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In 2000, Tim Richardson & Thomas Jenkins formed Shenandoah Bicycle Company with the goal of supporting cyclists of all levels by providing the highest quality service, products and experience in a unique, inviting and fun environment. 

Here's the rad people at the heart of SBC!

 
 

 

Thomas Jenkins, along with Tim Richardson, opened the doors of SBC in May of 2000 and ever since has been working full time at SBC. The decade between graduating from Radford University (BBA-Accounting) and opening SBC was either spent in Harrisonburg bike shops and enjoying the great riding around Valley or on the road mountain bike racing around the US. Thomas’ passion for bicycles has him very active with the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition and the local bicycle scene. His favorite time with SVBC is spent building and maintaining the great trails around Harrisonburg. Thomas lives only a few blocks from the shop with his wife Julie and two sons Ethan and Carter, they are frequently seen around town traveling by bicycle as a family. When the shop is slower in the winter Thomas enjoys getting out on the cross country skis, especially in the beautiful lands around Canaan Valley, WV.

Thomas jenkins

 

Tim Richardson’s cycling passion began early with moms nurturing laugh. Tim’s mechanical training started by coming home from the landfill with project bikes. The bikes were dismantled then resurrected as cycle monsters and sometimes lawn sculpture. Growing up in a rural landscape forced Tim to develop creative means of keeping the bikes rolling along with a mother that supported his odd desire to have all his bikes live in his room. 

In 1987 when Collin was still wetting the bed Tim convinced a local cycle shop owner in Dale City that hiring him was the thing to do and bike shops have been home ever since. Although he avoids using tri flow as a lube Tim still revels in the smell as benchmark bike shop smell along with the aroma of fresh rubber.

Tim moved to Harrisonburg in 1992 to attend JMU where he was trained to be a fence-rider via the Philosophy and Anthropology department, Tim currently teaches cycling classes through the JMU Kinesiology department. Tim is developing a website dedicated to drift racing inside bike shops and is pushing hard to have the spec class bike of choice be a 24? Trek 200. Cycling favorites include touring in various countries while singing Black Sabbath tunes in highest voice possible as well as mountain cycling on awkwardly technical terrain. Tim can often be found in his service bay talking to whatever bike is in his stand and loves packing Acai bowls.

Tim Richardson

 

Brenda, our resident PULP Queen, loves rock & roll. Born in Mexico City, she has lived in the valley most of her life. She started at SBC/PULP in Janary 2016. There's many things she loves here but working with sweet people and picking the music at PULP are on the top of her list. SBC has unlocked her passion for commuting on her bike and road cycling. When she's not working she loves listening to albums, playing music, going for long rides on her Trek FX 3, and going to shows and concerts. You can find her packing bowls most days of the week.

Brenda Diaz

Garrett grew up in VA but fell in love with bikes while living in CA for a couple years while commuting and riding a little bit of singletrack with just a hybrid. After walking into SBC one day, Tim and Thomas decided to give him a chance at this bike shop stuff. These days he is either talking with customers on the floor, learning to wrench a bike, or working behind the computer. In his free time, he is busy on bike and ski patrol at Massanutten or riding his Trek Remedy out in the mountains.

Garrett Watson

Andrew first started rolling on two wheels in high school living here in the valley. When he headed to Appalachian State for college to study Electronic Media, he continued the bike life riding for the team there. Andrew headed west to ride his bike and skis and adventure for a little while, till life led him back to the ‘Burg and here to the shop. Andrew’s spirit animal is a turtle and he loves riding his Ibis Mojo HD3 all the time on local trails.

andrew devier-scott

 Kevin Rogers has been riding bikes since he was 6 years old. After ending up here in the valley while growing up, he got into biking with friends and helping out with the youth on the local mouantain bike team, ShenRock. After meeting Tim and Thomas on the trails and stopping in SBC, they eventually convinced him to join the team here. Kevin lives in Bridgewater with his wife and two kids and loves riding his bikes on the local trails ands roads all year round.

Kevin Rogers has been riding bikes since he was 6 years old. After ending up here in the valley while growing up, he got into biking with friends and helping out with the youth on the local mouantain bike team, ShenRock. After meeting Tim and Thomas on the trails and stopping in SBC, they eventually convinced him to join the team here. Kevin lives in Bridgewater with his wife and two kids and loves riding his bikes on the local trails ands roads all year round.

Glen enjoys anything outdoors. A true Virginia boy , his top activities are trail running, rock climbing, hiking, and especially biking (of all kinds!). As far as bikes go, he enjoys simplicity: singlespeeds and fixed gears have a special place in his heart. When he's not out moving around, Glen enjoys Tetris, the bulk candy section at Martin's, and back scratches. 

Val is a Maine native, Boston raised and recently has moved to the Valley. At 22, Val has already ridden across the U.S. east to west on the road and north to south on dirt. He loves to ride and work on all types of bikes. In his free time Val is a self taught instrumentalist with a passion for the blues. Stop in and meet Val, you can usually find him repairing vintage steelies, daydreaming about his new Trek Stache or humming the Blues!

Kevin Rogers

Glen thomas

Val Prince

Ellen Kasiske shreds! Ellen grew up in NJ in a family of BMX racers. She's been riding bikes since she could walk. Ellen also teaches Skiing and Snowboarding at Massanutten as well as Violin. She's always riding, regularly commuting to work from her house at Massanutten Resort.

He grew up in Richmond, VA where he spent all his time as a kid riding BMX, skateboarding, and generally spending time outdoors...it is now more or less the same!  The bikes Chris now spends time on are mainly of the mountain variety, and the other outdoor activities are fly fishing and taking his dog Westley on hikes. He's spent the last decade in Asheville, NC working in the cycling industry but is excited to be here learning all the trails and rivers in and around Harrisonburg. 

 Joey Foster is 22 and from Blackstone, VA.  Although not yet an avid biker, he enjoys hiking on the numerous trails surrounding Harrisonburg and being outdoors.  A pro at Pulp and making a great acai bowl, his dream is to join the Peace Corps in the upcoming months.  Joey is  a graduate of George Mason University and a very mediocre gymnast. 

Joey Foster is 22 and from Blackstone, VA.  Although not yet an avid biker, he enjoys hiking on the numerous trails surrounding Harrisonburg and being outdoors.  A pro at Pulp and making a great acai bowl, his dream is to join the Peace Corps in the upcoming months.  Joey is  a graduate of George Mason University and a very mediocre gymnast. 

Ellen Kasiske

Chris Regec

Joey Foster