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 A bike shop for everyone, especially you!

815.758.2403   |   534 E. Lincoln Highway   |   Dekalb, IL 60115

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Meet the Staff

OWNERS

North Central Cyclery is owned by Paul Family Cyclery, LLC which includes Lyle, Marty, Michael and Justeen Paul. The business was purchased on 10/29/15. Lyle and Marty, Michael's parents, have lived in DeKalb County for 40 years.

Michael and Justeen are lifelong athletes raised in DeKalb County and graduates of Sycamore High School. Both are avid cyclists and triathletes and Ironman finishers, with Michael holding 7 IM medals as well as a history in BMX racing.  Mike and Justeen have strong ties to the community as a whole, as well as to the local running, cycling and triathlon community. 

While family circumstances brought Michael and Justeen back to the Sycamore/DeKalb area, they had already begun to plan the opening of their own business way before that…one they were both passionate about. A business that would fit their combined strengths, passion and match their activity, and at the same time benefit others, individually and community wide. As cyclists, and triathletes/multisport athletes, Michael and Justeen understand the needs of the athlete, as well as the benefit of activity in general for the person as a whole. The entire Paul family believes are excited and committed to serving DeKalb County with the best service possible and aim to revive and stay true to our motto…”We are a bike shop for everyone, especially you”.

STAFF   

Michael Paul - Owner/General Manager

Mike practiced as a Chiropractor in Central Illinois for over 10 years.  He opened his solo practice in January 1998 and built it to one of the busiest practices in central Illinois.  He retired from Chiropractic in February 2008. Since that time Michael has worked in local and independent regional sales markets for Medical Sales as well as independent sales rep for soft goods to bicycle stores in the Chicagoland area. Most recently Michael has managerial and training experience in the running specialty field, managing floor sales, employee training, and general management of multiple retail locations. Michael will be managing the store and using his education and experience as Chiropractor to benefit customers with proper bicycle fitting and his extensive business and retail background to manage the store on a daily basis. Mike is one of our Trek Precision Fit experts certified by Trek.

Justeen Paul - Owner/Marketing/Sales

Justeen is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and CADC with a specialty in women specific treatment. Her professional background spans 23 years of social work, clinical supervision, and program administration in the fields of Child Welfare, Substance Abuse Treatment, and Mental Health. Justeen will continue her full time position outside of NCC but will be in the store daily to help on the floor, manage displays and proper branding, working with clothing and other accessories, and media/marketing manager. She will also be active in forming connections with programs and community projects that benefit the health and human spirit through outdoor physical activity.

Chris B - Mechanic

Chris is our head mechanic and has been with NCC for the past year.  He is a full time firefighter in Elgin, working his "off days" at the shop. Chris is a triathlete and fat bike enthusiast, riding year round.  Chris is also an Ironman, as well as a competitor is several 70.3 Ironman competitions and Olympic distance triathlons. Chris spent 3 days in Greensboro, AL building his own single speed bamboo bike (pictured). Chris is one of our Trek Precision Fit experts certified by Trek.

Thalia S - Sales

Thalia is a full time Northern Illinois University student studying English Literature and Secondary Education. She is a member of the NIU Choncert Choir and the all female acapela groups, The Harmelodics.  Thalia is working at NCC part time on the sales floor.

Jackie D - Sales

Jackie is a Junior at DeKalb High School and has hopes to study environmental conservation/biology.  She is active and runs on the cross country team. Jackie also enjoys cycyling casually and hoping to start more road biking. Jackie is working at NCC part time on the sales floor.Intersting fact...Jackie is immune to Malaria!  We know who we're sending for international rain forest conferences! 

Cody B - Mechanic

Cody is a Senior at Genoa-Kingston High School and hopes to study Computer Science in college.  Cody enjoys biking with the family and commuting places by bike. Cody's loud and in your face demeanor is refreshing at the store. Sometimes he gets overly boistrous and we have to tell him to calm down....He is working part time as a mechanic.

Ben S - Mechanic

Ben is a Sophmore at NIU, studying Economics.  Ben, also an avid cyclist and adventurer, tends to need to "suit up" as seen in his pic for test rides.....we need to protect our Ben!

 

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534 E. Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb, IL  60115
815-758-2403
rideaway@northcentralcyclery.com
Monday - Friday: 10-6
Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: 12-4
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