Jeff joined us in 2015 when he and his wife moved from San Diego to Eugene “because there’s trees and water here.” As our top mechanic, Jeff has many certifications, including everything Shimano, Fox, and Avid, and has worked in every kind of bike shop, from beach-side cruiser to triathlete-specific, back when he was in San Diego.
Jeff rides a Trek Crockett, a Trek Fuel EX 8, and a Surly Bridge Club. An accomplished photographer, Jeff studied photography at San Diego Community College. See Jeff’s photos on Instagram and Facebook. Jeff loves to brew beer almost as much as he likes to consume it.
Alder St. Store Manager
Alder Shop (541) 342-6155
Chris started working as a part-time employee at Paul’s while still a student at the U. of O. and a star on the championship U. of O. women’s ultimate frisbee team. Like every Paul’s senior staff member, Chris is an expert mechanic and a practitioner of the Bicycle Way of Life.
Partner Owner, General Manager
Downtown Shop (541) 344-4105
When he isn’t overseeing the operations of the Paul’s empire, Matt enjoys collecting pictures of himself holding large fish that he has caught (or so he claims). He also releases all of the large fish that he allegedly catches so we have yet to see proof that he isn’t merely taking pictures of the same plastic fish in different exotic locations.
In addition to his fishing delusions, Matt for many years has been one of Oregon’s premier road racers. If you need advice about road bikes, road racing, racing tactics, the racing scene, etc. talk to Matt, whose expertise in this area is real, unlike the fish.
By the way, Matt’s father owned a bicycle shop, so he has been in the bike business since he was old enough to hold a wrench (age 3). Matt has been a key staff member at Bicycle Way of Life for over 29 years.
Matt rides a Madone 6.5, Trek Fuel EX9, and commutes daily on his Crockett.
Favorite Ride: to the nearest drift boat or fishing hole.
Tim wandered up from Medford OR and ended up in Eugene with his beautiful wife Kira and two little girls Johnni and Ryon. He enjoys most if not all activities outdoors such as: biking, hiking, camping, BBQ’n, playing at the park, frisbee, just plain having a good time with family and friends. At this point in time Tim rides a Raleigh Detour 5.5 with multiple upgraded/customized parts and he can’t wait to add more bikes to the collection. He definitely looks forward to being part of a crew that has so much to offer in and out of the shop.
Partner Owner, Accounting, BWOL Team Manager
Those of you who have been with the company for a few years will not have forgotten Virginia Xing, our former ferocious office manager. Virginia is back again as our new performance analyst. Virginia moved back from Taiwan in March, 2011. She is sure to put the fear of Virginia back in your hearts so that no one will dare do his or her job less than perfectly.
On the other hand, Virginia is also actively involved in our community outreach program where she is busy inserting love of Bicycle Way of Life in the hearts of local cyclists in the area. Perfect balance!
Virginia rides Trek Emonda SLR 7, Trek Top Fuel EX 9.9 X01 full suspension mountain bike, and Trek Checkpoint sl 6 gravel bike. On top of road riding and racing, she also started her cyclocross racing season in 2012 and her passion for mountain biking in 2013. Virginia could be found at the Alder Street store Thursday mornings and our downtown Charnelton Street store Thursday afternoons.
Growing up in Springfield, OR, Chance spent way too many hours at the local skatepark riding BMX Freestyle after learning about riding through a video game. While learning how to fix him and his friends' bikes through necessity to keep the sessions going, he picked up a few skills that lead him to landing a job in a local bike shop after a few years. That connection helped him discover new joys in mountain and road bike riding, as well a plethora of bicycle knowledge.10 years later, with coffee in hand, he's actively seeking out the newest tech and finding ways to get faster on the bike. Having certifications from industry partners such as Trek, Shimano, Specialized, and Giant, your bike will be in good hands.