Bike Cycles Staff

Our bike shop is staffed by talented bike technicians, enthusiasts, and athletes. Get to know us!

Whether you’re looking for a new bicycle or a bike rental to cruise around Wilmington, NC or Wrightsville Beach, need to fix up an old set of wheels with a bike repair, or want to browse the amazing selection of parts and accessories in our bike shop, our team can help you find everything you need.

Shawn Spencer

Shawn Spencer

Having lived and worked in Wilmington his whole life, Shawn enjoys the amenities our area has to offer. “Riding a bike allows me to take in my surroundings on a different level.” Shawn’s passion is spending time with his family as his two children grow and learn.  At work, he’s motivated by the smile on a customer’s face when they find the perfect bike for their lifestyle! Shawn has been racing triathlons, duathlons, multi-sport events, marathons, ultra-marathons, mountain bike races and 24 hour mountain bike events for over 25 years. He’s been ranked as an All American in the USAT rankings, and raced IRONMAN Brazil. His participation in so many events (FIST certified, SBCU, BG Fit Certified, Mechanic for IRONMAN World Championships 2004, Kona, Hawaii) gives him the knowledge base to help customers pick the bike for All the Cycles of Your Life.   Shawn rides a Specialized FatBoy Expert and a Specialized Roubaix.


Melanie Spencer

Melanie Spencer

It all started in the summer of 1993 with a crush on the boy at the bike shop. Now, 20 years, three dogs, and two kids later, Melanie and Shawn are living out the dream they wrote on paper while dating: “To one day own our own bicycle shop where people love to come.” Melanie worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 11 years, but now spends most of her time with the kids and helping out at the bike shop whenever she can. Trying not to be the token “boss’s wife”, she focuses most of her energies on marketing and special customer events. Melanie rides a Specialized Vita.


Jon Bisnette

Jon Bisnette

Jon moved to Wilmington, NC from Charlotte, NC where he was an accomplished team leader and Category 3 bike racer. Jon is our most accomplished BG Bicycle fit specialist. He has trained with the world’s best, is a Certified Body Geometry Fitter and is currently available to fit you by appointment. Stop in and check out our new fit studio where Jon does his Body Geometry Fits. He rides a Specialized Sworks Venge and sometimes his Sworks Langster.


Brandon Murray

Brandon Murray

Brandon comes to Bike Cycles from Charlotte, NC. He’s in charge of the Bike Cycles’ bike rental program and inventory management system. His newest bike is a Specialized Allez Comp Race.


Chris Ames

Chris Ames

Chris rides his bike quite often. A Barnetts Certified mechanic, Chris can handle pretty much every aspect of bicycle mechanics. He’s also an accomplished triathlete and mountain bike racer/rider. He lives the dream and rides a Specialized Epic.


Derrick Maready

Derrick Maready

From 2005 – 2009, Derrick worked as a supervisor at the Mountain Adventure Center, the east coast’s premier downhill mountain bike destination, in Snowshoe, WV. Derrick also completed 2 years of SBCU training and currently works as an IPIMBA lead instructor for public servants, who use bicycles as part of their profession. Derrick is also an IMBA Instructor Trainer (IT), which focuses on teaching all levels of bike skills. Stop by the shop and ask Derrick about his favorite downhill race. He trains on a Specialized Epic.


Matt Whisthoff

Matt Wisthoff

Matt Wisthoff is one of Bike Cycles friendly staff members who loves what he does. Matt is Wilmington’s only Pro Triathlete and a fantastic swimmer. Stop by the shop to see what his latest race or adventure has been. Matt trains and races on a few bikes but his race bike is a Specialized Shiv.


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Jeff Seme

Jeff Seme makes his way to Bike Cycles by way of Vail, CO after a 12 1/2 year hiatus from Wilmington. Jeff brings over 20 years of retail experience to Bike Cycles and he is an avid mountain biker who enjoys riding both cross country and downhill trails. Jeff rides a Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon 29er when he’s not in the shop.


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Chris Hidalgo

Chris comes to us from Charlottesville, VA, where he rediscovered his love for two wheels shortly after serving in the Marine Corps. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Sports Leadership, and Tourism Management at UNCW, all while enjoying his daily bike commutes – rain or shine.


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Bennett Dahl

A high school student, Bennett enjoys all things outdoors – including biking, surfing, hiking, camping, and skiing. While in school, he plays soccer and lacrosse and heads up his school’s Ultimate Frisbee Club. He loves working at the shop, helping customers, and sharing his passion for the outdoors and cycling. He currently rides a Specialized Enduro 130 and a Trek 1220.


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Ryan Commerford

Ryan moved to Wilmington in 2014 from upstate NY and is currently a junior at Topsail High School. He likes mountain biking, soccer, cross country running, snowboarding, and crossfit. Ryan aspires to be a bike mechanic first then to become a bicycle designer. He currently races in CCORS and with NICA and his favorite style of riding is downhill mountain biking. Ryan’s current bike is a Specialized Rockhopper Pro Evo.


  • 16 Aug, 2017
    #supportsmallbusiness and love where you live! #bikecyclesrides cruising around and saw these fine citizens having a great night. @trolleypub_ilm
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  • 13 Aug, 2017
    Oh, It's raining again. #junglelife at #wrightsvillebeach #bikecyclesrides #fatbike
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  • 11 Aug, 2017
    Packing. #getoutside this weekend! #rideyourbike #bikecyclesrides #packrafting #bikepacking #wrightsvillebeach #adventure
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  • 8 Aug, 2017
    Tonight, 6:00pm we roll FaT @watermansbrewin If it's raining some of us will still be rolling. If you think you may melt then swing by the brewery to grab a new release and #talkfatbikes and #adventure. #bikecyclesrides #usopenbeachfatbike
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  • 7 Aug, 2017
    Thanks for the repost @d2shoe ! We are indeed excited to help our customers with your shoes. Make sure to follow @d2shoe to see the process of getting yourself a sweet pair of #custom cycling shoes.
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  • 6 Aug, 2017
    #sundayfunday as #italy and #nyc roll through #easternnc #bikecyclesrides
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  • 5 Aug, 2017
    Top of the climb..... (Parking Deck) 😉 #oldtimersbike #bikecyclesrides #fitness #getoutside
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  • 4 Aug, 2017
    63,000 Acres of Eastern North Carolina's finest pine forest, #pocosin swamps #waterfowlpreserve and #blackbear habitat begging to be explored. #getoutside #bikecyclesrides
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  • 2 Aug, 2017
    Adventure is out there on a #fatbike ! Using an @alpacka_raft and @sawyeroars paddle you can ride your @iamspecialized #fatboy to the inlets of our #coastalislands inflate the raft and if you know the tides and currents and winds you can cross the inlets to the next island. This trip took me from #wrightsvillebeach to #figureeightisland to #hutaffisland then #topsailisland The time to inflate, cross the inlet and stow the gear takes about 20 minutes and a little longer for the larger inlets. Stop by @bikecycles if you have questions about #packrafting our area or riding fatbikes on our islands!
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  • 2 Aug, 2017
    Next stop, the other side. #bikecyclesrides #fatbike #packrafting #beachlife #adventureisoutthere #healthylifestyle #bikstagram #outsideisfree
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  • 31 Jul, 2017
    #monday #bikecyclesrides #kitdopin
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  • 28 Jul, 2017
    #crossiscoming and this client will be seen. #bikecyclesrides
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  • 24 Jul, 2017
    What we have here is 5mm of headache. We have customers come in the shop with flat tires which take a day to deflate. The culprit, 99% of the time is what you see here. The solution is finding the hole and then matching the hole to the tire and then finding and removing the cause. What would you think this is? #bikecyclesrides #professionalbicycleservice #910 #wilmingtonnc
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  • 23 Jul, 2017
    Sunday morning roll. #bikecyclesrides
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  • 22 Jul, 2017
    The #90's just called...... #bikecyclesrides #manitou
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  • 20 Jul, 2017
    Miles and miles of #carolinabluesky #gravel and #nature #bikecyclesrides #getoutside
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  • 19 Jul, 2017
    #shoegame..., well maybe not.
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  • 19 Jul, 2017
    Sweet new #bikecyclesrides gear arriving soon! Thanks @seasidesilkscreening you guys are the best! If you need hats or T's these folks do an awesome job!
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  • 17 Jul, 2017
    #fatbike #bikecyclesrides #fitnessinspiration #gravelride
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  • 16 Jul, 2017
    One day you should come see the edge of the country when the day is just beginning. #bikecyclesrides #getoutside #wrightsvillebeach #supportsmallbusiness #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld @visitnc
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