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 / Store 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

Owner / Chief Financial Officer 

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. .

Matthew Thompson

Sales Manager

Matt is the self-diagnosised roadie of the shop. He likes to think that aerodynamics is absolutely everything. He's slowly getting into "squishy bikes."

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John Robinson

Service Technician 

John loves all things off road. Whether it's gravel roads or single track. You'll either see him riding around on his Trek Fuel EX 8 or KTM 300 XC.

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John 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.

Justin Proffitt

Service Technician

Justin has been working in bike shops longer than Moon has been alive. He got a start riding in BMX and transitioned to mountain biking a couple years later.