Since its founding by Joel Mischke in 2006, Basalt Bike & Ski has been known in the Roaring Fork Valley for its exceptional service and friendly staff. We cater to everyone from veteran cyclists and skiers trying to maximize their speed and performance to the first-time rider who wants to get out and take in the beautiful landscape that brought us all here in the first place. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of both bicycles and winter gear and our ability to help our customers get what they need and on their bikes and skis as quickly as possible.
Owner/operator Joel Mischke has seen it all in his 20 years in the Roaring Fork Valley. He came to Aspen in 1994 to live the dream, and he’s been here ever since. As a competitive road racer and mountain biker, he’s immersed in the Valley’s cycling culture. With multiple mountain bike national championships and top 5 finishes in The Leadville 100, he’s no slouch and is considered a great resource for both racers and entry-level cyclists. Now that he’s a husband and father of twins, he races less but still spends as much time on his bike and skis as he can.