Who works at bikes@vienna?
Tim came late to cycling, not learning to ride until he was 12, but once he started, he never stopped. A self-taught mechanic, he became Head Mechanic here in 2005 after twenty-odd (some would say very odd) years working in technical theatre, and a short stint at a non-profit bike shop in Portland, OR. In late 2010, he took over ownership of bikes@vienna when founder John Brunow moved back to Iowa. Tim’s interests and passions include classic steel road bikes, photography, reading, the outdoors, and old typewriters. When not at the shop, you’ll often find him walking or riding the C&O Canal, one of his favorite National Parks in the US.
Owner and General Jack of All Trades
Daniel began working at Revolution Cycles in Clarendon in the Summer of 2008 after graduating high school. He quickly discovered a knack for all things mechanical especially when it comes to bicycle repair. After spending a year at college in Montana, he returned after discovering that engineering was not the right path, and continued to work as a mechanic and bike assembler at other local shops including Spokes Etc. and Revolution Cycles. In 2010, he discovered Bikes@Vienna and applied for a job. Daniel stepped up as head mechanic when Tim took over the business. Very well versed in all manner of bike technology; he has an innate knack for troubleshooting that means your bike is in good hands when it comes in for service.
Emi came to the shop straight out of high school in 2013 with a background in IT and quickly became our resident 'all things tech' guru. They are always a creative resource for sorting ebike issues and clever ways to fix things.
You might see them driving around in their white Chevy 1982 El Camino with a bike or two on the back or cycling the NOVA/DC area on their 2019 All-City Space Horse, 1986 Lotus Excelle or 2018 S6L Brompton.
They've owned a small squadron of unique and different bikes over the years, from franken-bikes to retro steel road bikes and love old coaster brake bike restoration projects.
They have also traveled to London, Germany and Portland, Oregon with their Bromptons and can give tips on traveling with your bike.
Sales, Service and Social Media
Emi (Dacian) Garhartt
Beth joined our shop on Christmas Eve in 2018 and has very quickly become immersed in our unique shop culture. She has an English degree from G.M.U. Her original plan was to become a librarian until she discovered her passion for bike mechanics. Now she will be a well-read bicycle mechanic. Beth has done work with the bicycle community, such as running the after school bike mechanic program at Herndon Middle School. After she graduates in May 2020, she plans on continuing her work at this program, as well as her work at Bikes@Vienna. Beth is an avid bicycle commuter and rides her 2017 All-City Macho Man equipped with Carradice bags full of books to Vienna, Reston, and downtown Fairfax. She also bikepacks on her Surly Troll and travels around on her 2003 resto-mod Brompton. Beth enjoys riding the local singletrack such as the C.C.T. and Lake Fairfax. If you have any bikepacking questions, she is the lady to talk to! Be warned though! She loves to info-dump!
Sales, Service and Social Media
Jeff started working here in 2010 to increase his knowledge of bicycle maintenance and repair and has become a terrific member of our sales team as well. His cycling passion is bicycle touring, which has taken him on many interesting journeys. He also volunteers as a W&OD trail patroller. More about him and his cycling adventures can be found at yellowbiketales.blogspot.com.
Sales and Service
Art retired in 2012 after rewarding careers as a financial advisor, trade association manager, and forester. He has been a serious road bike rider and gravel rider. He started work in bike sales and repair following retirement. Bikes@Vienna has been a great place for him to work following nearly eight years at Performance Bike in Reston.