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The Cyclepath Story

Welcome to Cyclepath, Bright’s first bike shop.

Established in 1994, Cyclepath began as a small family cycle shop. Five years later, along came Brendon,
Kiwi-turned-Bright-local and riding enthusiast. He has since bought the shop, and now runs the show with the help of his wife Dee and their dedicated team.

To this day, Cyclepath is a bike and accessories shop, offering rentals and repair too. But it goes beyond this. We’re a reliable, friendly source of information on all things bikes, and all things Bright. We’re a meeting point for social rides, and a central part of the vibrant Bright community.

We’re driven by a passion for riding

When we’re not talking bikes at work, we’re riding them. For us, it’s the dream. For you, it means we know what we’re talking about. And we’re excited about your cycle trip, too.

Across the team, we’ve had years of cycling experience, from road riding to racing mountain bikes. We’re passionate about riding, and it’s evident in everything we do. Whether you’re looking for a new bike, a service or a rental, you’re guaranteed expert advice.

Amateur or pro, we cater to everybody
When we’re not talking bikes at work, we’re riding them. For us, it’s the dream. For you, it means we know what we’re talking about. And we’re excited about your cycle trip, too.

Across the team, we’ve had years of cycling experience, from road riding to racing mountain bikes. We’re passionate about riding, and it’s evident in everything we do. Whether you’re looking for a new bike, a service or a rental, you’re guaranteed expert advice.


We love this place, and we’ll let you in on all of Bright’s ‘secrets’

We reckon it doesn’t get much better than Bright. Whether you’re after the low-down on the best coffee in town, cycling routes or your weather worries, our friendly team will point you in the right direction.

We’re open 364 days a year with expert service, solid advice and, of course, a laugh.

Make the most of your adventure in Bright 
Want to see the best of Bright? Talk to the locals. We’re explorers at heart, and we want you to get the most out of your trip to this beautiful part of Australia.

Whether you’re exploring the rail trail with your sights set on the lovely cafes, or on the hunt for adrenaline, this place has got it all. The stunning scenery makes the area one of Australia’s top cycling spots, and in Bright, it’s all at your doorstep.
 
We know all there is to know about the recently developed Mystic Mountain Bike Park (and how to get there), and the biking events being hosted here throughout the year.

Fantastic service, couldn’t ask for better. My little boy’s chain broke and lost the link. The guys at the shop had a new chain link which saved a five year old’s weekend. He is a very happy little man. Thank you. Michael

Meet the team

Brendon Dean: Owner/Manager

Brendon first started racing BMX in the late mid 80’s with his family back in NZ.  His passion for cycling continued when he discovered mountain biking. In 1995, Brendon moved to Australia and purely by chance ended up in Bright, where his love of cycling evolved to include road riding as well.  In 2001 he bought into the bike shop and hasn’t looked back.

Simon Ferrito: Assistant Manager

After making the tree change from Melbourne in 2012, Simon eventually landed at Cyclepath in 2015. He first fell in love with riding bikes as a kid, when he lived down the road from the local BMX track. In the early 2000’s, he bought his first mountain bike, and the passion was back. Simon now splits his time evenly on both the road bike and the mountain bike, occasionally racing but mostly enjoying the amazing environment he lives in riding bikes (and skiing) with friends.

Peter Varley: Workshop and Sales

Meet Peter, who has enjoyed being with Cyclepath since 2009. He’s been a passionate cyclist since he was 16, racing on the road, track and Mtb at local, State and National level. Peter was the team mechanic for Yarra Valley Cycles Downhill team for several years, and has traveled the world with his son while he competed in three World Cup Downhill seasons. Peter was part of the core group to start the Alpine Cycling Club and has enjoyed his involvement in the club at all levels. Still actively racing, he can’t think of a better place to live and work than Bright.

Joe Leggio: Workshop and Sales

Joe has grown up here in this beautiful region and over the last few decades watched Bright grow into an exceptional cycling destination which has a vibrant community of passionate cyclists.  He has been with Cyclepath since 2005 as a bicycle mechanic and sales assistant. He really enjoys getting out on social mountain bike rides every week and hitting the trails with locals and visitors alike.

Scott Liston: Sales

This is Scotty, the newest member of the CP team, and like everyone else here he has a huge passion for everything bike related. Since getting hooked in high school, he’s competed at a National and International level in XC Mountain Biking, before switching to road riding ,where he rode for a National level road team in the NRS for a few years. Scotty is currently loving the non-competitive side of bikes, shredding the local mountain bike trails, and heading out on epic roadies
with mates exploring Bright and surrounds.

Teagan Atherstone, Sales and Sponsored rider

Meet Teagan, who has been working at Cyclepath for just over a year now and has been sponsored by the shop for about 5 years.She races XC mountain bikes and has competed at a national and international level multiple times, as well as racing a bit of CX and road on the side! She really enjoy racing and the atmosphere that riding brings with it.She’s been involved with the cycling club and love to watch it grow over the years.

Geoff Veitz: Sponsored rider

Geoff loves riding bikes. Mostly on some gnarly singletrack in a forest. Which is why he loves having this as his backyard in Bright. Whether it be riding with a crew, the family, or simply a solo adventure, a bicycle is an incredible way to get amongst it. He doesn’t mind riding up a hill too. After first racing for Australia in 1996 at the World Champs, Geoff has become National Champion in XCO in Masters, placed top 10 in the World Gravity Enduro Series race in Derby, and made the podium at the Swiss Epic. When not on a bike you will find Geoff on a snow-capped mountain or floating down a river (or running an environmental consulting business!).

Minter Barnard: Sponsored rider

Minter started riding in 2008 simply as a means to stay fit, but after training for his first event and starting to believe that he could actually win races, the results started to come in. Since then, highlights include multiple wins at the Highland Fling and at the National XCM Championships in Derby in 2016.  As a Sydney-sider, Minter was led to paradise (also known as Bright) after he bumped into local hero and now fellow Cyclepath shop rider Geoff Vietz at a Nationals event. While he loves the world-class tracks and road riding, Minter reckons the best thing about Bright is the community.

Miles Davis: Sponsored rider

Miles has been riding mountain bikes for over 30 years, and says they keep him fit and sane (most of the time). Miles thinks the Bright lifestyle is amazing, with great people living life to the max! His pro downhill racing career highlights include the 10th World Champs in USA in 1994, and the Australian Dual Slalom Champion 1994 and 1995, to name a few. Miles is also a mountain bike and off road motorcycle instructor, and his rides at the moment are a Trek Remedy 9.7 and a Giant Glory Carbon.

Popped in to drop my bike off for repairs, instead I was helped immediately on the spot! Super friendly, great service, highly recommended!!
M. Thomas