I’ve been riding a half bike since 1974 and bought my first long bike, a Santana tandem, in 1986 so I could share my love of cycling with my future wife. Not long after we got married, we bought a custom tandem and my kids each completed their first century on the back of that bike; my son at age 9 and my daughter at age 11.
I spent several years in the bike industry as a professional mechanic in two different shops, wrenched two years for a seasonal local pro team and provided support for several cross-state rides.
My daughter and I currently serve as consultants, mechanics and tandem coaches for West Chester University’s branch of Camp Abilities. The program provides sight impaired students with instruction in different sports and ends with the blind athletes competing in a triathlon.
I enjoy riding rollers in the off season, metrics and centuries on any terrain and consider it a good day when it has been spent riding the back roads of Berks and Montgomery counties.
Matt learned to ride a bike when he was just two years old and hasn’t stopped since! In his younger years, he spent most of his days at the local BMX trails riding dirt jumps. One day Matt got a mountain bike and discovered the awesomeness of the Pennsylvania rail to trail system and has been traveling then in every direction he can...the longer the trip the better in his book! Matt has also been riding an e-bike for the past few years, and if it’s not raining, he usually can be seen riding to and from the shop.
Even though, as a child, enjoyed cycling all his life, frequently watched his uncle race at the Velodrome, and his wonderment of the pro races on TV with great like Greg LeMond, ironically Matt has never owned a road bike, until now! Matt has a very nice Bianchi that he got from the shop after Rich Mayberry got him hooked on the joys of road riding. We are happy to have Matt. His enthusiasm is contagious.
Garrett may have been riding and racing bicycles before bicycles were called bicycles. He has been a long time fixture on the area group rides and races. From racing with on the old Pennsylvania Bicycle Club on the road and track mentoring new riders both young and old; Garrett has had a huge impact on where and how we ride today. He is also a very knowledgeable resource on older road bikes and equipment. If you have a question about a Campagnolo hub from 1965, Garrett is the man. When Garrett is not hanging out at the shop, he can be found brewing his own yummy beers to working on vintage cars to taking long touring trips with his wife.
Michelle & Bill
It all started in 1992, when Michelle and Bill met on a SCU bike ride. In 1995 they got married on bikes and then, in 1998, they opened Indian Valley Bikeworks. They have gone from racing, to paceline riding, to Burley trailer towing, to mountain biking, to trail riding and remain avid cycle enthusiats today. They are very grateful that Bikeworks will be celebrating 20 years in 2018. They would like to thank you for all of your continued support.