Meet the Cycle Alaska Team


John P. McConnochie

Position at Cycle Alaska: I am the co-owner of Cycle Alaska with my wife Peggy Ann. I enjoy being involved in such a positive business whether it’s seeing the smile on the face of a customer getting on a bike for the first time in many years and remembering what a sense of freedom their first bike meant to them or seeing the wide-eyed wonder of one of our guests on tour as we show them the beauty that is Juneau.

Hometown: I was born and raised in Dunedin, New Zealand

Favorite place to ride: For mountain biking it would be a tough choice between Perseverance Trail and Treadwell Trail. Regarding road riding, North Douglas Highway with a trip up to Eaglecrest or “out the road” from mile 28 to mile 42 and return.

Favorite bike: My Kona Hei Hei Trail DL for the trails and on the road my Trek Madone 5.2. I am looking forward to riding my new Kona Rove NRB DL, a multi surface and multi-purpose bike, when it arrives in the spring.

What are your hobbies off the bike: I enjoy reading (history mainly), running the trails in Juneau and when the weather permits, exploring the alpine trails, traveling and experiencing different cultures, crossword puzzles, spending time with my wife Peggy Ann and family, giving back to Juneau and paying my “civic rent”.

If you could have one superpower what would it be: To fly.

Is there anything else you would like to say: Juneau is an amazing place to ride and I like sharing that experience with Juneauites and those who visit our beautiful city. I also enjoy introducing people to the bicycling lifestyle.



Briana Swanson

Position at Cycle Alaska: General Manager....Cycle Alaska being a small shop and all, I get to do it all. Whether it be ordering, sales, stocking, hiring, planning events, tour coordinating and even sometimes leading a tour, Im here to help. It may get crazy, but I get to tell people all about bikes and help them with their bike needs, and thats what im all about!

Hometown: Pacifica, California "known as the foggy city"

Favorite place to ride: Perseverance with some Granite creek added in

Favorite bike: Trek remedy 

What are your hobbies off the bike: Hiking, Yoga, exploring the world, projects, cooking, camping, photography, running, pretty much anything outside and active!

If you could have one superpower what would it be: Flying...Not only could I travel everywhere I want to, I would save a ton on flights out of Juneau.

Is there anything else you would like to say: Get outside and seize the day! Dont let the weather hold you back, you will only be depriving yourself of Natures wonders.


 Elliot Matheis

Position at Cycle AlaskaI am the tour and rental operations manager. I have the best position at Cycle Alaska because it’s all about getting people out riding and having fun. Whether it be someone seeing Juneau for the first time on one of our bicycle tours, or maybe renting a mountain bike for a day of trail riding, it’s really fun getting people all set to go!

Hometown: I was born and raised in beautiful frozen Fairbanks, Alaska

Favorite place to ride: East glacier trial, Perseverance trail, but I still have lots of trails to explore!

Favorite bike: Just one??? I love my Trek Farley EX 8 for fat biking, or the Kona Process 134 for trail riding

What are your hobbies off the bike: I love to paint and draw, skateboard and snowboard, go exploring on my jetski, and hang out with my family

If you could have one superpower what would it be: I would want to be able teleport! Think of all the downhill riding you could do in one day without having to peddle back up to the top of the mountain!

Is there anything else you would like to say: Thanks to everyone who helps maintain and build mountain biking trails!