About Us 2018-06-04T19:21:47+00:00


Bike Masters Cycling opened at 129th & Fort in Omaha, Nebraska in May 2000 by Dan and Kendra Hill.  The roots of the business extend all the way from Lincoln, Nebraska where Dan was first introduced to cycling through his parents, Don and MaryAnn Hill.  They opened what was first a hardware store, and then became one of the first Schwinn Bicycle stores in the midwest.  At twelve years old, Dan was already a fixture in their business and continued for 15 years as a key mechanic and employee at Lincoln Schwinn Cyclery.

After Dan and Kendra were married they moved to York, Nebraska where Dan opened York Bike & Fitness, on the main street across from Dairy Queen.  This one-man-store flourished for almost 5 years until a national auto parts company decided to move in exactly where the shop stood.  It was then that Dan and Kendra, with the support and wisdom of his parents, looked towards Omaha to start their next adventure.  

Bike Masters Cycling opened in May 2000 as a local neighborhood shop.  Truly a family affair, Dan’s dad, Don, wrenched in the bicycle bay next to Dan’s when the store first opened.  Kendra kept the books and assisted with other day-to-day operations. Finally, Dan and Kendra’s boys worked at the shop by helping to maintain the property and assemble bicycles. 

It is the passion and skill of the employees that has made Bike Masters a truly special place for the last 17 years. Dan and Kendra built the cornerstone of their business on providing “totally outrageous service” to every customer that comes through the doors.  It is only with the knowledge, mechanical skill, and love of cycling by the employees that Bike Masters has grown as a fixture in the community.  The store continues to support the new and experienced rider with their exceptional fit services, leading-edge bicycles and accessories, and over 55 years of combined mechanical experience.

In April 2018, Rob Shradar bought the business from Dan Hill, and is continuing the Bike Masters tradition of excellence.  Dan continues working here full-time doing what he loves, working on bikes, as head mechanic.


Dan Hill
Dan HillOwner / Master Mechanic
Dan Hill was the original founder of Bike Masters and is head mechanic (or resident bike whisperer.) His passion for bicycles and intuition for mechanics began when he was 12 years old working at his parent’s store, Lincoln Schwinn Cyclery. After 15 years working at his parent’s shop, he opened York Bike & Fitness in York, Nebraska. His one man shop flourished for 5 years and that’s when he began to look east to open a store in Omaha. He and his wife, Kendra, opened Bike Masters Cycling in 2000. He enjoys being a part of the Monday mountain bike ride, family rides with his wife and three sons, and attending Husker football games.
Doug Denson
Doug DensonSales Manager
Doug is the general manager for Bike Masters. He took over the position in the summer of 2017 following a Hall of Fame Career as the head wrestling coach for Millard South High School. Doug has worked part time for Bike Masters for the last 10 years. He became an avid cyclist in 2000 and has logged many miles since then. Doug likes to spend time cycling, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family. Among other activities, Doug likes following his daughter, Hannah, as she competes in cross country and track for Millard South.
Andrew 'El Chino' Karstrom
Andrew 'El Chino' KarstromSales / Bike Prep / State Champion
Andrew graduated from Mt. Michael High School in 2013. Following graduation, he joined the army reserves and has served one tour overseas. Andrew has worked for Bike Masters during high school and since high school. Andrew was a competitive cyclist during high school and after. He was a state road race champion for his age group. He now commutes and takes our weekly fitness rides out. Andrew works as a sales person as well as mechanic for Bike Masters. He is presently taking classes at Metro. Most recently he rode his bike to the top of Mt. Evans. Andrew counts being a state medalist on the state championship Cross Country team during high school as his fondest memory.
JasonSales / Web and Social Media/ Photographer
Jason had worked at Bike Masters about 5 years. He handles social media, sales and vendor correspondence for the shop. He’s an adventure/endurance cyclist who enjoys riding centuries on his road bike and fat-tire mountain bike, and is especially fond of the crushed limestone rails-to-trails. His favorite dirt trails are at Lewis and Clark Monument and Platte River State Park. When he’s not here or on his bike, he’s playing African drums and flute with several local bands, including Edem Soul Music.
Kevin Hyde
Kevin HydeService
Kevin Hyde is a retired mechanical engineer formerly in the nuclear industry. He served 33 years for OPPD. Kevin has 4 years in the bicycle industry as a mechanic. He is certified by Shimano T.E.C. in the areas of: Di2 electronic shifting, hydraulic disc brakes, Wheel and hub maintenance, as well as mechanical drivetrain systems. Kevin works mostly with road bikes specializing in tt and tri bike maintenance. Kevin has been active in cycling for the past 10 years. He takes yearly trips for cycling and has rode in Ragbrai 8 times and Bran 6 times. He enjoys getting on the bike any chance he gets!
Ben Scherbring
Ben ScherbringMechanic/Bike Builder
Ben has been a bike mechanic for over 20 years. Ben has been involved in biking since a very young age racing BMX. Ben is he one of the foremost experts on Vintage BMX bikes. Ben is a lead mechanic in charge of bike tune-ups at Bike Masters.
Sydney Cole
Sydney ColeSales
Sydney is a student at Elkhorn High School. When not working at Bike Masters, she likes to swim competitively. During high school, she was state runner up for swim in the 500 free and state champion for journalism in editorial writing.
Jimmy Paterson
Jimmy PatersonMechanic
Jimmy is a master mechanic with over 10 years experience!
Paul Neuberger
Paul NeubergerBike Builder
Paul is a gravel and mountain bike enthusiast. He serves Bike Masters as a bike builder.