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From humble beginnings...

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 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.

Matthew Battin

Owner / Service Manager

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.

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.

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Melissa Rose


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. .

Jesse Smith

Service Technician / Sales Associate

Jesse is Bloomington native who loves everything XC mountain bike related. Highly likely you will encounter him on the start line of your next mtb race.

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Steve McClain

General Manager

Steve is a Bloomington local who's come back home to Indiana to join us at the shop. Steve is our resident bike wizard with more time in cycling industry than Alex and Matt T. have been alive.

John (Moon) Roberts

Bike Assembler / Sales Associate

John, or Moon, is our youngest shop employee and budding gravity rider. He's a devot fan of the Mountain Bike World Cup and an informational overload.

Alex Kuepper

Service Technician

Alex is our newest team member at the Bicycle Station. He's from Indy and excited to be closer to some of the amazing off-road riding that Brown County and Nashville have to offer.

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