Great Northern Bicycle Company - Fargo Bike Shop

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State your name:

Tyler Helm

When did you start working at Great Northern Bicycle Company?

March of 2017

What are you best known for around the shop?

I do a lot of the visual merchandise in the store. Other than that I’m always happy to chat about mountain bikes and eat pizza!

Why Bikes?

Simple, they do the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of people.

What was your first bicycle and what do you remember about it?

My first 20” bicycle I got for my 7th birthday. It was a Dyno and it was all chrome. It was also the first bike I ever raced BMX with.

What is your favorite local bike ride?

If I only have an hour or two, a couple of laps at Gooseberry is always a good time.

What is the coolest place your bike has taken you?

The coolest place my bike has taken me has got to be Cuyuna, Minnesota. Mountain biking there is always a hoot and never lets me down.

What is in the hopper?  Describe your next great cycling adventure.

In the future, I hope to try my hand at mountain bike racing. Cross country racing has really peaked my interests lately!

Favorite shop tool?

My favorite shop tool is probably the espresso machine.

What is your favorite kind of pizza?

Create your own slice from Spicy Pie with ghost pepper cheese, mushrooms and onions!

Words to live by?

Have you ever considered making your bike tubeless?”

Current bike stable:

  • 2015 Specialized CruX Expert

  • 2015 Specialized Crave Comp

  • 1980’s Motobecane, converted to a fixed gear bike

  • Early 2000’s Soma, built up for winter commuting