Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Diego and Thomas met working as bicycle mechanics at a bike shop in Miami Beach. They worked together for 2 years before realizing that they have a combined experience of more than 15 years of wrenching. "Why not do it for ourselves?"
In 2012 the two broke off from the service and manufacturing environment and began buying and reselling used bicycles out of the garage under the moniker "reCycles". In just under a year, they acquired enough capital to search for a location and open a shop of their own. They found a spot in the heart of Miami Shores, a small Coral Gablesesque community nuzzled between the Design District and North Miami. On January 7, 2013, the paper work went in, and out came Bike Nerds, LLC.