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Rone Lewis

Rone Lewis at High Gear CycleryPresident

Rone, a long-time cyclist and High Gear customer, acquired the Shop in 2003. A road cyclist for many years, he rides a custom Columbine, and a Bike Friday -- Campy Super Record equipped -- and a Trek Boone 9 Disc with Ultegra Di2.

Rone is a Certified Fit Technician. He enjoys a quiet dinner with his wife Fran, a good book, his cats Callie and Kip, and every day at High Gear.

Craig Ward

Craig Ward at High Gear CycleryGeneral Manager

Craig has been with High Gear since 1989. He has been involved in cycling for over 20 years and has experience with road, track, and mountain racing. He owns several bikes but you will see him mostly on his Seven Elium SG road bike, his Trek Farley 8 fat bike or his Trek Project One Madone.

To complement Craigs' years of providing fit services at High Gear, he has recently enhanced his hands-on experience with certifications from the GURU Academy at Level 2 and F.I.S.T. Certification in Road and Tri-bike fits.

Craig is a Master Mechanic and Wheelbuilder.  Craig works with his wife Susie at the shop.

Peter Schmitt

Peter SchmittPeter is the longest tenured mechanic at High Gear Cyclery.  He’s worked at the Stirling store since 1998, but has been in the bike industry since 1973.  Peter not only knows how to work on any kind of bike, he probably has one in his extensive collection.  He just loves bicycles.

Peter Bachert

Peter Bachert at High Gear Cyclery Peter B. is the Service Manager at the Stirling location.  He’s been turning a wrench at the shop since 2008.  Peter is passionate about anything vintage that has two wheels, bicycles or motorcycles.  You can also ask him about vintage cameras.  In his former life, Peter ran a restaurant.

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Chris Ricci

Chris RicciChris has been working at High Gear since 2009.  BMX and mountain biking are his favorite styles of riding, although he did once own a really nice road bike.  Chris is a sales person here at the shop, but can also turn a wrench.  Chris also handles receiving inventory and would be happy to help with any special orders.  When he’s not riding, Chris likes Devil’s hockey and playing with his puppy.

Tom Perkins

Tom PerkinsTom has been wrenching at High Gear since the summer of 2013, but has been in the bicycle industry on and off since 1978.  He commutes to work by bike most days helping him stay fit for cyclocross racing.  Tom also has a passion for 1970’s motorcycles.  

Tom and his wife, Christy, maintain a large stable of bikes for all racing disciplines.  Christy races road, mountain, and cyclocross.  Tom races cyclocross.

Caroline Cullen

Caroline CullenCaroline started selling at High Gear in July 2012 after too many years in the corporate world.  She enjoys any bike ride but tends to favor long road rides.  The only trouble is picking which bike to ride, making sure they all get loved the same amount.  Although favoring metal bikes, Caroline recently added a Trek Madone to her stable.  Nice.  She also recently succumbed to the allure of the fat bike and added a Trek Farley to her collection.  Fat is where it is at!

Since 2005, Caroline has participated in 7 versions of Ride the Rockies, a Bike Virginia and a cycling tour of NW Oregon.  Locally, she has participated in Century for the Cure, Covered Bridges, Revolutionary Ramble and Farmlands Flat Century. 

It makes her happy to see people smile when they get a new bike.

Susie Ward

Susie started working at the shop in 1998 when High Gear moved to the new building on Main Avenue.  She can and does perform just about every job in the store.  Road or mountain, Susie just loves to ride.  Look for her in the woods on her new fat bike.

Dennis Grosch

Dennis is expert on all the products in the shop, just ask.  In fact, Dennis is a real Renaissance man.  He can do anything.  Dennis goes for a bike ride everyday, often commuting by bicycle.  He has so many Cannondale bikes at his house he could probably open a Cannondale museum.

Dennis is the Sales Manager at the Stirling location. 

Recent additions to Dennis’ bike collection are 3 fat bikes.  He loves them.

Dennis competes in a variety of local events including the Mountain Man Biathlon, Single Speed-A-Palooza, Bear Scat 50 and a variety of other mountain bike racing, endurance and biathlon events.

Phil Apruzzese

In Phil’s past life he was a full-time engineer.  You never really stop being an engineer.  You always want to tinker and fix.  Phil has been at HGC since 2010.  Phil had been cycling since 1988 primarily on road and fixed gear utility bikes.  Phil is Past President of one of our local cycling clubs and ran the Hiller Than Thou event for 10+ years.  His most recent addition to his bike stable is a Richey travel bike which has already been to Washington, Florida and Europe.

Arland Macasieb

Arland Macasieb is a Master’s degree level Exercise Physiologist and 20 year veteran racing triathlon, 15 of them at the professional level.  As an athlete he is a 3x Philippine National Triathlon Champion and 2x South East Asian Games Medalist.  He is a 25x Ironman Distance finisher including Kona.   If that weren't enough he is also a Cat 3 cyclist.   Professionally, Arland is a certified level 3 USA Cycling coach as well as a Level 2 Bikefit Certified and  F.I.S.T. Certified Bike Fitter specializing in Road and Triathlon.  With a background in rehabilitation, biomechanics and physical therapy he has developed a reputation for his problem solving methods when it comes to the fitting process assessing and addressing an individual’s needs, injuries and asymmetries.  

 
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