Name: Jon Copans (he/him)
Position: Executive Director
My favorite feeling on a bike is: a shakedown cruise on a bike I've rebuilt in my basement workshop, on the rare occasion when it all functions as expected and the ride is better than I had hoped.
Away from bikes, I like to: be in or on Vermont's fresh water, paddling, swimming, snorkeling and fishing
My dream bike is: a Centurion Semi-Pro, or an early Steve Potts mountain bike, or an Alex Singer, or an 80's Specialized Sequoia or......
Name: Meag Rinier (they/them)
Positon: Program and Bike Resource Manager
I think everyone should watch: less TV.
My favorite feeling on a bike is: handling fast rocky descent on a rigid mountain bike.
Away from bikes, I like to: plunge in icy waters and hang out in the woods.
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Name: Samantha (Sammie) van Gerbig (she/her)
Position: Vintage Part Specialist/eBay Store Manager
Every bike should have a: bell, ding!
I think everyone should listen to: goldfinches, chimney swifts, & orioles when they first return to VT in the spring; also: Out Hud's Let Us Never Speak of It Again (2005)
Away from bikes, I like to: skimo/canoe/snowshoe/camp/
Name: Dan Maurice (he/him)
Position: Shop Manager
My dream bike is: my bike
Away from bikes, I like to: rip slow heavy riffs
I think everyone should listen to: Rage Against The Machine
Name: Audrey Zizza (any pronouns)
Position: Wrench (aka Mechanic)
My favorite feeling on a bike is: I love the feeling of my T-shirt billowing in the wind with my belly just peeking out. In the words of Frank Ocean: "Shirt in the breeze like I'm sailin'."
Away from bikes I like to: Rollerblade, it's my favorite form of transportation. And that's sayin something! Because I really do like riding my bike!
My mantra is: "I'm the luckiest girl in the world."
Name: Malia MacLeod (she/her)
Position: Bike Matchmaker (aka Retail Associate)
My favorite feeling on a bike is: traveling at human-scale; smelling fragrant plants; hearing the silence of freshly fallen snow; saying hi to my neighbors. You miss so much when you're stuck in a car.
I think everyone should watch: Rodando Por Ti... It's just so good.
I think everyone should listen to: Peripheral Vision by Turnover
Name: Jeff Betzler
I think everyone should listen to: 'My Rainbow Race' by Pete Seeger
My dream bike is: S-works Tarmac SL7.
Every bike should have: two chainrings.
Name: Nic Chaya (he/him)
Position: Bicycle Worshipper and Tinkerer and Tourer and Mechanic[-er]
When I'm away from bicycles I like to: drink fancy teas, eat small oranges, and read fiction, or non-fiction, books.
My favorite feeling on the bike is: when it's rainy, cold, and I don't know where I am in the mountains or some far away place. A slight danger that tingles, being in a place that is peaceful and harsh simultaneously. Knowing that the rain will stop, it will get warmer, and there will be pastries down the road eventually.
I think everyone should listen to: their heart.
Name: Ryan McAllister (he/they)
Position: Junior Mechanic
My favorite feeling on a bike is: Riding on that fresh fallen inch of snow around town at night.
Away from bikes, I like to: Cook, garden, fly planes and travel (and you can get there by bike).
My dream bike is: The one in your shed.
Name: Will Warren (he/him)
Position: Regular SuperVolunteer and Occasional Fill-in Tech
My favorite feeling on a bike is: being on a big ride and questioning the choices that led me there.
Every bike should have an: interesting rear-facing sticker for those behind to enjoy.
My motto is: "Make it from scratch!"
Title: Shop dog
I think everyone should: nap on the shop floor in the late afternoon sun.
Every bike should have a: trailer behind it for a dog to ride in.
My motto is: bark less — just relax.
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