Hall of Fame Inductee – 2015
Chris McIntyre grew up in Madison, Wisconsin with his four sisters, an awesome stay-at-home mom and his hard-working father who ran a family construction business.
The first time Chris rode a motorcycle was a mini-bike at the age of 8. Ironically, it was also the first time he crashed. Still, he was hooked from that day on. Chris studied economics at the University of Wisconsin and rode to classes, work and his summer construction job either on his Honda 500cc Interceptor or his Suzuki PE175 Enduro.
After graduating from college, Chris worked at NCR. He and friend Jeff Brown decided they wanted to take some time off and ride motorcycles across country. Neither of them had their own bike at the time, so they looked for a rental option – and found none. The two recognized a potential market immediately and went to work to fill the void. It was 1992.
Since then, EagleRider has helped hundreds of thousands of riders from all over the world experience the life of two wheels. From those humble beginnings, Chris has helped EagleRider grow to a business boasting more than 100 locations worldwide with over 100,000 customers each year.
Besides making dream motorcycle experiences come true for those who rent bikes and book tours, the company allows more than 400 employees the opportunity to make a living doing what they love, making fellow motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world smile and being around motorcycle lifestyle culture every day.
Chris lives and works in Southern California with his beautiful and incredibly supportive wife June, two daughters Nicole and Mackenzie and a son Jake. The family enjoys traveling, meeting interesting people and participating in many outdoor sports.