Most of his life in the bike Industry. It's in his blood
Guthrie Bicycle entered its fifth generation of family ownership in the fall of 2014, when Jeff purchased the shop from his father, Richard. Jeff is the boss, but he likes to spend as much time on the showroom floor as possible to talk bikes, meet customers, and fit bikes. Jeff grew up mountain biking with his dad and friends, and loved the frequent Moab trips. He’s now primarily a road biker and likes to race crits and race everyone on Strava, especially the shop guys.
Store Manager - Sugarhouse
Over half his life here! 18+ years experience
Preston started at Guthrie in the summer of 2000, a high-schooler with wild green hair, which means he’s spent over half his life employed at our bike shop. These days Preston runs our day-to-day operations, and his deep knowledge in all things bike and longstanding relationships with dozens of vendors mean he can help you solve just about any bike-related problem you happen to have. If you buy a bike from Preston and walk into the shop two years later, don’t be surprised when he greets you by name. He’s just got it like that.
Head Mechanic - Sugarhouse
Wrenching over 25 years! Utah's Most experienced mechanic
The year was 1995. Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It” was topping the charts, and a young man named Ryan Evans showed up for his first day of work at Guthrie Bicycle. Mr. Evans lives and breathes bicycles. He’s logged tens of thousands of miles commuting and is an absolute beast on a mountain bike. Two decades spent tuning countless bikes means he’s just as comfortable working within the tight tolerances of a high end race machine as he is turning a 25-year-old garage ornament into a serviceable commuter. If you drop your bike off for any of our tune packages, Ryan will be doing the work, and he’ll do it well.
Assistant Mgr - Sugarhouse
15+ years experience
Nick has been a fixture at Guthrie for over fifteen years, so you’ve probably chatted with him a bit if you’ve been around the shop over the last decade. Nick’s longevity at Guthrie means he’s a wealth of bike and part knowledge and he can get you set up right. He also has many miles logged on a touring bike, which makes him the guy to talk to if you’re thinking about putting a kit together for a long trip on two wheels. Oh yeah, have you ever met our shop dog, Hailee? Nick’s her person.
Mechanic - Sugarhouse
15+ years experience
Paul solves problems. He’s been fixing bikes professionally for years, but he’s also led alternate lives as an Air Force electrician, an auto mechanic, and a custom fabricator of car and home stereo equipment. Paul’s mystifying ability to repair pretty much anything that’s broken is good news for you if there’s something funky wrong with your bike, and plenty of bikes once deemed unfixable are rolling around Salt Lake thanks to his handiwork. Oh yeah… if you’re looking to roast your quads, follow Paul on Strava and see if you can beat any of his climb times around the Wasatch.
Assistant Mgr - Bountiful
5+ years experience
Tyler is one who loves to be outdoors. He likes to camp, ski, bike, and be anywhere in nature...probably even likes taking long walks along the beach. Tyler caught on to biking after high school and loves to ride fast on any dirt trail around. His favorite trails are in Grand Junction. For the last 5 years years, he's been working with bikes and has a wealth of knowledge. Ask him about his recent trip to New Zealand and riding Zerode bikes down under.
Store Manager - Bountiful
14+ years experience
Josh is referred to as Dr. Josh here. He has a PhD in Climate Science (which has an official name that none of us non-PhD dummies can pronounce). He grew up in Wisconsin but his studies have taken him to the Virgin Islands to test soil layers as part of his climate research. He always wears shorts and is never cold, which is either due to growing up near the Great Lakes or having more muscle than the rest of the Guthrie's crew combined. He is an amateur body-builder and the boss's unofficial body guard. Josh has worked in several bike shops since high school and loves to ride bikes (the pedaly kind and motor-powered kind).