Having been raised in the highlands of Des Moines Iowa riding horse back in constant search of his next meal, the transfer to riding motorcycles was almost seamless for Joe. Once the fiery passion for two wheels had taken hold of Joe’s heart he couldn’t have enough. He ventured out of Iowa on a constant adventure for the next great motorcycle. Starting with a small Honda Trail 70 he quickly began trading and bartering through different motorcycles. In the early 2000’s he found himself stranded in the Arizona desert on his Bridgestone Hurricane thinking that his grand adventure had finally come to an abrupt close due to an unexpected encounter with a road sign that ironically read “Attentive Driving is Safe Driving”. Luckily he was rescued by a kind stranger who helped him make repairs and get back on the road. Joe finally ended his journey in Minnesota where he settled down and started a family naming his first born after that kind stranger who saved him from desert years prior. You can now find Joe riding year round on his ample Road King encouraging others to experience the true joy of motorcycle riding.
Alex’s love for motorcycles stems all the way back to being a child and riding on the back of his uncles GL1500. Alex started with Simply Street Bikes working as a technician which supplied him with in-depth knowledge of repairing most varieties of motorcycles. Since becoming a service writer with SSB at the end of 2013, Alex has strived to make sure that every guest gets the premier experience that SSB provides. When your motorcycle is with us for service Alex wants to be sure that your motorcycle is given the correct work so that you can ride safely down the road. Having been a part of the Simply Street Bikes family for a while now Alex’s appreciation for a variety of motorcycles has grown. Alex has been the proud owner of Hondas, Triumphs, Harley Davidsons, and Ducatis and is always looking for the next fun motorcycle to ride. You can currently see him ripping the side streets on his Honda Grom or the freeway with his Triumph Thruxton.
Some would say he is an adrenaline junkie after being inspired to live the fast life while watching Talladega Nights. You can find Max scaling cliffs, jumping out of planes, and pursuing the dream of a professional push car racer. For his joy rides Max likes cruising through the woods on his XR, hitting the roads on his KTM, and capturing the outer worlds of our solar system at night.
Alex grew up around gearheads, American muscle cars and his father’s 2004 Kawasaki Z1000 as a kid. As soon as he turned 16 he bought his first muscle car and quickly realized that being on 2 wheels was more enjoyable so when he turned 18 in high school he bought his first bike; a 1979 Kawasaki KZ650 and is currently customizing and tweaking the bike. You can find Alex riding his new S1000R, working on old school bikes or fishing with his friends.
Calvin is enjoying his third year as a Motorsports technician. He attended Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Orlando Florida and after completing multiple dealer programs returned to Minnesota. He spent his first year at a local multi-line dealer but then made the move to SSB due to their passion and diverse inventory. Ready and eager to learn everything about the industry he looks forward to the upcoming season.
Landis has been working on motorcycles for six years and is starting his first year with simply street bikes. He graduated from North Dakota state college if science with an associates degree in recreational engine technology in 2009. In his time off he enjoys spending time with his 5-year-old daughter Josephine and working on his 1978 KZ650. Landis is also a huge Minnesota Wild fan.
The name is James. I grew up riding dirt bikes and snowmobiles. I graduated from Columbia Heights High School in 2006. Right after that I moved to Phoenix, AZ and went to Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and graduated in the fall of 2008. There I had received factory motorcycle training on Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and BMW.
Devon has enjoyed being on two wheels for as long as he can remember. An avid bicyclist most of his life, he has spent the past decade getting his hands dirty working on motorcycles. In 2017 he graduated from Hennepin Technical College with a Marine, Motorsport and Outdoor Power Equipment Technician Associate in Applied Science Degree. After a brief stint at a Harley Davidson dealership, Devon worked for four years as the lead technician at a Honda dealership before joining the team at Simply Street Bikes.
This is Salvador, but his friends call him Ben. He's originally from Mexico. He went to MMI (Motorcycle Mechanics Institute) in Phoenix, AZ for 2 years. He is certified in multiple electives such as Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki. His passion for motorcycles started at 15 years old because of his father. He currently owns 3 motorcycles; a TL1000R, an R1, and a GSXR600. When he’s not riding he also likes to go fishing with his dad and brother, and play video games.