Jack Sutter with a Jackalope Bike

The Team

"It takes a village to raise a Jackalope"

Team Jackalope consists of some of the sharpest minds, riders, mentors, designers, business coaches, accountants, and bike nerds the Kootenays have to offer. Our team is building bikes that are Bred to Shred in the Big Eddy, Revelstoke BC.

Founder & Fabricator

Jack Sutter

Jack’s innate ability to dream up designs and bring them to reality started at a young age. He explored with woodworking and car audio before diving into metalworking in his high school metal shop.

After working numerous manufacturing and fabrication jobs in his hometown of Reno, NV, he moved to BC in 2018 to chase a dream of working in the mountain bike industry.

In 2020, Jack secured a workshop in the Big Eddy, Revelstoke, marking the beginning of the Jackalope journey.

Jackalope Bikes owner Jack Sutter
Jackalope Bikes team member Jeff Polster
Design & Product Development

Jeff Polster

Jeff and Jack met in the summer of 2022 when Jack enlisted Jeff’s help on a project for Red Bull Joyride. This job had them working as a team to design and fabricate a semi-spherical satellite dish for the world famous slope style course for Joyride 2022

Jeff is a fellow bicycle enthusiast with experience as a bike messenger in his home town of Edmonton, AB. His love for bikes and experience in product design and development, project management, and manufacturing make him an irreplaceable member of the crew.

Mechanic & Machinist

Danny Smith

Danny and Jack have spent many days together working at Revelstoke’s The Wax Bench bike shop, and Revelstoke Suspension Services. Danny has an incredible depth of knowledge in in all things bike.

Danny is a wealth of information when it comes to bicycle mechanics, design, machining, and bicycle travel. Before his 20 year career in bicycle mechanics, Danny was a machinist in the Black Forest in Germany. His unbound knowledge and expertise and elevates Jackalope Bikes to the next level.

Jackalope Bikes team member Danny Smith
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What we have been up to


Participating Programs:

Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) Venture Acceleration Program (VAP)

Working with EiR Beth Gallup since March 2023, Jack and Beth have been formulating Jackalope's business goals and implementing a strong foundation on which Jackalope Bikes will grow.

Kootenay Outdoor Recreation Enterprise (KORE)

Jackalope bikes proudly joined forces with the "Kootenay Approved" network of rec-tec makers know as KORE in 2022

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP)

IRAP is Canada's leading innovation assistance program, and Jackalope Bikes is participating in the program during winter '23-'24 during development of the KR150 Chassis.

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