Bike trade tweeps

Carlton Reid
Bike trade tweeps

This HUGE list of 700+ bike folks using Twitter is updated frequently

NOTE: the article beneath the list of bike folks using Twitter was written in November 2008 and, in parts, has not aged well. However, the list of 'tweeps' is constantly updated with the latest bike-related 'tweeters'.

As of 16th September 2009 this list contained 749 names: click to see their profile pages and hit 'follow' to add them to your list. The names are listed chronologically, not alphabetically, i.e. the earlier the name appears in a list, the earlier that person or brand joined Twitter.

Here's a selection of bike Twitterati, with direct clicky-clicky links to their Twitter accounts. If you're in the bike trade or have a bike blog, or ride for a living, or you're in one of the other categories and you want to appear on this list (or want to tell me of somebody we've missed), please get in touch: @carltonreid 

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RIDERS (ROAD)
Taylor Phinney
Lance Armstrong
George Hincapie
Carlos Sastre
Jani Brajkovic
Ivan Basso
Dave Zabriskie
Liz Hatch
Brittany Kolb
Mick Rogers
Koos Moerenhout
Tom Danielson
Christian Vandevelde
Floyd Landis
Brad White
Jesse Sargent
Sam Bewley
Levi Leipheimer
Roman Kilun
Tim Johnson
Charlie Wegelius
Scott Nydam
James Stout
Ben King
Jason Hillmire
Robbie McEwen
Saul Raisin
Tom Southam
Liam Holohan
Chris Sidwells
Dan Fleeman
Eddy van IJzendoorn
Cadel Evans
Chris Horner
Jeff Louder
Jeremy Powers
Pivvay
Danny Finneran

Andy Schleck

Bradley Wiggins

Karl Arvesen

Mark Renshaw

Lauren Stendam

Danny Pate

Fumy Beppu

Koen de Kort

Steven de Jongh

Brett Lancaster

Roger Hammond

Eki Ekimov

RIDERS (MTB)
Hans 'No Way' Rey
Rachel Atherton
Gee Atherton
Brian Lopes
Grant Fielder
Ryan Magin
Rebecca Rusch
Cheri Elliott
Mary Metcalf (MTBikemary)
Danielle Musto
Will Longden

Steve Peat
Greg Minnaar

RIDERS (CX)

Molly Cameron

Helen Wyman

BMXers (riders and industry)
The Come Up has provided the following list of BMXers (pros and companies) on Twitter. Some of the names below are listed in other categories also.
edwardkoenning
Used to ride for Volume, was in Nowhere Fast.
KRTS Former part-owner of Standard.
quis quis.cc and music used in BMX videos.
Chadbacomesh Chad Degroot
SubrosaBrand Ryan Sher
Adambanton
Deluxebmx Mark Noble, former Ride UK owner now of Deluxe
Ryanmagin pro racer
GJReeves88
aaronbuckley BMX photographer
larryrhodesjr Videographer
odysseybmx Chris C from Odyssey
Jaredsouney Photographer
Brooklynmark Used to run 20inchnyc.com
Themangler Michael McQueen, videographer
Mutinybikes Gaz from Mutiny
Ridebmx
ProfileRacing: Matt Coplon
Sundaybikes Jim C, owner of Sunday
MarkEaton
Hellonearthcult Rochester’s gang of mean BMX blokes
Twobyfourbmx Van Homan
Eyetod75 The dude with the ponytail in Mega Tour 8. Also works at QBP.
Standardbykeco
Espn_BMX Mostly run by Cody York with some appearances by Brian Tunney.
Cyorkphoto Cody York’s personal Twitter
Temperedbikes The Australian BMX company that isn’t Colony
BenHucker pro rider
1664BMX Canadian BMX distributer
FIT2009 Robbie Morales
MikeMastroni
Danscomp
Nigelsylvester pro rider
FormatNY: Nigel Sylvester's shop
Harrisonboyce BMX blogger
FatBMX
VinylBMX Austin-based clothing company
Cottle01 Mike Cottle, OBMX owner
JoeSimon Mutiny co-owner 

BROADCASTERS
Phil Liggett
Bob Roll
Cyclevox, Brian Smith (Eurosport)
Anthony McCrossan
David Harmon, Eurosport
Paul Sherwen
JoE Silva
Robbie Ventura

Chris Boardman

TEAMS/MANAGERS/TEAM CREW/FITNESS
Rock Racing
Rory Masini
Slipstream
Doug Ellis
Johan Bruyneel
Allen Lim
The Road Diaries (SRAM)
Axel Merckx
Sportstest
Team Ouch
Team Astana
Phil Sutherland, Team Type 1 & 2
Team Type 1
Team Symmetrics
Trek_Ben
SRAM on the road (athlete liaison)
Specialized Demo
AW Cycles
Jake from Garmin
Cervelo Test Team
Scott Daubert, Trek Race Teams
CyclingMechanic
Threshold Cycling
Jelly Belly
Bissell Cycling
Boston College Cycling Team
I Team
Rapha Condor
Rabosport
Trouperacingco (MTB team)
Endura Racing
CycloClub training

TeamRadioShack

TRADE MAG JOURNALIST/INDUSTRY ORGS
Bikes Belong
Carlton Reid (executive editor of BikeBiz)
Jon Harker (editor of BikeBiz)
Mark Sutton (BikeBiz dep ed)
ACTSmart, UK
Megan Tompkins, editor of Bicycle Retailer (doesn't update much)
Velobiz, Germany
Lisa Foster (managing editor of BikeBiz)
Bicycle Retailer
NBDA
Un Tour de Velo 

JOURNALISTS
Andrew Hood, VeloNews
Patrick O'Grady, the Republican-leaning cartoonist/columnist
Andrew Dodd, MBUK
Dave Arthur
Chipps
Plastic Peleton
Benjamin Haworth
Jez Loftus
Mark Alker
Gary Boulanger, BikeRadar.com
Edward Pickering
Lionel Birnie
Andy Waterman
Buffalo Bill, Moving Target
Rupert Guiness, Sydney Morning Herald
Neal Rogers, VeloNews
Jim Langley
Mark McClusky, Wired
Joe Parkin ('A Dog in a Hat')
Simon Richardson, Cycling Weekly
Bob Cullinan
Tim Zimmermann (Wetass)
Rebecca Charlton

Dr Giles P. Croft (Cycling Plus medical advisor) 

CONSUMER MAGAZINES/WEBSITES
VeloNews
Bicycling Magazine
Road Magazine
Roadcycling magazine, New Zealand
Momentum Magazine
Road.cc
Dirt Rag
Singletrack, UK
CycleSport
Triathlete Magazine
Cycling Weekly (cyclingtweets)
Distilled Magazine
Audax Checkpoint (Australia)
RoadcyclingUK

BMX Plus
L'Equipe
CyclingNews.com
Cycling Plus

Descent-World

MBUK
 

INDUSTRY LEADERS
Gary Fisher
Mike Sinyard (president of Specialized)
Karen Rizzo, Kryptonite
Luke Scheybeler
(co-founder of Rapha)

SUPPLIERS
Xtracycle
Masi
Interbike
Used HQ of Germany
Sugoi
Timbuk2
Phil Wood & Co.
Delta7
Profile Racing
Evomo
Zoic Clothing
VeloFello
Wheeltags
ManitouMTB
HayesBrakes
Swobo
Action Wipes
SkeeseGreets
Howies
Pedros
Wiggle
Trek MTB
Bailey Works
Black Bottoms
Hincapie Sports
BottleSport, UK
Velo Orange, Annapolis MD
Schwinn Tailwind
Vanderkitten
Cyclelogical, USA
Zugster Bags
Gagedesoto
BooCoo Gear
Norco Bikes
Hykeham Wholesale
Bikemor
Time Sport USA
Buff Life
Panache Cycle
Athlete Octane
Progressive Bike
Ibis Cycles
Avenir Parts
Cotic Bikes
Shand Cycles
CycleOps
Cannondale
Wolvenberg, Belgium
Castelli
Felt Bicycles
Madsen cargo bikes
Kona (Russ, Kona's Euro marketing guy)
Vans
Casey Kohner, Trek web guy
Rapha (US)
Ergon
Crank Brothers
Twin Six
Sweat Pea Bikes
Beru Factor001
Kind Bikes
Oakley Inc.
fi'zi:k
Steve Blick (Oakley marketing)
Mutiny Bikes
Ruckus Components
VO Max Apparel
Subrosa Brand
EOS Racing Products (Cyclewrks)
Chumba Racing
Odyssey BMX
Orange
London Bike Company
Grease Monkey Wipes
iSMARTtrain (OTAG)
Velorbis, Copenhagen
Sun Ringle
Standard Byke Co.
Zapata Cycles
Lazer Helmets
Fox
XLab USA
Siren Bicycles
Nikwax
Saddleback
Ordnance Survey
Banjo Brothers

Patagonia
Tweak Bikes
Jango Bikes
Evil Bikes
Tarty Bikes

Haro Bikes

Masi Bicycles
Gita Bike

Outlier Tailored

Gore RideOn Cables

Mountain Cycle

Louis Garneau

Dahon

Evil Bikes (Todd Seplavy)

Whyte Bikes

BIKE DESIGNERS
Scot Nicol
Justin Stevenson
Mark Sanders

ENERGY GELS/FOOD
Fluid
Peter Slater, Science in Sport (SiS)
GU Energy
Motortabs
FRS Healthy Energy
H20Overdrive

BIKE SHOPS
AUSTRALIA
Fix My Ride
Cheeky Transport, Sydney

NEW ZEALAND
B:Spoke Cycles

IRELAND
World Wide Cycles
Wheelworx, Dublin

NORTHERN IRELAND
Real Cycles, Belfast
Cycle Zone, Antrim
Dave Kane Cycles, Belfast
Chain Reaction Cycles, Belfast (Andy Watson, sales manager)
Chain Reaction Cycles, Belfast (shop Twitter account)

ENGLAND
Bikegoo, East Sussex
Wiggle
18Bikes, Peak District
Practical Cycles, Lancashire
Village Bike Shop
Maurice Burton, De Ver Cycles, London
Speeds Cycles, Bromsgrove
Always Riding (online-only, cycling apparel)
Sub 7 Bikes (online-only)
Velorution, London
Chevin Cycles, West Yorkshire (Matthew Peacock)
Cycle Works, Surrey
Condor Cycles, London
Victory Cycles, Rainham, Kent
Leisure Wheels
Zero G Bikes
, Bristol
Prologue Bikes
Cycle Surgery
Cycletech
, High Wycombe
Halfords

Pennine Cycles

SCOTLAND
Cycle World
Hardie Bikes, Scotland
Singletrack Bike, Galashiels, Scotland

WALES

Tredz

 

CANADA
Cap's Bicycle Shop, New Westminster, BC

USA
Greggs Cycles
Cycle Dynamics
Jack And Adams
Lighten Up Bikes
Mellow Johnny's of Austin, Texas (Lance's shop)
First Flight Bicycles, Statesville, NC
Revolution Cycles, Arlington, VA
NYC Velo, New York City
Precision Bikes, California
Clever Cycles, Portland, OR
Veloce Bicycles, Portland, OR
Revolution Cycles, Virginia
Pedal Dynamics, Seattle
Renaissance Bicycles (web)
Infinite Cycles, Riverton, UT
Bici Coop, Birmingham, AL
Boulder Cycle Sport, CO
Team Estrogen, Portland, OR (cycling apparel, online-only)
Bangtail Bikes, Montana
Andy Clark (CompetitiveCyclist.com, AR)
Handlebars Cycle Co., Buffalo, NY
I. Martin Cycles, Los Angeles
IROcycle, Middleburg, PA
Cambria Bike, Paso Robles, Ca
Pedal PowerCT, Middletown, CT
American Cyclery, San Francisco, Ca
International Bicycle Center, Boston
Roswell Bicycles, Roswell, GA
Genesis Bicycles, Easton, PA
John Henry Bikes,  North Shore, Vancouver, B.C.
Wheel Works Bikes
, Boston area (Belmont and Somerville)
B+L Bike and Sports
, San Diego
No Brakes Bikes
, Atlanta
BikewaysWNC
, Henderson, NC
Bryson City Bicycles
, Bryson City, NC

PORTUGAL
Pato Cycles

GERMANY
Light Bikes
Adrenalin Bikes, Furth

Cesur Bikes, Münster

COSTA RICA
Bike Station

CYCLE TO WORK SCHEMES (UK)
Tax Free Cycle (Cyclesurgery)

Cycle Scheme Ltd

ACADEMICS
Dr Ian Walker
Bicycle Planner
(Greg Rybarczyk)

FORUMS
Vintage BMX
Frameforum
(framebuilders' forum)

DOGS
Lucy the Shop Dog (Bicycle Therapy, PA)
Olive at NAHBS

BLOGS
Bikehugger
Track Stand
Cyclelicious
Girl Meets Bike
SoCalCycling
Culinary Competitor
Velogal
Bike World News
Leguape
HuckMonkey
Ready to Ride
Bike Diva
Commute by bike
Bikeableplanet
UltraRob
MTB Trail Review
Kadisco
Donna Tocci, social media queen
Velochimp
SOAR Communications
Steve Boehmke
Kathleen King, artist to the stars
Crank My Chain/PDXKtv
Zappoman
Astroboy
Roadrid3r
Athletetraining
Surlyrider
Cyclo Cross Mafia
Cicloeleganza
Righteous Metal Broad
KarlOnSea
Bicycle Touring Pro
Organic Athlete
Amsterdamize
Syn3rgyTV
Arsbars
Podiumgirl
Velofreak
Chris Matthews, Global Marketing Integrations Manager at Specialized
Vann Schaffner, Livestrong Challenger
Euro Peloton Blog
Bikeportland (Jonathan Maus, founder/editor)
Ellyblue, managing editor of BikePortland.org
Triple Crankset
Mackyfranklin
Real Geeks Ride
Shedfire (Brant Richards)
Doug Report
Cyclingfans
ESPN Cycling
Cyclist Village
Tour de Tweets
Heidi Swift
Hungry Cyclist
Real Geeks Ride
BikeNounVerb
Soul BMX
Bike Skirt
Biking Bis
Bicycle Frenzy
Livecycling, Belgium
Bike Tips
Bike Ride
EcoVelo
Cycle1st
London Cycle News
Washing Machine Post
Low Cadence
Using Bicycles
I Hate Bikes
MountainBiking.com
Podium Cafe
Cycling Quotient
Track Cycling
Light Bikes, Germany
Bike Rumor
Fixed Gear Fever
Bicyclism
On the Banking
Mtobikes
Real Cycling (Rob Ainsley)
Campyrider
No More Shadows
BMX Now (Twitter-only)
2Wheels4me
Cycling Dude
SPRFLS
Hit the North
Dave Moulton (ex-framebuilder)
Active Cycling
Fillarilla (Finnish for 'by bike')
Tim Butcher, academic who blogs about cycling
Podium Insight
Cogsnob
The Come Up, BMX blog
Treadly And Me
Brooklyn by Bike
London Cycle News


Bike Commuting in Columbus

David J Schloss, Bikehugger tech

Cycling Tips

Velogirl

FILM/PHOTOGRAPHY
Cyclefilm
Carson Blume
Liz Kreutz
Dan Barham
Guy Swarbrick
Cycling Focus
Velo Shooter (Larry Hickmott)
Phil O'Connor
Velo Dramatic
KWC
Richard Seipp
Steve Behr

PODCASTS/VIDEOS/RADIO/TV
Velo Vanity Radio
Spoken Media
Fredcast
Two Johns Podcast
Steephill TV
The Bike Show, Jack Thurston
Yarrabug Radio, Australia
Cycling Central, Australia
Bones Over Metal
Freecaster TV
Bikethrow
Cycling TV

Velocast

BIKE HOLIDAYS/GUIDING
Mike Brcic (Sacred Rides MTB hols)
Islay Birding (wilderness bike trips on Islay)
Great Rock (Yorkshire)
Trek Travel
, USA
Ciclismotours

CYCLE HIRE
Peak Cycle Hire (Derby)
Bike and Roll, NYC
Bobby's Bike Hike
, Chicago

BOOKS
Bike to Work Book
Al Reid (ad manager for Bike to Work Book and British Cycling)
 
VELODROMES
Dick Lane Velodrome, Georgia, USA
NSC Velodrome, Blaine, MN, USA
Hellyer Velodrome, San Jose, CA, USA
ADT Event Center, Carson, CA, USA
Encino Velodrome, CA, USA

TRIATHLETES (from Jack and Adams)
Michael Lovato
Amanda Lovato
James Bonney
Terra Castro
Desiree Ficker
Chris Lieto
Heather Fuhr
Paula Newby Frasier
Michellie Jones
Jordan Rapp
Spencer Smith
TriBlogs

PUBLIC RELATIONS/MARKETING
Chip at SOAR
Shop Girl Inc.
Joe Doyle, Stalelife

BEER/COFFEE
New Belgium Brewing
Kinetic Koffee

MISC
Byclog
Bike Feeds
Green Bike Share, Berkeley, CA
Target Sports (sports sponsorship)
Yehuda Moon
Bike Polo
Family on Bikes (Alaksa to Argentina)
Velo Tips
Cat Dailey
Freewheelin' bike share (Humana)
Bicycle City (but no updates since Aug 08)
Race Wheel Rentals
Cyclingfansanon
Artcrank, "bicycle-inspired original poster artwork."
Curtis Cramblett, bike fit and eSoles, San Jose, CA
Globe Cycle
, round-the-world speed cycle attempt
Umbrella Girls USA
Tumbleweeds

Bike Club
The Tour, Baby

SOCIAL NETWORKING
Cycle Social
Cycle It
iBikeRide (MTBs)

MECHANICS
Todd Downs (race mechanic for Mavic)
Cycletech (mobile mechanic, High Wycombe, UK)
Bicycle Tutor (video bike mechanic)
Ben Skinner, hjulcompaniet, (obsolete bicycle parts specialist)

BICYCLING MAYORS
Sam Adams, Portland, Oregon
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London


TRAIL BUILDERS

Phil Saxena


CYCLING CELEBS
Dave Gorman
Wayne Hemingway
(not many posts yet)

CYCLING CLUBS
Muddbunnies (women's MTB club, Vancouver, BC)
London Phoenix
Audax Australia

ADDICTS
Real Estate Chick
Robin Williams (as in *the* Robin Williams)

JOB SEEKERS/JOB AGENCIES
Mark Malone, UK
Bicyclejobs

CHARITIES and CAMPAIGNS
Livestrong
Bikes Against Hunger (Meals on 2 Wheels)
World Bicycle Relief
Double Bike Match
World Commute (CatEye)
Team Will
Bike the US for MS
Pedal to Paris - Poppy appeal
BEN
Bike Pure
Bike Hub, UK cycle levy scheme

BICYCLE ADVOCACY
Virginia Bicycling Federation
Kansascyclist
Bike to Work Spokane
BTA Oregon
CTC, UK
Tempe Bicycle Action Group, Arizona
Rails to Trails
Streets Blog
Bike Houston
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
Bikeramento, Sacramento
Boise Bike Week
Cascade Bicycle
3feet2pass, CO
Bikes and Transit
Dundee Cycles, Omaha NE
Wheels of Justice
Sustrans
303 Cycling, Colorado
Pedal Pushers, UK
CycleSheffield, UK
Richard Fries (US)
Bath Cycling Campaign, UK
Missouri Bicycle Federation
Jenn of IMBA
Bike Town, Spartanburg, SC
1World2Wheels
Mt Baker Bicycle Club, Whatcom CO, WA
BikingToronto
Bike League
, Leagure of American Bicyclists
Bicycle Victoria
, Australia
Bicycle Queensland
, Australia
London Cycling Campaign

BikeBelles
(Sustrans)

RIDE/TOUR/EVENT INFO
RAGBRAI, Iowa
Specialized D4W East
Demo Wayne (Wayne Clen-Murphy, demo guy for Trek UK)
Dana Point Grand Prix

RACE INFO/ORGANISATION
Amgen Tour of California
Tour of Britain
Fredcast Daily Tour
Tour de France updates
TourFrance
TdFBlog
Mud Blood Ball, Crossnatz
Tour Down Under
Tour de Tweets
USGP of Cyclocross
Naked Racing, UK
Jim Ochowicz
Tour Johnny's (Mellow Johnny's TdF-specific account)
Tour of Utah
Tour of Missouri
Tour Series, UK
Women's Cycling
Mountain Bike World Cup
(Fort William)
Cross Vegas
(Brook Watts)

GOVERNING BODIES
USA Triathlon

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If you want to appear on this list, send me a direct message. Via Twitter, of course.

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You may not want to blog, but you may want to Tweet. You may want to do both.

Tweet? Get out of here! Twitter.com may have a flippant name but it's rapidly become one of the most popular 'social media' websites out there. You sign up for an account and 'follow' individuals interesting to yourself. They, in turn, may 'follow' you.

When you follow somebody you get regular soundbites from them, and you can write soundbites of your own.

You have 140 characters to play with per 'tweet'. You can flog your latest product ("sale now on, last few widgets remaining") or show your human side ("slurping the first Java of the day").

As you'd expect, a number of tech businesses jumped on the Twitter bandwagon early. Some bike businesses have also been on awhile. Many fade away, others stick it out and are seeing the benefits as the 'Twitterverse' - the online world of Twitter users - expands.

The business case for using Twitter is growing. Here’s how a US coffee shop doubled its clientele through clever and proactive use of Twitter. And a pizza shop shows how to ramp up sales.

Independent coffee shops and pizza outlets have to battle multiples and need to be flexible and creative, yet without huge marketing budgets. Sound familiar?

Bike shops and suppliers can auto contact folks on Twitter who mention bikes - or other keywords - in their locality, or global. It's from a free service called TwitterHawk.

Tweets can be written - and read - from Twitter.com or from any number of 'clients' built for the Blackberry or the iPhone or for online aggregation, via third party apps such as Tweetie or Twhirl. You can become a power user by installing TweetDeck.

Lance Armstrong is a convert to Twitter. He Twitters from his Blackberry and has 50,000 Twitter followers but doesn't follow many back [UPDATE: he does follow more people now, and is also good for confirming which pro riders on Twitter are real and which are fakes. He's nearly got 1m followers]. So, while not much social interaction with Armstrong is going to happen, you get to read personal stuff (you'll know when he wakes up for instance, I got a ping about this a minute ago) and will also get up-to-the-minute coverage of his racing. Yesterday he wrote: "Just finished Greune. Hard effort. Been awhile since I've done that."

This was a US time trial and readers of his Tweets knew exactly when he was carbo loading the day before. (Will he later psyche out his roadie opponents with false Tweets about the number of times he's climbed Mont Ventoux that day?)

Armstrong's trainer Chris Carmichael is also now Tweeting. He revealed Armstrong won the time trial: "Lance won Tour de Greune TT. Not a bad performance but still a long way to go to TdF fitness. Going to the wind tunnel soon!"

But it's not all performance talk. Tweets can also flesh out people's personal lives. How else would we know that Carmichael's kids dressed him up for Hallow'een?

"Going soon with the kids trick or treating...My son has me dressed up as a giant whoopie cushion!"

Is this too much personal information? Stop following the individual concerned.

But, before you think Twitter is just for teenybopper 'my favourite food' style anecdotes, there's plenty of useful stuff on there, too. There are news channels to subscribe to (BBC, CNN, Sky News etc) and Twitter-only news channels which often break news stories before they appear in the mainstream media. Want to know about earthquakes in Taichung, bike factory central, before the media reports about them? Get yourself on Twitter.

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