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Last Updated on June 29, 2021

Our Team

Bikeshaven.com is a website that is dedicated to writing about cycling forever. We discuss all types of cycling to educate and inform enthusiasts of the sport. Whether an individual has taken it up as a career or hobby- there’s information to make their experience better.

Cycling can be confusing, especially if you’re not aware of what type you want to engage in. The choice determines what type of bike you’ll get together with the accessories.

Another important aspect of cycling is to ensure that you choose the right bike depending on the terrain you intend to frequent.

The aim of this site is to ensure that you are not overwhelmed when it comes to making these decisions. When you become part of our biking community, you’ll be able to avoid mistakes many tend to make. 

What you’ll Get

When you visit our blog page, you’ll find;

  1. Tips on where to start your cycling journey if you’re a beginner.
  2. Guides to enhance your experience for intermediate and expert cyclists.
  3. Review of the top-rated bikes and buying guides to make your buying decision hassle-free.
  4. A guide on cycling gear and recommendations on the must-have accessories to ensure your cycle is safe, secure, and enjoyable.
  5. Tips on ways to minimize problems when cycling and hacks to tackle any challenges you may encounter.

Why Choose Us?

There are many websites based around cycling. At Bikeshaven, we distinguish ourselves by providing information from our experience and detailed research.

Our team comprises individuals who have years of experience undertaking different types of cycling. 

We understand how crucial it is to put out verified, useful, and actionable content that will serve this community and the world at large for years.

Our blog also has content from expert contributors. We collaborate with authors, fitness experts, and coaches for tips and tricks to elevate cycling.

In addition, we keep an eye out for upcoming trends, technology, and gadgets that add to the sport. 

We collaborate with companies and cycling champions to ensure that we’re up to date. We keep up with trends all over the world- we have you covered irrespective of where you are.


Harold Whitford - Founder & Owner

About Us

My name is Harold, the owner and main contributor at Bikeshaven.com.

 I have a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from the University of Delaware coupled with a Foundation Degree in Sport and Exercise Science.

 My passion for cycling started out when I was young and I was fortunate to pursue the sport as a career.

 

My success over the years has warranted the establishment of this website where I get to share all what I know.

Even after coaching hundreds of cyclists, I’m still called to reach out to as many people as I can globally. It’s my trust that you’ll get valuable, verified and actionable content irrespective of your skill level.

As a family man, in my spare time I enjoy spending time with family, reading and exploring sites and cycling techniques that I can share with my platforms as a writer and coach. Learn more about me.


James - Graphic designer

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I’m James, a graphic designer by profession, holding a diploma in drawing and design.

I also have a Bachelor of science in Graphic Design from the Parson’s School of Design in New York.

My job entails coming up with images and layout the webpages to what you see now.

This is a job I really enjoy since it taps into my creativity.

 I am always able to come up with unique designs and imagery. Some tasks do pose a challenge when designing, but the thrill greatly adds to my experience. The engagement with the visitors on the website has always been a source of pride.

It makes me eager to create more unique graphics and images while collaborating with my teammates. When away from work, I enjoy going to the theaters to watch live films or just walking around town watching architectural designs. I also love an occasional hike with friends. 


Janet - Chief editor 

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My name is Janet, a quality control officer and chief editor of Bikeshaven.com.

 What I love most about my job is working with a diverse team qualified to elevate this online cycling platform.

 Everyone works hard to ensure to provide thoughtful, actionable and valuable content for our readers.


 I’m a certified fitness coach with a passion in structuring personalized physical routines for athletes. Every cycling guide, product review offered through this platform is verified by my team and I. 

This is to ensure that the biking community here is able to practice safe and beneficial cycling routines. We also ensure that the reviews are unbiased by testing out the bikes and cycling gear.  

My team comprises of writers always eager to churn out cycling content. Apart from being a certified coach, I’m pursuing advanced training with a specialization in cycling. This specialization was ignited from my cycling background. I enjoy off-road biking and camping with friends and family.


Hellen - Contributor

Hellen contributor

My name is Hellen, an occasional content contributor on this platform. 

I have a Bachelors’ degree in English from Northeastern Illinois University.

 I enjoy providing content in all matters cycling that creates an avenue where cyclists all over the world can engage.

 I have been a content contributor for more than 5 years. 

My work has been published in different publications and websites such as Cycling Sport, The Cycling Magazines and Thrive Global.

Apart from writing, I have pursued cycling as a part-time career under the guidance of the owner Harold. I was able to compete in Cross-country, Triathlon and Cyclocross.

My hope is that with the information that is put out, I am able to help other cyclists navigate the common errors I made when starting out.

Having won 3 championships, there are plenty of mistakes I would have avoided with the right guidance. Away from work, I enjoy mountain biking, reading and enjoying sunny beaches of Hawaii.


Mark - Web designer and developer

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My name is Mark, majoring in web development and minimal design for Bikeshaven.com.

I have a Bachelors and Master’s degree in Computer Science with additional certifications as a Web development and design specialist.

I am responsible for the functionality of the website.


I also develop applications that ensure that all that is put out readily reaches its audience. I work on both the front and back end of the website.

 My favorite programming languages are HTML, CSS and PHP. I enjoy working together with the team to come together to brainstorm ways to make this platform friendly globally.

As a hobby, I love drawing and painting, something which has made me better in my career. I also love deep sea cruises over the holidays. With the nature of my profession, I am an indoor type of person. However, I am slowly beginning to explore cycling as I engage with more of you in this community. 



Harold Whitford

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About the Author

My name is Harold Whitford, a husband, father, and avid cyclist with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from the University of Delaware. Having been in the industry for more than 15 years, I have a number of the road race and national time trial championships in my bag.

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