Steve the Bike Guy is a full-service, independently owned bicycle shop committed to creating community by making connections through bicycles.
At Steve the Bike Guy we welcome everyone who wants to ride a bike, regardless of their age, gender, race, ability, experience, budget, or gear. We know we won’t have the right bike, part, or accessory for everyone. We know we won’t be able to fix every bike.
But visitors will always receive a warm welcome, answers to their questions, and the information they need to keep rolling.
Peace, Love & Bicycles
Since their invention, bicycles have been used as tools for liberation, providing essential transportation as well as a means of escape, both physical and mental. Bikes can support the rebellion, inspire conversation and drive change.
At STBG, we understand that bikes have also been used to divide rather than unify. That the cycling community can be seen as elitist and unwelcoming.
The peace/love icon on our kits, as well as the rainbow peace flag that regularly hangs outside our Shop, are an inspiration and reminder of our goal to champion bicycles as tools for love, peace, and community.
Meet Our Family
Steve the Bike Guy is a True Family Affair
Owner & Lead Mechanic
Bicycles, from vintage to cutting-edge, have been Steve’s passion for 35 years and he’s been working on them for just as long.
Having started road racing with the United States Cycling Federation in 1988 and later moved to mountain bike racing with the National Off-Road Bicycle Association in the mid-1990s (organizations now known as USA Cycling). A bad crash while racing for UMass Amherst pushed him into mountain biking and the exploding race scene at the time.
Steve holds a USA Cycling Race Mechanics license after graduating in the 2011 program in Colorado Springs, CO; which is limited to 60 experienced mechanics accepted per year. He holds additional mechanical certificates from Park Tool, Shimano, and SRAM.
Co-owner & Marketing Manager
Kristin Brandt (aka The Bike Guy’s Wife) provides strategic marketing support to the Bike Guy, allowing her to combine her professional experience as owner of Sundin Marketing and Sundin Sports Marketing with her love of cycling.
An “adult-onset” amateur athlete, Kristin is passionate about encouraging more women and girls to ride bikes. In addition to leading the STBG Cycling Team, she also raises money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Pan-Mass Challenge and co-hosts the PMC Podcast.
Anders & Sophie
Steve and Kristin are parents of two.
Anders is in college, managing academics with athletics and a job. A senior in high school, Sophie serves as her class historian and plays goalie for her school and club team.
During the summer both kids work at a local day camp – Anders as a lifeguard and Sophie as a mountain bike counselor.