Bicycle Express was established in 2006, by brothers Noah and Ezra Tautfest in Northfield, VT. Our method is simple, focus on one thing and do it well. For us, that thing is bicycles.
We believe that quality, friendly, and knowledgeable service is what our customers want most. We focus on finding the right bike for people, fixing bikes as if they were our own, and building strong, trusting relationships. Many of our customers have become our friends and we are excited to get out on a ride with anyone, no matter what kind of bike he or she rides. At the heart of this industry is to experience the joy of riding together.
When you work with our team, you’ll find that we only carry brands we believe in. We honor a price match guarantee on anything we sell. And we take pride in working with all customers, regardless of how new or experienced they are with the sport. To sum it up, we aim to do the job right and be the best possible resource we can for our community.
Noah Tautfest, Owner
Hi, I am Noah Tautfest from Northfield, Vermont. Like a lot of kids, I got into cycling by just riding my bike everyday. By the time I was 14, my brother and I were running a small shop out of our family’s garage. With encouragement from our mom, we rented a space in town and officially opened Bicycle Express in 2006. We ran the shop in Northfield for 10 years before moving it to Waterbury in 2017. Looking back, it’s hard to believe how far we’ve come and that we started with so little.
Outside of running the shop, I enjoy spending time with my wife, racing my bike, drinking coffee and seltzer, being with friends, traveling, and riding my motorcycle. I started cross country MTB racing when I was 17 and now I also compete in endurance MTB and gravel events. I’m focused on progressing in the sport and trying to reach a higher level of competition while also influencing others to get involved or see their potential. The shop has been a great way to meet others who are as enthusiastic about cycling as I am. Sharing that with my community is what keeps me coming to work everyday.
My name is Elisa Otter and I grew up in Montpelier, Vermont. I got into mountain biking when I joined the team in college. My first ride was my first race. I jumped onto the start line and after getting a flat mid way through the race, I ran the rest of the course. I crossed the finish line completely spent and was hooked. You could no longer find me off a bike. From there I went on to win the Amature National Championship and to compete on the professional national race circuit, eventually coming back to Vermont and racing for our very own Bicycle Express Race Team. Biking has changed my life. Working at the shop and in the community has given me a chance to support others in finding their strengths through this sport. Whether it's helping someone find the right bike or offering techniques tips through my lessons and clinics, I believe biking can enhance and empower everyone's life.