Our Team

Building bikes the way we do — tailored to fit each customer — is a privilege. We love getting to know the people who buy our bikes. From sales to production to shipping, we are connected to each rider. And in a sense, no matter where you go, we are along for the ride. So come and meet your Bike Friday team.

 

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MANAGEMENT management@bikefriday.com

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Alan Scholz, CEO & CO-FOUNDER – Alan@bikefriday.com

Bike Friday: Pocket Rocket Pro, Tandem Traveler Sport and the latest prototype.

Alan has had a deep love for the benefits of a biking lifestyle since he was a teenager in Fargo, North Dakota. With a desire to make things that help people live a healthier more active life he has founded several businesses and designed many successful products in his life. He founded the original Burley Bags that became Burley Design in 1969. He later co-founded Advanced Training Products and Green Gear Cycling (dba Bike Friday) with his brother Hanz in 1992.


 

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Hanna Scholz,  PRESIDENT – HannaS@bikefriday.com

Bike Friday: 1995 Chrome green and purple Bike Friday (built myself while in junior high), Purple Haul-a-DayYellow Air Friday, Merlot XL Family Tandem, Glacier Pocket Rocket

Hanna grew up in the Bike Friday family. The oldest daughter of Co-founder, Alan Scholz, Hanna was lacing wheels, counting inventory, sewing travel bags and painting racks by the time she graduated high school. In her early 20s, she started full time work at Bike Friday and eventually moved into the marketing department. Trained and inspired her Dad’s values of human power and small resource impact on the earth, she lives car-free in the converted garage right along the bike path. She either rides her bike or walks to work in the mornings. Hanna also lives in a Tiny home, see how she really lives a sustainable lifestyle.

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My Suburban Conversion Part 1
My suburban Conversion Part 2


 

Jordan Bishko,  J.D./M.B.A OPERATIONS MANAGER – JordanB@bikefriday.com

Bike Friday: Two Pocket Rockets, three tikits, and a tandem.

Jordan moved to Oregon for graduate school and never left. An avid bicyclist, Jordan has worked in the biking industry off and on for more than 15 years. As Operations Manager at Bike Friday, Jordan manages three value streams for the company including service, customer service and the parts-webstore. In other words, he finds problems and solves them. He believes he has found the perfect job and we believe we found the perfect operations manager.

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BICYCLE CONSULTANTS – consultants@bikefriday.com

Some of our Bike Consultants started as Bike Friday customers. Some have worked in our production line. All are cyclists, logging thousands of miles each year, and want to share their knowledge with you.


 

Walter Lapchynski,  BIKE EXPERT, LONG TIME VETERAN AND DER FAHRRADSPEZIALIST – walter@bikefriday.com

Bike Friday: tikit Alfine 11 belt drive, Haul-a-Day, OSATA

Walter is one of Bike Friday’s old timers, having worked in nearly every part of the company: production, inventory, service, and now as a Professional Bicycle Travel Consultant. Pick a destination and he’ll help facilitate a Bike Friday to take with you on your travels! Walter lives, breathes and rides Bike Friday. He is an everyday commuter who wholeheartedly believes in the bicycle as a revolutionary machine.


 

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Peter Berra,  BICYCLE EXPERT – USA, SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA, CHINA, THAILAND – peterb@bikefriday.com

Bike Friday: Pocket Llama, Pocket Rocket , SatRDay, Family Tandem, Triple Tandem XL, Tikit, Silk, & Haul-a-Day.

Peter specializes in recreational, commuting, touring, road, mountain, single speeds, tandems and most things bike related. Peter believes that bikes are one of the best inventions ever, and a positive source of energy for a healthier, happier way of life. With more than 14 years of knowledge and experience, working in just about every department at Bike Friday, Peter feels confident in understanding and recommending the right Bike Friday for you.


 

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Robbie Dow, SALES MANAGER, BICYCLE EXPERT, AUSTRALIA REPRESENTATIVE, PRODUCTION SCHEDULER, CYCLIST, BEER ENTHUSIAST – robbied@bikefriday.com

Bike Friday: Pocket Rocket Pro-2 tone Candy Apple Red & Black Diamond, Haul-a-Day-Sky Blue Sparkle, Alfine 11 Silk- Merlot

Robbie has been biking for practically his whole life, or at least since he first learned to ride a two-wheeler when he was four or five. As a kid growing up in Southern California during the 80s, he and his friends could often be seen pedaling through the suburbs on their BMX bikes. Besides his love for bicycling, what drew Robbie to Bike Friday was the Bantam line of bikes for Little People. As a person with short stature, he knows first-hand that it can be a struggle to find bikes (or clothes, chairs, cars, etc.) that fit. He found it refreshing to see a company that’s willing to tailor its products to anyone with any body type. And, he loves Bike Friday’s no-compromises approach toward their products.


Buck Olen, BIKE EXPERT – bucko@bikefriday.com

Buck started riding a bike when he was three years old and has ridden about every day since. At 20, he began road touring and rode up and down the west coast six times. Buck started working at bike shops at 11 and at 17 began full-time on the production side of the bike industry. He still fabricates at home and between him and his fiancé, they have 13 bikes in the garage.


 

SERVICE TEAM – service@bikefriday.com

Our service team lives to make it better. They re each on part doctor, part diplomat, part engineer and part sleuth. Put those elements together and you have a team of ultimate problem solvers standing by to get you up and running and back on the road.


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Timothy Link, CUSTOMER SERVICE TEAM MEMBER – TimL@bikefriday.com

Bike Friday: Pocket Llama, Pocket Rocket Pro

Timothy’s involvement in bicycles started a few years later than most kids. When he finally figured it out, he proceeded into fulltime fascination with the amazing machine that leveraged muscle power into forward motion. Before coming to Bike Friday, Timothy worked on and off in bicycle shops for a total of seven years while attending college and serving in the military. With Bike Friday providing safe, garaged bicycle parking, and by moving conveniently close to work, Timothy has been able to realize a vision from his childhood: He commutes to work by bicycle and does not own a car.


 

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Kent Peterson, CUSTOMER SERVICE TEAM MEMBER

Bike Friday: Pocket Companion-Green Gear Green

Over the years Kent has ridden and owned lots of bikes and had many adventures, but he always knew the Bike Friday was special. It’s a bike made by folks who really love bicycles. Kent is one of those people now. After a dozen years working at various bike shops and bicycle non-profit organizations, he now works at Bike Friday in the Service Department, helping well-loved and well-worn Bike Fridays continue to have adventures all over the world.

You can read his blog here


 

Michael Macemon, CUSTOMER SERVICE TEAM MEMBER – MichaelM@bikefriday.com


 

Ryan Foote, LINE MASTER

Ryan has worked at Bike Friday longer than any other employee.


 

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Todd Reed, E-COMMERCE MANAGER – ToddR@bikefriday.com

Todd has been riding bikes all his life. He still remembers being particularly frustrated trying to master the Schwinn 3-speed and other low-end bikes he rode as a kid. He likes to tinker with projects such as lighting systems and other add-ons for his bikes making them more useful and fun to ride. Todd looks forward to riding his Bike Friday on some great adventures.

PRODUCTION TEAM – info@bikefriday.com

These are hardly production personnel in the traditional sense of the word. We think of them more as wizards. These are the craftspeople whose labor of love is hand-building your Bike Friday.


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Brian Sorensen, Inventory Control/Production Support -Randonneur, Hobby frame builder, Single-Speeder brians@bikefriday.com

 Bike Friday: New World Tourist Lite with custom Ti mast Midnight Blue

Brian has ridden and wrenched just about every flavor of bicycle over the years. He came to Bike Friday after completing UBI’s Titanium Framebuilding course, where he learned first-hand the amount of work involved in a hand-built bicycle frame. When he’s not designing Bike Fridays or building his own bikes he’s out riding, preferably with one gear and well off the beaten path.


 

Peter ‘Don’t Ask Me to Tour’ Kaspar, LINE MASTER – PeterK@bikefriday.com

Bike Friday: Air Friday, Pocket Rocket Pro and several other one of a kind experiments (always with high performance in mind, it must go fast!!)


 

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Merle Rothweiler, PRODUCTION – MerleR@bikefriday.com

Bike Friday: New World Tourist

Merle is our resident artist! He loves to draw and make metal sculptures out of discarded bike frame scraps. His posters are for sale in the web store.


 

Mike Cheek, LINE MASTER – MikeC@bikefriday.com


 

Damon Vold, PRODUCTION TEAM LEADER – DamonV@bikefriday.com


 

Leo Shotridge, PRODUCTION – LeoS@bikefriday.com


 

Ryan Gelok, PRODUCTION – Ryang@bikefriday.com


MARKETING – marketing@bikefriday.com

To be fair, we should probably include every Bike Friday owner who has ever had a kind word to say about us in our marketing team. The truth is, our customers have always been the power behind all of our marketing efforts, spreading the word and telling the world about their Bike Friday.

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Rene Bennett, MARKETING SUPPORT – ReneB@bikefriday.com

Bike Friday: Haul-a-Day

Rene will be the person you talk to when you call Bike Friday. She’s been with us since 2007 helping in every capacity we need her in. From reception to marketing, Rene is here to help you find the right consultant for your biking needs.


 

Matthew Corson Finnerty, MARKETING, SOCIAL MEDIA, PRODUCTION – MattC@bikefriday.com

 

SUPPORT STAFF – info@bikefriday.com

From answering the phones to tracking invoices to jumping in wherever they are needed, our support staff is invaluable to the entire team.


 

Theresa Scholz  

Bike Friday: 1993 White diamond-frame New World Tourist


 

Hugh Larkin, INVENTORY AND BIKE KITTING


 

Noah Young, IT


 

Fraeda Scholz, MASTER OF ALL TRADES – fraedas@bikefriday.com

ACCOUNTING TEAM – info@bikefriday.com

Numbers. It’s all about numbers, right? And no matter what your concerns, you can count on our numbers team for answers.


 

Gary Thiel, ACCOUNTING – GaryT@bikefriday.com


 

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Marilyn Younce, ACCOUNTING – MarilynY@bikefriday.com

 

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Hanz Scholz, CO-FOUNDER & DESIGNER

Bike Friday: Pink & purple Air Friday

Hanz has moved to Washington state to spend time with his family. We still see him in the halls of Bike Friday once and a while. Hanz co-founded Bike Friday with his brother Alan. He’s the designer of Bike Friday and Tandem Two’sDay.


 

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Jeff Linder,  PRINCIPAL/HR CONSULTANT/ALL-AROUND GREAT GUY – jeffl@bikefriday.com

Bike Friday: Pocket Rocket Pro

Jeff started as a Bike Friday customer in 1994 and eventually bought into the company. An Airline pilot who frequently flew overseas, Jeff liked to take his bike with him on long flights so he could train and stay fit. His bike changed his life and he was so excited he became an angel investor in the company. Jeff has become a close and trusted friend to Alan and Hanz over the years, sharing family vacations together as well as long bike rides.