Breadwinner Cycles was founded in 2013 by passionate, hardworking cyclists with an eye for fine craftsmanship. Since day one our mission has been to Build beautiful handmade bicycles for people who love to ride every day. That mission continues with every breadwinner built in our shop in Portland, Oregon. The beautiful bike town of Portland provides continuous inspiration from the hordes of enthusiastic roadies, adventurous gravel riders, thrill seeking mountain bikers, determined racers, and dedicated commuters that ride past our shop every day.
As one of the original founders of Breadwinner, Tony takes great pride in leading our team of cycling enthusiasts and keeping everyone focused on delivering an incredible experience to our riders. He also heads the production shop, builds our specialty tooling, refines our process, and welds every Breadwinner frame and fork. He grew up riding BMX bikes on trails and fire roads before graduating to the new sport of mountain biking in the 1980s. In the early 2000s, after working many years as a bicycle mechanic, he taught himself how to build bicycle frames and fell in love with the craft. He loves motorcycling, skiing and mountain biking (mostly with his son).
Flatlander who made his way to the Pacific Northwest to find mountains, pothole free pavement, and rustic singletrack. Alex folded Sugar Wheel Works into the Breadwinner story through 2019 and transitioned into Breadwinner Cycles to manage commerce, product and customer experience. Alex is an experienced rider and racer who thinks the climb is the best part of every descent. He will use his encyclopedic product knowledge and act as your arbiter of tech and taste to ensure that your new Breadwinner looks, feels, functions, and glides along like a never-ending tailwind.
Mollie joined Breadwinner after completing the framebuilding course at United Bicycle Institute in 2019 and has grown to be a key part of our framebuilding production. Mollie loves bikepacking on her own frame all over Oregon and anywhere else she can.