My name is Erin Deemer. I am an avid cyclist as well as co-owner, mechanic, manager, and sales gal of Breakaway Bicycles in Winter Park, Florida. I got into the cycling industry in my early twenties, and like so many others, cycling became the focus point of my life. I love anything on one, two, and even three wheels, however my passion is mountain biking. I love the purity of it, I love the pain, and I love the feeling of conquering a new obstacle or trail for the first time. In 2009 I earned the mountain biking title of Southeaster Regional Champion and Florida State Champion, and yes we actually do mountain bike in Florida!
I’ve been lucky to train and race with the most amazing people, from Olympic qualifiers to world cup winners. We all love getting together to share stories of crashes, failures, successes, and even some of our more embarrassing moments. Through them, I’ve learned the importance of giving back to the sport, so in my spare time I conduct free clinics in all aspects and types of cycling. It’s a great way to share my love of cycling, introduce others to the sport and insure continued growth for our industry.
I like to say that cycling is the closest thing you can get to the fountain of youth. We all know its physical benefits, but the saying “You are as young as you feel” certainly rings true with bikes. There is not a more youthful feeling than the wind in your face racing against friends to the next stop sign, packing up your bike for a picnic in the park or just cruising through town. You may even spot me making motor noises on my bike, if so just laugh, riding my bike makes me feel twelve again.
Breakaway Bicycles Winter Park
“I thought of that while riding my bicycle.” -Albert Einstein