First Flight Bicycles

Wes Davidson (owner): Wes received a mountain bike from Santa way back in 1995. Two years after that, he was in looking for a job. It started out as just a couple of days after school and by graduation in 1999, he was working 30 hours a week. After graduation, he picked up full time hours. While working at the shop, he found time to pick up Associates Degree in Computer Programming from Mitchell Community College. Wes has worked on bikes from the late 1800’s and up during his time with M.O.M.B.A.T (
Wes has a love for building bike trails from back when he first started riding and building trails in his neighborhood to now heading up the trail building effort at Bigleaf Slopes Park. Wes is the current chairman with the Iredell County Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and also sits on the board for the Downtown Statesville Development Corporation. Wes leads 3 rides a week and is constantly thinking of new rides to have fun whether on the trails, gravel or road.




Edan Aldridge: (Service manager)  Edan is just as happy riding a Peugeot PX10 as he is a Specialized Venge and continues a history of vintage knowledge at First Flight.. He understands the beauty of both bikes and it shows in the care he takes while working on your bike. Edan can help you pick out a new bike to ride or fix your current bike, he’s just that good. Edan is also a Love Valley Roubaix e-bike category winner!

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Dylan Prevette: Dylan played shop at First Flight when she was young and her father hung out before bike rides and when it came time for her first real job she knew exactly where she wanted to work!