FREMONT, Neb. - A young Great Plains entrepreneur is turning passion for riding into a business, with the hope it will be self-sufficient within a year.
Ryan Fujan says his home garage was overflowing with bikes, so he took the leap to open a repair shop in Fremont called Midwest Custom Motorsports.
“I had a four-stall garage and the whole thing was filled with bikes all the time, so I figured it was time to make that step to actually become a business,” he told the Tribune. It’s been my dream for five years now, so it’s kind of surreal that it’s actually happening.”
Fujan, 25, worked at Star City Motorsports in Lincoln and graduated from the motorcycle, ATV and personal watercraft technician course at Southeast Community College before opening his shop.
Fujan can do anything from basic maintenance to full teardowns on American or metric bikes. He also works on ATVs and PWC. He’s hoping the shop will become a hangout for local riders as well as the go-to shop for repairs and parts.
“I have no problem with somebody talking to me while I’m working on their bike,” he says. “I still want that feel of being in my garage and just hanging out with friends. I think that’s what a lot of guys like, just that feel of being in the garage and having some beers. I feel that some of those big dealerships lose all that.”
Posted by Holly Wagner