Free Spirit LLC ~ A family owned business- since 2003
Making the world a better place..one beautiful bike jersey at a time
Kathy Sarns (artist) and husband Pat Irwin (Pro Endurance Cyclist) together started this wearable-art bike jersey business in 2003 sort of by chance. Pat had a bike shop and Kathy had an art gallery and one day Pat asked Kathy to design a shop bike jersey using her Alaska license plate artwork that she had created for the Alaska Gold Rush centennial. Their first jersey: Alaska Gold Rush was so popular that they decided to do another design, and another and another..and so began Free Spirit Bike Jerseys. Bicycling Magazine saw their first jersey and wanted to feature it and Kathy had to scramble to make a website before their article came out in 2003.
From the beginning they have made the jerseys club sized to fit normal humans (rather than tiny elite cyclists) And also have Plus sizing up to 4X. After many years of only Alaska Jerseys - they’ve expanded to other “state” jersey designs.
Kathy creates her original artwork from her sketches in Illustrator for each new jersey design and Champion System produces them.
Pat was diagnosed with MS in 2003 had to stop racing a few years ago and helps with the business whereever he can. In between making new designs and running the business Kathy volunteers for; coaching Junior Nordic (xc skiing for kids ages 4- 12) and clears trails in a nearby state park. Pat rides his bike everyday to do errands and checks when orders come in and keeps up with inventory. When you call or email Free Spirit Wear you will talk to Kathy or Pat.
Over the years Kathy & Pat have enjoyed getting to know their customers that post or email about their cycling adventures and the positive attention the jerseys generate. “We are so inspired by ordinary folks doing extraordinary rides & adventures and how much fun they have wearing our jerseys. One couple said someone even lent them a car for a day because of a conversation started by their jerseys as they road across country. Our goal is that people love their jerseys and that wearing them makes the world a little brighter place.”Customers tell us over and over again:
Our attractive designs create positive attention and good conversations, thus making their trip, ride, hike, ski, or run even more enjoyable! Our relaxed jerseys are comfortable and made for regular people- since we can't ALL be elite cyclists. (We offer Plus sizing up to 4XL).Free Spirit Bike Jerseys have been in TV & the Movies
such as: "Chuck" and "This is 40" and "Reveal the Path" !Positive Attention:
A customer told us that while he was riding in the not-so-friendly busy traffic outside of L.A. he was surprised that motorists were actually waving & smiling at him, & giving him thumbs up when he wore his Free Spirit Bike Jersey!A quote from a long time Free Spirit customer;
" It's not just that they look good, people are really happy and proud to be wearing them!"
We ship your order out each business day from Wisconsin. If you call or email, you will talk to Kathy or Pat directly from out home in Alaska. Our products are 100% satisfaction guaranteed. You, the customer are the reason we are in business and we will do "whatever it takes" to be sure your are happy with every Free Spirit Bike Jersey purchase! e-mail
Because so very few of us are shaped like pro-cyclists, our jerseys are “relaxed fit for regular folks” All our Jerseys (mens and womens) have “elastic-free hemline and sleeves”and PEOPLE LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the way our bike jerseys look and feel!
Whether your goal is to bike to work twice a week, travel around around the world, or just start getting out more for exercise ~ we support you wholeheartedly and we LOVE to hear about your fitness goals, stories and adventures while wearing Free Spirit Wear ! And HEY - You never know who you might inspire!
Please send your FREE SPIRIT WEAR photos, adventures, and stories via e-mail and we'll make you world famous (in our world anyway) on our social media sites! We use first names only when we post- or NO name at all if you prefer !
Ride safe, Smile often, and GET out of the office when ever possible! ~ The Team at Free Spirit LLC