Our Team

Building bikes the way we do — tailored to fit each customer — is a privilege. We love getting to know the people who buy our bikes. From sales to production to shipping, we are connected to each rider. And in a sense, no matter where you go, we are along for the ride. So come and meet your Bike Friday team.

Hanna Scholz,  President – HannaS@bikefriday.com

Bike Friday Garage: 1995 Chrome green and purple Bike Friday (I built myself while in junior high), Purple Haul-a-DayYellow Air Friday, Merlot XL Family Tandem, Glacier Pocket Rocket

Hanna grew up in the Bike Friday family. The oldest daughter of Co-founder, Alan Scholz, Hanna was lacing wheels, counting inventory, sewing travel bags, and painted racks by the time she graduated high school. In her early 20s, she started full-time work at Bike Friday and eventually moved into the marketing department. Trained and inspired her Dad’s values of human power and small resource impact on the earth, she lives car-free in the converted garage right along the bike path. She either rides her bike or walks to work in the mornings. Hanna also lives in a Tiny home, see how she really lives a sustainable lifestyle.

A short film showing my Sustainable Living project at my house

My Suburban Conversion Part 1
My suburban Conversion Part 2

Alan Scholz, CEO & Co-Founder, Inventor, R&D – Alan@bikefriday.com

Bike Friday Garage: Pocket Rocket Pro, Tandem Traveler Sport, and the latest prototype.

Alan has had a deep love for the benefits of a biking lifestyle since he was a teenager in Fargo, North Dakota. With a desire to make things that help people live a healthier more active life he has founded several businesses and designed many successful products in his life. He founded the original Burley Bags that became Burley Design in 1969. He later co-founded Advanced Training Products and Green Gear Cycling (dba Bike Friday) with his brother Hanz in 1992.

BICYCLE CONSULTANTS – consultants@bikefriday.com

Some of our Bike Consultants started as Bike Friday customers. Some have worked in our production line. All are cyclists, logging thousands of miles each year, and want to share their knowledge with you.

Walter Lapchynski,  Bike Expert, Long Time Veteran AND DER FAHRRADSPEZIALIST – walter@bikefriday.com

Bike Friday Garage: pakiT fixed gear belt drive, Haul-a-Day, Ever-E-Day

Walter is one of Bike Friday’s old-timers having worked in nearly every part of the company: production, inventory, service, and now as a Professional Bicycle Travel Consultant. Pick a destination and he’ll help facilitate a Bike Friday to take with you on your travels! Walter lives, breathes and rides Bike Friday. He is an everyday commuter who wholeheartedly believes in the bicycle as a revolutionary machine.

Peter Berra,  Bicycle Expert – USA, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Thailand – peterb@bikefriday.com

Bike Friday Garage: Pocket Llama, Pocket Rocket, SatR’Day, Family Tandem, Triple Tandem XL, Tikit, Silk, & Haul-a-Day.

Peter specializes in recreational, commuting, touring, road, mountain, single speeds, tandems and most things bike related. Peter believes that bikes are one of the best inventions ever, and a positive source of energy for a healthier, happier way of life. With more than 17 years of knowledge and experience, working in just about every department at Bike Friday, Peter feels confident in understanding and recommending the right Bike Friday for you.

SERVICE TEAM – service@bikefriday.com

Our service team lives to make it better. They’re each part doctor, part diplomat, part engineer, and part sleuth. Put those elements together and you have a team of ultimate problem solvers standing by to get you up and running and back on the road.

Ryan Foote, Line Master

Ryan has worked at Bike Friday longer than any other employee.


Todd Reed, E-Commerce/Shipping Manager – ToddR@bikefriday.com

Todd has been riding bikes all his life. He still remembers being particularly frustrated trying to master the Schwinn 3-speed and other low-end bikes he rode as a kid. He likes to tinker with projects such as lighting systems and other add-ons for his bikes making them more useful and fun to ride. Todd looks forward to riding his Bike Friday on some great adventures.

PRODUCTION TEAM – info@bikefriday.com

These are hardly production personnel in the traditional sense of the word. We think of them more as wizards. These are the craftspeople whose labor of love is hand-building your Bike Friday.

Willie Hatfield, Production Team Lead and Engineer – willieh@bikefriday.com

Bike Friday: super secret special project (one of many), Haul-A-Day

Winner of the Eugene and Portland Disaster Relief Trials, Willie likes to go fast, even when he’s living car-free day to day. On the job, he does double duty both designing and building. In his spare time, he fights pirates and rides dinosaurs.

Peter ‘Don’t Ask Me to Tour’ Kaspar, Line Master/Mad Scientist – PeterK@bikefriday.com

Bike Friday: Air Friday, Pocket Rocket Pro, Tandem, Triple, and several other, one of a kind experiments (always with high performance in mind, it must go fast!!)

Merle Rothweiler, Production – MerleR@bikefriday.com

Bike Friday: New World Tourist

Merle is our resident artist! He loves to draw and make metal sculptures out of discarded bike frame scraps. His posters are for sale in the web store.

Leo Shotridge, Production – LeoS@bikefriday.com

Frame prep and master painter here at Bike Friday.  He ensures your bike paint comes from the paint booth looking it’s best. He is no question the master of his domain.

MARKETING – marketing@bikefriday.com

Daniel Padilla, Marketing Coordinator – Danielp@bikefriday.com

To be fair, we should probably include every Bike Friday owner who has ever had a kind word to say about us, in our marketing team. The truth is, our customers have always been the power behind all of our marketing efforts, spreading the word and telling the world about their Bike Friday. Thank you…you make Marketing easier.

SUPPORT STAFF – info@bikefriday.com

From answering the phones to tracking invoices to jumping in wherever they are needed, our support staff is invaluable to the entire team.

Theresa Scholz  

Bike Friday: 1993 White diamond-frame New World Tourist

Fraeda Scholz, Master (Mistress) Of All Trades – fraedas@bikefriday.com


Numbers. It’s all about numbers, right? And no matter what your concerns, you can count on our numbers team for answers.

E-Lisa, Accounting – accounting@bikefriday.com


AF Jeff Linder in uniform3 EDITED

Jeff Linder,  PRINCIPAL/HR CONSULTANT/ALL-AROUND GREAT GUY – jeffl@bikefriday.com

Bike Friday: Pocket Rocket Pro, Haul-a-Day

Jeff started as a Bike Friday customer in 1994 and eventually bought into the company. An Airline pilot who frequently flew overseas, Jeff liked to take his bike with him on long flights so he could train and stay fit. His bike changed his life and he was so excited he became an angel investor in the company. Jeff has become a close and trusted friend to Alan and Hanz over the years, sharing family vacations together as well as long bike rides.

Hanz Scholz, CO-FOUNDER & DESIGNER (Emeritus)

Bike Friday: Pink & purple Air Friday

Hanz has moved to Washington state to spend time with his family. We still see him in the halls of Bike Friday once and a while. Hanz co-founded Bike Friday with his brother Alan. He’s the designer of Bike Friday New World Tourist, Tandem Two’sDay among many other amazing designs.