The Berlin Bicycle staff is made up of cyclists who enjoy and appreciate the diversity found in the sport today. We all started out riding just for fun and our bikes were as humble as our intentions. What has changed today? Not much… We all still ride for the pure enjoyment and we have not forgotten the beginnings, which have held some of the best memories. Our mission is to pass the enjoyment of cycling on to you and to be helpful, especially to those who are just starting out.
In addition, we are all mechanics here. This provides you a unique experience were the people who sell you the product also use it and maintain it on a daily basis.
Meet the Berlin Bicycle Family:
We have been here for more than 25 years. Chris started with a small shop and one employee. He later expanded and moved to the store next to him. Chris is the owner of Berlin Bicycle. He has worked in bicycle shops all his life. After graduating from Southern Connecticut business school, he decided to open a shop of his own. From humble beginnings, Chris has worked diligently to keep his shop among the best in Connecticut. He attends yearly bicycle shows in order to keep up with the ever changing bicycle market. Chris is an accomplished athlete, he competes in Hi-Tech races (national champions in open division),was a CT USTF champ, and National Indoor Champion.
Bruce (Head Mechanic/Sales)
Bruce has worked in a bicycle shop his whole life. Bruce has toured throughout the country on bicycle. Bruce is particularly knowledgeable about Terry, Rivendell and older model bicycles. He is also our Tandem expert. Bruce has over 40 years of cycling experience.
Ostap (Mechanic/Sales/Ukrainian Muscle)
Ostap began coming to Berlin Bicycle as a kid, spending all his money on bike parts. Fast forward about 10 years and not much has changed; accept now he works here. Ostap has a broad knowledge of all aspects of bike riding and maintenance, including downhill mountain biking and bicycle trials.
Ryan started working at Berlin Bicycle in the spring of 2006. In that time he has solidified himself as the shop’s mountain bike expert. He is well versed in cross-country mountain bikes and parts, as well as the growing world of all-mountain and freeride styles.
Mark (Mechanic/ Retro Junkie)
Mark is a life long rider and an active member of the local cycling community. He has worked in bike shops for over 25 years and in that time he has always remained faithful to the ‘old school’. He is an experienced mechanic with knowledge in all areas of cycling.