After more than twenty years in the business, opening our own shop in the heart the shore was a dream come true!
Opened in the spring of 2010, Lynn Valley Bikes is independently owned and operated by Ken Maude and Rick Loader – respected North Shore locals with a long and diverse history in the biking community.
With over 50 years’ combined experience in bike retail and mechanical services, Ken and Rick and their staff of lifelong riders also provide full bike fitting, setup and repair services – visit the Service page for more details.
Ken was one of the original North Shore Freeriders. He started in 1985 as a mechanic at Breakaway Bikes in West Vancouver. He’s appeared in several mountain bike films, including North Shore Extreme 1–6, Kranked 2–3, and Ride Guide TV, and formerly competed professionally in road, downhill and cross-country racing. He has also worked professionally in the cycling industry as the marketing director for Race Face and a sales representative. He joined with Rick to open Lynn Valley Bikes as a way to turn a lifetime of biking into a business. Ken is married with three children, making riding bikes a family affair.
Rick got his first job as a bike mechanic at Local Motion in Abbotsford, BC in 1983. He is now a certified mountain bike instructor and guide, has toured nine countries by bike, and has competed in the BC Bike Race twice among other road, cross-country, and downhill events. He just plain knows a lot about bikes, and with a B.A. in Human Kinetics, Secondary Education (and English Literature), he is good at sharing it. He gets his chalk talk fix by teaching bike maintenance clinics and bike coaching through Endless Biking.