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Meet The Crew

Image of Erik, the SouthPaw Cycles owner


What I do at the shop: Owner

Years of experience riding/in the industry: I have been riding for more years than I can remember. I started out with BMX street and freestyle riding and eventually transitioned to mountain bikes. Once I started racing those, it wasn't long before I got a road bike so I would not get my butt kicked as bad.

How I got into cycling and working at a shop: I started volunteering at Chain Reaction Cycles in Evans, GA when I was 13 years old. The owner, Phil, made me write a letter about why I wanted to learn and work in a bicycle shop. I haven't regretted that decision since. Thanks, Phil!

Favorite types of riding: Mountain biking is my all-time favorite

Other hobbies and interests: Dirtbiking

Picture of Jen, the owner of SouthPaw Cycles


What I do: Co-Owner

Years of experience: I started road riding with my dad in 2003 and had my first bike shop job in 2006, as a part-time gig to help pay my way through school at Clemson University. I've been hooked on the world of cycling ever since.

How I got into it: I started riding as an alternate means of fitness when I sustained a hip fracture in high school from running track and cross-country. Before long, I had a road bike and was dabbling in triathlons and road races. I met this handsome dude named Erik, who convinced me to join him on the trails. It didn’t take long for me to fall in love with it. I love spending time on the road bike, but my heart is with riding and racing on the mountain bike.

Favorite types of riding: I ride road, mountain and gravel, but mountain biking would be my favorite! 

Other hobbies and interests: Dirtbiking, reading (fantasy romance!)

Image of Nick, sales specialist at SouthPaw Cycles


What I do: Bicycle Sales and Repair Specialist 

Years of experience: I started road riding in 2016.  Transitioned to collegiate racing at University of South Florida (USF), while serving as the cycling team's Risk Manager and Vice President. Continuing to train and race on the road.

How I got into it: I woke up one day and decided I wanted to race road.  I started training on the road with intentions of racing, and a year later I was on the USF cycling team doing it.

Favorite types of riding: Road, Cyclocross

Other hobbies and interests: Photography