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About Us

Though we’re a bike shop that sells, builds and fixes bicycles, they’re really just the means to an end; albeit a beautifully designed means to an idyllic end. Our job most importantly is to encourage as many people as we can to get out and ride for transport and enjoyment. We'd love to make riding a bike as commonplace as your morning cup of coffee, which by the way is our other obsession.

 Dan

Dan

Dan worked his way around the world as a bike-messenger and chef. His two passions of hospitality and bikes have come together to give Bicycle Junction its unique flavour. Dan completed his chef’s apprenticeship in Copenhagen. His Danish heritage dictates that cycling runs through his veins and even as he completed his education he plied the streets of Copenhagen as a messenger and rickshaw rider. He believes strongly that cycling is for all, not just enthusiasts or sportspeople.  You will find him riding either his Surly Steamroller fixed gear or riding with his three children in the Christiania Cargo Bike.

 Dan's Bike
 Sam

Sam

While studying Industrial Design at Otago University, Sam spent most of his time exploring the lower South Island by bike. His intro to bikes began with a pink-forked DMR ‘Side Kick’ jump bike which seems to have had a lasting impression on his riding style. He can now be found in precarious situations on one of his many rigid mountain or touring bikes; or doing wheelies in the car park. Sam runs the workshop and is well versed in all areas of maintenance and building. He’ll service your road, mountain and commuter bikes’ or junk heap, or ideally help create the bike of your dreams.

 Sam's Bike
 Ezra

Ezra

You may have seen Ezra lugging camera gear between shoots on the weekend atop his vintage road bike. Or perhaps you've crossed paths with him lugging guitar amps between Cuba Street music venues on one of our cargo bikes. He's a busy man with his sights set on multiple creative projects at any one time - but he doesn't let that get in the way of providing the common Newtown folk with a delicious morning coffee, some light hearted banter and a friendly face. A dedicated musician, videographer and street-cruising bike enthusiast - if you haven't met him in our shopfront already, you're bound to see him somewhere around Wellington in the near future. Don't be a stranger! 
 Ezra's Bike
 Ilya

Ilya

Whether on his mountain bike in the wilderness, his touring bike in European Alps or fixing bikes in our cosy little workshop - Ilya is at home. Trained by Norwegian bicycle masters in their home territory, his knowledge is extensive and his skills are well honed. Oh, he’s also a bloody nice guy! Always up for a chin-wag and happy to share his well-traveled expertise from both in and out of the workshop. Furthermore, check out that beard! 

 Ilya's Bike
 Kelvin

Kelvin

A reformed traffic engineer you'll find Kelvin involved in local arts, music and celebration of simple adventure in daily life (and that most certainly involves bikes). Kelvin has lived and biked in Amsterdam, London and Brasil When he’s not organising events and bike happenings at Bicycle Junction he’s generally working on Wellington's best summer events such as Newtown Festival, Aro Fair, Cuba Dupa and the Arolympics. You might also find him DJ’ing the likes of b-side stories, Wellingtons Solid Gold Sound System and the Galaxy FM radio van. Kelvin is committed to a free-wheeling and fun vision of Wellington as a bikers, walkers and moochers paradise.
 Kelvin's Bike

Social Philosophy

We believe the simple choice of riding a bicycle as a daily mode of transport can be life-changing, while also helping to change the world. All over the planet bicycles are helping people to reconnect with their communities, appreciate the environment, and enjoy sustainable and healthy lifestyles. That's why we ride ours every day.

Coffee!

Grab a brew

Everyone is welcome at the junction, whether you ride routinely or are bicycle-y challenged. If you know a good extraction when you taste one in your coffee cup, our place is yours.