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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.

Chris Studi

Position at Cycle Alaska: Service Center Manager

Hometown:  Albion, NY

Favorite place to ride:  Any of the MTB trails around Juneau are plenty of fun really.  They all have something to offer.  Compared to where I'm used to mountain biking (GA, FL, SC) the terrain here is very rad and technical which I enjoy.

Favorite bike:
Remedy 9.8, Playful, Capable, light and a great value.  Does everything you need and then some.  Trek crams A LOT into the price point of the 9.8.

What are your hobbies off the bike:  Really enjoyed my first season of snowboarding this winter.  Beside that, I recently got into Disc Golf, hiking and Sim Racing (iRacing).  I dabble in a lot of other things as well.

If you could have one superpower what would it be:  Tough... probably the ability to peacefully resolve any conflict.

What surprised you most about Juneau?  That it's actually even more beautiful than the pictures.

Is there anything else you would like to say:  I've been wrenching on bikes for nearly 9 years now. I hope my abilities can meet the expectations of Juneau.

Abi Spofford

Position at Cycle Alaska: Operations Manager

Hometown: I moved around all the time growing up. I have lived in Idaho, Oregon, Virginia, Washington and Shanghai, China. Most recently I lived on the Oregon Coast in a town of 2,000 people. 

Favorite place to ride: Rural roads. I love exploring and seeing old barns and buildings. 

Favorite bike:  I am new to the biking world! But my first bike from Cycle Alaska is a Kona Dr. Dew! It is capable on different terrain and I love the color. 

What are your hobbies off the bike: I am a big backpacker. I hiked 1,600 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017 and enjoy taking weeklong trips in the backcountry. I also have been outfitting a Promaster van to be my ultimate camping rig. I ran the plumbing, wired the electric, replaced the passenger seat and airbags among a million other things. I have traveled extensively throughout the world and now have been enjoying trips closer to home with my partner and our dog in our van.

If you could have one superpower what would it be: Teleporting. I hate driving and sitting still. 

Is there anything else you would like to sayI love planning events, hosting gatherings and volunteering for organizations I believe in. I am very excited to get connected to the community here in Juneau.