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About Our Shop and Our Staff

We love bikes AND we ride bikes!

WE LOVE BIKES and WE LOVE WHAT WE DO

Originally located in a former automobile service station on 25th Street, the Bicycle Station has been owned and operated by husband and wife Matthew Battin and Melissa Rose since May 2000-we recently celebrated our 15th anniversary!!!   We moved to our new location at 1201 Washington Street in 2007.

We are proud of our staff-we are all avid cyclists and advocates for improving cycling in our community and beyond.  We believe that bicycles can solve a lot of the worlds issues by improving human health, traffic congestion, lessen vehicular emissions and improve parking issues to name a few.  We all use bikes for transportation and recreation. 

We are a small locally owned bicycle shop offering great brands, knowledgeable and experienced staff and a great service department that strives for 24 hour service turn around in most cases. We love the sport of bicycling and feel it is a solution to some of the world's most complicated problems such as traffic congestion, pollution, and declining health of the citizens of the world. 
The shop supports cycling in the local community and beyond by:
-Sponsoring rides and fundraisers
-Doubling down with Trek to donate a portion of each quantum helmet and full-suspension bike sale to IMBA and Bikes Belong
-Implementing the building of mountain bike trails at our local youth camp and setting up donations to purchase bikes for the camp
-Sponsor Noblitt/Mill Race section of Columbus' People Trail
-Members of the Generations Club that supports the Columbus Park Foundation's Adopt-a-Trail Program
-Supporter of local advocacy efforts to grow cycling in our area
-We support the local Bicycle Co-op and Columbike bike share program

Matt started riding and racing BMX as a kid. After high school, he wrenched at Bikesmiths in Bloomington, IN. He later returned to Columbus and worked for Charlie Zaharako, founder of the Bicycle Station.

In June 2012, Matt rode Race Across America on a Trek Domane as a "jock" on the Docs and Jocks team.
He is a seven time state champion of the DINO (Do Indiana Off-Road) mountian bike series.  He occasionally races cyclocross when time allows or any other reason to get him on a bike.

You might see him riding with his son and daughter to school in the morning, on the People Trail, or getting crazy on the Brown County mountain bike trails.

Matt has been working with Columbus Youth Camp to develop mountain bike trails. 
Matt Battin, co-owner

picture of Melissa Rose hat Nice airport

Melissa, co-owner and the store's business and marketing manager, can be found on any variety of bikes or doing one of any variety of tasks here at the shop.

After a French bike tour in July 2013, Melissa is eager to head back for another!

When not on a bike, you might find her hanging with her kids, tending her garden, at a flea market, on a yoga mat or on a run with Fiona, her four-legged running partner.

Melissa Rose, co-owner

Nathan, a native of Adelaide, Australia has been a shop fixture for a few years now.  You will find him back in the shop turning a wrench mostly but ask him any question and he is happy to help in any way he can with his vast knowledge of bicycles and mechanics.

If not on his carbon Trek Slash 9.8, you may find him taking the easy way out on his orange KTM motorcycle.  Nathan is currently a student at Ivy Tech studying design tech.   

Nathan Bruggemans

Robbie, sales, has lived and ridden in Columbus his whole life. You will find him in the front of the shop helping customers find the perfect new ride and keeping the sales floor organized and well stocked.

He got started in cycling at a very young age doing time trials with his father. Now a days he looks forward to cyclocross all year long on his Trek Crocket, but you will most likely see him pulling his son in a Burley or out on the trails on his Stache 9.6.

Robbie Alden