Here at Borealis, we love getting out and riding bikes, no matter what they are or where we’re going. We love riding the local Colorado Springs trails during lunch break and going for epic bike adventures along the Colorado Front Range, in Moab, and Alaska. Our combined riding experience has given us the ability to develop some of the best products available for the most fun type of bike around—fat bikes! We strive to bring you excellent fat bike products backed by our excellent warranty, and we’re always available by phone or email to answer any questions you may have. Here’s a bit more information about the guys behind Borealis Bikes:
Adam’s been riding and racing bikes competitively since he was 11 years old, and has worked in bike shops since he was 14. His real experience with fat bikes comes from working with Anchorage, Alaska based Fatbikes.com and 9:Zero:7 bikes since their inception. When he was 14, he tried making his own studded ‘cross tires to ride back and forth to work at the local bike shop during the snowy Alaskan winter, and that’s where his love of fiddling around with bikes and trying to make them better started. Needless to say, the tires didn’t work so well, but luckily there’ve been some improvements since then. Adam has competed in all distances of triathlons, mountain, and road bike events in Alaska and the Lower 48. He is currently finishing his degree at Colorado College and designing, riding, and racing the hell out of fat bikes and mountain bikes in Colorado Springs.
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Steve now resides in the home of his alma mater in Colorado Springs. Adam and Steve met when Steve was helping teach some entrepreneurship classes at Colorado College, and they decided to make some awesome bikes together. He has ridden mountain bikes for practically his whole life in Wisconsin, Colorado, and across the US. He’s always up for an adventure, whether it’s a long afternoon ride in the mountains or adventure racing in the Chilean jungle. After a successful business career and early retirement from jobs with suits and ties, Steve decided to live the dream and start Borealis Bikes. Steve is the business and new product ride testing expert, and you’ll probably see him pouring beers for everyone during our product demo days.
The man responsible for getting Adam into mountain biking way back in the day when he volunteer coached for the Mighty Bikes kid’s bike program in Anchorage. Pete is one of the legends in the fat bike world, and has completed the 350 mile Iditarod Invitational for 13 consecutive years, winning 6 of those and going the full distance to Nome twice. We decided to take advantage of Pete's expertise in the field and work with him on our Yampa frame design. Pete was one of the guys in the early days of “fat bikes” riding one of the first custom built fatbikes welded together in a snowmobile repair shop. He worked with Anchorage, Alaska based Fatback Bikes since their beginnings as well, and is now living a kick ass life in Moab, Utah.
Pete brings an ultra-endurance, ultra intense perspective to the table, and gives us an excuse to go to Moab to do extensive “product testing.” He’s also got the envious ability to get on a bike and ride for literally days on a few minutes’ sleep. Then again, the rest of us can enjoy a lot fewer saddle sores…
Flynn grew up in a yurt without running water or electricity. During that awesome time he learned to ride a bike by jumping off his porch to flat and building tracks in the woods of Port Townsend, WA. After hitting the books and crushing physics and math at Colorado College, he decided that he just wanted to work with and rally bikes. He’s raced mountain bikes since the age of 12 but now races pro Enduro for POC in Colorado. He couldn’t get enough of working in the bike industry and adventuring by bike, so he came to Borealis as it fosters all of his passions. He looks forward to helping get people across the globe to ride our awesome fat bikes, mostly because “you can just shred fat bikes harder, more rubber man.”