As the founder and Executive Director of GObike I have been fortunate to turn a hobby into a job. I love to bicycle—whether it’s for errands, enjoyment, or long excursions to exercise. Only when you’re on two wheels do you get to see the rich diversity of all the people and small intricate details of our buildings and places, which make our city unique.
Shop Mechanic and RAB Instructor
I’m a shop mechanic and Recycle A Bicycle (RAB) instructor. I’ve been working with GObike Buffalo since 2015. I love Buffalo because of the super great people. I love spending time at forest lawn with my bicycle. There’s really hundreds of great places in and around the city.
Co-Founder, Slow Roll Buffalo
My bike is my primary vehicle in the city, and Buffalo being flat makes it easy to get around. Before Slow Roll, I primarily biked by myself; since, I've learned what a great common denominator the bicycle is.
Slow Roll encourages people to get on their bikes and see the city at a slower pace, enabling a better appreciation of our people and places. In the process, we connect with countless community stakeholders to bring people together and share the ongoing story of our city.
I’m proud to work at GoBike because I know that there will be a lasting impact of our work on the cycling world, in Buffalo, for generations to come.
Head Shop Mechanic
Head Mechanic at our Community Workshop since 2010, I can be found fixing a bike for sale, training new mechanics, teaching classes, or helping our members with their bikes. I really love working at GObike because I get to make a tangible difference in people’s daily lives. Squeaky chains, mystery noises, loose brakes, or shifty shifters can all be fixed with the application of a little knowledge and elbow grease, and we have both of those to spare.
Communication and Outreach Coordinator
From events to advocacy, I keep the Buffalo community informed about the new and exciting work being done at GObike. I love bicycling because of its incredible power to connect people with their environment and each other. We have so much to celebrate in Buffalo — our parks system, world-class architecture, a thriving cultural sector, global diversity — but our city’s greatest asset is the people who call it home. I feel privileged to play a role in promoting community health and improving quality of life in our City of Good Neighbors.
From SkyRide to Tour de Farms, I make the wheels go ‘round at all GObike Buffalo events. I’ve been passionate about making Buffalo—my hometown—a better place since moving back here in 2010 and love working for GObike Buffalo because I get to do meaningful work to make our communities safer and healthier (and more fun!).
Shop and RAB Manager
Manager of our Community Workshop, and Coordinator for the Recycle A Bicycle (RAB) program, I am the go-to person for all your bike parking needs. I love when I have time to observe the goings on at the shop during a really busy day. There are so many people helping each other, learning together, and getting excited about bikes. It’s like a well-oiled machine that pumps out warm fuzzy feelings for everyone.
A man of wit and discerning fashion, whose talent for biting remarks is exceeded only by his surpassing knowledge of bicycle mechanics. Sensitive and passionate about inspiring our RAB students, Tristan believes the children are our future. His favorite things are fixie rides, rainbows and hugs from strangers on the street.