Caring Service, Amazing Rides
The BikeSmith is a local bike shop owned by a family that rides, and cares deeply about people, Albuquerque & amazing biking experiences. We offer caring & expert service, distinctive rentals and quality products from our convenient shop near the entrance of the Bosque River Trail.
Richard “Gator ” Noland has been a part of the cycling industry since 1994, and has been riding much longer than that. Working as a bicycle assembler, salesman, head mechanic, assistant manager and now managing director of a bicycle business, he has built, sold and fixed a lot of bikes! Rick is an avid mountain biker and believes that the bicycle is making a resurgence in the US. As Managing Director of The BikeSmith, Rick is dedicated to providing high quality products, services and support to the cycling community. Rick is also a Certified Mountain Biking Instructor through PMBI.
Rosie “The Wrench” Noland is a competitive triathlete, road, and mountain cyclist in the local racing circuit and has over 14 years experience in the retail industry. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist. In her role as Product Manager she has been instrumental in the launch of The BikeSmith’s retail business. Rose is passionate about creating a space where both women and men feel welcomed and supported. She received her bicycle mechanics training at the Barnett Bicycle Institute in Colorado Springs, CO, and is a Certified Mountain Biking Instructor through the Professional Mountain Biking Instructor Association (PMBI).
Echelon Racing Team
The BikeSmith is proud to sponsor Echelon Racing Team, a local road, mountain, and cyclocross team. Echelon Racing is a newly formed bicycle race team located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The team is formed primarily as a race team and to promote and advocate for cycling. The team competes in road, mountain and cyclocross race events. All team members are amateur USA Cycling (USAC) licensed riders who compete in various venues ranging from highly competitive race events to charity events organized to raise money for various non-profit organizations. Team members are chosen for their racing skills, passion for cycling, and for their commitment to presenting a positive role model to the cycling community.