Our Story

Steve Morganstern has been participating in cycling events since age thirteen. He grew up in Ohio where year round cycling is difficult, but he never lost his passion for it.  Cycling is more than just a hobby. His wife, Shar and their sons are also into cycling, and often participate as a family at events or just enjoy neighborhood rides.

After college, he worked for two companies which are world renowned for customer service and satisfaction. He acquired a strong foundation and understanding of what it takes to meet the needs of his customers.  Steve's experience in the automobile service industry gives him a unique understanding of the old saying, the customer is always right. Steve believes bikes and cars are very similar in how people become strongly attached to them. Both owners know what they expect a sales or service experience to be.

Steve was a longstanding customer of Bicycle Ranch Scottsdale and was always impressed by their professional, prompt and courteous sales and service.   He approached owners Markus Zimmer and Andy Peshek about opening a Tucson location.

Bicycle Ranch Tucson provides a unique experience to cyclists of all ages and abilities. It is a place where cyclists of all the different varieties can congregate, ask questions, gain information, find products, and experience service that fits their needs and level of enjoyment.

There is nothing we like more than sharing the experience and love of cycling, be it a child’s first bike, a racers new dream or just something to hit the coffee shop on. We have everything you need to forever, Pedal On! 

Steve and Shar


Full Time

Russell Houghton is our head mechanic who is not afraid to take on almost any project. His hands on knowledge and drive for perfection make Russel a huge asset to our organization.  Russell will also assist you with your bike purchasing by helping narrow down the factors that will determine what type of bike will fit the needs of your current and future riding. Need advice on what products to have to keep your bike in top shape? Russell will get you going in the right direction and if you want to sit and chat, he will make you a mean cup of coffee to pass the time.

Jay Morganstern decided to join the family business in the fall of 2015. With a Masters degree in teaching and many years of experience, Jay has decided to take a break from the world of traditional education to help educate people on the joy of cycling. With a huge smile and personality to match, you will find Jay assisting with sales as well as repairs. 

Part Time

Dan Mills has been in the Tucson Bike shop scene for a number of years as well as having worked at shops in Colorado. A long time mountain bike racer Dan is a great resource for riders of all abilities. He helps ensure a proper bike and proper fit for anyone looking to ride. Also a strong road rider Dan can be seen hammering with the front pack of our weekly Roundup ride. 

Max Rich is a college student who stumbled upon our shop not long after we opened. Although we were not the closest shop to his home or school, he found something appealing about us and when the opportunity arose, he jumped at the chance to join our team. An experienced road racer, Max has great insights into what people are looking for in a bike and how to make sure what the customer is looking for will fit that need. Max is also rides mountain bikes, single speed and has recently taken up bike packing.