My life has been motorcycles. From my first KX80 dirt bike to first my M Class the day I turned 18 on my VN750 to the day my mom wanted to throw me out for coming home on my first R-6 (and everything in between!), it’s more than my passion. It’s in my blood.

I was lucky enough to get my start in this industry at Chicago Cycles on Western Avenue in late 2001. I stuck around when we sold the shop in 2004 and moved to a new location on Touhy Avenue. Many of our customers got to see my passion firsthand in helping everyone have the lifestyle only a motorcycle can bring. It was a sad day in 2010 when we had to close the doors on such a great Chicago landmark.

I went on to run Fox River Harley Davidson. Being in a smaller store allowed me to really build a family style sales force as well as see how lives change on the back of a bike. Now that I’ve experienced both worlds, it’s allowed me to do something I’ve always talked about doing: Bring back Chicago Cycles and give customers great bikes at great prices with the feeling that you’re not just a number, but a member of the family. So stop in for a cold drink, a bag of popcorn and a familiar face. You won’t go wrong with Chicago Cycles & Motorsports. Hope to see you soon!

—Big Ed