Mike and Cheri Tillman
Mike and Cheri are the owner/operators of Pro Cyclery. Mike was an avid road biker - he got his first road bike primarily to improve his health and, after huffing and puffing through his first 10 mile ride was hooked. He's not riding as much now, but loves the sport and supporting all our customers. Mike is an Army veteran, so any causes that promote cycling for vets are important to him and the shop.
Cheri claims to be the best SAG around. Her claim to fame is hauling six kids and a pop-up camper from town to town as Mike completed the Bike Ride Across Nebraska. She will tell you she's not a great rider, but loves the smile that riding puts on her face.
If there were a definition for Mom and Pop Shop in the dictionary, Mike and Cheri's photo would be there as they are the Mom and Pop of seven kids and extremely proud grandparents of two.
Jayme is General Manager of Pro Cyclery, having been promoted after serving as our Service Manager for several years. He says he likes bikes and that's all you need to know. He started working in bike shops at age 12 and began racing mountain bikes competitively at age 16. He has worked as a bike mechanic for several years and has experience in retail management. He represents Pro Cyclery at local cycling events - look for him under the Pro Cyclery tent at many charity and competitive rides. Jayme rides road, mountain and gravel and will be happy to help you find the new bike of your dreams.
Clay is Assistant Manager and tries his best to know about everything in the store. He's a do everything kind of guy. Riding competitively almost since he could walk, Clay is a mountain biker who loves the sport and will help you find the right bike for your cycling goals. If you come in on the right day, you might get to meet his little dog, Bunny, who is loved by all. Between working and riding, Clay is a photographer who loves hiking out into the desert to take amazing photos of the night sky.
David works as a mechanic for Pro Cyclery and has been associated with the store in one form or another since it opened in 1999. David races both mountain and BMX bikes and has raced for KHS since 2000. He currently races in the 40 and Over Expert class. He also helps kids learning to ride BMX at the local track. In his off time he is dad to Kai, his Belgian Malinois.
Ryan is an avid mountain biker, experienced tour leader and a certified mountain bike instructor. He has spent the last year adjusting to Las Vegas weather versus Michigan weather - he does enjoy being able to ride year-round. If you have any questions about your bike, your shoes, helmet, best trails or anything else bicycle related, Ryan will be happy to answer. In his off time, he rides his bike with his trusty dog Ella running alongside. You may also find Ella at the store once in awhile. Ryan is also becoming a gardener, learning the tricks of growing vegetables in the desert.
Shane is a native of Las Vegas and has been riding since he could walk. He raced motocross as a kid and also rode BMX. As he got older he got into road racing and then into mountain biking. If you have any questions about bicycles, riders, motorcycles, cars - let's face it - if it has wheels, Shane knows about it. Shane will get you on the right bike and will also do a professional fitting on any road bike. As a native of the area, he can also point you in the right direction for trails and road routes!
Justin is a roady, and loves to ride fast. He joined Pro Cyclery as a salesman, but his interest focused more and more on the mechanic shop and he is now a full-time mechanic. He is still available to answer any questions you have about road cycling and continues to be a leader of our group road ride. His one-ride foray into mountain biking ended in a broken hip, so he thinks he'll stick to road, at least for the near future.
Alex is one of our excellent, experienced, bicycle mechanics and has been in the bike business for several years. He rides them all - road, mountain, and gravel and is a member of the Carefast racing team. He is happy to share his knowledge of road bikes and especially racing tips. In his off time he rides bikes and is dad to two kids who also spend their time riding bikes.
Penny is Pro Cyclery's official greeter, but her title is Chief Dog Operations Officer. Penny is a Golden Doodle and, although she barks pretty loudly, is afraid of almost everything and is very friendly. Penny gets phone calls at the shop (yes, customers want to be sure she's here before they come in) and gets Christmas and birthday presents from our customers. If we had a dollar for every customer who wanted to take Penny home, we wouldn't have to sell bikes anymore. Come in and say hi to Penny.