Hills sport shop started out as a bicycle and lawnmower shop run by Gene Hill, on 6th
St in 1964. The photos below are from the
early 80s. Click to Enlarge.
Our little cycling guy.
Kirk Hill has a nice collection of vintage road racing bikes. This is a Paramount from the early 80s.
Hills Sport Shop has had a bicycle racing team since the early 1980s.
We will try to post some photos here as we can collect them.
photo above shows the black and red kit from the early 90s.
Hill's Sport shop owner Kirk Hill is 5th from
right, partially obscured. Other team riders in the Photo are
Hawke Morgan 3rd from left (no helmet), Jerry Sena 5th from left,
and Darren Jenks 3rd from right. This was a local Amarillo race
in about 1991. Are you a former Hills Sport Shop team member? Do
you have any cool old photos? Email email@example.com.
Former Team Members include:
Joel Thompson, pro triathlete
Amy Aikman, pro Triathlete
Troy Finley Cat 2 road/Cat 1 MTB
Alex Morgan Cat 1 CX and MTB pro XC and DH
Hawke Morgan Cat 2 CX and Road, Cat 1 MTB
Tucker Gerald Cat 1 road and Cat 1 MTB
John Walker Cat 3 road
Jerry Sena Cat 2 road
Alex Fairly Cat 3 road
Thane Morgan Cat 3 road
Kirk Hill Cat 3 road and pro ski dual slalom
Sport promoted the Hills Hundred, a road tour, between about
1984 and 1992. At one point it attracted over 600 riders. This photo
is from about 1988. Hills was also instrumental in getting the modern
trails at Palo Duro Canyon made and opened to cyclists. (Palo Duro was
closed to bikes in the early 1990s. They promoted the first mountain
bike races there between about 1993 and 1998.
Another photo of the Hills Hundred start, probably the same year.
Alex Morgan at the Chihuahan Desert Challenge about 1990.
Hawke Morgan racing near Buffalo Springs Lake in Lubbock TX, also 1990.
Alex Morgan in the fall of 1992 (1993?) racing MTB dual slalom in Angel Fire, NM
Daniel Brannon racing cyclocross in Amarollo in about 2012.
Ian Margrave at Palo Duro Canyon in 2015.
Brandon Calcote racing in Dalhart, TX in 2017.