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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.