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MBS Team


Rick Snyder - Owner

Email: rick@mikesbikeshop.ca


Who are you?  Rick Snyder

What is your role at MBS?  President/ CEO/ Chief Bottle Washer.

What do you train/compete/participate in? 
I am a workaholic, but when I’m not working my beautiful wife and I love to travel, and we love to ride our bikes. I try and commute to work most days year round.

What do you ride? 
I have a Trek Super Commuter, and a Rocky Mountain Powerplay Instinct C70 mountain bike. We love to do weekend trips to PEI for great riding at Brookvale and Bonshaw.

What is your must-have training/cycling accessory?  My Garmin.

What’s your favourite way to spend a day? 
Laying around the pool at any Caribbean resort.

What’s your favourite Instagram account?  MBS (this may be over my head).

What is your favourite song to listen to – to get you pumped? 
Anything from the 80’s!

What is something that would surprise us about you? 
I have a set of drums in my office at work.



Geoff Gerhardt

Email: geoff@mikesbikeshop.ca  


Who are you?  Geoff Gerhardt 

What is your role at MBS?  General Manager 

What do you train/compete/participate in?  MTB, Road, Gravel, Hiking, DH and XC Skiing

What do you ride?  Currently I split my rides between a Trek Domane gravel bike and a Giant Trance X trail bike. The Domane and Trance are a great one two punch that allow me to ride on almost any terrain without holding back.  

What is your must-have training/cycling accessory?  Hydration. A calculated assortment of coffee/espresso, Skratch Labs Sport Hydaration Mix and Craft beer for post ride shenanigans.

What’s your favourite way to spend a day?  A Gravel ride through the beautiful winding roads of the Belleisle Bay area, finished off with a dip in the bay and a beer on the beach.

What’s your favourite Instagram account?  Most of the content I follow and like has themes of adventure and respect for the natural world.

What is your favourite song to listen to – to get you pumped?  Personally I’m more of a podcast guy. Currently my go-to podcasts for riding are This American Life, Smartless and Reply-All

What is something that would surprise us about you?  In 2014 a friend and I road the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route from Banff to Mexico.


Sarah Quintin

 Email: sarah@mikesbikeshop.ca 


Who are you?  My name is Sarah Quintin. Originally from Kingston Ontario, I’ve been living in the Maritimes since I studied Fine Arts at Mt. Allison University in the late 80's. We moved to Dieppe from Sackville 5 years ago.

What is your role at MBS?  This is my fourth year as a sales representative at MBS, after being involved in the Liv Ambassador program.

What do you train/compete/participate in?  I love all the sports! Cycling, running, swimming, skate skiing. Endurance training has given me an outlet, and a sense of belonging. It's been my passion since I was 15 years old. In high school I would run to school or work when I could. I spent many hours riding to places like Gananoque and Westport, and swimming in the local lakes around Kingston. Growing up in an active community, I had many role models. Kingston has a great history of triathletes and open water swimmers like Mark Bates and Vicki Keith.  

What do you ride?  I ride a Trek Madone Speed for road/tri, A Liv Brava SLR for gravel and a Trek Farley 5 for Fat biking. My skate skis are Fischer Speedmax. My bike lust list includes a Trek Emonda, Liv Devote, and a Quest Fat bike!

What is your must-have training/cycling accessory?  My Garmins: watch and cycling computer and hopefully soon power meter pedals. I am a Stava junkie.

What’s your favourite way to spend a day?  A great day would start with an early morning long run (or skate ski) in the woods listening to my fav playlists. Then a bike ride with my husband and friends, followed up by a swim in the ocean. Of course, lots to eat and drink to recharge.

What’s your favourite Instagram account?  @mikesbikeshop!

What is your favourite song to listen to – to get you pumped?  Next to exercise I would say music gives me the most energy. I have many playlists for different types of training. For speed work I listen to heavy metal bands like Slipknot or Ozzy. For tempo some uplifting bands like The Good Lovelies or ELO. For long slow distance I listen to the Tragically Hip and Neil Young

What is something that would surprise us about you?  I have really big feet.


David Marcoux

Email: david@mikesbikeshop.ca 

Who are you?  David

What is your role at MBS?  I help people get on the right bike at the right fit and get them outside and happy.

What do you train/compete in? I train on my road bike. I haven’t had the chance to compete yet but that’s the plan.

What do you ride? I have a Giant Defy Pro. And I dream of riding a Trek SLR Emonda.

What is your must-have cycling accessory?  Daytime running lights. 

What’s your favourite way to spend a day? Wake up early; go for a ride and just work on my bike.

What’s your favourite Instagram account? Sports Center

What is your favourite song to listen to – to get you pumped? ‘Til I Collapse by Eminem

What is something that would surprise us about you? I’ve broken ten bones.


Adam Johnson

Email: adam@mikesbikeshop.ca 


Tell us a little about your background?
A kid who grew up in the Rockies surrounded by way too many things to do!
It all began with Street BMX, after enough injuries I made the pivot to trail and gravel rides!

What is your role at MBS?
I help keep inventory accurate and find people their new favourite piece of gear.

What do you train/compete/participate in?
Never been too competitive but I love to participate in gravel grinds and bike packing trips!

What do you ride? or What do you dream of riding?
I ride a Giant Escape as my daily driver. I dream of a Trek Checkpoint SL5 for the longer hauls!

What is your must have training/cycling accessory?
Cadence sensor, a Comfy Helmet and a good GPS.

What’s your favourite way to spend a day?
Getting on the bike and figuring out the rest later.

What’s your favourite Instagram account?
TheComeUp/swag.on.the.beat

What is your favourite song to listen to – to get you pumped?
Pretty Lights- Old Yellow Bricks
Arctic Monkeys- Teddy Picker

What is something that would surprise us about you?
I've Worked and helped boot fit at the National level For Ski Racing. Thanks Chris and Hannah!

Jeff Faulkner

Email: jeff@mikesbikeshop.ca 


Tell us a little about your background?
I grew up in Hillsborough NB, cycling, orienteering, skiing, sea kayaking, and spending as much time outdoors as possible. I’m a dad of two kind, empathetic and great kids; both are now off at university.

What is your role at MBS?
I’m a part-time/casual salesperson, that helps out full-time.

What do you train/compete/participate in?
Never been too competitive but I love to participate in gravel grinds and bike packing trips!

What do you ride? or What do you dream of riding?
I’m currently riding a full carbon, Ultegra equipped road bike (with aero bars) that I’ve had for 10+ years. I’ve been drooling over a: full carbon DI 2, gravel bike; a fancy full-carbon XC DI 2 mountain bike; the top-end full carbon DI2 Trek triathlon and road bike.

What is your must have cycling accessory?
I recently made an investment in a Giro Vanquish Aero helmet with a built-in visor. It’s become one of my must-have pieces of kit. I has helped lessen the soreness in my eyes and neck muscles on longer rides in an aero position.

What’s your favourite way to spend a day?
If my children are home, my favourite way is to spend it with them. Ideally doing something outdoors.

What’s your favourite Instagram account?
The official accounts of Ansel Adams and Sebastião Salgado. I’m also a science nerd so I follow CERN, NASA.

What is your favourite music to listen to – to get you pumped?
Beastie Boys, Mötley Crew, Def Leopard, Stone Temple Pilots, LED Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Metallica, Beatles, etc.


What is something that would surprise us about you?
I try to read at least 100 books a year. I also work casually at a book store and have a small home library.

Bruce Collin

Email: bruce@mikesbikeshop.ca 


Who are you?  Bruce Collin

What is your role at MBS?  I’m a Service Advisor.

What do you train/compete/participate in? 
I train to improve my endurance and fitness, to help me go farther and longer on bike. In the coming years, I plan on participating in ultra-cycling events.

What do you ride? 
I ride the Salsa Warroad. This endurance bike gives me the freedom of cycling pavement and gravel on the same ride.

What is your must-have training/cycling accessory? 
I don’t leave home without a Skratch Hydration drink, spare tubes and CO2 cartridges.

What’s your favourite Instagram account? 
bikepacking.com and thirdeyethoughts.

What is your favourite song to listen to – to get you pumped?
Iron Maiden Aces High would be one of many.



Keith Godfrey


Who are you?
My name is Keith and I like bikes.

What is your role at MBS?
I am a service advisor. People bring their malfunctioning bikes to me – and working with the skilled techs out back I return to the customers a perfectly working bicycle. Basically, I make people happy.

What do you train/compete/participate in?
Have done some 10k races, some trail running, some cross-country ski races, cycle cross racing, lots of road cycling events, ski patrol competitions, and some yoga to balance things out - but my favourite is always mountain bike events. Preferred the longer marathon style mountain bike races with multi day events being my fav. I was never fast but I could suffer….

What do you ride or what do you dream of riding?
Currently riding a nice road bike, a lightweight xc bike, a touring bike, and a BMW F800ST motorcycle - but I mostly ride my Fat bike year-round. Love riding my Fattie. Dreaming of a new down country mountain bike with 120-130mm of travel.

What is your must have training/cycling accessory?
My must have accessory is a sense of gratitude. Not everyone has the ability, resources, or access for outdoor recreation.

What’s your favourite way to spend a day?
My dream day would be mountain biking - on the rare sunny day - on the amazing trails in the communities along the Sea to Sky Highway in British Columbia – pure Nirvana.

What’s your favourite Instagram account?
Mostly follow XC World Cup racers – always inspiring to see how they are training, riding, and racing in exotic locations around the world.

What is your favourite song to listen to – to get you pumped?
At the BC Bike Race every morning for 7 mornings in a row, the organizers would start the 600 plus tense and nervous racers with Welcome to the Jungle by Guns ‘n Roses. It took a fair bit of time to get everyone staged and started so the song was on a continuous loop on a very loud PA system – song can still give me chills to this day.

What is something that would surprise us about you?
No surprises about me – no superpowers or special/talents – what you see is what you get - I do make a pretty good Belgian waffle though!

Connor Cyr

Who are you? I’m Connor 

What is your role at MBS? I am a service advisor

What do you train/compete/participate in? 
I played hockey for 12 or so years but lately just intermural sports at university 

What do you ride? or What do you dream of riding? 
I have a few bikes, but my main ride is a 2013 Trek Madone 

What is your must have training/cycling accessory? 
Definitely my Garmin Computer

What’s your favourite way to spend a day? 
Either rockin’ out on a guitar, listening to records, or out sailing 

What’s your favourite Instagram account? 
Depends on the day 

What is your favourite song to listen to – to get you pumped? 
For sure Tumblin’ Dice by the Rolling Stones or pretty much anything by Fleetwood Mac

What is something that would surprise us about you?
Despite decades of losing and failure I am still a devoted Toronto Maple Leafs fan.

Ryan MacDonald 

Email: ryan@mikesbikeshop.ca 

Who are you?
I’m Ryan MacDonald from Halifax, Nova Scotia. My friends also call me R-Mac.

What is your role at MBS?
I am a bike mechanic.

What is your work history, training, background?
I am a professional bicycle mechanic with experience operating a mobile bike shop and working for numerous sporting & bike shops in the maritimes! I also have technical certifications from major brands like Shimano, SRAM, Trek and more.
I am a Certified Mountain Bike Instructor with PMBIA. Outside of cycling, I was also an Alpine Ski Racer and Coach, but I still enjoy ripping the slopes when I can!
Outside of work I have competed at the Provincial and National Level in cycling. I was a member of the Nova Scotia High Performance Cycling Team and was a Canada Games Medallist in 2022.

What do you ride? 
As an advocate of N+1, I am fortunate to own a BMC TeamMachine, a Cannondale Habit LT, a Norco Revolver FS and a Cannondale SuperSix Evo CX.

What is your must-have training/cycling accessory?
LIGHTS! Front and back, day or night. Particularly my Garmin Varia radar light paired to my Edge 540 or Fenix 6. This is a game changer for road riding.

What’s your favourite way to spend a day?
Getting a big day or climbing and descending at Wentworth on mountain bikes. Although any day spent being active is a good day in my books.

What’s your favourite Instagram account?
@ryan_gmd (go follow me). @remymetailler

What is your favourite song to listen to – to get you pumped?
My pre-ride hype artist is Royal Blood. Jack Johnson is my go to for post-ride & relaxation.

What is something that would surprise us about you?
I am an avid photographer and have two cats: Winter and Mosquito.


Aaron Beckman

Email: aaron@mikesbikeshop.ca 

Who are you, what is your story?
I started working with bikes at 13 after a trip to Toronto because I was really impressed by how cool the bikes there looked. When I got back home to Chilliwack, BC I bought a folding bike and immediately ripped it apart and put it together again. Following that I immediately started getting all sorts of antique bikes, folding, and a few tricycles until I finally got into mountain bikes. My wife and I have been married for 5 years and are both from Chilliwack. We honeymooned in PEI and fell in love with the east coast, so we've come to live here.

What is your role at MBS?
I am a mechanic at MBS.

What do you train/compete/participate in?
I just like to ride. On occasion I'll use Strava to see how I'm doing, but just getting out and having a good time is all I'm looking for. Aside from biking I'm also an equally casual kayaker.

What do you ride? or What do you dream of riding?
I particularly enjoy single speed, rigid mountain bikes. Something about getting absolutely rocked by the trail and the added danger without added speed is very appealing.

What is your must-have training/cycling accessory?
All that I need for a good time is a helmet and a bike. A basic set of allen keys is usually all I carry along. 

What’s your favourite way to spend a day?
With my beautiful wife, thrifting and generally going around town.

What’s your favourite Instagram account?
No insta for Aaron

What is your favourite song to listen to – to get you pumped?
I really like The White Stripes, and The Hardest Button to Button is the most pump-up for me.

What is something that would surprise us about you?
I moved to New Brunswick without ever having been in the province before. Loving it!

Ken Harper

Who are you? 
Ken Harper. Originally from the Toronto area.

What is your role at MBS? 
I work as a mechanic at Mike’s Bike Shop. Every day is an opportunity to learn and improve upon my work while making people’s bikes safe and fun to ride.

What do you train/compete/participate in? 
I love riding on gravel or dirt trails. I don’t compete, touring and exploring is what I’m into.

What do you ride? 
I’ve had many bikes. Right now I have a SRAM Rival equipped bike packing ride as well as a Trek Roscoe 6 for riding through the woods.

What is your must have cycling accessory? 
High quality wheels and tires. They make all the difference.

What’s your favourite way to spend a day? 
Exploring quiet backroads, trails, or forestry roads on any of my bikes.

What’s your favourite Instagram account? 
I love black and white photography. My favourite Instagram page is that of one of my favourite photographers: fanhophotography 

What is your favourite song to listen to – to get you pumped? 
Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady

What is something that would surprise us about you? 
Until age 30 I spent my life playing and studying music. I have an Hon. BFA in jazz studies.

Gabriel Lang

Who are you? 
I'm Gabriel Lang, but everyone calls me Gabo. I’m the father of three girls and full time member of the church of bike.

What is your role at MBS? 
I'm a service technician. I'm also the one called to fix weird things when welding, machining, or other creative fixes are needed

What do you train/compete/participate in? 
I race XC MTB as much as I can, and I love it even though I'm almost always the slowest person on the grid.

What do you ride? 
I'm lucky to be able to build and ride my own bike frames since I own and run the Altruiste Bicycle Company, a small bicycle frame-building brand. Otherwise I've always had a soft spot for Rocky Mountain's double suspension line-up. The attention to detail is second-to-none.

What is your must have cycling accessory? 
Contact points are important. A good helmet, good gloves, shoes, and shorts make a huge difference. I always take my time and invest in the good stuff.

What’s your favourite way to spend a day? 
My ideal day would involve a bit of trail building followed by lots of riding. I absolutely love riding with my daughters and seeing them progress.

What’s your favourite Instagram account? 
@altruiste_bikes of course 

What is your favourite song to listen to – to get you pumped? 
Right now I'm deep in the funk. Vulfpeck, Anderson Paak, Snarky Puppy. You can't hold no groove if you ain't got no pocket!

What is something that would surprise us about you? 
I'm a CWB-certified welder. I've been playing the drums since I was 10 and pretty good at it according to some people. I also won best in show at the 2018 North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

Lisa Burt

Email: lisa@mikesbikeshop.ca 

Who are you? 
I’m Lisa! I’m a mother of 2 amazing and charismatic kids!

What is your role at MBS? 
I manage our E-commerce.

What do you compete/participate in? 
I used to compete in cheerleading and gymnastics. Now that I’m older, I’m training hard at being a mom (the toughest thing I’ve done yet). I also plan to take dance lessons again (jive, cha-cha, tango, line dancing, etc.). I now coach high school cheer.

What do you ride? 
I ride occasionally with my kids.  I love the Rocky Mountain Blizzard Carbon 30 and also would love to have an e-bike in the future.  My son has a Trek Roscoe 7 and loves taking it out on the downhill trails.

What is your must have cycling accessory? 
My Camelbak.  It's great for biking, but also if we're out hiking!

What’s your favourite way to spend a day? 
With my kids doing something fun and outdoorsy. I also love to dance.  When I have a few spare minutes, I like to sit with my Starbucks Mint Mocha while reading a book, the perfect way to relax.

What’s your favourite Instagram account? 
I don’t have one. I’m old-school Facebook. 

What is your favourite song to listen to – to get you pumped? 
I just love New Kids on the Block and a lot of music from the 80s or 90s.  I'm also a big country music fan.  I enjoy a lot of different genres.  My kids also keep me current on pop or "cool" music... especially with all their tik-toks.

What is something that would surprise us about you? 
I love "fun" socks.  I'm also a "handy" woman and own a lot of my own tools.  Would love to have my own little shop/shed for carpentry/wood-working someday!

Félix Haché

What is your role at MBS? I’m a Service Advisor

What do you participate in? 
I like to do some road biking and mountain biking on my free time. I also do Downhill skiing and volleyball.

What do you ride? 
I ride the Trek Domane 6 SLR and I am looking at getting a Giant Trance X or something of the same quality.

What is your must have cycling accessory? Glasses and hydration

What is your favorite way to spend a day? 
Going skiing in the winter and going biking in the summer with a couple friends.

What is your favorite song to listen to or to get you pumped? 
Anything from the 90s or the early 2000s.

Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of cycling? 
I am a sports fan. I love to watch Hockey, Basketball, and other sports.

What is something that would surprise us about you? 
I love travelling and I’ve been to 5 different countries.


Aimee Jorgensen

Email: aimee@mikesbikeshop.ca 

Who are you?  I'm Aimee.

What is your role at MBS? 
I oversee MBS socials, events and communications.

What do you train/compete/participate in? 
I love all the biking seasons, hiking, DH and XC skiing and CrossFit. I occasionally race XC.

What do you ride? 
My main ride is a Trek 9.9 Fuel and my winter ride is a Trek Farley. I have a single speed for bikes & beers and a Giant Trance+ when it's a day full of climbing.

What is your must-have training/cycling accessory? 
A great fitting helmet, transition eyewear and one of my gal pals or my husband Cody. 

What’s your favourite way to spend a day? 
Coffee and a fire with my guy, Crossfit with my pals and time in the woods with my dog.

What’s your favourite Instagram account? 
My own. I could look at my babies all day. 

What is your favourite song to listen to – to get you pumped? 
Karma Police - it's slow build.

What is something that would surprise us about you?
I've been in a couple of operas with the Calgary Opera (acting, flying and screaming roles - no singing).




Émilie Chloé McIntyre

Email: emilie@mikesbikeshop.ca 


Who are you? 
Émilie Chloé McIntyre

What is your role at MBS? 
I'm a Sales person at the Shop.

What do you train/compete/participate in? 
Cross Country Biking

What do you ride? 
I ride the 2021 Giant anthem advanced pro 1. This bike is my race bike for the 2021 season. I will also be riding the new reign advanced pro 29 1. This bike is more of a fun bike to play around on, but I will hopefully be able to race some enduro on it.

What is your must-have training/cycling accessory? 
Saddle bag and flat kit

What’s your favourite way to spend a day? 
Biking outside with some friends 

What’s your favourite Instagram account? 
Pink bike


Jacob Gallant

Email: jacob.gallant@mikesbikeshop.ca 

What is your role at MBS? 
I’m part of the sales team. 

What do you participate in? 
I train at Good Life Fitness and I play hockey.  

What do you dream of riding? 
I’d love to ride a Giant Trance X2. 

What’s your favourite way to spend a day? 
I like going to the gym and in the summer I bike with my friends. 

What’s your favourite Instagram account? 
Sportsnet. 

What is your favourite song to listen to – to get you pumped? 
At the moment my favourite song is Only Girl by Dionysus and Tevvez. 

What is something that would surprise us about you? 
I am very short for a 16 year old. 


Victoria Underhill

Email: victoria@mikesbikeshop.ca 



Bonnie Yonash

Email: accounting@mikesbikeshop.ca 


Who are you?  Bonnie Yonash

What is your role at MBS?  Bookkeeper extraordinaire; I also work the farthest from the bike shop

What do you train/compete/participate in?  I am a very leisure rider, but I do sometimes do some longer distance rides in the summer.  

What do you ride?  I ride a 2016 Trek Lexa road bike – I got it from a coworker when I first started, as she did not use it enough.  But I really want to get a Verve + ebike, so I can ride the trails even farther from my house and get out and explore my city (Madison, WI).

What is your must-have training/cycling accessory?  I collect t-shirts from bike shops!  So, for sure, a Mike’s Bike Shop t-shirt.

What’s your favourite way to spend a day?  I love just relaxing with my husband, Aaron, and my old man cat, Gonzo, with a book and a nice cup of tea.

What’s your favourite Instagram account?  @herman_sheep always posts things that make me smile.

What is your favourite song to listen to – to get you pumped?  I am big into 90s and 2000s British Pop/Rock so anything from Take That, Robbie Williams, or Keane is currently on my play list.

What is something that would surprise us about you?  I got bit by the travel bug very young, so I have been to 11 countries thus far.


Kyle Hebb

Email: kyle@mikesbikeshop.ca 


Who are you? Kyle Hebb, works remotely based from Parrsboro [Nova Scotia]

What is your role at MBS? 
IT / Website Services Manager; Keeper of the Passwords

What do you train/compete/participate in? 
Cycling (primarily road riding) and more recently, hiking (preferably exploring local beaches with my wife). My 'competitive' racing days are behind me but will never tire of the feel of the ride.  

What do you ride? 
Trek Madone is my go-to speed machine; my bike stable is Trek dominant - Farley Fatbike, our Trek T900 Tandem is a favorite. Still have (and love) my original training bike - a Trek 1200 (aluminum frame). 

What is your must-have training/cycling accessory? 
Bontrager Flare-R...with so many distracted drivers, it is so important to be seen! Also, love my GoPro and bag full of accessories.

What’s your favourite way to spend a day? 
Family and fun is what matters most...bike rides, beach walks with my wife (and grown children when they are home), taking some great photographs; prepping a great dinner together with of course, wine (chardonnay is the best). 

What’s your favourite Instagram account? 
Family accounts are my favorite...the beauty of the world as captured by my 'favourite' creative minds. Of course, cycling sites and local photographers - love the the landscapes of the Bay of Fundy. 

What is your favourite song to listen to – to get you pumped? 
Anything Tom Cochrane, but 'Life is a Highway' is tops!