Meet Our Staff

Our Family

Hi there! We are the Whites (Brad, Jenny, Macen, Molly and Emma), owners of Velo City Cycles. Brad and I both grew up with a love for cycling; whether it was recreational rides with our families, bombing around the neighborhood with friends, competing in triathlons or road races. Holland is my (Jenny's) hometown, and when it came to starting a family, we loved what Holland had to offer. We love this community and are proud to be a small part of it. 

Our hope is that Velo City Cycles feels like your neighborhood bike shop. We offer many activities centered around kids, families and cyclists of all disciplines, speeds and abilities. Thank you for shopping with us and we look forward to riding with you soon!

- The Whites

Our Staff

Brad White

Owner / Retired Pro Cyclist for UnitedHealthcare

Favorite food: hamburger

Favorite beverage: Americano

Favorite bike I've ever owned: Schwinn Le Tour

When I'm not working at VCC, you can find me riding my bike around West Michigan or building tree forts in the woods with our kids.

Brent Groenewoud

Master Mechanic

Favorite food: yogurt

Favorite beverage: Maker's Mark

Favorite music: Jeffrey Foucault

Favorite bike I've owned: Seven Sola custom and steel

When I'm not working at VCC, you can most likely find me at home doing Sudoku or watching movies by the campfire with my wife.

If I could ride anywhere in the world, it would be Ireland.

Nate Guiles

Master Mechanic

Favorite food: gummy bears or pizza

Favorite beverage: Green Goodness

Favorite music: acoustic

Favorite bike I ever owned: Salsa El Mariachi

If I could ride anywhere in the world, I would head to New Zealand.

Sandy Brewer

Sales Floor / Web Sales Manager

Favorite food: blueberries

Favorite beverage: sweet tea

Favorite music: Country/Bluegrass

Favorite bike I ever owned: Cannondale Synapse Carbon 4

When I'm not working at VCC or riding, you can most likely find me playing my flute with the Holland American Legion Band and the Hope College Concert Band.

If I could ride anywhere in the world, it would be in Hawaii. It's very busy, but the weather is always nice.

Todd Meredith

Sales

Favorite food: pizza and cole slaw

Favorite beverage: coffee, water, stout and porters (in that order)

Favorite music: rock, hard rock, heavy metal (not 80s hairbands!) 

Favorite bike I ever owned: CAADX and my super X cyclocross bikes. But really my favorite bikes are any well maintained ones that are being ridden. 

When I'm not working at VCC or riding, you can find me having fun with my wife, Jill (riding, running, maybeeeeee swimming, drinking a coffee or beer), and also hanging with our two sweet cats. 

Aaron Dowling

Mechanic / Sales

Favorite food: nachos

Favorite beverage: Arnold Palmer

Favorite music: my mood dictates that...

Favorite bike I've owned: Cannondale F29 Carbon 1

When I'm not working at VCC, you can most likely find me hanging out with my family or working on a project in my garage.

If I could ride anywhere in the world, it would be from villa to villa on the shoreline of Italy.

Nolan VanderZwaag

Sales 

Favorite food: steak

Favorite beverage: chocolate milk

Favorite music: Jack Johnson/Country

Favorite bike you’ve ever owned: Lefty F29'er

When not working at Velo, you can mostly likely find me sailing on Lake Michigan.

If I could ride anywhere in the world, it would be in Whistler, British Columbia.

Sam Cervantes-Esparza

Sales

Favorite food: al pastor tacos from Rosie's

Favorite music: The Feelies

Favorite beverage: Cucumber Gatorade

Favorite bike I ever owned: Cannondale Slate Apex 1 

When I'm not working at VCC, you can find me giving tattoos or hanging out with pals.

If I could ride anywhere in the world, I would like to bike through the ruins of Greece. 

Jenny White

Owner

Favorite food: tacos

Favorite beverage: cortado

Favorite bike I ever owned: My Salsa Merrakesh for riding around town with my kids. 

When I'm not working at VCC, you can find me hanging out with my three kiddos and Brad.

If I could ride anywhere in the world, I would be cruising the coastal roads in Spain.

Brad's Career Highlights

  • 2014 Paris Roubaix finisher
  • 2014 Tour of Langkawi Stage 5 winner
  • 2014 Wilmington Grand Prix, 1st Place
  • 2014 Tulsa Tough Stage 3 (Cry Baby Hill), 1st Place
  • 2013/2014 Glencoe Grand Prix, 1st Place
  • 2013 Prairie State Cycling Series’ Beverly and St. Charles Criteriums, 1st place
  • 2012 USA Pro Criterium Championship, 3rd Place
  • 2012 Tour of Portugal, 10th Place in the Prologue
  • 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge Most Aggressive Rider Stg 1
  • 2009 Tour of California Most Courageous Rider, Stage 3
  • 2009 Tour of Missouri Most Aggressive Rider, Stage 4
  • 2008 Tour of Utah, Winner of Sprinter’s Jersey
  • 2007 Winning Tour of the Gila as a CAT 2