Andy’s career began in the public safety field. After a decade as a supervisor in that field, he decided to go into the car business for a change of pace. As a lifelong motorcyclist and team leader, he made the transition to the motorcycle business as a sales manager at a metric dealership in the Minneapolis metro. He then went on to manage both the Sales and Finance departments for a Harley-Davidson dealership in greater Minnesota. Andy is now living his dream of managing the Sales and Finance departments at SSB, and loving every minute of it. With both metric and Harley-Davidson experience, Simply Street Bikes was a natural fit, and he is excited to be part of the team. When Andy isn’t working, you can find him riding his XR650L.
Tim Hammond grew up in Hopkins, MN and has been surrounded by motorcycles his whole life. At a young age, he was always riding and working on bikes with his dad. Eventually, he tried his hand at motocross and found his passion off-road. Now he rides his Harley Street Glide and Super Tenere for daily fun! His extensive knowledge of motorcycles comes from his overall passion and love for riding. Tim has found his dream job and works as the Purchaser at SSB.
Michael started selling motorcycles in ’98. His career started off at Easy Riders, with later stints at Hitching Post, Pro Power, St Paul HD and Wild Prairie HD. Michael has been riding since age 15, having accumulated over 460,000 miles on a motorcycle (noting that is 16 times around the planet). He has proudly lived off a bike three times and has ridden to Alaska and back on an 883 Sportster. Michael is the current VP of the Ol’ Timers Club. He currently owns a Springer, Hyabusa, Voyager, and Honda Elite scooter. Michael’s other passions include Nissan Z cars, for which he has three, and his riding buddy, Bear, his Cairn Terrier/Scottie mix
There’s nothing better than selling one of the top 2 things in life that you’re most passionate about. I grew up riding sport bikes – the first bike was an R6, and when I brought it home mom told me to pack a bag because she was kicking me out. Needless to say, I kept the bike and still got to stay at the house. I have had a number of bikes. My top 3 bikes I have owned would be my RC51, GSXR 1000, and of course my bagger. I picked up my 2015 Victory 2 summers ago and love it. If I am not riding motorcycles, you can find me out on the lake in summer or at concerts.
Started Again 04/30/18 (First Stint; 2017)
Cy loves anything on two wheels! His first time riding a motorbike was a cousin’s pit bike when he was a youngster – riding it straight through a bush and into a fence. He didn’t ride for a while after that! Then, Cy had a roommate that was into motocross and he wound up buying his KX300 dual sport. He fell in love with the thing! It evolved into the purchase of a Husqvarna supermoto! Since then, Cy has developed an interest in 70’s and 80’s era Japanese custom builds – as he just built an 82 Honda into a street tracker. Now he is riding a WR250r set up for trail riding – soon to be selling it to get his first cruiser!
Dave has been riding motorcycles for over 30 years and for as long as he can remember has had a passion for all motorized things. Besides his love for classic muscle cars, his love for motorcycles runs just as deep! He currently rides a custom chopper and has kept it old school, with a 1989 ZX10R Ninja to keep the sport bike rider in him happy. He also has a KLR650 that he plans on riding off road with his son, Colton, who now has his own bike, continuing on the love and passion for the sport. Dave not only joined the SSB crew in 2013 but became a proud father and married his best friend, Jill, that year and is enjoying the family life. SSB has been a life-long-dream come true for someone who loves motorcycles as much as he does.
Steve has been riding for 23 years. His bike obsession began at age 7 watching motocross on TV. Steve’s favorite race is the Isle of Man TT and he can’t get enough of watching videos of this event – it’s definitely on his bucket list to get there some day. HIs first bike was an ’83 Honda Nighthawk 650. Since then he has owned a ’95 Honda CBR600F2, a ’96 Suzuki TL1000S, and a ’06 Honda VFR 800 Interceptor. He just purchased a ’17 Yamaha FZ-10 and can’t wait to get it out on the road. After years of being a SSB customer, Steve is very excited to now be a part of the team!
Ben grew up riding dirt bikes at his cabin where he enjoyed racing around. He is now on a Harley Davidson Sportster 883 Iron because it has a huge aftermarket world. In addition to motorcycles, tattoos, old trucks and cars are his other passions. Ben is discovering that there is never a dull moment working at Simply Street Bikes. He is all about learning new things and at SSB he is learning more and more every day.