About

All things bicycles (electric or otherwise) — frames, components, accessories and service — find a home here at OBC, alongside delicious coffees, teas & pastries from a variety of quality sources in Omaha & beyond. OBC is a casual space where group rides begin and end, friends meet to geek out about bikes, and the cycling movement in Omaha is pushed forward. Never a dull moment, there’s a high likelihood that something strange and electric may whiz by (think pony bike or electric lazy boy trike). It’s a fun place to drink a cup of coffee and overlook the happs on Maple Street from our window counter. Transportation on two wheels is our passion and usually in the conversations you’ll overhear while you’re here, but then again so is really anything on two wheels — we don’t judge, we’re here to help with your next adventure. Need help finding a route? We’re pretty darn familiar with bike routes all over our fair city and would love to help you get from A to B with ease. E-bike routes and human powered route suggestion will differ (and should!); and we know that difference since we ride both types, year round, as transportation. Come by and chat over a latte! WIFI too, #duh.

Sarah J.

Sarah thinks bikes will change your world, if you let them. She’s pushing the city to embrace bicycles as transportation in addition to recreation & sport. Sarah enjoys event planning, coffee drinking (black, like her heart), raising backyard chickens, and trying to get more folks (women in particular!) to incorporate bikes into their daily life here in Omaha. Due to some strange health stuff, she’s become a very knowledgeable e-bike commuter, relying on that technology solely, for about 2 years. She hopes the future will not necessitate the help of an e-bike/pedal assist, but is ever-so-grateful for the perspective and appreciation she’s gained during this trying time. She and fiance Scott, their dog Gertie, and 4 chickens, enjoy a 1 car household in Benson. She’s also a founding member of our local transportation equity non-profit, Mode Shift Omaha. Come in and ask her all about it! #pedalhappy #shiftomaha #bikegang #youdownwithobc

Jim P. aka “the wizard”

DH racer in a previous life, now exploring what Omaha has to offer after relocating here from New Jersey! You’ll see him atop the saddle of his Lynskey OBC Rambler leading our Thursday night group rides or on his Jamis Dragon Slayer Pro if he’s off road in the woods. He’s been in the industry turning wrenches for over 20 years and has a real passion for solving complicated bike problems. Try him, he’ll likely find the solution to your weird bike problems…and maybe even fabricate a part to aid in the process. Wizard. Fo real.

Austen

He’s a Denver transplant who started hanging out here and riding with us about a year or so ago. Now we’ve roped him into actually working with us! He’s kind of a super star because he floats between making coffee and working on bikes! He’s in the process of turning an old Bridgestone into a fun commuter but otherwise rides a Surly Straggler, Jamis Renegade, or a Salsa Fargo!

Evelyn

She’s been a barista for years and we’re happy to have her here making beautiful coffees with us these days! She’s also a musician and piano teacher and rides a Jamis Renegade (or Coda in the snow) to commute around town, year round because she’s rad.

Tatum

She’s our newest team member and we couldn’t be happier.

 

Gertie aka Derp

Shop dog in training; can be found riding in Scott’s sidecar contraption or behind Sarah in a BOB trailer/Surly junk strap combo. Young and scruffy and rascally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copper

Forever our shop dog! Loved riding in her Burley Tail Wagon and chasing sticks (and food). RIP best buddy.