Wes received a mountain bike from Santa way back in 1995. Two years after that, he was in looking for a job. It started out as just a couple of days after school and by graduation in 1999, he was working 30 hours a week. After graduation, he picked up full time hours. While working at the shop, Wes found time to pick up Associates Degree in Computer Programming from Mitchell Community College. Wes has worked on bikes from the late 1800’s and up during his time with M.O.M.B.A.T (mombatbicycles.com)
Wes has a love for building bike trails from back when he first started riding and building trails in his neighborhood to now heading up the trail building effort at Bigleaf Slopes Park.
Wes is a former chairman with the Iredell County Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and current chairman of the Downtown Statesville Development Corporation. Wes leads 3 rides a week and is constantly thinking of new rides to have fun whether on the trails, gravel or road.
Levi Baer (Sales) :
Born in Little Rock, AR and raised in Hendersonville, NC. Levi grew up exploring the mountains of Western North Carolina on both two wheels and two feet. Levi was first introduced to mountain biking by his dad and got his first taste of it riding the trails of Pisgah and Dupont. After that he was hooked.
Levi attended Appalachian State and while in school he began working at a YMCA summer camp where he ran the summer mountain bike program. In this role Levi taught groups of kids ages 6-16 the basics of mountain biking and took many of them on their first trail rides. Through those experiences Levi found a love for sharing his enthusiasm for cycling and the outdoors.
Levi continues to share his enthusiasm for cycling at First Flight Bicycles and finds just as much enjoyment in helping you prepare for a race as he does in helping you find your first ever bike.
Gavin Hughes (Sales):
Gavin was born in Easton, Maryland. With a load of flat land, he primarily rode his bike to the beach during summer stays on Assateague Island. After a drastic move to the Sonoran desert, Gavin began to ride on his mothers’ beach cruiser. Realizing the beauty of the desert despite the triple digit heat, he rode his first beaten trail near the Superstition Mountain... on a beach cruiser. Once his first mountain bike in hand, he was out riding in the barren desert, finding lost mines and abandoned buildings from long ago. Upon moving to Statesville, Gavin found his love for true mountain bike trails, experiencing trails meant for riding with flowy, intense speed and technical features. Gavin has found his place at First Flight Bikes to help spread the enjoyment of cycling, no matter what type of riding you may delve into. From road to trail, Gavin will help you find your fit and make sure you have a blast doing it.
Enoch Mogusu (Service)
Enoch's passion for riding brought him to First Flight Bicycles. Starting first in our company warehouse learning to build bikes for all the stores and now has progressed into a service mechanic. Enoch loves working on bikes and making sure every rider has a bike that works well to have fun.