About the People

Steve Andruski (President)

Steve is a life-long cyclist who has lived in six different states and has been doing maintenance on his own bikes and his family's bikes for 35 years. Bike maintenance became a serious hobby partly out of necessity. Back in the spring of 1982 Steve bought his first high-quality bike, a 1982 Trek 515 sport-touring bike that would become his main mode of transportation when he moved to Tucson Arizona for graduate school in the fall of that year. With a family and a graduate student income, he didn't have the extra money to pay a bike shop to work on his bike. It made more sense to by the tools, learn what he needed, and do it himself.

More than 30 years later Steve has accumulated a shop full of tools and a fleet of ten bikes. In addition to several professional organizations, Steve is a member of the League of American Bicyclists, the Rockville Bike Advisory Committee, the Potomac Pedalers and the Washington Area Bicycle Association (WABA). He has volunteered as the ride mechanic for the Tour de Cookie, a local charity ride in Rockville, since the inaugural ride in 2013.

Connie Bertka (Treasurer)

Early in her career bicycling was a mode of regular transportation, more recently it is a recreational activity she shares with both family and friends, many of whom she has introduced to the sport. Connie has been an active member of the Rockville Bicycle Advisory Committee for over four years, leading rides and volunteering at events to introduce individuals and families to biking in Rockville. She also belongs to the League of American Bicyclists, the Potomac Pedalers and the Washington Area Bicycle Association (WABA).

Stephen Nightingale (Secretary)

Stephen has a lifelong family connection with cycling, and he is a life member of the Clitheroe, Lancashire section of the (UK) National Clarion Cycling Club. In his teens he was touring and cycle camping in the Yorkshire Dales. He also raced in Time Trials on a fixed gear bike up and down the flat coastal roads of Lancashire.

In his 20's Stephen became a Computer Scientist and moved to the DC area. He took up running in his 30's, with the Montgomery County Road Runners and remembers the Bay Bridge 10K of 1986, amongst other local road races. Later, in his 50's Stephen returned to riding the bike, joined VeloDCity the DC Bicycle Meetup, and has led rides for them as the "Frontier Scout". All this bike riding activity went along with the build-up of a modest collection of bikes, and in parallel the skills to build and maintain them. More recently he was intrigued by Steve Andruski's idea to open a community bike shop, and he is now a part of the Rockville Bike Hub.

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