The Team

Mike Ahern

Mike Ahern

Owner

A life-long cyclist and motorcyclist, Mike is stoked to be in the eBike business. Mike and his wife Mimi raised four children, while Mike worked in the corporate tech world. Now Mike gets to help people every day with clean, fun, transportation and recreation – sweet!

Andrea Kopp

Andrea Kopp

Bicycle Matchmaker, Rider Advisor, Marketing Coordinator

As our multi-talented customer advisor, marketing coordinator, and occasional bike tech, Andrea is passionate about how bicycles improve our lives. With over ten years bike industry experience, Andrea is happy to help you find your perfect bike and answer almost any question you may have.

When not in the shop, or devoting his time with Bike Santa Cruz County to teach middle school bike club, Andrea enjoys gravel racing, mountain biking and riding a triple tandem with his twins. As a full-time bike commuter, you’ll also see him on his Class 3 eBike – getting stuff done twice as fast and saving the legs for the fun stuff.

 
 
 
 
 
Nate Koretz

Nate Koretz

Service Supervisor and Customer Advisor

Nate leads our service department and helps with just about everything else. With more than twenty years of bike shop experience and five years as a motorcycle mechanic, Nate is prepared for nearly any technical challenge at the shop.

Natives of Boston, Nate and his wife love our Santa Cruz weather and waves.  Most weeks you can find Nate on his surfboard, skateboard or both. He digs his electric commuter bike for getting around town and beating traffic.

Ren Morton

Ren Morton

Mechanic and Customer Advisor

Ren finds the penultimate joy in life is riding a perfectly tuned bicycle. With many years of bike shop experience, training at United Bicycle Institute on comprehensive bicycle maintenance and suspension service, as well as, wheel building by DT Swiss, he is capable of perfectly tuning your bike!

A husband, father of two, and a dog-person who lives with cats, Ren keeps busy at home.  When he can, he loves playing disc golf and cooking. Our self-described nerd with a wizardish beard and inexplicable wizard-like capabilities, Ren also enjoys nerding out on unique forms of media and keeping up on everything in the bike world.

Mimi Ahern

Mimi Ahern

Owner & Chief Advice Officer

When Mimi met Mike, she was teaching middle school. They got married, started a family and Mimi raised the kids full time. Of course, the kids all learned to ride bikes! Now they are grown, and Mimi is working as a care service provider. While not often at the shop, Mimi is a consistent guiding presence for Mike and the team.