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General Manager, Majority Owner
Wanya is an expert mechanic with considerable experience at a number of the top cycling shops in Philadelphia. He is the Head Coach for the BCYC Race Team. Wanya found his passion for cycling through BCYC and Neighborhood Bike Works. He is well known in the local cycling community, a frequent participant in local rides, and has extensive knowledge of all cycling options in Philly and the surrounding region. Wanya is also a Cat 2 racer with ambitions to upgrade to the Cat 1 level. He is a powerful sprinter and Criterium specialist. Recent successes include a win at the Lower Providence Spring Classic Criterium, a Silver Medal at the 2017 Pennsylvania State Criterium Criterium Championships (Cat 3) and a win at the New Jersey Spring Criterium Series.
Minority Owner, Cycling Coach
Jerry has more than 35 years of experience as a senior executive in the financial services industry. Jerry is a competitive cyclist and experienced cycling coach. He is the Head Masters Coach for the BCYC Race Team, a major donor to the program, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia. Jerry holds a UCI-Elite International Masters licence. He has raced more than 400 events worldwide, and represented the USA at the 2018 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, in Varese, Italy.
Bike Mechanic, Cycling Coach
De’Sean started riding road when he joined the program now known as Bicycle Coalition Youth Cycling. He has upgraded to a CAT4 status in racing and has been training for a few years to continue racing so that he can be a CAT2 road racer. De’Sean starting mountain biking last year and would now like to become a part of the enduro scene of cycling.
Sales Associate & Designer, CAT 4 Roadie
I started riding back in middle school for CCF now known as BCYC. I raced for 4 years with two professional teams QCW and PB & Co. I am a BCYC Alumni and Former Coach for core teams and triathlon team. I’m excited to get back on the bike after not riding for two years and I have high hopes of getting back out there next year to get my 3 in road… I am absolutely stoked for the Opening of our Shop VeloJawn -Its Fittna Be Lit here at the Jawn! Very grateful and honored to make the kits and shop swag! Looking forward to seeing everyone excel.
Sales Manager, Cycling Coach
My name is Justin Thompson and I am currently 25 years old. I started the program called Neighborhood Bikeworks at the age of 10 years old and it changed my life completely. Since then i have been focused on expanding my knowledge about the bicycle industry as a whole. I have worked in a number of shops here in the city as well as spent a number of years racing bikes. I have spent the last few years working for advanced sports international where I got to experience things from the other side of the industry. I am super excited to be working with my long time friend and teammate to help us both achieve our goals. I will be working as the assistant manager for the shop which will allow me to incorporate racing back into my career.