We are located in the Tangletown neighborhood of South Minneapolis, nestled between Lake Harriet, 35W and the Minnehaha Creek. At Tangletown Bike Shop we offer new, used, and rental bikes. We also have accessories and a full service department to keep you rolling.
Meet The Owners
Bikes have always been a part of my life and I have my Dad to thank for that, he was an avid cyclist before I was even a thought. He has always encouraged me to learn; I have many memories of fixing bikes in the back yard instead of taking them to a shop. He is the reason I got my first job in the bike industry. There was an ad in the local newspaper for an opening at Valley Bike and Ski which he pointed out to me. I applied, got the job and worked there until I graduated high school.
After graduating and quickly deciding college wasn’t for me, I started working for a company which manufactured and distributed Hydraulic Valves and components. I spent 7 years working my way into Corporate Purchasing, then I realized how unhappy I was. I was never meant to sit behind a desk for 40 hours a week. So I quit, literally just like that! After I quit, once again I attempted to go to college and again I quickly decided it wasn’t for me.
“I knew I loved bikes and everything that goes along with them.”
That’s when I decided to do something that I loved. I knew I loved bikes and everything that goes along with them. Many years later and here I am, still loving what I do! It’s the freedom, smiles, smells and most of all you, the customers that make me love this so much. The one thing I’ve found working here is that you are more than customers. You are friends and I love helping you, answering your questions, and sharing our stories.
When I’m not at work you can find me camping, home brewing or on my pedals enjoying this beautiful city we call home. Whether it’s a quick trip to Minnehaha Falls, meeting friends at a local watering hole, commuting to work, or an all day adventure, I ride every day.
Owner, Tangletown Bike Shop
Partner, Tangletown Bike Shop
Dan grew up riding his bicycles around South Minneapolis. At first it was riding around his home block of 53rd and Colfax, then when the training wheels came off it was back and forth to Burroughs elementary school. And the Minnehaha creek trails. And summer vacations bringing a shovel down to the creek to make jumps along the dirt path of what is now part of the paved Grand Rounds bicycle trail.
Most of Dans adult life was was spent bicycling in and around Colorado and Utah that includes racing accomplishments, the 24 hours of Moab, and the Leadville 100.
Dan & Mike became friends, sharing a mutual passion for bikes 5 years ago through Charlie Siftar, founder of Charlie’s Bike shop. With Charlie’s untimely passing, Dan and Mike vowed to keep Charlie’s dream of a south Minneapolis bike shop and their shared passion for bikes in the neighborhood. Moving Charlie’s shop from its original Grand Avenue location to our current site.
“Dan and Mike vowed to keep Charlie’s dream of a south Minneapolis bike shop and their shared passion for bikes in the neighborhood."
Dan now owns and operates our sister business South Lyndale Liquors. He still rides bikes to school almost every day with his son and daughter. Doing the occasional race with his wife on their Tandem MTB bike.