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Sponsored Riders

From weekend warriors to elite National Champions, Broken Spoke has built one of the largest and strongest teams in the Midwest

The Broken Spoke Bike Studio sponsors riders all over the country across all cycling disciplines. From our development team to professionals; the riders below exhibit our shop's core values and have earned the right to wear our name and rock our logo. They are hardworking, accomplished, yet humble. Meet the team below.

Casey Hildebrandt

Casey is the epitome of hardwork and hustle. He is an accomplished adventure athlete, coach, and oh, he also has a day job as a high school coach.

Casey's specialty is rippin' CX in the states, but in recent years, has made a name for himself on the Euro circuit. Casey enjoys long walks on the beach but prefers muddy, epic, mountain bike races.

Alexandera Houchin

Alexandera's track record speaks for itself. Her single-speed, ultra-endurance accolades include setting just about every time record imaginable, and most notable, her record at the Tour Divide where she just broke her own record.

She tackles her events in her signature denim cutoffs and was featured in a Patagonia catalog. She's an absolute badass.

Pete Karinen

Pete has been racing since he was five years old. After a successful junior career that included three National Championship medals, he earned his professional license at 18 years old. He has held the title of Single Speed National Champion, second place overall in the WORS Pro Men category and was selected as part of the National team to compete at the 2017 World Cup finals.

Payton McKeown

Payton is ½ of the Twin Shredders duo. He is a 13-year-old mountain biker who is quickly making a name for himself in the Midwest racing scene. He is known for his aggressive riding style and his ability to land on the podium, even when racing against older and more experienced riders. Payton is a talented all-around rider with a number of WORS and NICA podiums, but he really excels in Enduro and DH racing. He loves the challenge of riding fast and technical, steep terrain, and he is always pushing himself to ride faster and better.

Paxton McKeown

Paxton is the other ½ of the Twin Shredders duo. Here in the upper Midwest you might see Pax wearing his infamous cow onesie! He’s a 13-year-old mountain biker with a unique style and personality. He's known for his love of pink grips and funky color combos, and he always has a smile on his face. Always stoked for more party laps and shuttle runs on some of the Midwest’s gnarliest trails. Like his brothers, he’s continuously seeking to race in more and more difficult Enduro and DH races. He’s looking forward to racing nationally in the coming years.

Kaden McKeown

Kaden is a downhill rider with a passion for speed and adrenaline. He started mountain biking in the 5th grade and quickly developed a love for all things down hill. He's Paxton and Payton's big brother, and a regular on the Lake Superior Gravity Series podium. Kaden has his sights set on racing downhill on a national level in the coming years and will be a force to be reckoned with!

In addition to his racing success, Kaden is also a popular figure in the mountain biking community. He is known for his positive attitude and his willingness to help others. Kaden is also a role model for young riders, and shows them that anything is possible if you set your mind to it.

Leia Schneeberger

Leia started her athletic career as a competitive soccer player. After having ACL reconstruction for a soccer injury, Leia used spin classes as a form of rehab. Eventually she entered the world of competitive mountain biking and has been dominating the biking scene ever since. Leia has won the women's elite class in the WORS series three consecutive seasons as well as claiming titles such as first female overall for the 2019 Bear 100 gravel race.

Ryan Zinzow

Ryan grew up, riding two wheels. He started racing BMX at the age of 4 and then found a love for riding dirt jumps as he got older. Ryan spent his teenage years racing BMX nationally on a factory team and at one point, he was ranked top 10 in the country. At 20, Ryan turned pro and started racking up podiums. After a couple years on the pro circuit, he was able to take top step and win a pro national title!

Ryan took that success and focuses on mountain bikes now-a-days, quickly making a name for himself in the Lake Superior Gravity Series where he is a regular on the enduro and downhill podiums. Keep an eye on Ryan as he has his eyes set on a pro national podium.