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About STBG

Steve the Bike Guy is a customer-focused, family-owned bike shop offering expert service, new bikes, parts & accessories, and lots of advice and help.

Meet Steve

Steve started road racing with the United States Cycling Federation in 1988 and later moved to mountain bike racing with the National Off-Road Bicycle Association in the mid-1990s (organizations now known as USA Cycling).  Bicycles have been his passion for 35 years and he’s been working on them for just as long.  He loves all bikes from vintage rides to the cutting-edge.

Steve joined the Lehigh University cycling team and then transferred to UMass Amherst.  A bad crash during a collegiate race at West Point Academy pushed him into mountain biking and the exploding race scene at the time. Currently, he participates in local cyclocross, mountain bike and gravel rides and races.

Before starting Steve the Bike Guy he was a Professional Geologist specializing in groundwater contamination and cleanup.

Steve holds a USA Cycling Race Mechanics license after graduating in the 2011 program in Colorado Springs, CO; which is limited to 60 experienced mechanics accepted per year.  He holds additional mechanical certificates from Park Tool, Shimano, and SRAM.

Meet Kristin

Kristin Brandt (aka The Bike Guy's Wife) provides strategic marketing support to the Bike Guy, allowing her to combine her professional experience as owner of Sundin Associates and Sundin Sports Marketing with her love of cycling.

An "adult onset" amateur athlete, Kristin is passionate about encouraging more women and girls to ride bikes. In addition to leading the STBG Cyclocross & Mountain Bike Team, she also raises money for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute through the Pan-Mass Challenge and co-hosts the PMC Podcast.

Meet Anders & Sophie

Steve and Kristin are parents of two teenagers.

Anders is a senior in high school managing academics with athletics and working at a local pet store. During the summer he helps run the mountain bike program at the overnight camp he and his sister attend.

A sophomore in high school, Sophie serves as her class historian and plays goalie for her school and club team. On weekends she can be found lending a hand at STBG. Having recently embraced road riding in 2020 Sophie road in her first Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC).

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