Who We Are
The Bike Shop has called Winter Haven home for the past 30 years. In 2017, Stewart and Meghan Mackie, both cycling aficionados, acquired the company and relocated the store-front to downtown Winter Haven. Strategically stationed near the head of Chain of Lakes trail and catty corner to Grove Roots Brewing Co, The Bike Shop offers more than a new ride, it provides a community experience in downtown.
Meet the Mackies
Husband and wife duo, Stew and Meghan Mackie love bikes.
As for Stew, his love affair with riding started with BMX as a kid, but after a close friend nudged him to try road-biking, the rest became history. Today he boasts numerous Florida cyclocross series wins and most recently swept state time trial for his age division. He is well known for his zeal behind the handlebars, welcoming personality, and love for a mid-day macchiato.
Meghan's passion for cycling quickly followed suit. After she received a bike for her birthday, immersion in the sport was inevitable. A month later, Meghan signed up for her first triathlon, and within a year she found herself competing in Ironman. Meghan now races cycle-cross with Stew on the regular and runs the Winter Haven Cycle Club.
Together, the duo is changing Winter Haven one bike at a time. Walk into their store and you'll spot Meghan snapping a new shot for their social media handles or marshaling everything from product ordering to point-of-sale development. Meanwhile, Stew is probably around the corner making conservation with new customers and introducing them to all The Bike Shop and Winter Haven has to offer cycling enthusiasts.
Meet the Team
Jessi is a taekwondo specialist turned cycling lover and one of the many friendly faces you'll meet when you walk through the doors of the shop. After 27 years of practicing martial arts, 17 of which he taught, Jessi decided to switch gears. What started as a hobby quickly turned into a fervor for all things cycling, camaraderie and community. He now helps new and old customers find their perfect ride.
Carson relocated from Ohio in 2022 and was formerly in the custom furniture business. He brings experience in customer service and inventory management. His hobbies include hiking, board games, and video games with friends. His favorite spot in Polk County is at Bok Tower Gardens.
Tristan’s earliest memories began behind the handle bars of a bike. By age 11, he was logging miles on his first road bike and eventually expanded his repertoire to include mountain biking and racing. For the past five years, he has been a mechanic at the shop and helping spread his passion for cycling to the Winter Haven community.
Tyler has been working at the shop since mid-2020. Like many other kids he was often seen on a bike, but really latched onto the sport in high school when he got his first mountain bike. Recently, he has been seen on the road more. Whether it's a sales question or where to ride, he's happy to help and enthusiastic to get more people riding.
Browse Our Bike Selection
Find your dream bike today and visit us for a test ride. We'll ensure that you're on the right bike to meet your needs and the right frame size for a comfortable, safe cycling experience.