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.