About My name is Ross Lapham I am the owner of 29ers bike shop and Rideout Gear. As a child growing up in Houston I rode my bike almost everyday. My Aunt was a avid bicyclist and she bought me my first BMX bike on my 10th birthday. It was a glorious piece of metal! To me it was everything! It was freedom, expression, and just plain fun!! I couldn't wait to get home from school and just ride until sunset every day for years. This lasted until I got my drivers license. I forgot about my old BMX bikes until..... 40 years later in 2020 covid hit and I wanted to buy some bikes for the whole family. I went to every bike shop within 100 miles and couldn't find what I was looking for. The big wheel BMX 29er!! When I finally got one, it was amazing!! All those memories of my childhood and bicycling came flooding back. I felt like a kid again. I bought a BMX bike for everyone in my family and we all started riding together and actually connecting and talking and laughing. This has brought a lot of happiness to my life. Not too mention I have lost 20lbs since starting to ride my bike again. We had friends and neighbors start asking us about our bikes and where to get them. I started ordering more bikes to help more families get their own bicycles. At the same time our family started to get involved with rideouts. The rideouts are a huge success in Houston and began to order more bikes to help supply the rideout groups also. 29ers Bike Shop and Rideout Gear were born!!