Charles Harney, Owner
Chuck, a native Californian, moved to DC in 1991 where he joined Team DC Velo. His background in business and social work combined with his passion for cycling created the perfect opportunity for a successful independent bicycle dealership. 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!
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.
Brooks Ward, Bike Mechanic
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.
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.
Matt McLoone, Assistant Manager, Brookland/Bike Fit Specialist
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 Groth, Bike Mechanic
Shane loves working alongside and meeting fellow bike nuts. His best cycling memory was being off the front at the Poolsville Road Race, solo by six minutes. Shane’s dream trip is to go to the Tour de France.