IT WAS A GREAT RIDE!

Over the course of 15 years, Hoffman Bikes has seen the likes of many team riders come and go. Mat Hoffman and Hoffman Bikes have always been a big supporter of what is best for them.

So, after six terrific years, Ryan Barrett is moving on. We cannot express enough how much we have enjoyed having Ryan being a part of the Hoffman Bikes family and how he will be missed. We wish him the best in his new endeavors.

Hoffman Bikes!!!

From Ryan.

I've decided to take a chance.. Just like you took a chance on me almost six years ago. I'm leaving Hoffman Bikes with the best memories of my life. You've helped me live out my dreams and I can't say thank you enough.

I remember the first Roots Jam I went to representing HB. I was supposed to ask Seth and Butcher if I could stay in their room because Page said it was OK. I was too star-struck to say a word! So I piled in
with a bunch of kids in the cheapest hotel in Orlando. Later that night a roach crawled across my neck as I slept on the floor; I screamed like a little girl! That contest was just the beginning to my traveling days.
You could say I came down with a severe case of wanderlust. The first time I left the country, Stu and Jon watched over me like family and continued to do so every time I crossed the Atlantic. Jon's business card is always in my Passport in case of emergency!! I don't seem to have much luck when it comes to keeping my head off the ground in Prague... Mat, Kevin, Chad, and I did a demo after terrible floods ran through the city. The skatepark had been completely underwater which left the ramps slick enough to slide out from under me. The result was my first six stitches (ever) in my chin. The Worlds in '05 was a different story when I left the dirt jumps in an ambulance. Both times Mat and Steve were there to make sure I received the best care.
In recent years Mark opened his doors and ears to what I had to say concerning product, team, and bad jokes. I appreciate your open-mindedness and hope you valued my input. HB evolved even further with the inception of Sidewall distribution in '06. Being involved in the creative process with Mark, Christie, and John was an opportunity I was not going to let pass me by. Helping guide the new direction of the brand was a huge compliment to me.
Hoffman Bikes has always been about change and progression. Mat alone is a testament to that; but he's not done it alone. He's always been in the best of company be it friends, business, or team riders. I am honored to have been a part of it.

ryan

 

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