The team here at Brimstone Bicycles is composed of athletes of all abilities in multiple sports. We believe in the bike shop, because this is what we all enjoy. Whether it is road riding, mountain biking, running, triathlons, or swimming, they do it all.
Billy’s main race focus is Ironman distance triathlons and new for 2016, Ultracycling. After getting hit by an SUV while on his bike, in 2013, he quickly realized what it was like to start from scratch. One of his best friends is a Marine veteran, and the reason he was able to race again after the accident. Without his knowledge his friend reached out to family and friends to help fix his bike and sign-up for another race. Cycling and triathlons, for Billy, has been a constant source of joy and inspiration. “I love to inspire others, and to see those people, inspire others in their lives.,” says Billy.
Billy’s most recent cycling success came in the form of ultra cycling in 2016. He competed in Calvin’s 12 hour Challenge, where he tied for first place overall, with 250 miles, and the Mid-Atlantic 12-hour race, where he won 1st overall with a new course record of 265 miles. He also competed in his first 24 hour bike race, where he took second overall, set his age group record, and became one of five people in the race’s 34 year history to go over 500 miles with a total of 509 miles. If you want to read more about Billy’s racing experience you can find them in the Advice and Adventures section of the website. Link here: http://brimstonebicycles.com/category/blog/
Eric is an Army veteran of 10 years and is now an avid triathlete, cyclist, and runner. After completing his first Ironman in 2013, he has completed 2 additional full Ironman races. In his latest Ironman finish he helped a fellow veteran finish his first ever Ironman. In addition to completing 3 Ironman races, Eric is also an avid ultra trail runner completing several 100 mile running races; which include Burning River 100 (2015 and 2016) and Javelina Jundred 100 Miler (2015). He also spends a lot time with his family while spending a lot of time at the hockey rink where is son plays on a traveling hockey team. Eric co directed an ultra trail race called 24 Hour Eagle Up Ultra, right here in Canal Fulton. This being the inaugural year, was a huge success. With close to 200 runners, all vying for their chance to hold the title “Ultrarunner” came and had a blast.
For 2017: Eric is attempting the Mid-West Super Slam of ultra running. This includes The Indiana Trail 100, Kettle Moraine 100, Mohican 100, Burning River 100, and the Hallucination 100, along with Eastern States 100 and the Barkley Marathon.
Scott is an avid runner and adventurist. He finds a sense of accomplishment by competing in marathons, trail running and trail biking. He is a Louisville Ironman Finisher, four-time finisher in the Marine Corp Marathon, and ultrarunner completing a 50K at O24 in April 2016 as well as many other marathons and races. One of his favorite adventures was hiking the Appalachian Trail in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and summiting Mount Washington, which is the highest mountain peak east of the Mississippi River. Scott is a graduate of Ohio State University (BSBA), Regent University (MA in Government), Ashland University (MBA) and is currently working on his doctorate degree from Baker College. Scott is a Gold Star Father. His oldest son, Pvt. Heath Warner was KIA in Iraq in 2006 and wrote of his family journey in the book, Gold Star Father: Honoring a Hero. Remembering a Son. He enjoys spending time with his family, writing, horseback riding and helping other people.
For 2017: Scott will be focusing on cyclocross, road, triathlon, mountain biking, Xterra triathlon, and complete his 5th Marine Corps Marathon and become an official MCM Ground Pounder.