Here at Borealis, we love getting out and riding bikes, no matter what they are or where we’re going. Our team tackles the local Colorado Springs singletrack during lunch break, and the epic bike adventures include riding along the Colorado Front Range, in Moab, and Alaska. Our combined biking experience enables us to develop the best products available for the most fun type of bike around—fat bikes! Borealis, the industry leader in carbon fat bike frames and components, strives to bring you high performance fat bike products backed by our excellent warranty. Please, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone or email us—we’re always available to answer any of your questions. Here’s a bit more information about the guys behind Borealis Bikes:
Adam started racing bikes at just 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. At age 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 he’s made some improvements since then. Adam has competed in all distances of triathlons, mountain, and road bike events in Alaska and the Lower 48. A recent graduate of Colorado College, Adam currently designs, rides, and races 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 while Steve taught some entrepreneurship classes at Colorado College, and they decided to make some revolutionary fat bikes together. Steve has ridden mountain bikes for practically his whole life in Wisconsin, Colorado, and across the US. He yearns for 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.
As a volunteer coach for the Might Bikes kid’s bike program in Anchorage, Pete is responsible for getting Adam hooked on mountain biking back in the day. One of the legends in the fat bike world, Pete has completed the 350 mile Iditarod Invitational for 13 consecutive years, winning 6 of those and going the full distance to Nome twice. 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. Naturally, we decided to take advantage of Pete's expertise in the field and work with him on our Yampa frame design. 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.” We all envy his ability to get on a bike and ride for literally days on a few minutes’ sleep. Then again, the rest of us can enjoy far fewer saddle sores…
Flynn grew up in a yurt without running water or electricity. During that 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 really only wants 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 loves giving people across the globe the chance to ride our awesome fat bikes, mostly because “you can just shred fat bikes harder—more rubber man.”