Who We Are
Mountain View Cycles is a team of professionals dedicated to helping people experience the physical, mental, and cultural benefits of cycling. Whether you're a new rider getting your first bike, a seasoned vet prepping for your next stage race, or a local legend with a Strava reputation to defend, we're your pit crew, your fan club, and your spirit guides, and we'll be here cheering you on and tuning your bike, day in and day out. With the fastest turn around times in the Gorge, Jedi-Master-level product knowledge, and stellar customer service, we strive everyday to keep people riding their bikes, because we believe that we are each our best selves when we are riding consistently.
Rafe and his wife, Lydia, bought Mountain View Cycles in 2014 with the dream of supporting Hood River's amazing cycling community. Over the past several years, Rafe has become a pillar of the community, serving as an advisor on the 'Visit Hood River' board, advocating for the cycling community at every opportunity, and even spraying for poison oak in Post Canyon in his spare time. Through relentless dedication, he has turned Mountain View Cycles into the premier bike shop in the Pacific Northwest.
If Rafe is Mountain View's spirit guide, Lydia is undoubtedly its more fiscally responsible parent. Blending her passion for cycling with an uncanny ability to keep the lights on, year after year, Lydia is the grease that keeps the wheels on our proverbial bus spinning round and round.
Jeff is Hood River's most trusted bike whisperer. He possesses unparalleled knowledge of the cycling industry, and is the social lubricant of the Mountain View community. When he's not in the shop he's usually climbing Mount Hood or shredding Post Canyon on his Trek Shremedy.
If you've raced cyclocross anywhere in the lower 48, chances are you've raced against Mountain View's head mechanic: Byron Breeden. When he's not wrenching on our customers' bikes, or laying down the 'Kleeway on a cross bike' Strava KOM, you'll usually find him wherever his kids are.
Brad brings many years of experience in the cycling industry to Mountain View Cycles. When he's not wrenching for pro-athletes on race circuits, or photographing UCI World Cups, he stays busy assembling custom builds and maintaining our full-service in-house suspension department.
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Andrew (a.k.a. "Hollywood") moved to Hood River from sunny Los Angeles. Having a diverse background of experience, Andrew wears many hats at the shop. When he's not working, you'll usually find him either shooting photos, or frantically studying integral calculus.