A bike shop is more than a place to buy cycling related items, it’s a place you go to for advice, and our staff is what make Freshbikes so special. Our team of sales people, mechanics and managers, provide a truly unique bicycle shopping experience. So stop by Freshbikes and find out what we are all about.
Our staff is perhaps the most eclectic mix of people to be found in working in a bike shop. We come from different countries, speak a variety of languages, have a breadth of past experiences, but share a common passion….cycling
SCOTT MCAHREN: Store Owner
For the last 25 years, Scott has worked in and around the outdoor and bike business. He has held positions in every facet of the industry, including mountain bike guide, bike sales, store management and even mechanic. As our faithful leader, Scott has provided the vision for his stores and has always known what Freshbikes could be before the door was ever opened. His passion for the best the industry has to offer drives everyone at Freshbikes to provide our customers with the best experience on the bike and in the shop.
Like Scott, Mike has done everything there is to do in a bike shop, from working as a mechanic, on the floor in sales, in the back doing inventory management, and now as Operations Manager at Freshbikes. If you're wondering how we always have the hottest products in stock, Mike is our secret weapon, making magic happen behind the scenes. Mike races for cycling team Squadra Coppi, and can also be found racing mountain bikes, crushing centuries, or completing marathons. Mike came to Freshbikes as THE original employee because he felt it was the “center of the DC cycling universe,” and where else would a cyclist want to be?
CLOVIS ANDERSON JR.: Director of Fitting
Clovis joined Freshbikes in 2007 and quickly became indispensable. Assuming the role of Lead Fitting Specialist in 2008, Clovis has attended numerous Fitting schools and symposiums to continue his education and bring value and experience back for our customers. In 2011, Clovis became the mid-Atlantic’s first Certified BG FIT technician, making him one of the first to pass the new BG FIT certification standard, set by one of the world's foremost fit experts, Dr. Andy Pruitt.
Specifically addressing the needs of our many local triathletes, Clovis became a FIST (Fit Institute Slow Twitch) certified fitter in January of 2012. Clovis has the experience, knowledge base, and tools to really help you increase power AND eliminate pain and discomfort on your bike. His passion is helping the rider to better realize their full potential and achieve their personal goals. Hailing from Brazil, Clovis is the former National Champion and an Olympian. He was a professional cyclist from 1980 to 1992, and is certified by the UCI (International Cycling Union) as a cycling coach, specializing in track and road racing. Further credentials include studying under world renowned Spanish coach, Professor Jose Luiz Algarra (coach to Pro-Tour icon Miguel Indurain during his then historic run as a five-times Tour de France Champion). Clovis is also a certified mechanic by Cannondale, Park Tool, and Finish Line.CURTIS PIPPINS: Director of Mechanical Services
Now with the Arlington team for four years, Curtis comes to us from Winston Salem with 14 years of experience in the bike industry. With his renowned professional-level mechanical skills, passion for perfection, and excellent leadership, Curtis is instrumental in maintaining the level of customer service and technical excellence that defines Freshbikes. While serving our clients with certifications from Mavic, Shimano, Campagnolo, SBCU, and Park Tools, we are also able to rely on him for insight into the best gear and the newest styles. He is a former store manager, fitter, and service manager at other shops, Curtis is happy to be here and considers Freshbikes to be "the most pro shop he’s ever worked in.."
Martin spent 5 years with REI managing service departments before joining the Freshbikes team in 2012. Assisting Curtis in overseeing Freshbikes' 3 service departments, Martin strives to encourage balancing perfection with timeliness. A graduate of the renowned Barnett Bicycle Institute and Shimano S-TEC certified, Martin is always up for a challenging project from wheelbuilding to suspension overhauls. When out of the shop, Martin can be found alternately preaching the need for 6 inches of suspension travel or the obvious superiority of tubulars - making Freshbikes the perfect place to call home.
Having spent a few years working as an auto mechanic for Cadillac, Alex has always enjoyed working on high-end products. He began his career as a bike mechanic over ten years ago, and is certified by Specialized through the Tech Masters Course. He has worked as a support technician for Race Across America and the Shenandoah 100. As a long-time friend of The Greg, Alex loves being able to work alongside his friends, with the best products, and in a fun atmosphere. Regarding Freshbikes bike shop, he says “there is no place like it.”
Mike has 12 years of experience helping riders from all levels and walks of life bring home the perfect machine. From putting kids on their first bikes to kitting out your new S-Works, Mike's your go to guy!
Coming to us from Richmond, VA in early 2016, Alex is no stranger to DC cycling. Asked for by name before his first official day of work, he has proven a strong asset for the Freshbikes mechanical service team, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience him. Enthusiastic about "shredding the gnar," Alex can be found heckling or racing at your local CX races, and tearing up the trails whenever possible.
LANCE RUSSELL: Mechanic
Joining the Freshbikes Arlington team in 2012, Lance has been a strong addition to the already robust service department. Coming from Texas by the way of Alaska, Lance is a true outdoorsman. Camping, fishing, white water rafting, and epic cycling journeys are just a few of his hobbies that fill the hours outside of the shop. From racing truly epic 100 mile mountain bike races on a single speed 29'er, to commuting to work in the worst weather imaginable, Lance has definitely proved his chops on two wheels. He is a definite go-to for repairs, custom bike builds, and legit wheel builds. Don't let his soft smile and Texas accent fool you, this guy is the real deal.