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About Us

One Stop Shop For All Of Your Cycling & Skiing Needs

Nicollet Bike Shop has been serving the Greater Mankato cycling since 1971. The shop got its name (previously Nicollet South Bike Shop) from its original rural location 3 miles south of the town of Nicollet, MN.  Shop owners Justin and Jenna Rinehart moved the shop from it's rural location to downtown Mankato in the fall of 2011.

In March 2019, Nicollet Bike joined forces with Jon Andersen and Flying Penguin Outdoor Sports to become Nicollet Bike and Ski Shop. We are now your one stop shop for all of your cycling and skiing needs.

We live here; we love here and as a result Nicollet Bike and Ski is heavily involved in our local community. You can find us at events such as The Mankato River Ramble Ride, Pedal Past Poverty, Mount Kato Ski Events, Helmet Fairs and many other community events.

Nicollet Bike is also involved in sponsoring clubs, serving on boards. leading clinics and coaching programs such as  Greater Mankato Bike and Walk Advocates, Mankato Area Mountain Bikers (MAMB), Mankato High School Mountain Bike Team, Mankato High School Ski Teams, GEARS program with the YWCA, Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, Maintenance clinics and many others.


Staff

Justin Rinehart - Owner

Justin Rinehart - Owner

Experience: 20 years with Nicollet Bike, 7 years as owner, 18 + years of bike racing in mountain bike, road, and cyclocross.

Bikes I Ride: Specialized Crux, Specialized Allez, S-Works Epic, Specialized Fatboy

Favorite Route/Trail: Rocky and rooty singletrack, Colorado Trail from Kenosha Pass to Breckenridge, Mt. Lemmon Tucson, Arizona.

Hobbies: downhill skiing, boating/lake sports, anything outside.

Jenna Rinehart - Owner

Jenna Rinehart - Owner

Experience: 10 years with Nicollet Bike. Professional cyclist for 10 years. 17 years racing mountain bike, road, cyclocross, and triathlon.

Bikes I Ride: S-Works Diverge, Specialized Fatboy, Specialized Era, Specialized Ruby

Favorite Route/Trail: Courtland Gravel Loop, Quiet Road West of Elysian, Mt. Snow - Vermont, Monarch Crest Trail - Colorado, Big Easy Loop - Morgan Hill, California.

Hobbies: Downhill skiing, trail running with my dogs, swimming.

Brady Larson -Service Manager

Brady Larson -Service Manager

Experience: 20 years as a bicycle mechanic. Attended Barnett Bicycle Institute.

Bikes I Ride: Specialized Venge Vias Specialized Diverge, Salsa Bucksaw

Favorite Route/Trail: Lake Crystal Loop

Hobbies: RC airplane flying, snowmobiling, 4 wheeling, swimming!

Charley Serrill - Store Manager

Charley Serrill - Store Manager

Experience: Two years with Nicollet Bike. 15 + years in the bike industry. Mountain Bike Racer and XC Skier

Bikes I Ride: Specialized Crux Expert, Specialized Fatboy, Cannondale Slate

Favorite Route/Trail: Seeley Pass

Hobbies: Riding, XC Skiing

Aarron Buege - Assistant Manager

Aaron Buege - Assistant Manager

Experience: Six years at Nicollet Bike. Five years volunteering with Key City Bike Non-Profit.

Bikes I Ride: Specialized Fatboy, Salsa Warbird

Favorite Route/Trail: Judson Bottom Road.

Hobbies: Bike polo, anything with my dog

Jon Andersen - Snow Sports Manager

Jon Andersen - Snow Sports  Manager

John Romberg - Sales

John Romberg - Sales

Experience:  Five years with Nicollet Bike. 15+ years experience in the bike and Ski industry. Former competitive mountain bike racer. Avid fitness rider.

Bikes I Ride: Cannondale Synapse Carbon, Gary Fisher full suspension mountain bike.

Favorite Route/Trail: Red Jacket Trail to Minneopa to County Road 11 to County Road 42 and back on the Judson Bottom Road or ridden in reverse.

Hobbies: Professional Certified Ski Instructor, Ski racing coach, tennis, and working out.

Millie - Greeter

Millie - Greeter

Experience: Meet and greet at Nicollet Bike.

Favorite Route/Trail: Indian Lake, Red Jacket Park.

Hobbies: Eating, Running, Sleeping