Gary TeGantvoort

Gary TeGantvoort

Store Manager

Joined MBS Feb 1998
gary@montlakebike.com

I started riding bikes at 4 years old and have loved the sport ever since. In 7th grade I followed a local bike shop manager for my “job shadow,” an event where you follow someone through their work day in a profession you want to do. Many years later I now manage the best bike shop in Seattle. I raced BMX for many years and traveled the country going to national races with my dad. In 1998 I began working at Montlake Bicycle Shop. I soon started to ride mountain and road bikes. I have since pushed myself to do all types of cycling: BMX, mountain, road, trials, dirt jumping, polo and racing cyclocross. I currently can be found jumping at Greenlake, riding through the many mountain trails in the NW and elsewhere, commuting through Seattle, touring on my trusty Giant, riding anywhere and time I can.

I have held every position at MBS: grunt, bike builder, mechanic, sales, service manager, certified bike fitter and store manager. As a SICI and Trek certified bicycle fitter, I help people enjoy cycling more than ever thought possible. My goal as a fit specialist is to make the athlete more comfortable, more efficient, and ready to take on new cycling challenges. Through interviews, on bike adjustments and a little coaching I can get you the most out of every pedal stroke. There are few things more satisfying to me than getting someone to enjoy our sport more!