About Us

OBC Story

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

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 Ironman Louisville.

Current Ride:  FX, Speed Concept, 5200 (his "classic")

 

CARRIE

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 through downtown Ocala before work or running and would love to get more ladies in Ocala on bikes!!!

FAVORITE RIDE: City riding through the historic district of Ocala, then getting lunch!

CURRENT RIDE: Domane SL 5, Fuel EX 9 29er, FX

SAM

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.

BILL

Bill has lived in Ocala since 2000, but has just recently joined the Ocala Bicycle Center Family in 2018. He is an avid Road and Mountain Bike cyclist. His favorite Mountain Bike trail is the Vortex and his favorite paved trail is the Landbridge trail. At the shop you will find him greeting you on the way in. He is always willing to help a customer find what they need. 

MATT

Matt is a recent graduate of high school and plans to attend CF in the fall. He has joined the OBC family in 2018. He has been an avid road cyclist and mountain biker for 4 years. His favorite paved trail is the Landbridge Trail. His favorite mountain bike trail is the Santos trails. His favorite bicycle is his Surly Instigator 2.0. At OBC you will find Matt greeting you on your way in and helping customers with whatever they need.

VINNIE

Vinnie is an avid road, mountain and tri cyclist.  Yes, he does them all.  Vinnie has completed Ironman Florida as well as many other local triathlons and distance cycling events.  He loves to share his knowledge of "where to ride" with customers.  

Vinnies favorite rides - he has too many to list.  One of our favorites is his Trek Project One Madone tribute bike to his Mom.