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MEET OUR TRIBE!

Massillon Staff

MASSILLON

JOHN

John is the wizard of our mechanics' pit. When he's not wrenching, he shreds the trails at Ray's and leads our coffee-shop rides in the summer. Bring him a nice black coffee, and he'll be your friend for life.

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FOSTER

When he's not fixing bikes or taking rides on the Kokosing Gap Trail with his wife Steph, Foster supports area trails as president of Massillon Area Greenways. If Johnny Cash is on the radio, Foster is here!

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TYLER

Got an ebike question? Tyler has the answer! He brings an artist's eye to everything he does, from pottery to detailing cars. On a nice spring day, you might find him hunting morels at Atwood Lake.

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JOSHUA

One of our most dedicated commuters, you'll see Joshua riding to work year-round. Outside of the mechanics' pit and sales floor, he's also an amateur gemologist and a fan of really good sci-fi.

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TAM

Tam's favorite bike path, the Huckleberry Trail, took her to class at Virginia Tech during her last years there. She loves water skiing, a good cup of coffee, and spending time with her seven (!) dogs.

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WAYNE

Our self-described inveterate hardware geek and music nerd, Wayne also commutes to work (and anywhere else he can!) on his bike. He especially enjoys cheering on his beloved Columbus Crew.

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CONNOR

 

Connor keeps in shape by lifting canoes, building bikes, mowing the lawn, and working really, really hard. Somehow he fits high school in there, too!

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KENDALL

 

In between classes at Loyola University and practices for the university women's rugby team, Kendall likes to bike along the windswept Lakefront Trail in Chicago.

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ERNIE SR.

The guy on our sign! Ern Sr. opened our doors in 1978. His favorite moment on a bike is riding down the lane to home. He's also an expert in cutting firewood — both in AND out of the Tuscarawas River.

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MOLLY

 

Molly splits her time between the sales floor and handling our shop communications. She recommends the Blackhand Gorge trail and can probably beat you at the New York Times crossword.

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DEBBIE

When she's not busy as our bookkeeping brains, Debbie's favorite rides are those with her husband, Ern Sr. — especially if she can take her ebike, She's also got some otherworldly pie-baking skills.

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ERNIE JR.

Ern Jr., our Massillon manager, is a simple guy: All he needs are a few tracks of Bob Dylan, a road ride through Black Moshannon State Park, homemade maple syrup, and a happy pup.

New Philadelphia Staff

NEW PHILADELPHIA

ADAM

 

Our New Philadelphia manager loves to hit the Towpath and the trails at Tuscazoar, then cuddle up with a dog and a good movie. (Alien might be Adam's all-time favorite, but it's a tough call.)

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CALAN

All Calan needs to be happy are his dogs, his fishing pole, and his bike. You might spot him riding the Zoar Valley Trail (when he's not competing in a fishing tournament).

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KENNY

When he's not at the shop, you can catch Kenny showing off his cooking skills at Olde Towne Tavern. When he IS at the shop, he probably commuted there on his bike.

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BRANDON

Come see Brandon for all your e-bike questions: he's the expert at the New Philadelphia shop. On his days off, he hits the Tuscazoar trails!

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GAGE

Gage's nickname is River, which is fitting since he loves to go fishing. In between catches, he rides at Tuscazoar and perfects his Call of Duty game.

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North Canton Staff

NORTH CANTON

NICK

Long-distance gravel riding, tearing it up at Ray's and Hampton Hills, BMX in the streets: our North Canton manager NIck does it all, plus a little photography and painting on the side.

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JOE

Joe is a true teacher at heart, whether it's martial arts or bike repairs. He also has very definite opinions on the best metal music. Catch up with him at Raystown Lake or on one of our shop rides in the summer!

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LARRY

A Renaissance man, Larry is a talented woodworker, an experienced teacher, and an expert on bike training. He loves riding the Cumberland Pass in between his many activities.

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BILL

Want to know more about bike travel, backpacking, or both? Detail-oriented Bill, who once rode the 2,500 Great Divide Mountain Route from Canada to Mexico, can tell you everything you need to know!

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CHRIS

 

When he's not at the shop, you might catch Chris behind the wheel of a school bus or practicing his recurve bow. For a great ride, he recommends the roads by Walborn Reservoir.

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LIZ

Liz loves exploring new places with their family, hiking and biking wherever they can. Liz also loves many types of art: film, photography, and painting, just to name a few. 

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BOB

 

An avid road cyclist for years, Bob recently picked up mountain biking and bikepacking, too! He  loves the local country roads and events with the Stark County Bike Club, but more travel in the saddle is in the works.

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ERIN

A longtime member of the bike-shop life, Erin splits his time riding his many bikes and attempting to keep up with his three growing boys. Erin also appreciates a good cup (or four) of coffee, his music and doing anything creative.

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LOGAN

The youngest member of our North Canton crew, Logan likes to spend his free time riding BMX bikes at local skate parks.

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DAVE

Dave enjoys plenty of adventures on a bike, including along his favorite stretch of the Towpath Trail — but these days the best moments are had with his kids and their families.

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