At Main Line Cycles, bikes aren’t just a way for us to make a living – they’re a way of life. We all have different focuses and riding styles, but what unites us is a passion for two wheels and getting there under our own power. Unmatched service is at the core of our ethos: our aim is to help you achieve and surpass your goals in cycling, whether it’s a first-place finish, your first all-day charity ride, or just keeping your favorite old ride rolling.
Born and raised in South Philly, Vinny has been working in bike shops since he was 15. After 10+ years service experience in several local bike stores, Vinny took his talents to Kona Hawaii, where he worked the Ironman World Championships as a neutral support mechanic. Back in Philadelphia, we’re fortunate that Vinny has chosen make a permanent home here at Main Line Cycles. Also an accomplished mountain bike racer, Vinny has competed at the CAT 1 level on the regional circuit. Vinny takes exceptional pride in his knowledge and workmanship, saying his goal is to “fix your bike once. Period.”
John has been riding and repairing bikes since he was a teenager. He is a long time bicycle commuter that loves to ride around the area pointing his bike at hills. After retirement John decided that he would love to work in a bike shop. Prior to joining the Main Line Cycles team, John worked at Performance Bike in Paoli for just over one year as a sales associate and bike tuner.
Ralph grew up in Cape May County, New Jersey & relocated to Philadelphia in 2012. When he moved to the city he quickly used his connections from traveling & years of riding fixed gear bikes to work as a bike courier. After being a courier for a few years, Ralph worked at Performance Bikes South Philly for a year before joining us here at Main Line Cycles, where he can continue to be an excellent salesperson and further growing his knowledge of bike culture.
When he was 10 years old, Nick saw a broadcast of the Vuelta a Espana professional cycling race and was immediately obsessed with bikes and bike racing. Before he was a teenager he dreamed of winning the Tour de France. With such a fascination with bicycles, it wasn’t long before Nick started working on his own bikes. A decade ago, he started working at a bike shop in his home state of Massachusetts. Though he developed fine attention to detail and mechanical skills rapidly, his passion still lied with racing.
Lucas Drecksage and Max Hamalainen
New to the shop, but not to cycling and shop ownership, Lucas and Max have been owners and operators of Philadelphia Bikesmith for several years now. Excited to join this community of cyclists on the Main Line, they bring decades of shop experience to this next phase in Main Line Cycles’ journey towards best shop in the philly region!
Dan has been an avid cyclist forever. As a teenager, he first toured New Hampshire’s White Mountains, followed by an East Coast ride from Virginia to Connecticut. His touring highlight was a 1979 ride across the United States. More recently, Dan has cycled Belgium’s Flanders region, the countryside of Ireland and Quebec. “There’s no better way to experience a country and its people – be it our own USA or a foreign land – than on a bike”, Dan says.
Dan can be seen regularly riding the Schuylkill River Trail, the backroads of Chester and Montgomery counties, as well local charity rides.