Doug "Shark" Balvanz

  • A Year of Bike Commuting: 5 Lessons

    Doug "Shark" Balvenz arrives to work with a smile after bike commutingby Doug "Shark" Balvanz

    About a year ago I retired from my Adult Job and started working part time at Kyle’s Bikes in Ankeny, Iowa. I had never really used my bicycle to commute to work, but I decided since I was working at a bike shop, I’d give it a try. I thought I had it all figured out. But I found out that the experiences I’ve had in the past year changed some of my thinking. Here is what I’ve learned. Continue reading

  • Employee Profile: Doug "Shark" Balvanz

    Doug "Shark" Balvanz want to sell you the bike that is right for you.We want to introduce you to our recent employee, and longtime friend, Doug "Shark" Balvanz. In March of 2018, he retired from his career in financial services, and in April began working at Kyle's Bikes. Although he's new to this job, he has decades of experience in cycling and triathlon … and a ton of stories.

    Stop by to meet him. He wants find out about you, what you like, and what you want to do, so that he can make recommendations based on your feedback.

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