Rock and Roll Sports
Rock ‘n’ Roll Sports is the hardcore outdoor store where serious riders go for bike repair. We’ve been tuning bikes, gearing up climbers, and outfitting skiers in the Gunnison Valley since 1992. No one is better prepared to help you get to the climbing routes- beginner or epic- that you’ve been looking for.
We've got more than just good advice and local knowledge to offer--we carry the best brands to get you equipped to go outside and play. We carry high-quality bike lines such as Giant, Ibis, Masi, Moots, Niner, Phat Cycles, Surly, Trek, Yeti and more. In the winter, we offer Atomic, Black Diamond, Dynafit, Fischer, Fritschi, G3, Garmont, Icelantic, K2, Marker, Rossignol, Salomon, SkiTrab, Scarpa and Volkl ski equipment. No matter what the season, we offer the best clothing and outerwear by C.A.M.P., Craft, Dakine, Dynafit, Marmot, Montbell, Pearl Izumi, PrAna, Smartwool and The North Face. As the Gunnison Valley's only fully-stocked climbing shop, we provide equipment for any kind of climbing (traditional, sport, bouldering, aid, ice, mountaineering, etc.) by brands like Black Diamond, Petzl, Metolius, C.A.M.P., Grivel, LaSportiva, Five Ten and many more.
We're proud to be Gunnison’s #1 shop for skiing, biking, climbing, mountaineering, telemark, nordic, and AT gear. Ask any outdoor enthusiast in the valley where to go for quality goods and advice and they’ll point you to Buddy Bear.
Rock ‘n Roll Sports: the little store that’s big on quality.
Meet the Rock 'N' Roll Sports team:
Dave "Buddy Bear" Meyer – President
Dave is known around town as the nicest guy you'll ever meet. He can also back that enthusiasm up with 30 years of experience as a bike mechanic, rider and racer. His vast technical knowledge and creativity have earned him a reputation as one of the valley's best wrenches. He also still finds time to be active in the riding and skiing communities, often volunteering to set track for nordic skiing or helping a local bike racer prepare for an event.
* Gunnison’s first top 10 NORBA pro
* Over 30 years of experience riding in the Gunnison Valley
* Initiated the Rage in the Sage in 1985 as a NORBA classic race
* Opened Rock ‘N’ Roll Sports in 1992
* No one knows local trails better.
* If he’s not in the shop tuning your bike or skis, he’s probably out riding or skiing!
Kristen Dirksen - General Manager
Kristen is a Gunni Local, and has been riding and skiing here forever. You'll find her out on the trail at Hartman Rock's or shredding the epic powder of the Crested Butte backcountry. She rides mostly cross country and dabbles in downhill racing adventures. She is one of the more knowledgable gals in the valley when it comes to tech-y gear talk. If you need something, she is the gal to connect with!
Her favorite trails include 401 in Crested Butte, Reno Divide, Flag, Bear, Dead Man's Loop up Cement Creek, Dr.'s Park up Spring Creek, and of course all the amazing single track at Hartman Rock's!!
In the winter, you can find her on the mountain at Crested Butte Resort or in the amazing backcountry that our valley has to offer. She ski's a pair of Volkl Aura's and K2 Miss Baker's in the backcountry!
Jefe Branham - Mechanic, Jack of all Trades, Outdoor Maniac
Jefe Branham is one of the nicest mechanics out there. He is known for his abliity to make a bike work smooth as butta'. An outdoor enthusiast, Jefe boasts an impressive resume of endurance events & races. He recently took home a win for the 2012 Colorado Trail Race. We are beyond lucky to have him on our team.
Jennifer Swift - Sales, Creative Design
Jennifer has been enjoying the Gunnison Valley for several years now. She has lived in many areas of Colorado and proud to call Gunnison her home. She thinks it would take a lifetime to ride all the available trails Gunnison County has to offer. A lover of the outdoors, she usually can be found out and about with her adventurous husband either mountain biking, road cycling, or cruising on the cyclocross bike. In the winter months, she enjoys skate-classic-AT skiing, yoga, and swimming. Other activities that occupy her time include promoting local races, volunteering, traveling, supporting the local 'Ladies Rides', and earning a Post-Graduate B.A. degree in Graphic Design at the local Western State College University.
Bryan Dillon - Mechanic, Coach, Dirt Stomper
Bryan is a super fun, super outgoing, super talented, super cool, super detailed, super duper guy! If he is not working on bikes he is indeed on the trails. Somehow, he finds time to coach the local Gunnison High School mountain bike team. Bryan competes on the local Griggs Orthopedics pro team. He is a mean, lean, machine...just google his results, you'll see.