Ocala Bicycle Center (OBC) opened for business in August of 2005. It was the goal of local owners, Dan and Carrie Miller, to operate a honest family owned business to provide superior service to local cyclists. Both owners, engineering graduates from Georgia Tech, understand the importance of great customer service and attention to detail in order to meet our customers expectations. Dan and Carrie chose Ocala for two reasons: (1) a great place to raise their three children Megan, Ryan, and Cody and (2) year round cycling in a great community.
In business since 2005, OBC has become an all inclusive cycling center. Offering bicycles from the top manufacture in the industry, TREK, we are able to meet all your bicycle and accessory needs for cycling venues including road, mountain, comfort, tri and BMX. OBC also offers repairs and maintenance on all models of bicycles by our dedicated and experienced repair center staff. Carrie, co-owner, has been certified to perform bicycle fits (road, tri, and mountain) to ensure you are performing at your best on your bicycle. At OBC, all our employees are avid cyclists so you can be assured that you are getting advice based on experience.
Owners Dan and Carrie also strive to ensure OBC gives back to the community. Based on this goal, OBC sponsors and participates in many local events and charities not all of which are bicycle related. Some events include:
* Frank Pollack Memorial Ride for Hospice of Marion County held every May (5 years)
* Pay It Forward Outreach - support
* Run for Autism (sponsor since 2005)
* 8th Street Elementary Bike Rodeo sponsor (8 years)
* Dan - volunteer youth football coach (MCYFL) 6 years, basketball coach (Grace School 4 years), AAU travel team (3 years)
* Carrie - volunteer volleyball and basketball coach (Grace School 3 years)
* Local school fundraisers and auctions
* IMBA Member
* OMBA Lifetime Member
* Ride of the Living Dead sponsor and organizer (8 years)
* Florida Championship MTB Series rider sponsor
* Gone Riding Endurance Race rider sponsor
As owners, we hope you give our shop the opportunity to earn your friendship and business.
Dan and Carrie Miller
Dan is our owner, mechanic, and sales guy! Dan has a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering and a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech. Dan worked in the petroleum pipeline business for several years before deciding to make bikes his life! His education and engineering experience are the reasons why Dan provides the highest level of attention to detail in any bicycle repair in Ocala. Dan has spent many years volunteering his "spare" time coaching youth football and basketball in Ocala and restoring classic cars. Dan is currently training for Swimrun NC in Oct 2019.
Dan completed Ironman Louisville 2018!
Current Rides: Emonda SL 7, Fuel EX 8, FX
Carrie is our owner and go-to-person for sales, inventory, accounting, marketing, and everything else it takes to run a business. She has a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech. Carrie can be found many mornings riding at Santos or running and would love to get more ladies in Ocala on bikes!!! She has completed sprint, olympic and 70.3 distance triathlons. Carrie will be participating in the 1/3 Great Floridian in October.
FAVORITE RIDE: City riding through the historic district of Ocala, then getting lunch!
CURRENT RIDE: Domane SL 6, Fuel EX 8, FX
Sam joined the OBC Family in 2018. Sam began his bicycle career when he was sixteen working at the Bicycle House in Tallahassee, FL. There he was a mechanic apprentice for 3 years. Sam moved to the Gainesville/ Ocala area in October of 2017 and has found that his favorite trails are the Landbridge paved trail in Ocala and the The Hawthorne Trail in Gainesville. Sam has the most experience riding road bicycles but is looking to get into Mountain Biking. At Ocala Bicycle Center you can usually find Sam in the workshop tuning up a customer's bike or building a fresh bike we just got in.
Sam's ride - Trek Emonda
Jude became part of the Ocala Bicycle Center family in April 2019. Though he is new to OBC he is not new to the cycling industry having worked a range of positions from technician to ownership. Additionally, he brings to us a strong background in road, triathlon and Bicycle Fit. His fitting certifications have come from Cyfac, Retul and Trek over the years. If you want to get comfortable on your bike and/or want to get more performance out of your bike riding, his educational and intuitive approach will be to your benefit. Jude's favorite type of riding is mountain biking and he looks forward to spending more time enjoying the Santos trails right here in Ocala’s back yard. He enjoys helping others with their cycling goals and will have a positive impact on your experience here at Ocala Bicycle Center.