source of exercise, a great way to enjoy the outdoors, and a great way to meet great people. On top of that cycling is one of those sports that is easy to learn but hard to master. Every time I get on my bike I find new ways to challenge myself whether it be doing down hill races in the Rocky Mountains or doing 50+ mile mountain bike rides in the Black Hills. No matter your level of cycling, everyone has that same ability to challenge themselves and achieve new goals.
Cycling is a unique space for me. It can be a place of quiet and solitude where I find the space and clarity to process life or it can be one of the richest places of community as bonds are established through conversation and shared experience. When I'm not wrenching or riding you can find me making music, reading, or hanging out with friends, my family or my cat Monica Lewhiskers.
The healthy lifestyle aspect of cycling is what motivates me to get outside and ride the bike trail. Or when it's more challenging to be outdoors, I still enjoy a good cycling workout by having my bike indoors on a trainer. I'm also keen on using cycling as a mode of transportation, it's a great alternative that is more gentle on our beautiful planet. The most fun is spending quality time with my charming husband while riding the tandem around town. My favourite bike feature: the dropper post on my Giant Liv Pique. Oh, also, I love pigs!
I started Cycling in College, and quickly got my awesome wife Jessica addicted as well. We enjoyed mountain biking all over the west while in college and still do, and added gravel bikes to put some miles in on the roads/trails as well. In 2017 we added our newest cyclist, Charlie, and she loves heading out around the farmyard exploring on her own, or out on the trails with us, and/or Grandpa in the Black Hills in the summer! I have been working in the Cycling Industry for over 15 years now, and love helping people fix their bikes, and find/build the perfect new ride!
Thanks to my Grandma being one of the organizers for the George S. Mickelson trail, I was introduced to biking adventures at a young age. My passion for riding continues strong as I enjoy grinding miles of gravel and spending hours in the saddle. When I'm not cycling you can find me playing my cello, hanging out with friends, or enjoying a South Dakota martini.
Hi I'm Lily! I love riding my bike with family and friends. Riding brings me a lot of joy and even if I'm not on a bike, you'll probably find me outside! I love the community that biking brings and I am super happy to be a part of the spoke-n-sport team!
Born and raised in South Dakota. Being Deaf does not stop me from doing things I enjoy. I love cycling! I don’t like the Winter! My first bicycle tour was in 1995 and from that experience, I was hooked! My life was busy untill 6 years ago and I rediscovered my love to ride again. I have done several bike tours combined over 14,000 miles. The best tour is Pacific Coast: Avenue of the Giants at the Humboldt Redwood State Park in northern California. It was the best scenic ride among the redwoods.
Biking has always been a great way to escape reality. I have always enjoyed biking but for the past two years I have explored the world of mountain biking. Being an adult but still having the mental age of a twelve year old has made me appreciate the sport more. I try to get out as much as possible to ride even if it's 100 degrees or pourintg rain. Any day on a bike is a great day. While working at Spoke-n-Sport I have found a deeper conection to bikes and made a few new friends along the way. I am crazy about bikes and the many different kinds of these machines. If I am being honest I would describe myself as an adrenaline junky, I love anything that is outside and that gets my heart racing! I always try to keep up with the saying, “Good Rides and Positive Vibes”, stay groovy my dudes!
My love of cycling began when I started commuting by bike. I loved the sounds and smells of the world around me and how good I felt riding. I bought my first new bike from Spoke-n-Sport and instantly knew it was a place I wanted to spend time. Little did I know I would be managing one of the three locations years later. Cycling has taught me to be strong, confident, and adventurous and has introduced me to some of my best friends and even my husband! I love sharing these adventures with others, especially my family, and hope to continue to do so for years to come.
I'm proud of this photo of me in Sedona, AZ, because of how many attempts it took me to finally ride this section of trail cleanly. I had to overcome both mental and physical obstacles to accomplish this. I look forward to making improvements on my bike handling skills, like cornering faster, drops, jumps and anticipating changes in trail conditions. I'd also like to learn how to manual and/or ride a wheelie.