Brian Blackwell

From Louisville Kentucky; Brian’s aptitude for mechanical things was nourished by his father, who helped him rebuild cars and allowed him to work in the family business repairing electrical apparatus. When Brian was exposed to industrial electronics, his thirst for knowledge took him back to college in 1984. While studying at the J. B. Speed School of Engineering, Brian started riding mountain bikes with friends as a way to relax and take the mind off engineering classes. After graduation he worked in the Computer Integrated Manufacturing field: Designing, programming and maintaining computer systems used for industrial automation. Brian learned the art of bicycle maintenance and repair during self supported endurance mountain bike races. In 2001 he changed careers for the third time, working for a small outdoor outfitter, Derby City Outfitters. This small start opened the opportunity to work at several of the Midwest’s largest bicycle and fitness retailers. Brian comes to Sycamore Cycles with a passion for Mountain Trail and Gravity riding. He has experience with most aspects of cycling; Bike Fit, Electronic Shift Systems, Hydraulic Disc Brakes, Suspension, Triathlon and Wheel Building.

Nathan Brock

After many years of spending weekends in the North Carolina mountains, Nathan knew this is where he belonged. After working in his local bike shop in South Carolina, he decided it was time to move to where he loved spending his time off, WNC. After running a successful rental shop in Bryson City, NC for ten years and meeting his wife there, they decided that Pisgah is where they needed to call home. With 17 plus years in the bike industry, Nathan enjoys all types of riding! He enjoys the nice early morning shreds in the woods and also enjoys the adrenaline that screaming down a smooth pavement road brings. He thrives on getting groups together and feels that the fellowship that it holds is like no other. Come by the shop – he loves talking trails and will take care of any needs you and your bike may have

Hannah Dickson

Hannah Dickson has been riding bikes her whole life. She love getting on her mountain bike and hr road bike too. She enjoys working with the Little Bellas.  

Wes Dickson

Wes has made his passion into his career. He started riding in Pisgah in 1989 with his dad… or you could say that he got dragged around by his Pops. Somehow, he still loves riding. He has raced for many years in many different disciplines, but keeps coming back to epic cross country rides and races. His wife and daughter put up with his riding habits and all his other shenanigans.

Shane Dunn

Shane has worked in bike shops across North Carolina, mostly as a technician, since 2006. He’s happy to be part of the sales team in Hendersonville today. An avid mountain biker since he was a kid, Shane enjoys everything from road biking to the occasional dirt jump. Shane and his wife moved to Hendersonville from Wilmington, NC two years ago because the mountains of WNC called his name. He is happy to be at Sycamore to help with any of your riding needs!

Carlos Galarza

Riding bikes his whole life, he started mountain biking in 1989. Being a military brat, he’s lived just about everywhere, but calls Pisgah Forest home now. You’ll find him out exploring trails and backroads, volunteering at races, or riding his custom cruisers around town. As a certifed sawyer he’s also very active maintaining the local trails. His passion for biking has made his transition from graphic art to the bike world seamless. With his attention to detail, he’s ready to give any customer’s bike the love it needs.

Andrew Kallman

Art Odell

With over 30 years of road cycling and commuting and 20 years of mountain biking, Art still can’t ride a wheelie or true a wheel, but he loves bikes. Look for him at a local “cookie” road ride or an endurance mountain bike race.

Charlie Putnal

Charlie Putnal has been with Sycamore for 3 years and does a little bit of everything in the Service Department. Charlie is an avid rider and racer, recently taking 2nd place in the Master’s 40+ crit race in Statesville. Charlie also races cyclo-cross and the occasional mountain bike race (he’s NC state champ in his mtb category!). His favorite type of riding is gravel and he highly recommends the the Lake Summit loop. When he’s not putting meticulous detail into repairs on bikes in the shop Charlie enjoys fishing. His number 1 tip? “Don’t cross the yellow line!”

Kent Webb

Andrew Wing

Andrew has been with us since 2016. He's a local, having grown up in Brevard and began riding bikes in middle school with his friends on a 26" dirt jumper. His love evolved for riding as he began riding in Pisgah and Dupont. He could be found practicing on the pump track near the middle school or riding street. He is now our creative director and still loves to ride his Specialized Stumpjumper. Bracken Mountain is his favorite trail to ride.

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