With a background in automotive and agricultural service, John Berry started Berry Fast Bicycles in 2011 in a single car garage. It began as a hobby, turned into a side hustle, quickly became a business that kept growing until he switched gears in 2016, moving to Brookings to work as the service manager for Sioux River Bicycles and Spoke-N-Sport from 2017-2020.
John enjoyed his time in Brookings, maintaining the pumptrack and singletrack trails with BMTBA, hosting weekly shop rides and a few bike races, but ultimately a torn achilles and his supportive wife, Bridgette, led him to pursue his dream of owning his own shop.
In January 2021 Berry Fast Bicycles was up and running again after a couple months of turning a Ford Transit van into a full service mobile bike shop, we were soon serving customers all over South Dakota, into Minnesota and Iowa, even chasing our sponsored rider, Mathew Wollman, out to California and back competing in the Race Across the West!
In the fall of 2022 we signed the lease on a storefront, and began selling Trek Bicycles in John's hometown of Madison, SD.
Berry fast bicycles continues to cater to a WIDE service area and support events like RASDak and RAGBRAI with the van.