Board Spotlight: Phil


Name: Phil Melmer
Title: City Liaison

How long have you been on the board?
2.5 years

What do you love most about FAST?
The camaraderie of the group that’s focused on MTBing growth in the area.

What is your favorite park to ride in Sioux Falls?
Leaders Park

Where is the coolest place you’ve ever ridden outside of Sioux Falls?
I’ve ridden a lot of different areas, but some of the best riding I’ve done is still in the Black Hills.

What do you want FAST members to know about you?
I’m pretty competitive, both cycling and in my career. Small victories make all the work worth it.

If you could only drink one kind of beer for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Wait, there’s other kinds of beer besides Coors Light?

What is your favorite piece of riding equipment?
My AXS wireless drivetrain

Flats or clipless?
Clipless all day!

What is the best tip for someone that wants to start riding a mountain bike?
The bike you ride doesn’t matter, just as long as you’re riding.