About Our Shop and Our Staff


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 18th 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


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


Matthew is our newest employee and a recent IU Graduate. As Sales Manager, Matthew often answers customers' questions or concerns and works with our distrubtors to get you that perfect bike or new acessory.

As a IU student, Matthew built his cycling background as a Little 500 rider with a healthy diet of criteriums and road races. He's a mainly a road cyclist, but we're hoping to get him out on the Brown County trails or a gravel grinder very soon.    

Matthew Thompson

Sales Manager

Emma just completed her first year at Butler University. You will find her in the front of the shop or running around helping customers on the floor.

Emma is the president of the Butler Club Cycling Team next semester at school and has ridden road bikes as well as tri bikes since her freshmen year of high school. If shes not on her bike you can find her teaching swim lessons, laying in her hammock, or eating fro yo. 

Emma Wilson

Sales Associate

Noah Battin has grown up to love bikes. Son of co-owners Melissa and Matt, Noah has grown up around the shop and has developed an incredible knowledge of bikes from a very young age. 

Noah takes after his dad and if he is not in the shop or at school he is shredding the mountain bike trails at brown county or riding wheelies down the sidewalk. You will find him in the front of the shop helping out customers or in the back building bikes. 

Noah Battin

Sales Associate/Service Technician