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MEET OUR TEAM!
TK has been working in the Bicycle Industry both the retail and corporate sides of the business for 30+ years. He has successfully opened and managed several bicycle shops in the area and is well respected for his knowledge and integrity in the cycling community. His passion for cycling started at twelve; when he started racing BMX. Before long he became a Pro, ranking 2nd in the nation. After his BMX days he took up mountain biking, road racing, criterium racing and cyclocross racing quickly becoming a Cat 1 (highest level ammeter) and winning state and national championships in across all disciplines. In 2023, he was inducted in to the Missouri Motocross Hall of Fame for his incredible longterm cycling career.
He LOVES to talk about all things bikes and help people fall in love with the sport. He has helped several other cyclists attain their professional cycling goals by riding with and supporting two semi-pro cycling teams. Currently, he is the head coach of Wheels Up XC-South City and assist in coaching the South City Otters. There isn't much about bicycles and cycling this guy doesn't know.
Deanna grew up in St. Louis Hills with an active outdoor childhood riding bikes and playing in the beautiful neighborhood parks. She has been active her entire life. Being captain of the Bishop DuBourg pom squad and All-American Show Stopper made becoming an aerobics instructor, personal trainer and one of the OG spin instructors an easy transition to stay active in college. Her career in retail management, finance and advisor to small business owners...including several bike shops has helped prepare her to run the business side of things at South Side. She has enjoyed helping others pursue their cycling and triathlon goals; leading women's rides, road racing to support teammates earn wins and coordinating a semi-pro cycling team to launch pro cycling careers.
As Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Reiki Master, Nutritional Supplement Specialist, helping others live a healthy, happy life is her main goal. She loves to bring people together and make a real difference in the lives of those around her. She is a Level 2 NICA Coach for the South City Composite Otters MTB Team, and Team Director for Wheels Up XC -South City. She is also responsible for starting GNO Rides that empower more women on bikes.
Don "The Legend" Lennox is an institution--he's been the head mechanic at South Side Cyclery for more than over 35 years. Don's knowledge of bikes and how to fix them is one of our most valuable resources. His ability to restore bicycles is breath taking.
Don is a renaissance man: outside of working full-time for SSC, he flies RC helicopters, follows ham radio, pursues an interest in organic gardening and sustainable living, and runs a lawn care business on the side! We're not sure when he sleeps--we're not one hundred percent sure he does.
Adam is putting his degree in Marketing from Saint Louis University to use doing what he loves, being around bikes and sharing how cycling can have a positive influence on your health and happiness! He grew up in Saint Louis and loves its ever-growing biking community. His role as a board member of the South Side Cycling Club helps him contribute and give back to the growing biking community.
He enjoys all types of biking. From enduro racing, party laps at the bike park, and even fixed gear century rides, he is happy to help you achieve your cycling goals!
Carrie has 20+ years of cycling, racing, bike mechanic and bike fit experience.
A former professional rider for Team Vera Bradley and Pepper Palace pro women’s cycling teams.
Carrie offers a healthy dose of ambition and perseverance while patiently helping you put all the bike riding pieces together. Since she’s familiar with mentoring beginners as well as competing on the professional scene, Carrie knows how to meet cyclists at their level. All you need to bring is a dedicated mindset and willingness to learn.
Eli, our youngest, is a junior in high school and part time mechanic. Growing up Eli has spent many hours learning how to build and service bikes. Like his older siblings he grew up on two wheels and kept up with the tradition of winning many Gateway Cup Kids Races! He is one of the original student athletes for the South City Otters Composite MTB Team, part of the Missouri Interscholastic Cycling League. He has grown in his mountain biking abilities; adding Enduro Racing and Wheels Up XC to his passions. One of his favorite things is doing wheelies on the bike and getting air time.
Our team thanks you for taking the time to get to know us a little better. We are excited to get to know you as well and provide you with a family and team that is dedicated to providing our community with the adventure of cycling.
If you are interested in joining our team to help us grow, we are looking for part-time seasonal help in our service department and customer service. Please send an email to [email protected] about your interest with an attach a resume.