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Name: Russ Clarke
Position: Owner
Years @ Europa:
Favorite bike:
  Road Bike

Favorite type of riding: Road

Top three must have products:

1) Bell Volt Helmet

2) SRAM Red Gruppo

3) Almost anything Campagnolo

Number of bikes owned: 50 plus

Name: Mark Stevenson aka Guitar Ted

Position: Head Mechanic  

Started @ Europa: Fall 2002

Favorite bike & why: Raleigh Tamland Two- Great gravel road bike that I had some influence on the design of. 

Favorite type of riding: Long distance mountain or gravel road

Top three must have products:

1) Bell Helmets

2) Lezyne Alloy Drive Pump

3) Smartwool Glove Liners

Number of bikes owned:  20


Name: Jonathan Smith

Position: Customer Service, Sales

Time @ Europa: Since February of 2010

Favorite bike & why: My Surly Karate Monkey for single-track and winter commuting, and my Velo Orange Campeur for everything else.

Favorite type of riding: Commuting, Single-Track, Gravel, Recreational Riding

Must-have products:

1) NiteRider LuminaPDW Aether Demon

2) Planet Bike or Velo Orange Fenders

3) Brooks B17 Special Saddle

4) Velo Orange Grand Cru Sabot Pedals

Number of bikes owned: 10

Name: Joel Berry

Position: Sales/Mechanic /Assemblies (over 5000 since 1990)

Years @ Europa: Manager 1978-87, On call since mid-90's

Favorite bike & why: 1992 Giant Cadex Carbon Fiber Mountain bike with road tires.

Favorite type of riding: road, commuting

Top three must have products:

1) A good helmet

2) Clipless Sandals

3) Ergon Grips

Number of bikes owned: Currently 4, too many to count in the past 35 years


Name: Mark Pexa

Position: Mechanic/Ski Tech/Utility Person

Time @ Europa: Since March of 2009

Favorite bike & why: Trek Madone 5.2 - It's my go to bike when I'm looking to light the wick!

Favorite type of riding: Commuting

Top three must have products:

1) Good helmet

2) Bright lights

3) Excellent brakes

Number of bikes owned: 6

Name: Julie Fisher

Position: Sales & Tuesday Gal's Ride Leader

Years @ Europa: Newbie

Favorite bike & why: Trek 1.2 - It's the only bike I ride!  I love the color!

Favorite type of riding: Long distance road, fitness, commuting

Top three must have products:

1) Bontrager helmet w/ a visor

2) sleeveless ladies' jerseys

3) floor pump

Number of bikes owned: 3

Name: Brian Bottke 

Position: Sales

Started @ Europa: March 2006

Favorite bike & why: All City Space Horse because I have commuted on it, toured on it, and done lots of road rides on it. 

Favorite type of riding: I like road riding, but I prefer touring and camping trips when time allows (which is rare).

Top three must have products:

1) Ortlieb Backroller Panniers

2) Burley D'Lite Trailer

3) Generator lighting. Nothing specific here, but Peter White Cycles has lots of their stuff and we are a dealer and I love helping people with theses sytems when they have questions.

Number of bikes owned: 3


Name: James Chidester

Position: Sales/Mechanic

When did you start @ Europa? December 2012

Favorite bike & why: Salsa El Mariachi

Favorite type of riding: Single Track Trails

Top three must have products:

1) Planet Bike Cascadia Fenders

2) Crank Brothers Egg Beaters Pedals

3) Bondhus Hex Wrenches

Number of bikes owned: 7


 Name: Tad Klenske

Position: Customer Service

When did you start @ Europa? March 2013

Favorite bike & why: Depends on where I'm riding

Favorite type of riding: Commuting & Trail Riding

Top three must have products:

1) Timbuktu Messenger Bag

2) Park Multi Tool

3) Salsa water bottle

Number of bikes owned: 6


Name: Keith Reynolds

Position: Mechanic & Sales

When did you start @ Europa? Spring 2010

Favorite bike & why: 5.5 Madone w/ full Dura Ace

Favorite type of riding: Road, either hammering or tandeming w/my wife Karen & two kids

Top three must have products:

1) Light & well-ventilated helmet

2) No-show socks

3) Polarized shades

Number of bikes owned: 3 (Madone 5.5, Raleigh Route 24, Trek tandem) 


Name: Todd Southworth

Position:  Sales & Receiving

Started @ Europa: April 2014

Favorite Type of Riding: Fast on the open road!
Favorite Route: Ridgeway Ave. to Dike & back
Number of Bikes Owned: 2 - a vintage Peugeot PX10LE & an Orbea Orca 

Top three must have products:

1) A well-fitting helmet (keeps my brain safe)
2) Cycling Computer (keeps me honest)
3) a mirror (keeps me safe) 



Name: Thomas Woods
Position: Sales
Started @ Europa: May 2014
Favorite bike & why: Cannondale r600 for it's sleek design and smooth ride
Number of bikes owned: three
Funniest experience on a bicycle: At age 11, I convinced my parents to buy me a bmx bike. There was a loose pit bull that chased after me. It was a close escape.
All time favorite place to ride: Mackinac Island in Michigan



Name: Michael Jungck
Position: Sales
Started @ Europa: April 2012
Favorite bike & why: All City Space Horse because it's a versatile frame that's capable on both paved and gravel roads
Favorite type of riding: Commuting & Family/Recreational riding
Number of bikes owned: n + 1
Top three must have products:
1. Brooks B17 Select 
2. good lights
3. wide tires


Name: Penny Gerholdt
Position: Sales
Started @ Europa:
 September 2014
Favorite bike & why: Fugi Team full carbon
Favorite type of riding: Lesisure riding and mountain biking in ColoradoNumber of bikes owned: 2

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Name: Cindy Dodd

Position: Events/Special Projects (worked 23 years as the buyer)

Years @ Europa: Started January 1988.  You do the math!

 Favorite bike & why: Co-Motion Co-Pilot tandem - because it got us up & down Haleakala safely as well as too many Vermont peaks!

 Favorite type of riding: Tandem - it's twice as much fun!

 Top three must have products:

 1) Winter - Bontrager hooded jersey

 2) Shimano sandals for all year around comfort (Yes, they are awesome in the winter!)

 3) Bontrager tandem wheels!

 Number of bikes owned: 3 halves of tandems, 1 half of a triple, and my trusty Trek commuter = 3 full bikes? "I like my bikes and my dogs long!"


Name: Lynn Bowers

Position: Bookkeeper - She has a knack for finances!

Years @ Europa:  7 years




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