A little about..
As our mission statement says, we advocate helping people save money, stay healthy, and live on a more sustainable planet through the use of human powered tools. Not only are bicycles the most efficient human-powered transportation, once they are manufactured, they have no carbon emissions, they require very little in the way of oil based lubrication, tubes, tires, and parts, as compared to motor driven transportation. With the proper maintenance, they can last for decades.
Human Power Planet Earth is more than a bicycle repair shop. What we refer to as Human Power is our philosophy of living. A way of life. We think this world we live on would be better if we do not over consume, if we create as little waste as possible, if we stay healthy by being active, and if we make the lives of all people on this planet, all of humanity, better. Through education, through stewardship of our natural resources, and through finding the common ground that can unite the 99% of the population. A population that could be the most powerful force for the well being of this planet.
Get to know the people standing behind the counter and those working behind the scenes to make your shopping experience rock. We’re dedicated to offering superior customer service and having fun while we’re doing it.
Owner and Operator John Dimon is a lifetime cyclist, skier and all-around humanitarian. John grew up in Cortland, NY. He was known to strap skis to his bike and pedal to the North side of the pastures near where he grew up ‘back in the day’ so that he could still ski on the snow that hid in the shadows. He now straps skis to his bike and rides up to the Whiteface Toll Road in October so that he can ski up from the snow line. He’s the life-blood of Human Power and represents what the brand is truly out to achieve. He cycles for both exercise and to complete the day’s chores. If you see him around town in Saranac Lake, say hi! He loves to talk to locals and new faces alike!
Road: 2017 KHS Flight 280
Mountain: 1994 Trek 900
Fat: 2015 Surly Pugsly
Bike shop manager, Justin Oliver grew up Lafayette, NY. He loves to spend his free time back-country skiing, snowboarding, juggling, and winter bike packing, however can't stand bugs.
Mountain: 2018 Guerilla Gravity Trail Pistol
Fat: 200 Surly