BikeWorld is an established, award winning retailer, with a caring, well-trained staff. Our business is and from day one has been to serve the needs of the people in our area. Working for community good is not a ruse to get people in the door, it is the way we live. Public service is our foremost core value. It is good for customers, staff and the bottom line of the business. Being a successful business allows us to enrich lives and spread happiness.
Since 1987 BikeWorld has founded, sponsored or strongly supported every major bicycle event, operation and facility in Western Kentucky. In an average year, BikeWorld will help local non-profits raise over $50,000.00 for good causes, while also donating products, labor and expertise to schools, playgrounds, charities and organizations, including free bicycle parking racks to businesses.
Intense listening at a repair procedures training session. From left: Austin, Alex, Greg, Noah, Matt. Bosch E-bike Systems Insructor, Jason Chaplin.
Before the 2018 Spokes for Strokes Ride
From left: Hutch, Austin, Martha, Alex, Matthew
Some real good guys providing tech services for the Misaligned Minds 2018 From Left: Greg, Naoh, Zach, Austin, Alex
From left front: Noah Taylor; Austin Hines; Matt Jones; Zach Ybarzabal; Luke Medley.
2nd row from right: Martha Emmons, Hutch Smith; Greg Page, Alex Kettler
Austin Hines - Assistant Manager & Head of Fitness Equipment Department Like everyone at BikeWorld, Austin likes to ride bikes. In his case, he also lives and breathes bikes. He knows the models, the specs, the details, and he’s happy to share his knowledge. He is a dedicated supporter of the Paducah-McCracken County Youth Mountain Bike Team.
Matthew Jones - Matthew's love of engineering, easy going personality and his life-long proximity to bike riding make him a natural fit at BikeWorld. He grew up with parents who ride and an older brother who worked at BikeWorld. He is a skilled road and mountain biker. You'll find him at the store between his college classes.
Alex Kettler - Car Rack Specialist Have a question about bike car racks or need help with a fit? Alex is your guy! While he works in sales and service like everyone, Alex's specialty is car rack assembly, fitting and installation. The Canal Loop at LBL is his favorite trail.
Greg Page - Store Manager In Greg’s own words, he is BikeWorld’s “ jack-of-all-bikes.” He is owns the record for riding his bike to work more than any other BikeWorld staffer. (Ever.) For more than 3 years he commuted by bike every day he worked! He is a member of the Chain Reaction Club Board of Directors, a graduate of Middle Tennessee State, married and the father of two adorable daughters. He has a special insight for working with families and helping raise children who bicycle.
a member of the Soccer Team and the Paducah-McCracken Mountain Bike Team.
Zach Ybarzabal - Just pretend the "Y" is a long "E." (E-bar-zob-ul.) Zach has a stunning knowledge of bicycles, the latest technology.
He is an able source of reliable information for the rest of the staff and customers. Zach races for the Paducah-McCracken County Unified Mountain Bike Team and is an active student at Paducah Tilghman High School. He made Nationals in Future Business Leaders; State in Mock Trial and sings with the school's award winning men's acapella group, Prime Rib.
Hutch Smith - Hutch says when growing up he explored every inch of
Ft Wayne, IN by bicycle. He says the only time during his childhood when he wasn't on his bike was when he was playing ball. Baseball, basketball and, he swears, football. One look at his build and you can see why he gave up the gridiron! Hutch is an authority on fitness & health, and you don't have to take our word for it. In addition to running track, cross country and every intramural sport Bradley University offered, he graduated with a teaching degree in health & physical education. Favorite kind of ride: Road.
Martha Emmons - Martha believes bicycling can bring people together to improve bodies, minds and communities. She works with city and school leaders promoting safe places to ride because "neighborhoods where people can bicycle safely are places where people can live safely." She knows the fabric of a place is best discovered from a bicycle and loves to commute by bike. She is the former chair of the Kentucky Bikeways and Bike Commission and is an avid bike advocate. Martha is a graduate of Morehead State University with a degree in Communications, Speech and Drama.
Our Message To YOU
This truly complete bicycle store opened in 1987 by husband and wife, Hutch Smith and Martha Emmons. They and the enthusiastic BikeWorld team are the founders, or the benefactors, of nearly every bicycling activity in Western Kentucky. The crew includes Greg Page, Austin Hines, Jacob Holtgrewe in summer and during college breaks, Alex Kettler and Matthew Jones.
The most important part of the BikeWorld team is YOU, our customers. We're interested in you having fun and feeling good. We do repairs, provide information about area bicycling, act as a liaison to governmental bodies, assist the Chain Reaction Cycling Club and sponsor a wide range of events toprovide fun things to do by bike. We like riding bikes, we like people and we'd like you to come see us.
"What ever happened to…?" BikeWorld Alumni
Graduated from Westerm Kentucky University with a Degree in Drama. Now at Actors Theatre of Louisville.
Graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a Degree in International Relations and Environmental Science. Living in California
Living in Las Vegas, NV, burning the candle at both ends and working for himself in a start-up venture.
Student at Northern KY University
Teaching & coaching cross country in Lexington, KY
University of KY Extension Service, based at the Engineering School on the WKCTC campus, and still around when we need at hand.
Graduated from Lindsey Wilson College after a four year career with their nationally ranked Bicycle Team. Store Manager of Scheller’s Fitness & Cycling, Clarksville, IN.
Landon Beans has been riding bikes as long as he can remember, and completed his first quarter century before his 9th birthday. He also hikes, camps, climbs, and kayaks. To say Landon likes new products is an understatement. Not only is he likable, he likes everything, including an assortment of grandma sweaters.
Z, short for Zirdrazieyal Davis. When he’s not pedaling under his own power, cooking on his bike or in the kitchen, Z races motorcycles. Through all his activities, he remains the calm character whose quiet little remarks keep the rest of the crew laughing.
Named one of the state's top teachers in 2015, Corbin serves at a group leader for our "Leadership By Bike" camp and occsionally pitches in on the sales floor during school breaks. Most days you'll find him in his Social Studies classroom at Paducah Midddle School.
He's back in town teaching science, coaching cross country and track at Paducah Middle School.
A talented musician, he plays in a band, volunteers in many church roles, works with kids and spends time with his large extended family.