We are a two-person team based in Asheville, NC, where we design and hand-build each of our products. We believe that bikes make better communities, and we want to demystify the bicycle as transportation–no spandex, no carbon, no time trials; just regular people riding regular damn bikes, wherever they want to go.
Bike-Ready will offer practical and innovative bags designed to make it easier for you to choose your bicycle for the commute to work, to run errands, or to hit the town. With decades of combined experience as utility cyclists, we’ve created the gear we always wished we had–but couldn’t find anywhere. We’re pleased with the results, and think you will be, too. Thanks for stopping in, and check back regularly to learn more and find the right Bike-Ready product for you.
Dion first swung a leg over a bike as a wee lad growing up in the wilds around Dallas, TX. After riding from Denton to Dallas (no small feat!) on a big-box-store Murray, he’s got strong opinions about the sort of bike you don’t need. After Texas, he’s commuted up mountain roads in Durango, along greenways in Albuquerque, and up and down the bike lanes of hilly Asheville. Dion taught himself how to sew in order to make his own backpack for long hikes. With a penchant for DIY solutions and a closet full of almost-but-not-quite-right bike bags, the idea for Bike-Ready wasn’t too far behind.
Although she’d ridden a mountain bike up a few dirt roads as a child growing up in the woods of southwestern Virginia, Jessie didn’t pick up commuter cycling until some time during her tenure as a Paramedic working the chile-scented streets of Albuquerque. She loves to get in the occasional ride off road, but prefers to be able to pedal right from her front door. She’s learned that a certain shoe company was almost right—but that sometimes Just Do It needs to be Just Do It After Your Coffee’s Kicked In (And That’s Okay). Jessie believes that useful is one synonym for beautiful, and is excited to be bringing both to the bike gear market.