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.
Community, Events & Marketing Manager
Born and bred in New England, Alex recalls riding her quiet neighborhood cul-de-sac as a kid and the back roads of central Maine with the cycling team in college. Now her daily DC commute keeps her rolling. Alex loves sharing her passion for bikes; whether it’s with fellow commuters, with Dempsey Challenge century riders who ride for the charity every fall in Maine, or with young bicyclists giving back through Boats for Bikes so other kids have the chance to ride.
Brad trained at the United Bicycle Institute and has a special interest in wheel building. His dream bike is one made out of free, scavenged parts – which explains why his best cycling memory is the day he found a junk heap with enough components to assemble a complete bicycle. Come in and chat with Brad about your wheel needs.
Assistant Sales Manager
Brenna’s first cycling memory was when she first learned. She remembers thinking her mom was still holding onto the bike, looking back and seeing she had let go a WHILE ago. She immediately fell. Brenna would love to bike around the world, she thinks this would provide the perfect amount of time to see everything properly.
Drew loves to get people out riding bikes and even more so, he enjoys getting people together to ride. He wants you to always remember, “If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong.”
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 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!
Kai first fell in love with cycling as a teenager on the roads and trails in his home state of Rhode Island, and then again in the Green Mountains of Vermont where he attended college. A former racer, Kai still likes to go fast sometimes, but perhaps most enjoys riding aimlessly, getting lost, and finding his way back home.
Kate has been biking for a million years. Little know 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…
Sales Manager – Brookland
As Apparel Buyer, Nick makes sure DC cyclists are well-dressed whether commuting, racing, or riding a bicycle built for two. When the need arises Nick has also been known to design kits for The Bike Rack teams. Nick’s best cycling memories are riding through Chicago late at night. Come on in and chat with Nick about your apparel needs!
Rashaad started biking at 5 on his black and white BMX around Harlem. His favorite biking memories waking up early with his dad to take rides around NYC. If he could bike anywhere in the world it would be some place in Europe, riding through small towns, stopping and learning a bit about the culture of each place.
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.
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.
Taylor is a cyclocross fanatic who shares a birthday with Eddy Merckx and Sven Nys. A holder of esoteric advanced degrees and a lover of dogs and puns, he has worked in a host of cycling industry capacities. Come visit him at Q Street to talk all things cyclocross, French cycling, and Campagnolo.
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.