Flagg didn’t turn the Twin Cities into one of the top bicycling regions in the country on his own, of course. But he’s certainly been one of the big wheels. QBP is one of the country’s biggest suppliers of parts; it’s also home to innovative bicycle brands Surly, Salsa, All-City and Civia. Locally, Flagg’s longtime work advocating for bicycling has encouraged more trails and easier bike commuting. At age 63, he’s taking more time out from his workload to take some cycling trips.