Tim came late to cycling, not learning to ride until he was 12, but once he started, he never stopped. A self-taught mechanic, he became Head Mechanic here in 2005 after many years working in technical theatre. In late 2010, he took over ownership of bikes@vienna from founder John Brunow. When not working in the store, you might find Tim either riding or working on one of his many bikes, including a number of classic older bikes from the 50s to the 90s.
Jeff started working here to increase his knowledge of bicycle maintenance and repair, and has become a terrific member of our sales team as well. His cycling passion is bicycle touring, which has taken him on many interesting journeys. More about him and his cycling adventures can be found at yellowbiketales.blogspot.com, as well as in Spokes magazine.
Nikki comes to us from Winter Park, Fl via a stagehand career in NYC. The former owner and operator of Shifting Gears Bicycle Tours, Inc. and a graduate of United Bicycle Institute she is pleased to have a wonderful new bike home at bikes@vienna. While you will most often find her working in our service area, her extensive cycling background makes her a great salesperson too.
After working as a bike assembler at two other local shops, Daniel came here as a mechanic in early 2010, stepping up to head mechanic when Tim took over the business. Very well versed in all manner of bike technology, he has an innate knack for trouble shooting that means your bike is in good hands when it comes in for service.
Becky writes - “While cleaning out my closet recently, I found a copy of a letter I wrote to Santa when I was 6 years old. It said, 'Dear Santa, I want 20 inch bike. I have been as good as I can be.' Looking back over the past 50-plus years, that pretty much sums up my life.” Becky has many years of riding experience racing, touring, and commuting, and is the author of a cycling guide to historic sites in Virginia and Maryland. She can help you find the right bike or trike as well as give you tips on how to better enjoy the bike you have.
Our resident “trike guru” Al came to us as a customer many years ago. He's owned or ridden more recumbent trikes than you can imagine, so if you want to know about a particular model, there's a good chance he can tell you about it. A long time resident of DC and a history buff, he may also regale you with tales about DC's past you never knew.
Avid singlespeed (not fixie!) rider and resident tech guru, Emiley is always a creative resource for clever ways to fix things. They own a small squadron of unique and different bikes, most specialized franken-bikes, so they may have a unique perspective on different uses for bikes and different riding styles. They also cycle around the NOVA/DC area on their orange S2L Brompton or one of their other bikes in their free time. They have also traveled to London and Germany w/ their Brompton for a month and give tips on how to successfully travel w/ your bike.
Frank was born and raised in Staten Island, NY - aka the Italian Mississippi. A life long wheelman who met his wife in Hampton Roads as serving as President of the Tidewater Bicycle association. He is very active in the cycling community-a member of the DC Randonneurs, FABB, WABA, The League of American cyclists, and a senior member of the WO&D Trail Patrol with over 10000 lifetime registered miles on the trail. He enjoys working on bikes both old and new and considers cycling to be much more than a means of transportation or sport but rather a way of life. When not cycling Frank enjoys working on his Iyengar Yoga practice, photography and just spending time with his loving wife and daughter.