Chuck, a native Californian, moved to DC in 1991 for grad school. He joined Team DC Velo and began racing. His background in business and social work combined with his passion for cycling created the perfect opportunity for a successful independent bicycle shop. Chuck qualified for the World Duathlon Championships and competed with Team USA from 2008-2011.
Sales Manager – Brookland
If you’ve been to our Brookland location and you liked what you saw, you have Nick to thank. As our Brookland store manager, resident graphic designer, and all around idea guy, Nick has his hand in all things Brookland. He’s also been known to design kits for The Bike Rack Racing Team when the mood strikes. Nick’s best cycling memories are riding through Chicago late at night, and his favorite album to close a long work day is, and will always be, 1984 by Van Halen.
Sales Manager – Logan Circle
Simon began cycling while attending college and has not looked back. He is an avid bicycle commuter, enthusiast road rider, and dabbles in mountain biking. He could be considered a big bike geek. Want to talk bikes? Rides? Trails? Interested in purchasing or building a bike? Simon would love to discuss options, answer questions or just shoot the breeze.
District Service Manager
Walker’s love for bikes grew in the unlikeliest of cities: car-centric Houston. Walker first began repairing bicycles when a flat left him four miles from home. He decided to pursue wrenching full-time after moving to DC. Walker loves books, bicycles, beer and his wife, but not in that order. His ideal day involves waking up in the woods, but on purpose.
Bennett is probably the smartest person at The Bike Rack, but he still sold Charlie his skateboard, which was a big mistake. Bennett is a DC local, and you can see him rolling around on his trusty Surly Cross Check seven days a week.
Catch Jeff and his son biking around DC on their Kidz Tandem. At work, Jeff is a stickler for properly installed racks, fenders, dynamos, and mudflaps, and he firmly believes you WILL be happier on wider tires. A native Midwesterner who now savors every hill, Jeff is a member of the DC Randonneurs. He fondly remembers riding the backroads of the Poitou-Charentes region of France. Come by Q Street to chat with Jeff about double centuries and living car-free with kids in DC.
Joe grew up on a Mongoose BMX bike with pegs along with the other kids in his neighborhood and started riding more seriously when he moved to Washington, D.C. His favorite biking memory is sharing the love of cycling with his fiance and brother and getting them to ride more around the District. If he could ride anywhere he’d ride the Great Divide Trail or just bike pack around the mountain west.
Jon started riding when competitive running started to wear his body down, and he was cheap so he didn’t want to pay for gas. Jon likes that most of the employees at The Bike Rack actually race and love to ride. If he could, Jon would like to ride the whole Appalachian trail and around all the Great Lakes. He’s done Lake Ontario, so four more to go!
Kate has been biking for a million years. Little known fact: if you say “wheeeee” really loud, you go faster. Kate’s life at the repair stand began in college when she realized she could trade her bike skills for a six-pack. Her favorite time on a bike was in Vermont when she got to wake up every morning for a week and mountain bike on a Liv Lust Advance.
Mechanic, Social Ride Leader
Leah rediscovered biking for transportation in college, instantly making her life happier. Leah works to make your bike mechanically sound and more fun to ride. She enjoys mentoring new city cyclists. Leah leads social rides out of our Brookland shop. She loves sharing her favorite bike-accessible micro-adventures, helping you escape the city grind and building stronger community ties.
Assistant Manager, Bike Fit Specialist – Brookland
Matt loves riding bikes and getting to know all sorts of people who share the same passion and enthusiasm for cycling that he does. He has trouble picking out a favorite biking memory; he rides so much it’s a blur. His dream cycling trip would be riding in France, or Spain, or Iceland, or…
Shane loves working alongside and meeting fellow bike nuts. His best cycling memory was being off the front at the Poolesville Road Race, solo by six minutes. Shane’s dream trip is to go to the Tour de France.
Valeria loves bikes, New York City, and being asked to write a bio for the website.
Want to join The Bike Rack?
As a local business, we live and die by our employees, so we’re always looking for good people for full and part-time positions. Bicycle-related knowledge is important, but even more important is a desire to provide excellent customer service and a willingness to learn new skills and techniques. All candidates must have weekend hours available.
Sales Representative: Responsibilities involve greeting customers, assisting customers with their needs in bicycle and accessories sales, opening and/or closing duties and stocking the sales floor.
Mechanic: Responsibilities include walk-in and check-in service, building and inspection of bikes, inventory and re-stock of service parts and tools. 2-3 years of shop experience preferred. Experience and proficiency with wheel building, internal gearing, frame and thread chasing/facing a plus.
Interested? Send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com