ABOUT EPIC SPORTS

THE EPIC LIFE

Epic Sports had humble beginnings, starting out small (in a warehouse!) before graduating to a better location in downtown Bismarck, North Dakota. Eventually, we moved to Mapleton Avenue, and now are located at 411 Fraine Barracks Road, Bismarck, ND 58504. [Right next to the Memorial Bridge, conveniently close to the awesome bike trails along the scenic Missouri River!] No matter the location, though, we were and are always passionate about what we do!

We started with biking, adding swimming, running, and winter sporting equipment as the years passed. We listened to our clients and found the solutions they asked for. Above everything, we wanted to supply top-notch brands — the best of the best — to the region. We now carry a broad inventory and offer high-end customized service to our clients.

Our staff is educated, motivated, and active. We love to answer questions and meet each client at whatever level they’re at. If there’s a sporting event in town, you can be sure we’ll know about it. Our shop is always open, whether you want to buy a product or just ask us about something

The Epic Life

Epic Sports had humble beginnings, starting out small (in a warehouse!) before graduating to a better location in downtown Bismarck, North Dakota. Eventually, we moved to Mapleton Avenue, and now are located at 411 Fraine Barracks Road, Bismarck, ND 58504. [Right next to the Memorial Bridge, conveniently close to the awesome bike trails along the scenic Missouri River!] No matter the location, though, we were and are always passionate about what we do!

We started with biking, adding swimming, running, and winter sporting equipment as the years passed. We listened to our clients and found the solutions they asked for. Above everything, we wanted to supply top-notch brands — the best of the best — to the region. We now carry a broad inventory and offer high-end customized service to our clients.

Our staff is educated, motivated, and active. We love to answer questions and meet each client at whatever level they’re at. If there’s a sporting event in town, you can be sure we’ll know about it. Our shop is always open, whether you want to buy a product or just ask us about something

VISIT US IN BISMARCK

We offer a comprehensive selection of bikes, gear, apparel, and services in house. Stop on in, grab a coffee at the newly opened Mighty Missouri & BC Bagels location, and have a look around. We love to talk shop, hear your stories and provide our customers with the highest quality information available.

MEET YOUR LOCAL CYCLE EXPERTS

COLLIN KEMMESAT

COLLIN KEMMESAT

General Manager

Collin steers the ship for the 701 crew. Collin has a passion for bikes. Growing up in the shop, he started wrenching at a young age. He has raced competitive XC all over the midwest ranking among the best in his age group in races like Dakota 5-oh and Chequamagon Fat tire festival as well as swam competitively, achieving multiple state records.  Collin works mostly behind the scenes and can occasionally be found on the sales floor.

Eric Torstenson

Eric Torstenson

Manager

Eric has been in the cycling industry for 16 years. Joining our team July 2015, He has worked at multiple shops back near his home town in Eastern Wisconsin. Originally working in the Lumber industry, Eric found a passion in Bicycles. He has extensive experience from his triathlon background making him knowledgeable in all thing TRI. He now enjoys riding with his Wife and Kids.

Jairo Ramos

Jairo Ramos

Service Manager

Jairo comes with extensive bike industry experience. Racing Professionally for a time in his native country of Honduras, Jairo came to the U.S to expand his bike world and go to school. Landing in California, Jairo worked at Hellen’s Cycles wrenching on famous actors, athletes and bikes including Barry Bonds, Orlando Bloom, and Lance Armstrong’s butterfly bikes. Later meeting his wife from North Dakota he moved to Tioga, later to move to Bismarck and starting with us! When Jairo is not perfecting bikes he loves to race and will give you any advice he can on how to get faster or make your bike run smoother.

Adam Goetzfried

Adam Goetzfried

Bicycle Technician

Adam joined our team a few years ago. He grew up racing BMX and has an extensive race history from around the mid-west. He has a passion for bicycles. If he’s not on the track he can be found on the local mountain bike trails around Bismarck.

DJ Kramer

DJ Kramer

Sales Associate

DJ cherishes a few things in life. Bikes, Coffee, and Blondes(or just one blonde..his wife). We welcomed DJ to the team early 2016. He has a history of working and maintaining bike for a Young Life camp in Oregon. DJ has a passion for Bicycles and Coffee. Working for us and also working at the Mighty Missouri Coffee Bar in the mornings.

Phillip Fortenberry

Phillip Fortenberry

Assistant Manager (Certified Bicycle Fitter)

Originally from the south, Phillip joined the Military. After multiple years of service, he decided to make a life change. Phillip Purchased a bike on the West Coast and rode the Northern Tier route across the U.S. He fell in love with the people and atmosphere of Williston. He would continue his cycling while working in the oil fields and later meeting his wife on the Candisc bike ride across ND. Phillip takes yearly tours in different countries on his tandem. Whether it is bicycle fit or adventure cycling Phillip can help you out.

THE EPIC TEAM AND EVENTS

Epic Sports is proud to promote and sponsor events and opportunities for the community, including the Bismarck Triathlon, the Race To Sunset Mountain Bike Festival, the Fastrax BMX Track, the R. M. Stoudt Offroad Festival, XTERRA Pipestem Creek, Epic MTB Race, and more. We also have our own Epic Sports bike teams for road, mountain, and triathlon. Each team is made up of people who have excelled in their discipline locally, regionally, and beyond. Team members actively participate or volunteer in their sport in a significant way. They’re involved in advocacy for related issues, and work to encourage a healthy lifestyle.

At Epic Sports, we live the lifestyle, use the gear, and pass all our knowledge on to you.

NEED A TUNE UP?

We service all brands, not just Specialized®. Whether you bought your bike from us or not, we will gladly repair it for you. Our experts are happy to look at your bike and answer any questions you might have. There is no need to make an appointment; just drop your bike off and we’ll work on it! Spring is our busy season, so there may be a wait list.

NEWS

Traffic Skills 101 Course to be offered

On May 12 and 13 a Traffic Skills 101 bicycling skills class is being offered in Mandan.  The class is designed to teach adult cyclists how to use a bicycle with confidence and competence for pleasure, utility, and sport under various highway, climate, terrain, and...

Bicycle Touring Packing List W/printable PDF

Bicycle Touring Packing List 1. Bicycle Bike Computer Panniers (2 or 4) Helmet Handlebar Bag Water Bottle 2. Clothing 2 Pairs Socks 2 Riding Shirts High Visible Vest/Jacket Gloves 1 Long pant 1 Long Shirt UV Sleeves Rain Clothing 3. Foot Wear Shoes w/clips Flip Flops...

Bismarck ND Fall day

A beautiful fall day photo. This photo was taken the last week of September at the Harmon lake mountain bike trail by DJ Kramer. #701cycleandsport

NDSU Homecoming Parade

                        North Dakota State University Homecoming was a blast!! This weekend Phillip and Laurie attended the Bison homecoming parade and game. While riding tandem in the parade Phillip kept the...

Casey D Schmidt’s Adventure

Casey D. Schmidt Riding coast to coast, he started on Aug. 19 in Sacramento and has biked 2800 miles. Thanks for choosing us for your new bike shoes. Go Blue!! #701cycleandsport #BeEpic

How To: Fixing a flat

Flats happen.  However, fixing a flat can be easier than many people think.  Even more, once you learn  how to fix a flat yourself, it is a skill you never forget.  The good people over at Specialized have put together a great video tutorial covering everything you...

The Turbo Levo Pedal Assist Bikes are in

Everyone here at Epic Sports is excited about the  electric pedal assist bikes offered by Specialized.  Here is a description taken from Specialized.com that explains the concept: Turbo Levo electric mountain bikes combine all of our hallmark mountain bike designs,...

Mountain Biking Article in the Bismarck Tribune

The Bismarck Tribune ran an excellent article written by Jenny Schlecht on mountain biking in North Dakota.   Read the original article here.  Here is the copy of the article, taken from the bismarcktribune.com. For adventure-seeking mountain bikers, North Dakota’s...

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