About the Shop:

With a mission of serving the Sisters Community and beyond, Blazin Saddles was founded in 2010 by Jacquie Zanck, and her son, Casey Meudt. In the years since, the shop has grown exponentially, as Sisters has become increasingly popular for cyclists and tourists alike!

Casey was raised in Sisters, where he attended Sisters High School. After graduating, he went to UBI (United Bicycle Institute) and then worked in several bike shops from Oregon to Florida! By the time Casey made it back around to his stomping grounds, his Mom was a director for Black Butte Ranch and their bike shop manager. The two of them began talking and identified that Sisters was missing its own dedicated full-service bike shop. So, they combined their strengths, and soon, the open sign was flashing for the first time! It was a bumpy beginning coming out of the 2009 recession, but in the years since, we have learned that running a bike shop is a lot like riding a bike: the more you do it, the better you get.

We are committed to providing the best possible customer experience and making our workplace enjoyable for all of our awesome employees! Blazin Saddles strives only to keep improving and serving as many people as possible.

Meet the team:

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Casey Meudt

Wearer of Many Hats, Owner

Bike I Ride: Giant Trance X Adv Pro 0

Favorite Ride: Hangover, Sedona

Ideal Post-Ride Food: Three Creeks Brewery

The summer of 2021 marks 20 years of working in the bike industry for me!

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Andrew Loscutoff

Mechanic

Bikes: Norco Revolver, Devinci Hatchet, Giant Defy

Favorite Ride: Road riding in Maui, HI

Ideal Post Ride Meal: Fig bars

I'm from Willamette Valley and have lived in Central Oregon for 10 years. I started cycling competitively after college athletics. I've always loved working on bikes leading me to Blazin Saddles. Check out my weekly writing in The Nugget, or take one of my classes at Sisters Athletic Club.

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Jacquie Zanck

Bike I Ride: BMC URS

Favorite Rides: Alsea Falls, McKenzie River, Phils

Ideal Post-Ride Food: Coke & Chips

I experience life while riding my bicycle. I come alive and all my senses awaken. I love the feeling of the sun on my skin, the sound of my wheels rolling, and the smell of the forest.

Wearer of Many Hats, Owner

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Jacob Polachek

Mechanic

Bike: Ibis Ripmo AF, Evil Following

Favorite Ride: Alsea Falls

Ideal Post-Ride Food: Poke

I tend to crash a lot. Love to cook. Race XC. Blazin Saddles greatest go kart racer!

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Matt Gilbert

Shop Manager

Bikes I Ride: Giant Trance X, Santa Cruz Megatower, Spot Mayhem, Trek 520, Specialized Allez

Favorite Ride: North Fork > Metolius Windigo > Flagline> South Fork

Ideal Post-Ride Food: Jaunitas with Salsa

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Derrick Snow

Mechanic

Bikes: Giant - Revolt, TCR, Propel, Trance Adv 29;  Mondraker - Dune, Foxy, Crafty, RRT, Vantage

Favorite Ride: Ben Lomond Mt., Tasmania, AUS

Ideal Post-Ride Food: Coffee & Banana Bread

I spent a number of years fighting forest fires. After seeing Tour of California I wanted to find a way into the bike industry. I ended up getting a job with e*thirteen components which brought me to Oregon, and eventually Blazin Saddles.

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Ava Riehle

Mechanic

Bike: Liv Tempt

Favorite Ride: Phil's Trails

Ideal Post-Ride Food: Sno-Cap Drive In

I've lived in Sisters my whole life. I love the outdoors and I am outside all the time skiing, rafting, or biking. I have traveled around the Caribbean and South America. I love thunderstorms and blizzards because the next day is always the best.

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Corey Johnson

Mechanic

Bike: Raleigh Tokul 3 27.5 hardtail

Ideal Post Ride Meal: fish burrito, no rice, light on black beans, all recommendations with two lines of Stash Hot Sauce and a 16 oz. Pabst

Born and raised in Minnesota. A western nomad who continues to land in Central Oregon, where his heart is. My friends would describe me as a great guy who is genuine, honest, and smells funny. A clown with a ginormous heart and a sincere desire to help people find their passion.