Meet Our Team

Here to share the stoke

Who We Are

Our team of passionate riders is dedicated to providing the ultimate mountain biking experience on the world-class trails of Sedona, Arizona, or wherever your adventure takes you. We are a close-knit group of hard-working, bike-loving friends who started Thunder Mountain Bikes to share our love of Sedona's exceptional riding with everyone. With decades of collective experience in cycling and bike maintenance, we are committed to delivering prompt and expert bike repairs, an extensive selection of premium bikes and gear, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere to all who visit us. Come say hello and let's ride some bikes!

Our History In Sedona, Arizona

When we opened our West-Sedona location in 2011, we knew we wanted to help grow the cycling scene in town, but we only dreamed that it would become as big and vibrant as it has today. We’re still in the same cozy, brick building we started at a decade ago, but our staff has doubled, our rental fleet quintupled, and our shelves are graced by the largest selection of mountain bike components, accessories, and apparel in Northern Arizona.

We continually volunteer countless hours and dollars to building our local trails and are proud to be the supporting bike shop of the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival. Through it all, we’ve ridden every inch of every trail in town countless times, retained the most skilled bike mechanics in the state, and continued to refine our knowledge and share our passion for Sedona riding.

The Team Behind The Stoke

Mike Raney


From the day he started at Dirty Harry’s Bikes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at age 14, Mike knew he’d someday have his own bike shop. The only years he didn’t work full-time in the bike industry was while in college at Flagstaff’s Northern Arizona University, where he earned a business degree while racing both road, cross country and downhill, and during a five-year stint as a purchaser and brand manager at BTI, one of the country’s biggest bicycle suppliers. Mike returned to retail in 2011, with the launch of the bike shop in Sedona. Mike is also the vision and force behind the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival.

James Godwin

Sales Manager

Daily Ride: Why Cycles S7

Ride Style: We get there when we get there.

Erik Riveron

Service Manager

Daily Ride: Transition Patrol

Ride Style: Skrrrrrrt!!

Ian Summers

Warehouse Manager

Daily Ride: Transition Scout

Ride Style: I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum.

Bryan Hibbert

Daily Ride: Stump Jumper Evo

Ride Style: Slow, Old-Man Style

Britta Berube

Daily Ride: Revel Rascal

Ride Style: A mix of fast, flowy, chunky, and technical. Backcountry remote trails are her jam.

Carlos Parra

Daily Ride: Banshee

Ride Style: Angry Tasmanian Devil

Chris Johnson

Daily Ride: Trek Fuel EX

Ride Style: Spaced out looking at the birds

Chuck Bulinski

Daily Ride: Rocky Mountain Instinct

Ride Style: Slow and Low

Cole Burgueno

Daily Ride: Santa Cruz 5010

Ride Style: I love to go fast while finding fun features on the trail!

Gigi Stowell

Daily Ride: Transition Spur (Spooky Kookie Bike)

Ride Style: Ride slow, die whenever!

Hannah Compton

Daily Ride: Juliana Roubion

Ride Style: Just feel good.

Hayden Sanders

Daily Ride: Transition PBJ 

Ride Style: Go fast, take chances.

Ian Renteria

Daily Ride: Evil Offering V2

Ride Style: Samuel L Jackson in Star Wars

Jakob Bretitling

Daily Ride: Specialized Stump Jumper 

Riding Style: Jibby Jakob jibbing janky jibs.

Joanna Yates

Daily Ride: Evil Insurgent, Mx

Ride Style: It’s like a Beyonce performance; lots of power moves.

Seth Bell

Daily Ride: Salsa Bucksaw, Full Fatty

Ride Style: Guy on a buffalo.