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Our History

It all started with one tour on one cruise ship...

...and it grew into a full service bike store with sales, rentals, repairs, accessories PLUS two tours on most every cruise ship that comes to Juneau. Cycle Alaska provides Juneau and its Southeast communities, as well as visitors, with everything they need to get out and enjoy riding a bike.

Cycle Alaska is owned by John and PeggyAnn McConnochie who purchased the small tour company back in April of 2005.  They methodically added their retail and repair center, then the rental center in response to the community's wish for a vibrant home town bike shop. The rest is history...

Read our full histroy here

Meet the Cycle Alaska Team

John P. McConnochie, Owner

Position at Cycle Alaska: I am the co-owner of Cycle Alaska with my wife, Peggy Ann. I love 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 of 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. When I want to be on my road bike, North Douglas Highway with a trip up to Eaglecrest or “out the road” from mile 28 to mile 42 and return would be where you will find me.

Favorite bike: My Kona Hei Hei Trail DL for the trails and my Trek Madone 5.2 on the road. I also love riding my Kona Rove NRB DL, a multi-surface and multi-purpose bike.

What are your hobbies off the bike? I enjoy reading (history mainly), running the trails in Juneau, and exploring the alpine trails when the weather permits. I also enjoy 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.

David Andrew Herbold, Service Manager

Position at Cycle Alaska: Service Manager (and Dave is our Web Wizard!)

Dave is a master mechanic! Dave listens to you to help diagnose what he needs to do to get your bike ready to ride! He loves helping customers get their bikes back in action!  

Dave says his "Trek FX2 is pretty spiff, I like it the most. I use it to ride almost everywhere in Juneau."

Jimi Megonnell, Mechanic

Position at Cycle Alaska: Mechanic

Hometown: Gainesville, Florida.  I am NOT Florida Man!

Favorite place to ride: Moab, Utah or anywhere in Colorado.

Favorite bike: Whatever bike I am riding.

What are your hobbies off the bike? Camping.  I just recently spent 1,387 days living in my Volkswagen Westfalia. I also like to hike and Paddleboard.

If you could have one superpower what would it be: Teleportation

Ian Evans, Retail Guru

Position at Cycle: Alaska: Retail/Tech Associate
Hometown: Voila, Arkansas
Favorite place to ride (in Juneau!): Past Eaglecrest on North Douglas
•Favorite bike: Wabi Lightning
•Hobbies off the bike: Hiking, Snowboarding. and Cooking!
•If you could have one superpower: Teleportation!
•Anything else you want to say: Derailers are overrated!

(And Ian commutes to and from work daily from Tee Harbor!)

Stephen Smith, Retail Operations Manager

Position: Retail Operations Manager - My job is to help you get everything you need for your first ride or your 100th. I love helping folks start on their next journey; the bicycle is a fantastic vessel.

Home Town: I was born and raised in Canton, Ohio.

Favorite Place To Ride: The new Under Thunder Bike Park has excellent variety for a one-stop shop and trail center! 

Favorite Bike: My Transition TR11 is consistently the most fun to ride & it holds up well to a good thrashing.

If I Could Have One Superpower: Time Travel would be useful. ;)

Hobbies Off The Bike: I LOVE BUILDING NEW TRAILS! I also enjoy most forms of action & motorsport, hiking, backpacking, and video editing.