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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.

Josh Thibodeau

Email: josh@mikesbikeshop.ca 

Who are you?  Josh the Nemophilist

What is your role at MBS?  I am the Head Mechanic of the Shop and have been so for 15 years

What do you train/compete/participate in?  I train in a gym for the bike. I compete in Down Hill and Enduro.

What do you ride?  Giant Bicycles - Dreaming of training Jer down Snyper…If you know you know!

What is your must-have training/cycling accessory?  My Garmin and an Oneup EDC tool

What’s your favourite way to spend a day?  In the woods building trail, biking, snowboarding, Skiing, hiking, snowshoeing with friends and/or family

What’s your favourite Instagram account?  pinkbike; trail_clones; jerryoftheday; trail_slayer; dangercats69; bflannel; canadiancastaway 

What is your favourite song to listen to – to get you pumped?  Yelawolf – just the intro.

What is something that would surprise us about you?  I rocked fat dreads for years. lol


Sarah Quinton

 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.


Mindy Liptay

Email: mindy@mikesbikeshop.ca 


Who are you?  Mindy Liptay

What is your role at MBS? Sales/Office Manager.

What do you train/compete/participate in? 
I participate in mountain biking, fat biking, snowshoeing, downhill skiing, hiking.

What do you ride or what do you dream of riding? 
Current rides are: 2020 Trek Roscoe 7, 2020 Giant Yukon 1. Dream ride – Rocky Mountain electric mountain bike (to make those Hillsborough climbs a little easier) and a Quest carbon fatbike. 

What is your must-have training/cycling accessory? 
SUUNTO watch and elbows pads!

What’s your favourite way to spend a day? 
I love to hike, bike or snowshoe around a great Albert County locale with my family, topped off with a 'No Boats on Sunday' cider around a campfire.

What’s your favourite Instagram account? 
Facebook, I'm a dinosaur, according to my kids.

What is your favourite song to listen to – to get you pumped? 
'Fly' by Sugar Ray (featuring Super Cat).

What is something that would surprise us about you? 
I've been an equestrian my entire life and competed internationally in hunter/jumper. Still involved but now more helping my daughters and instructing/introducing other young riders to horses. 


Clair Collins

Email: clair@mikesbikeshop.ca 

Who are you?  Hi, I’m Clair 

What is your role at MBS?  Sales

What do you train/compete/participate in?  I train in my living room with our home workout gear for mom-life, and I love mountain biking

What do you ride?  I ride a 2020 Liv Intrigue 3… I love how forgiving this bike is – when I miss a line it manages to keep me upright! In a few years I’d love to have an e-mountain bike.

What is your must-have training/cycling accessory?  I never ride without my protective gear: gloves, kneepads and helmet. We also have a portable gear bin that comes with us for every adventure: portable tire pump, shock pump, tools, an extra tube, and other goodies we might need.

What’s your favourite way to spend a day?  Throwing the bikes on the 4Runner, riding the trails all day, cooking supper wherever we parked the truck and spending the night in our rooftop tent.

What’s your favourite Instagram account?  @ladiesallride has some cool content and great riding tips. I also follow @be.rad.adventures for local ladies’ mtb content.

What is your favourite song to listen to – to get you pumped?  Anything from the 90’s gets me fired up!

Where is your favourite place to ride?  Our go-to is White Rock, and we love heading up to Minto when we can!


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.



Aimee Jorgensen

Email: aimee@mikesbikeshop.ca 

Who are you?  I'm Aimee.

What is your role at MBS? 
I occasionally hit the sales floor but daily oversee social media and MBS communications.

What do you train/compete/participate in? 
I love all the biking seasons, hiking, walking, downhill and cross-country skiing. 

What do you ride? 
My main ride is a Trek Fuel and my winter ride is a Trek Farley. I cannot wait for my new bike the Liv Intrigue XE+ 2 to arrive.

What is your must-have training/cycling accessory? 
A helmet, clear glasses, water and my riding buddy Cody. 

What’s your favourite way to spend a day? 
I try to get into the woods every day with my dog and whoever will come with me. It feeds my soul.

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? 
Radiohead – Karma Police.

What is something that would surprise us about you?
I’m not a dog person but spend most of my days with two that I love-ish. 


Sebastien Cormier

Email: sebastien@mikesbikeshop.ca 


Who are you?  I’m Sebastien Cormier. I graduated from Holland College with a fire fighting certification and I'm also a certified rescue diver. I've travelled the world for four years from Australia, New Zealand to Peru and more

What is your role at MBS?  I'm in the sales department helping people with their outdoors needs and sharing my passion for sports.

What do you train/compete/participate in?  I love anything outdoors especially endurance sports like trail running, cycling, hiking and cross country skiing. I'm currently studying personal trainer & nutrition and hopefully I will be able to help people achieve their personal goals. This summer I'm looking forward to do some ultra trail running and hopefully qualify for the Boston Marathon. Putting lots of miles on the bike is also on my to-do list.

What do you ride?  I can't wait to try my new Bianchi Aria instead of looking at it from my indoor trainer. hehe

What is your must-have training/cycling accessory?  A GPS and rear light. Safety first!

What's your favourite way to spend a day?  Nothing better than a long trail run in the forest or playing music!

What's your favourite Instagram account?  Killian Jornet: ultra sky runner who lives a simple life on a farm in the mountain of Norway with his family. He’s pretty inspiring - give him a follow.

What is something that would surprise us about you?  If you noticed that I have long nails on my right hand its not for fashion - they are my picking tools for the guitar and banjo.


Peter Cormier

Email: peter.cormier@mikesbikeshop.ca 

Bio Info Here


Dave Lutes

Email: dave@mikesbikeshop.ca 


Who are you?  I'm Dave... sometimes David. Who are you?

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

What do you train/compete/participate in? 
I train mentally - daily, have been known to race XC from time to time, ride local trails and dabble in gravity. I participate in skate/snow/surf, punk rock and IPA's.

What do you ride or what do you dream of riding? 
I ride what's on sale and hardtail because they are pure fun. I enjoy the Giant Trance as well...great east coast MTB. My dream ride is a frame from Altruist decked out the way I want it.

What is your must-have training/cycling accessory? 
Choice eyewear, some gloves and a quality helmet, real food, 2 turntables and a microphone. 

What’s your favourite way to spend a day? 
Making my way through a new place. Ever been to Tahoe?

What’s your favourite Instagram account? 
uhh... I’m over 40 all my "idols" are dead.

What is your favourite song to listen to – to get you pumped? 
Ricky "tappyt'tap" Snyder's drumming.

What is something that would surprise us about you?
I don't enjoy heights and never been arrested.


Gabriel Lang

Email: gabriel@mikesbikeshop.ca 


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 training/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. I just got a pair of new Fox shorts that I can't wait to try.

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. And so far I can still keep up, although that might change this year.

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.


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.


Victoria Underhill

Email: victoria@mikesbikeshop.ca 

Bio Info Here


Luc Belliveau

Email: luc@mikesbikeshop.ca 

Bio Info Here


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


Tristen Jonah

Email: tristen@mikesbikeshop.ca 


Who are you? Tristen Jonah

What is your role at MBS? 
I’m the shipper/receiver and overseer of MBS online.

What do you train/compete/participate in? 
I love golf, basketball, biking and hiking.

What do you ride? 
I love the plus sized tires of my Salsa Timberjack.

What is your must-have training/cycling accessory? 
Hydroflask bottles

What’s your favourite way to spend a day? 
On the golf course or hitting the trails!

What’s your favourite Instagram account? 
PGA Tour and anything sports related. 

What is your favourite song to listen to – to get you pumped? 
The Show Goes On by Lupe Fiasco 

What is something that would surprise us about you?
Hockey is one of my favourite sports, but I can’t skate!


Andrew Jardine

Email: andrew@mikesbikeshop.ca 

Bio Info Here


Connor Cyr

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Chris Whalen

Email: chris@mikesbikeshop.ca 


Bio Coming Soon


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!