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Meet The Staff

Introducing some of the hardest working people in the Bicycle Industry!

Chris Fernandez, Ocala Bike Shop Owner
Chris Fernandez

Chris is a very hands-on owner; you’ll find him in the shop helping customers, managing inventory, talking to riders or even out of the trail. He’s passionate about trail riding and mountain bikes, and it shows in the range of products he curates for the customers at Santos Bike Shop. When not at work or on the bike he enjoys spending time with his wife and 6 active kids. Bikes: Giant Anthem, Cannondale CAAD 12

Gerry Woods
Sales Department

Gerry has worked in the bike industry for over 40 years and brings a wealth of experience with him. In the 80s he was an avid triathlete and marathon canoe racer. Gerry believes that a bicycle is the best way to get out and see the world as it’s fun healthy and contemplative. He loves to share his experiences with others and help them discover the joys of cycling.
Bikes: Cannondale Scalpel. Cannondale F-SI, Synapse Carbon

Michael Phelps
Service Department

Mike and his wife Dawn were the original owners of the shop when it opened in 2001. Mike is now head of the Service Department and spends his days tuning bikes up to perfection!
Bikes: Giant TCR. Giant Anthem

Scotty Hernandez
Service Department

One time Scotty had a stare off with the trials rider Danny McAskill and Danny caught fire. Scotty has worked at bike shops all across the states including California and Minnesota. Scotty’s trail carving is as sharp as his wits, or he likes to think so! He’s been riding since 1992 and doesn’t plan to stop until 26” tires are unavailable for his bike.
Bikes: Cannondale Jekyll

Ryan Dyke
Sales Department

Ryan recently graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Spanish. During his time at UF he raced for Team Florida and now has a Cat 3 racing license. An interesting fact about Ryan: In 1996 as a high schooler, he ran himself over with his own car when he was trying to push it home after it broke down. Stay on your bike Ryan!
Bikes: Giant Propel adv 3. Cannondale Trail 26 SL2

Kymm Missick
Sales Department

Kymm is a reformed runner (aren’t all cyclists?) and has worked for many years in sales. She now attempts to keep the rest of the staff out of trouble, not always successfully. Kymm leads the popular “Sunday Funday” ride and has been known to share the trails with the local bears. Bikes: Cannondale Carbon Triger, Giant TCR Adv Pro 1

David Super
Service Department

Super by name, super by nature! Before Dave joined us, he worked as a professional photographer in the medical industry. He started riding a recumbent in 2005 because of a shoulder injury, but you can still catch him out on the Santos trails on his F29 now and then!
Bikes: Cannondale F29, Bacchetta Carbon Aero 2

Joshua Paz
Service Department

Joshua is a former professional mountain bike racer and our newest mechanic. Josh, Shua, Jason, Nick, Jose…he is the man of many names. Regardless of what we call him, you will call him FAST. Listen for his motivational head banger tunes out on the trail! Bikes: Cannondale Scalpel, Giant TCR

Jack Martel
Sales Department

Jack knows how to deliver! Seriously, Jack worked for the USPS for 36 years before taking an early retirement to come and work with us. Jack is quickly becoming an excellent rider, salesman and mechanic, making him Jack of all…well you get it!
Bikes: SantaCruz Hightower, Giant Propel

Shop Dog

You will find him behind the counter, usually on “Milo Monday”. If he is asleep, the best way to wake him up is to buy him a meat stick, his personal favorite product at the shop. Bikes: Suntrike

Head Mouser

Tito once was a single man, looking for love in all the wrong places. Then he discovered cycling and hanging out with the locals at Santos Bike Shop. He’s now a permanent fixture on our service counter, and unlike everyone else who asks for pizza, he only asks for a belly rub.
Bike: Bikes: Fat Bike, come on, he’s a fat orange cat!