JOSH WELCH

 

I was born September 14th 1983 in Longmont, CO. I have always had a passion for motorcycles for as long as I can remember. My first bike was a Suzuki JR50 which I received as a Christmas gift when I was only 4 years old. From that point on motorcycles became my world, especially dirt bikes. I continued to hone my riding skills and started racing through my teen years.

 

After graduating from high school I had to come to the realization that I probably would not have much luck with a racing career, but knew that I wanted to stay involved with the sport and the great people that share my passion. At that point I decided to enroll at Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Phoenix, AZ. in order to obtain my certifications. There I specialized in Honda, Yamaha, and Suzuki while maintaining a 4.0 GPA.

 

After my training was complete I decided to move to Florida where I would be able to ride all year long. I began working for Ride Now Powersports as an entry level technician and quickly advanced into a flat rate technician. The company recognized my potential and provided me further training opportunities with the factory Honda and Suzuki facilities in Georgia. After completing the courses at the two schools I received my factory authorized Advanced Diagnostic and Troubleshooting certifications as well as my Advanced Engine Repair certificate. My career path led me next to Cycle World of Daytona and then to Champions of Eustis.

 

I am excited to be part owner of Southern Cycles and to be able to share my stories and expertise with our customers. I also am excited to meet and make more life long customer relationships and continue to help the community with the passion that we all love and share.