The most important part of any organization is its personnel.
Steve Bender: Our Hill Road Manager comes to us from Perry Michigan but is a U.P. native of Crystal Falls. Steve has been with us for twenty years and has over twenty-five years of bike shop experience both as a mechanic and sales. He has had a passion for road bikes from the time of his first Gitane in the mid 70’s. We all enjoy his positive attitude and enthusiasm for quality bicycles. He looks forward to helping you fulfill you cycling needs.
Sean McDowell: Sean is a Shimano Certified Technician, and comes from a background in competitive running and cycling. He also does double duty as sales and repairs. In his free time he can be found trying to make his bike lighter.
Allison Neumann: Enthusiastic and willing to tackle the big challenges. Allison completed her first century this past season on the Assenmacher 100. Allison has a masters degree in Paleontology, is excited about all aspects of cycling and collecting vintage bicycles of all sorts.
Walter Podpora: Walter has stepped up to fill more management duties at Swartz Creek and many of the painting duties. He loves talking and working on bikes. With his knowledge, there is no doubt that you will be set up right.
Barbara Assenmacher is the owner/manager and force behind the stores. She and her partner, Sophie the dog, can be seen at the Swartz Creek store.
Matt Assenmacher, frame builder, bicycle technician, bike fit. Always interested in hearing from you.