Tyrol Ski and Sports opened in Mason City, Iowa on November 1st, 1976. Nearly 7 years later in 1983 Tyrol Ski and Sports changed ownership to Wayne Blaisdell and moved to a downtown location to became Wayne's Ski and Cycle. The store stayed in that downtown location for the next 15 years, becoming a staple of the community. In 1998 the store moved to a new location on the ever expanding west end of Mason City. After owning Wayne's Ski and Cycle for over 20 years Wayne Blaisdell decided to retire and sell the business to Matt Curtis in 2004. Matt found an opportunity to move the business back downtown and remodeled a building that had housed three separate business'. The large ski warehouse was added on during the remodeling project. In January 2020 Wayne's Ski and Cycle officially moved locations to our current downtown location at 15 6th ST SW in Mason City, Iowa.
Matt - Owner
Matt joined Wayne's in 1992. In 2004 he became the owner of Wayne's Ski and Cycle. Matt has earned numerous awards such as 'Boss of the Year' in 2020 from the Mason City Chamber of Commerce and the 'Neal Smith Entrepreneur of the Year Award' in 2022 from America's SBDC Iowa. Matt spends his time focusing on all aspects of the store and does a little bit of everything at the shop. He can often be found wrenching on bike's, tuning up ski's or helping customers find what they need. When he isn't in the shop he is often involved in the community such as with North Iowa Human Powered Trails helping design and maintain our local single track trails and helping out whenever he can with quite a few cycling based local organizations like Spin Devo, Mason City Mountain Bike Club and the North Iowa Touring Club.