Jason lived on his bikes. As kids he and his brother Kevin would spend every waking moment in the summer riding around Vernon and Franklin on their BMX bikes. His first road bike was an 8th-grade graduation gift in 1987. It was nothing but passion for biking from there. In 1991 he joined the previous owners of the Sussex Bike & Sport Shop, Bernie & Arlea Gallagher. After a hiatus from the bike shop Jason went to school for neuromuscular massage therapy and worked with patients with lymphedema. It was while in the pre-med program at FDU (dean's list) in 1998 that Jason decided that he would become the owner of the Sussex Bike & Sport Shop.
"The bike shop is where I belong. I love what I do. Using both my bicycle knowledge and my knowledge of the human form makes our shop more than just a place to purchase things. We educate you so you can truly enjoy cycling."
Andover Shop manager & Mechanic
While just joining the Sussex team in 2013, Pete fits right in. Occasionally referred to as "Jason's clone," he shares the same passion for cycling. "Loving what you do makes it that much easier to go to work every day", he says.
As a kid, Pete practically lived on a bike. If he wasn't riding a bike, he was either talking about one, or at a bike shop. While bmx was his passion, he gained an appreciation for all aspects of cycling. You can spot him on the roads of Sussex county, in the trails of Kittatinny, on the slopes of Mountain Creek, and at the West Milford Pump track with his son Marty.
Pete joins the crew with nearly 15 years experience in the bicycle industry. As a graduate of Barnett's Bicycle Institute, Pete loves to pass on his knowledge and passion for cycling. Check the website or stop in for information on bicycle maintenance clinics he will be hosting.
Lead Certified Mechanic & Sales
When this guy speaks bike, the enthusiasm for the sport electrifies the air in the shop. A pro sponsored rider with Cane Creek, When he is not dialing in a repair or guiding a customer to the right bike he is out on the North American Enduro/DH circuit killing it. But, unlike most new pros he is real and spends a fair amount of time taking our new mtn bikers on beginner rides in Kittatinny State Park.
|BRUCE KRISTIANSEN |
When we run out of parts and pieces made in our industry to solve a problem what do we do???? Call in Bruce. A welder and fabricator for 30 years. Bruce can do it all. Oh and I forgot mention remember the Thruster and Hutch BMX Bikes from the 1980's... he welded them. Bruce knows how to think outside the box and make it happen. Frame repair, custon rack work, and custom bicycle work for medical based situations
Passion for cycling in an understatement. Ron brings to the plate a wealth of advertising knowledge (more than you could imagine). He is the fuel to start the fire on projects, from cool stickers, to our website, to a planned test track. Ron also enjoys setting up group bike tours of both the local Sussex area as well as New York City. Most of his greatest ideas come to him while riding. He also designs custom rigs that have become the talk of the tri-state area.