Vance has been a cyclist since 1974, has raced with Greg LeMond, took 3rd in the National Junior Road and placed 4th in National Junior Cyclocross Championships. His first mountain bike was made in 1981. He’s a 4-time State Champion in the velodrome and won the Co-Motion Classic Tandem Stage Race. His resume also includes the Davis Double Century in 8 hours, 47 minutes! He purchased Cupertino Bike Shop in 1989 and has been the Jefe ever since! Vance’s other passion is sailing. In 2016 he raced his Cal 40 single-handed from San Francisco to Hawai’i, finishing first in class and first displacement hull over 150 (heavy boats). When asked, Vance refused to pick favorites, but his favorite manufacturer is Cervelo.
Everyone’s favorite little girl and Shop Queen, Daisy has been a staple around Cupertino Bike Shop for 8 years. If she’s not busy sunning herself, she can be found tagging alongside her dad offering moral support during bike fits and consultations. She’s no slouch, though – Daisy is a certified expert since she attended SBCU, Specialized Bicycle Component University. She loves chicken and treats.
Jaun has been racing to work and working to race bicycles since 1983. Juan’s father owned his own bike shop and was the Mexican National Road Champion in 1954. It’s safe to say that a career in the bicycle industry was Juan’s destiny, and he’s been living that dream his whole life. Juan was at Walt’s Cycle and Fitness in Sunnyvale for 14 years and came to Cupertino Bike Shop in 2006. Since 2006, Juan has worked his way up to Repair Shop Manager, and is one of the reasons why so many of our loyal customers keep coming back to us. Juan loves bicycles, and we love him (and his wife’s wonderful tamales)! His favorite bike is his Cervelo S5.
Paul has been working with Vance since the move to the new location. He comes to us with extensive experience in sales, management, training, customer service, and follow-up skills. Paul doesn’t ride as much as he used to but he makes sure that all of our customers do! His favorite bike is the Ibis Ripley.
Mike had just graduated from high school and approached Vance for a summer job in 2008. When he joined the Cupertino Bike Shop family, he had no idea that through college, flight school, multiple flying jobs, jet aircraft, and commuting across the country he’d still be working part time at his favorite bike shop. Find Mike working on our website, managing the sales floor, wrenching on bikes, and working on our various advertising campaigns. The only non-Cervelo-convert at the shop, Mike’s favorite bike is his 2008 Specialized Tarmac Pro.
“The Sunday Kid”, Bill’s expertise lies in years of MTB racing and shenanigans, and he can talk to you all day about the various ins and outs of MTB design and the industry. If you have a question about dirt, Bill is your guy. When he’s not at the shop, he is usually found jamming out with his group “The Edge Band” in the Salinas/Monterey area. Stevie Ray Vaughn, Gibson Les Pauls, and Fender Strats and Telecasters are some of his favorite things, besides his Cervelo of course!
Greg has been a customer of CBS since 1974, way back before Vance owned the shop! He is our resident history buff and his area of expertise lies in vintage bikes of the 60’s-80’s era of cycling. Greg’s favorite bike is his 1970 Cinelli SC, though he owns well in excess of 30 bicycles. His passion is clear from his love of vintage bicycles!
In The Community
Vance has always been into giving juniors with an interest in cycling a first-hand look into the industry, and each year we have a rotating handful of area high school students working after school and during winter and summer vacations. At any time, you may see Patrick Hecht, David Kalcic, or Nick Stathos working on the floor and helping customers. These are bright individuals with great skills and budding cycling knowledge as they work on their high school diplomas or college degrees.
TEAMS WE SUPPORT
The Silicon Valley Triathlon Club (SVTC) is the South Bay’s premier multi-sport club. The Silicon Valley Triathlon Club is a great place for triathletes to meet other triathletes, find training partners and join in social gatherings. We have multiple weekly workouts to choose from, informal socials and terrific discounts from great sponsors.
We’ve sponsored Sunnyvale/Cupertino Bike Club for many years now. The club consists of a group of master’s racers, a few woman racers, a couple of up-and-coming junior racers, and some who are in it just for the thrill of the ride. The club ride leaves the shop every Saturday morning at 8:30 AM.
Ride With Us
- Experienced Staff
- In Business Since 1953
- Locally Owned & Operated
- Specializes Road Bikes, Mountain Bikes, Cyclocross & E-Bikes