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:
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!
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.
Bikes: Giant TCX, SCOR ST
Favorite Ride: Trail 99 in Sisters or Funner
Ideal Post Ride Meal: Whatever sounds good...
I've been electrocuted and have scars to prove it, haha.
Bikes: SCOR 4060, Norco Fluid 9
Favorite Ride: Royal Flush, Phils
Ideal Post Ride Meal: Beer
Division I swimmer. Award-winning brewer. Originally from Wildwood, MO.
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
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.
Bikes: Giant TCX, Ibis Ripmo, Surly Pugsley 2
Favorite Ride: Downieville DH—No question!
Ideal Post Ride Meal: Beer and homemade burgers
Along with wrenching on bikes, my other jobs over the years include: Christmas Tree Salesman, Costco Stocker, Ski & Snowboard Sales, Dump Truck Delivery Driver, Wedding Photographer, Challenge Course Facilitator, Critical Care RN, Taxi Driver
Bikes: 2022 Giant Fathom
Favorite Ride: Whoops
Ideal Post Ride Meal: Burgers
I love the outdoors. I love to ski and run. I play 3 sports a year and love doing anything active.
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!
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.
Bikes: Marin Pine Mountain, Steel Hardtail
Favorite Ride: Ochocos
Ideal Post Ride Meal: Mexican Food
I like to fly fish.
Bikes: Giant Trance
Favorite Ride: Upper Peterson Ridge
Ideal Post Ride Meal: Strawberries
Rides motorcycles and enjoys life on 2 wheels.
Bikes: XC China Bike
Favorite Ride: Any Race. If it's a race it's the best.
Ideal Post Ride Meal: Carolina reaper chicken sandwich with a side of potato salad.
I like bikes. I am ranked top 50 Junior mountain bikers in the country.