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.
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.
Walker Wilkson, Regional 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.
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!
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 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.
Brooks Ward, Head Mechanic – Logan Circle
The highlight of Brooks’ day is getting people back on the road in the best and fastest way possible. He’s done a few wonderful rides lately, including a trip on the C&O canal, but his best cycling memories are racing cyclocross and drinking beers with his buddies on the Crosshairs Cycling Team. His dream trip is to ride around the French countryside.
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.
Christian Vazquez, Sales
Christian’s goal at The Bike Rack is to make the sport of cycling more accessible to anyone interested. He received his first road bike as a graduation present and now has dreams of touring the Iberian Peninsula. Christian loves leaving the shop every day knowing more about cycling than he did when he walked in.
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.
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!
Joe King, Bike Mechanic
Ever since Joe was a kid he’s tinkered with machines. After graduating from UMBC in Mechanical Engineering he spent three years writing/directing in LA. After moving back East, Joe wanted a job where he could work with his hands and interact with people – he found The Bike Rack! If Joe could ride anywhere, it would be through the green woods of Oregon.
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.”