A native of the Seattle area, Wake started his career at the age of 12 as a bike mechanic for a touring group called the Cyclemates. He graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 1994, and later founded a non-profit venture in Walla-Walla, mentoring at-risk youth and teaching them the bicycle mechanic trade.
While a graduate student at George Fox University, Wake took a trip to China and was captivated by the sheer number of people riding electric bicycles. Back in Portland, he launched Portland’s first electric bike company, The eBike Store. The business quickly outgrew its original space and opened a new and larger store in North Portland across from Peninsula Park. Wake currently lives in the Piedmont Neighborhood with his wife and two daughters.
Sam started his career in the bike industry 8 years ago as a Bicycle Tour Guide in San Francisco. His love of exploring by bike followed him to Portland.
When he's not extoling the virtues of the EBike revolution, he can be found on Pedalpalooza rides, bike-packing in the wilds of the Pacific North West, or playing guitar on his porch.
Andrew grew up splitting time between Santa Cruz, CA, and just outside Glacier National Park in Montana. He’s been riding bikes since age 4, including a stint of racing downhill mountain bikes for Santa Cruz bicycles in his youth. He’s worked in the bike industry as an adult for 12+ years.
Andrew is a fan of eBikes because “you can get way more laps in mountain biking, or commute way further on a road bike. Plus they sure make you smile when you ride ‘em!”
Andrew is passionate about nature photography, mountaineering, endurance road biking, freeride mountain biking, running really far, and flyfishing. You’ll probably only find him inside when he’s at work or asleep.