Rick Schmitt, founder and owner.
The Bike Shack has been your family shop for over 40 years.  Founded in 1979 by Rick Schmitt, our business has been operated by the same family since then.  These family members are Rick's daughter Pam, nephew Dan, and grandson Josh.  Originally located at Burlington and Primrose in Dubuque, Iowa, The Bike Shack has changed locations a few times over the years as our store has grown.  The second location was on Delhi Street across from the current Unity Point Hospital.  The store moved for a few years to a retail spot in Plaza 20 shopping area.  Each time a moved occurred, the store got bigger to reflect a growing business.  In 1998, we moved to our current location at 3250 Dodge Street.

Rick's Rides.......

Puch Mistral Ultima 83 | kurt985 | Flickr

Puch Mistral Ultima (Road Race Bike)

 Provenance at it's best .... 1981 Fuji "Professional Super Record" -  Classic Fuji Bicycle Archive

Fuji Design Series (Road Race Bike)

The Bike Shack is the oldest same owner Bike Store in the area, and we have the most consistent staff around.  With over 100 years of combined experience, you are guaranteed to see a familiar face when you come in.  

Pam Lewey, General Manager

Started working at The Bike Shack in 1979
Position: General Manager The Bike Shack / The Shoe Shack

Pam started working at The Bike Shack when the store opened in 1979.  She has worked from the ground up and has experience in both day-to-day operations and behind the scene logistics. Although Pam now does most of her work in the office, her decades of sales experience and knowledge of the industry make her a valuable resource for the customers and staff alike.


Pam's ride...Momentum Vida (Pedal Forward Bike)
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Dan Schmitt, Service Manager
Started working at The Bike Shack in 1986

Position: Service Manager
Specialty: Repairing both bikes and fitness equipment 
Training:  Life Fitness Field Engineering class, Park Tools Tech Summit, and Schwinn-Nautilus service school graduate.

Dan mainly works in the service shop checking over assembled bikes, doing repairs, and fixing fitness equipment.  Dan does in-home service calls on any equipment we sell, and collaborates with manufacturers on any warranty issues customers may have.  Dan has been here a very long time and has probably seen everything, so if it's broken... he can fix it! Aside from managing our service department Dan also delivers and sets up fitness equipment, and is also available to help customers.

                                                                           Dan's Ride......

 Men's Rockhopper Comp |

Specialized Rockhopper (29" Hardtail Mountain Bike)



 Mike Wand, Service Tech 
Started working at The Bike Shack in 1984
Position: Service Tech / Delivery / Building and Grounds Maintenance
Mike has been a regular face around the store for the better part of 3 decades!  Primarily a service tech, there is a good chance Mike will be the mechanic repairing your bicycle or assembling your next fitness piece.  He knows some "tricks of the trade" that only come with experience and has customers that request him personally for their tune-up needs.
Mike's Rides...


Ross Signature (Road Bike)

Welcome to The Bike Shack

Raleigh Talus 3.0 (Hardtail Mountain Bike)

Brandon Ward, Bike Shack sales staff (Started in 2015)


 Brandon grew up riding.  Until he could drive (and ever since), he was never far from his BMX bike.  Brandon enjoys BMX and mountain biking in our area and around the country.  He has a good attitude and is knowledgeable about the products and services we offer.

Brandon's Ride

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Specialized Fuse (Plus-Sized Tire Mountain Bike)

 Adam Lange, Bike Shack Sales  (Started in 2019)

 Adam started work at The Shoe Shack in 2019 and made his transition to The Bike Shack in 2021.  He has a good head on his shoulders and effectively matches customers' needs to products and services we offer.  Stop in and see Adam if you are in the market for a new bike or a piece of fitness equipment.

Adam's Ride

2019 Specialized Rockhopper (29" Hardtail Mountain Bike)

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Phillip Wagner, Sales Manager
Started working at The Bike Shack in 2001
Position: Sales Manager
  • Active in the community as a cyclist and outdoor enthusiast
  • Multiple Interbike sales and product training seminars in Las Vegas
  • Multiple Frostbike sales, service, and product training seminars in Minneapolis
  • The "go-to" person in the area for "custom" and "frame-up" build projects
  • Plans and leads our weekly "Tuesdays With Wags" bike rides
  • Plans and leads multi-day self-contained bike trips

  • Phillip's Rides...........



 Giant TCR Advanced 2.

Giant TCR (Carbon Road Bike)

single | The Broken Spoke

Surly 1 x 1 (Single Speed)

raleigh tandem bike,

Raleigh Pursuit (Tandem)


 Disc Trucker | Surly Bikes

Surly Disc Trucker (Long Range Touring Bike)


Specialized Stumpjumper ST 27.5 Medium Bike - 20 | The Pro's Closet

Specialized Stumpjumper (Full Suspension Mountain Bike)


Pugsley | Surly Bikes

Surly Pug Ops (Fat Tire Bike) 

 Help! Holdsworth seatpost diameter? | Retrobike

Holdsworth Mistral (CROMOLY Road Bike)

Sun Seeker Eco Tad SX - Basically Bicycles--Recumbent Bikes & Recumbent  Trikes Turners Falls, Massachusetts 

Sun Eco Tad SX (Recumbent Trike)

 MOMENTUM IRIDE UX 3S 2021 – Life Cycle Bicycle Shop

Momentum UX 3S (Belt-Drive Commuter)

Raleigh Roper Bike - 2013 | REI Co-op


Raleigh Roper (Gravel Bike)


When you're visiting Dubuque, check us out.  We are easy to find on US highway 20.  We have a mechanic available during most business hours.  We have the staff and parts to help get you back on the road.

Come in, look around, and Ride with.... THE BIKE SHACK!
The only place for all your cycling and fitness needs!