Store Manager, BRC Downtown Years at BRC: 4 Favorite type of riding: Group road rides. Fun Fact: Will eat anything pickled, is mildly addicted to audio books, and once beat Lance Armstrong in a time trial.
Jaruchan "Jip" Palakawongs
General Manager, Blue Ridge Years at BRC: 5 Favorite kind of riding: Mountain biking. Fun fact: Climbed Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia.
Mechanic, BRC North Years at BRC: 7 Favorite type of riding: Loves bikes too much to ride them. Fun Fact: Is 1/4 Korean. Annyeong!
Justin Matijasic A.K.A. Kreegee
Mechanic, BRC Downtown Years wrenching: 12 Favorite kind of riding: Cyclocross. Technical Certifications: Certified Spin Doctor. Fun Fact: Is the son of a preacher man, practices siddha yoga.
Bike Fitting, Sales, BRC Downtown Years at BRC: 5 Favorite kind of riding: Bikes. Technical certifications: Trek Precision Fit Certified. Fun Fact: Is a shameless nerd.
Mechanic, Downtown Years wrenching: 19 Favorite kind of riding: Urban/Mountain. Technical certifications: UBI suspension, wheel building, master technician. Fun Fact: Likes cats, distrusts horses and has never owned a road bike.
Service Manager, BRC Downtown Years wrenching: 24 Favorite kind of riding: Singletrack. Technical certifications: Master Technician, DT Swiss certified wheel builder, RockShox certified suspension/brake technician. Fun Fact: Once fell down a well. (He made it out.)
Bike Builder, Web Guy Years with BRC: 3 Favorite kind of riding: Rocky, techy singletrack in the desert. Fun Fact: Terrified of roller coasters.
Service Manager, BRC North Years with BRC: 2 Favorite kind of riding: Anything long, hot, and ending with a cheeseburger. Fun Fact: His career spans more fields than there are strips of bacon found on a Dr. Ho’s BLT sandwich.