Karen has spent the last 20 years helping grow Bikes Plus to a nationally recognized bike dealer. For 4 consecutive years, her team has helped Bikes Plus gain recognition as one of America’s Best Bicycle Retailers by NBDA (National Bicycle Dealers Association).
Karen grew up competing in; basketball, field hockey, tennis, and competitive fast and slow pitch softball. After college Karen shared her father’s passion for cycling and fitness and took her love to an ever-higher level.
Karen has competed over the years and placed in numerous adventure races, mountain bike races, cyclecross races, triathlons, road races, long distance trail and street running. Then, she discovered a passion and talent for Crossfit. She honed these skills and competed in Crossfit’s World Competition (placing 46th in the world in Masters).
Certified by Barnett’s Institute for Bicycle Mechanics and Michael Sylvester Fit System’s “Bringing Bicycles and Bodies Together”, Karen clearly has invested in hand’s on management of her shops.
Karen also believes in the vital role of the retailer to promote both cycling as a family life style and a means to good health and fitness.
Marketing innovation in the cycling community excites Karen. Implementation of MyTextConnect and MyCityBikes technology helps her shop build strong relationships with customers.
Karen’s commitment to health and fitness and cycling goes beyond shop management. Her community involvement in GoJimGo (Channel 3 and Le Bonheur Children’s’ Hospital), and board participation for the Western Tennessee MS Society are two of such activities.