MEET OUR TRIBE!
John is the resident wizard of our mechanics' pit. When he's not wrenching, he shreds the MTB trails at Vulture's Knob and Ray's. Bring him an Aeropress coffee (black!), and he'll be your friend for life.
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!
Got an e-bike question? Tyler has the answer! He brings an artist's eye to everything he does, from pottery to detailing cars. On a sunny day, you might find him hunting morels at Atwood Lake.
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.
Brie's favorite trail, the Towpath, also lets her commute to work, although she's excited to explore other Ohio bike paths. She's a lover of music of all genres, and can play multiple instruments.
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.
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.
A senior at Ohio Wesleyan, Megan loves to travel and to explore new hiking and kayaking spots. Her favorite place to ride, though, is still home base: along the Tuscarawas on the Towpath.
When she's not busy as our bookkeeping brains, Debbie's favorite rides are those with her husband, Ern Sr. She's also working on a quilt her mother began 30 years ago! (She's making progress.)
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.
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.
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.)
Like his namesake, Geddy's always in a rush. He's great on any set of wheels, whether it's a mountain bike at Tuscazoar, a skateboard at the Tuscora skate park, or the Ernie's delivery truck.
They don't call him "The Brain" for nothing: when he's not riding at Tuscazoar, Andrew is probably playing grand strategy video games. Niche titles like Stellaris are his favorite.
Named an All-American athlete as a pole vaulter with the University of Akron, Hunter also catches air on his mountain bike at Dillon State Park, Camp Tuscazoar, and his own backyard.
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.
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!
On his days off, you might catch Chris, the manager of our North Canton shop, practicing his recurve bow. For a great ride, he recommends the roads by Walborn Reservoir.
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 our shop rides to Shale Brewing!
If you see his cool custom-painted van parked outside, Chase M. is working! (If not, he's at the 9th Street skate park.) Come into the shop early enough and you might catch him practicing his sax.
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!
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.
Gavin is another musical member of our North Canton crew, playing the guitar. On his days off, you might catch him on his mountain bike, ripping the trails at Quail Hollow.
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.
Dani is earning her degree in communications from Kent State, and brings an artistic eye to our North Canton showroom with her interest in design. She likes to ride on the Hoover Trail.
The newest member to join our North Canton team, Logan likes to spend his free time riding BMX bikes at local skate parks.