About Us

We are located in the Historic Downtown Shopping/Business District of New Bern, North Carolina. We’re an independent, family-owned bicycle shop with the stated goal of improving the cycling experience of cyclists of all ages and interests – commuters, mountain, road, and bmx riders; family / fitness / recreational riders, triathletes and local racers. Our collective passion is for the road and we are fortunate to have an abundance of great places all around us to feed our passion. We Do Love to Ride!

Come visit us, talk bikes, talk life, talk family, find out about the rides that leave from our shop and all the routes in the surrounding area, grab a cool drink in the middle of a hot ride, or maybe even a shot of Illy Espresso (our espresso maker, “Francis Francis” is perpetually at the ready!).

We strive to keep “AC” a low-key, friendly atmosphere (yet curious / informative) but sometimes, admittedly, our passion for all things bikes shows through. Forgive us. We do love us some beautiful bikes!

AtOmic Cycles Staff

Tom Hewitt - Owner and 20+ year avid road cyclist

Josh Brown - Mechanic/Sales/Cat1 Racer

TOM (Owner)
Status: Cat 4 & Master's 50+ Racer(?)
Hometown: Ocala, FL
Preferred Local Restaurant(s): 247 Craven & The Chelsea
Preferred Drink: Tequila Cuke Concoction (Chelsea)
Preferred Food(s): Eastern Carolina BBQ & Ahi Tuna (Rare)
Current "Whip": Specialized Venge "Lunch Race"
Known For: "...Got a Twenty on Ya'?"
Nickname: "Ol' Diesel"
Hobbies: Just Tryin' to Race
JOSH (Mechanic and Sales)
Status: Cat 1 Racer
Hometown: New Bern, NC
Preferred Local Restaurant: El Taco Loco
Preferred Drink: Woodford Reserve
Preferred Food(s): Pizza & Burritos
Current "Whip": "The General"
Known For" "Makin' Grown Men Cry"
Nickname: "Wolfman"
Hobbies: "...ain't nobody got time fo dat" !

Ryan Jackson - Sales/Mechanic

Ryan (Sales/Mechanic)

Husband, father, full-time student, bicycle mechanic & donut connoisseur
Hometown: Salisbury, MD
Preferred Local Restaurant(s): El Tequila & Morgan's Tavern
Preferred Drink: Alcohol
Preferred Food: Donuts
Current "Whip": 2013 'Custom' Specialized Crux
Known For: "...it is what it is"
Nickname: "Snowman"
Preferred Local Ride: "Gravel of the Croatan"