Staff

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Charles Harney, Owner
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.

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Simon Pak, 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.

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Walker Wilkson, 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 a Sturmey-Archer 3 speed hub overhaul.

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Nick Kwasigroch, 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!

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Matt McLoone, Asst. 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…

Brad

Brad Saaks, Bike Mechanic
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.

Brenna Vicedomini, Sales Associate
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.

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Amanda Fouche, Sales/Liv Ambassador
Amanda first began biking locally as a kid on the Mt. Vernon Trail with training wheels, since then the trail and the bike have changed but she’s still riding with as much enthusiasm as her first time. She’s biked all over the east coast, but can’t wait to someday travel New Zealand by bike. Her goal is to have more people on bikes in the District than in cars.

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Kate Schrock, Bike Mechanic
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.

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Shane Groth, Bike Mechanic
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.

Evan Spencer, Head Mechanic – Brookland
Evan started riding bikes when he began volunteering for a bike coop. He enjoys talking to the myriad of customers that come into the Brookland shop, from seasoned racers to first-time riders. If Evan could ride anywhere, he’d tackle this list first.

Jon Carney, Bike Mechanic
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!

Drew Hardy, Bike Mechanic
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.”

Charlie Sponsel, Sales
Charlie started jumping curbs and pulling wheelies on his mountain bike as a kid and was hooked for life, including six years as a professional mountain bike racer. Charlie’s favorite part about working at The Bike Rack is that “No one sucks. I actually like everyone I work with.” If he could ride anywhere, he’d quit real life, move to Italy, buy a van, and ride in the Alps.

Taylor Jones, Bike Mechanic
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.