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Meet Our Team

We are HERE to get you out THERE!

At Bike Therapy, we have an amazing team who truly love bikes and love getting more people riding. We love talking about bikes, our favorite places to ride and everything in between. We love to fix bikes and get you pedaling out there on the roads or trails.  We especially love turning newbies and kids onto this sport that has so many positives, not least of which is that everyone can do it during a pandemic!   We can't wait to meet you!

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Doug

CHIEF ENTHUSIAST OWNER

At Bike Therapy since: From the beginning

Started riding: Bought my first road bike in 6th grade

Favorite bike: I'm having a blast on my custom Fuse

Favorite non-biking activity: Competitive corn hole!

Fun fact: Raised on a horse ranch but bikes smell better 

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Sahara

SALES MANAGER

At Bike Therapy since: August 2017

Started riding: 4 years old

Favorite bike: Specialized Sequoia

Favorite non-biking activity: camping 


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Evan

SERVICE MANAGER

At Bike Therapy since: 2018

Started riding: In the 80s

Favorite bike: Rigid Santa Cruz Highball renamed the lowball

Favorite ride: Around Lake Tahoe

Favorite non-biking activity: Camping 

Fun fact: I'm all about my '94 Isuzu Trooper


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Paul

ASSISTANT SALES MANAGER

At Bike Therapy since: November 2018

Started riding: Consistently in 2013 by commuting to work every day in Seattle

Favorite bike: 2021 Aethos frame buildup 

Favorite ride: Mt. Rainier

Favorite non-biking activity: Huge baseball & MMA fan favorite team is Seattle Mariners, of course 

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Shelley

SALES ASSOCIATE

At Bike Therapy since: May 2020

Started riding: 2014 on a camping trip with a demo Rocky Mountain. I was hooked!

Favorite bike: the Greenbelt in Texas

Favorite non-biking activity: Playing jazz on my saxophone

Fun fact: I got married at Bike Therapy in July 2020

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Sean

SALES ASSOCIATE

At Bike Therapy since: December 2020

Started riding: Started in 2008 on a Specialized Langster

Favorite ride: Any ride that feels like an adventure!

Favorite non-biking activity: Skiing!

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Josiah

SALES ASSOCIATE

At Bike Therapy since: June 2020

Started riding: Competitively in 2018 with the South County Composite NICA team

Favorite ride: Redwood Retreat locally or Tahoe Flume Trail

Favorite non-biking activity: Playing guitar, mostly the blues

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Kurt

SALES ASSOCIATE

At Bike Therapy since: July 2018

Started riding: Started riding mountain bikes seriously in 1982

Favorite bike: 2019 Tarmac Pro

Favorite ride: Marin Century

Favorite non-biking activity: Hiking with my wife

Fun fact: My first bike was a Specialized Stumpjumper

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Austin

SALES ASSOCIATE

At Bike Therapy since: February 2021

Started riding: my whole life

Favorite bike: Stumpjumper EVO COMP

Favorite ride: UC Santa Cruz

Favorite non-biking activity: soccer and running

Fun fact: I love skiing and photography

Avery

SALES ASSOCIATE

At Bike Therapy since: April 2021

Started riding: Summer of 2020

Favorite bike: My 2021 Stumpjumper

Favorite non-biking activity: Eating, drawing, anything outside

Fun fact: I danced competitively 

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Steve

MECHANIC and SALES ASSOCIATE

At Bike Therapy since: August 2017

Favorite ride: Redwood Retreat Road, Roop Road to Coyote Reservoir or Sydeal/Uvas Canyon county park

Favorite non-biking activity: Open water swimming in warm water (i.e. Hawaii) 

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Christian

MECHANIC

At Bike Therapy since: May 2020

Started riding: When I was 5 years old I had a little lightening McQueen 12”. I  seriously started riding mountain bikes at 12

Favorite bike: My custom 2021 Specialized Enduro.

Favorite ride: UC Santa Cruz 

Favorite non-biking activity: Over-landing in my ‘94 Toyota 4Runner

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Rich

MECHANIC

At Bike Therapy since: October 2019

Started riding: On a 12" Schwinn tiger bike before I can remember. I have fond memories of riding on Schwinn predator BMX bikes before I was 10 years old

Favorite bike: Intense Tazer

Favorite ride: Elings Park in Santa Barbara

Favorite non-biking activity: Playing music

Fun fact: I'm in a band called Swells. Check it out @Swells_Emo on Instagram

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Rob

MECHANIC

At Bike Therapy since: December 2018

Started riding: When I was a young lad.  I did my first century at 14 years old

Favorite ride: I did the Coast Ride a few years ago from Carmel to Morro Bay with cool people… a beautiful ride, until I bonked. "Cycling isn't only about the good stuff, you have to suffer, too." 

Favorite non-biking activity: Boogie boarding in Hawaii

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Terrence

MECHANIC

At Bike Therapy since: June 2020

Started riding: 6 years old

Favorite bike: 2021 Specialized SW Stumpjumper, custom-built

Favorite ride: Santa Cruz

Fun fact: I'm a cowboy at heart! I enjoy working with livestock.

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Sophia

ONLINE SALES MANAGER, SHIPPING & RECEIVING MANAGER

At Bike Therapy since: July 2020

Started riding: 8 years old

Favorite bike: Electra Loft

Favorite non-biking activity: Thrifting

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Jodi

BOOKS, MARKETING, HR

At Bike Therapy since: Since it was a kernel of an idea

Started riding: About 4 years old. Got a fancy Panasonic 10-speed when I was 10 and did my first bike trip at 13, from Rhode Island to Boston

Favorite ride: Riding the Andes in Chile

Fun fact: I lived in Paris and Israel


Here's what our customers say about us…

"Every time I come in for service work or to purchase gear, the staff treats me so well. I often go in hopes that they ask me to just stick around to hang out. Front desk staff are always polite and the mechanics really know their stuff!" - Jesus D.

"Much more than a bicycle store. The staff are brilliant and can figure your needs with a few gentle questions." - Jack H.

"Everyone that I met at Bike Therapy on multiple occasions has been personable, professional, competent and friendly." - TJC

"Doug and his team are always incredibly helpful, and super friendly. Even in the challenging circumstances we're living in right now, they always manage to be patient with all my questions, and take care of me and the family." - Leo G.

"Outstanding service and amazing employees, they are willing to help with any problem needed." - Ezo A.

"Best bike shop around. 1st class staff." - John M.

"This is a great shop. The folks working here are super helpful." - Curt J.