Who is BIKES?

Nate is the operator of BIKES. A Cardano stake pool online since January 2021, epoch 242. He works in the corporate and commercial video production world, freelancing for companies all over Chicago.


BIKES came from his two passions Cardano and cycling. Racing since 2019, he's had a successful career, winning some of the toughest races & series in the country. One of the most notable being Tulsa Tough's Cry Baby Hill in 2021.

BIKES is a pool built around the passion to grow and learn. BIKES core nodes are setup on bare-metal servers in Chicago, IL. 


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As BIKES grows, bare-metal nodes will be added in different geographical locations. With one relay node in Western Massachusetts running on solar power, it's the start of our goal in providing environmentally conscious relay nodes.

In your Cardano journey we hope you consider staking ADA with BIKES.


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February 23rd, 2022:

BIKES became a Reverse ISO pool for one epoch, which brought the total take in the pool over 1.8M! For a short time delegators can earn SUNDAE when delegating to BIKES. This greatly improved the reach of the stake pool and greatly appreciate SundaeSwap's efforts to decentralize. 


January 10th, 2022:

All nodes have been upgraded to 1.33. Happy to announce a new relay node in Western Massachusetts has gone live running on solar power!

December 28th, 2021:

Block #18 came in early this morning so rewards will be expected for epoch 313. Bare-metal servers humming along great and all nodes upgraded to 1.32.1.

September 17th, 2021:

Major upgrade today to the pool with a new Ticker and KES Rotation. As well, all nodes were successfully upgraded to 1.29 for the Alonzo Hard Fork event.



Excited to start this venture with a new marketing strategy. For the last 3 years I've been training and racing at the amateur domestic level in the states. This past year has been an explosive rise in both ADA and my cycling career. I thought I'd blend the two worlds. Stake with BIKES to help support decentralization and the support of any two wheeled machine.

April 19th, 2021:

All Nodes updated to 1.26.2 and KES keys were recently rotated. We even minted a blocked after KES rotation, meaning we are good to go! Rewards for Block # 3 are coming in Epoch 261.


March 26th, 2021:

Rewards distributed for the second minted block! ROA for the last month sits at 5% while overall ROA is 4.6%. Great first two months of our pool, about doubled initial delegation and we continue to grow.

March 10th, 2021:

We minted our first block during epoch 252! 1.2M ADA sent by 16tx's for a total of 2.9ADA - a beautiful sight! A long, sleepless journey to get here but I'm excited for all our delegates to finally receive rewards! And it doesn't stop. After a quick break in 253, our next expected block is coming in epoch 254! Thank you for the support.

February 24th, 2021:

Mary HFC has been initiated and will be implemented on the next epoch! As we enter epoch 250 we have yet to mint a block but we still march forward. In anticipation of the upcoming Mary HFC event we've upgraded our cloud node to better perform in an anticipated spike in the network. Making each cloud node a quad core with 12GB of RAM. 

February 18th, 2021:

We've successfully implemented a bare-metal server that is now running one of our active relay nodes. We plan to implement more bare-metal solutions in the coming year to help with security and decentralization.

January 29th, 2021:

All nodes updated to 1.25.1 and prepared for the Mary Hard Fork Combinator. First epoch with active stake is about to end. No blocks but chances were slim. Delegate to CHEST and help this small pool thrive!

Janaury 23rd, 2021:

Waiting on another Epoch for current delegation to become active stake. Node's are all active and have processed around 50,000 transactions. As we get closer to d=0 and k=1000, smaller pools will be considered more for blocks. Please condisder CHEST so we can help decentralize the network together. 


January 19th, 2021:

CHEST pool is officially registered and live. Stake with us by downloading Daedalus or Yoroi wallets and delegating to our Ticker: CHEST. Thanks for everyone who supported us on this journey.

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