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About Us

Who We Are

Originally a family operated business, 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.

Meg & Stew Mackie

Photo by: Josh Hallett

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

Kris Boyer

KRIS BOYER

Kris has been an associate with the Bike Shop of Winter Haven since 2003. It has been a great fit for her as she loves to ride and loves people! She has been riding for the past 25 years or better and has found this activity to be the best therapy for mind and spirit! And she does them all, road riding, mountain and casual. Her favorite places to ride are anywhere scenic, and since living in Florida, shade if possible, and most important all the great conversations she has had with the many folks she's had the pleasure of riding with. 

Jessica Roberts

JESSICA ROBERTS

Jessica Roberts is a Winter Haven native with a passion for sharing all there is to see and do in Polk County, FL. In her 20’s, Jessica traveled extensively to watch Lance, George, Levi and the rest of the U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team race throughout the United States. She finally made the transition from running to cycling in her late 30’s and rides 3-4 times a week. Jessica is a roadie, but can be talked into a mountain bike ride and is looking forward to riding a new gravel bike. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, drinking IPAs and posting photos of her greyhounds on Instagram.

Jerry Bass

JERRY BASS

Has worked for  the bike shop since 2013. JB is the official Bike Builder. All bikes come boxed and he’s the man that puts them together! His favorite type of riding is mountain biking and his favorite local place to ride is Carter Rd. He dabbles in road biking to keep up his fizik! He loves the fun and friendly atmosphere at The Bike Shop. He also enjoys break time! Jerry is retired and worked for Publix for 32 1/2 years.

Tristan Raab

TRISTAN RAAB

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. An upstate New York native, Tristan first learned to professionally wrench on bikes at The Bike Shop in Troy and the Downtube Bicycle Works in Albany. When he first moved to Florida, Tristan frequented and helped maintain the legendary Jimmy Cotton trails in Fort Meade. Since then has has been working as a mechanic for the Bike Shop for the past five years, helping spread his passion for cycling to the Winter Haven community.

Jessi Rodriguez

JESSI RODRIGUEZ

A taekwondo specialist turned cycling lover, Jessi Rodriguez is one of the many friendly faces you'll meet when you walk through the doors of the Bike Shop of Winter Haven. 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 serves at the Bike Shop of Winter Haven, helping new and old customers find their perfect ride. "My sights are set on racing and growing in the sport, and I'm very excited to learn and grow in all disciplines of cycling.

Jonathan Perez

JONATHAN PEREZ

Jonathan has been working in the cycling industry for over 20 years. He enjoys playing bikes and giving people epic high-fives. He got his start in the cycling world by harassing local shop employees until they caved and let him build a few bikes. Once his foot was in the door he made himself at home and never looked back. Today you can find him laughing and enjoying his time at The Bike Shop.

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.