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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: 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: Mark Stevenson aka Guitar Ted

Position: Head Mechanic / 29er Consultant

Years @ Europa: 6

Favorite bike & why: SURLY Karate Monkey29 inch wheeled single speed because big wheels rock!!

Favorite type of riding: Long distance mountain or road

Top three must have products:

1) Blackburn frame pump

2) Lake cycling shoes

3) Tifosi Sunglasses

Number of bikes owned: 18



Name: Jonathan Smith

Position: 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 Lumina 650 Headlight

2) Planet Bike Cascadia Fenders

3) Brooks B17 Special Saddle

4) Velo Orange Grand Cru Sabot Pedals

Number of bikes owned: 8

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: Brett Morris

Position:  Buyer

Years @ Europa: In & out for 10 years

Favorite bike & why: My 14 year old Trek 750, because it gets me there

Favorite type of riding: ?

Top three must have products:

1) A helmet

2) Ergon Grips

3) Shark horn

Number of bikes owned: 4


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: Lynn Bowers

Position: Bookkeeper - She has a knack for finances!

Years @ Europa:  7 years

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 aka Bee-Bee

Position: Sales

Years @ Europa: 2

Favorite bike & why: Cannondale SystemSix It's the best thing that I have ridden. Smooth & Fast

Favorite type of riding: Road

Top three must have products:

1) Lazer Genesis Helmet

2) Speedplay Zero Pedals

3) Fizik Arione Saddle

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) 




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