About Us

Doylestown Bike Works was created by passionate cyclists who wanted to create a space where people feel welcome no matter what type of cycling they're into. We are proud to be an employee-owned small business.

Paul

Partner, Sales Manager

Since 1999 Paul has worked in the outdoor industry, and has created long lasting relationships with each of his customers. Born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, Paul spent his childhood seeking adventure. These adventures have taken Paul all over the country, yet he never hesitates to call Pennsylvania his home. In 2005, while attending Barnett’s Bicycle Institute in Colorado, a chance encounter brought Paul to Doylestown. Family, friends, and customers will be the first to tell you that Paul is truly genuine. You will be the most important part of his day the second you set foot in DBW.

Dan

Partner, Service Manager

Dan's past shop experience has included wrenching and sales for shops in the New England and Pennsylvania area. An apprenticeship was held for a year in Boston learning how to build and braze steel frames. This study led him to build his own steel Cyclocross frame. Recently, Dan attended UBI in Portland, Oregeon to study TIG welding and came out with his own 29er frame. Known to turn your old road bike into a single speed in mere minutes, he also enjoys tandem bicycle rides and playing drums. He is always willing to talk about custom frames and is hoping to sell his own line of bikes here at Doylestown Bike Works.

Egil

Partner, Master Mechanic

Pronounced like “bagel” (but without the ‘b’), Egil is Norwegian for “follow my line.” Linus had his blanket. King Arthur had Excalibur. Egil has his bicycle. A lifelong Bucks County native with nearly 10 years of professional bike experience, Egil has worked on everything from a $12 yard-sale bike to a $12,000 dream bike. Egil makes annual pilgrimages to FrostBike, Interbike and Park Tool Tech Summit to keep up on the latest gear and training. A former machinist, born craftsman and natural problem solver, he gets the job done right.

Brian

Partner, Public Relations

Brian loves bikes. His son loves bikes. His wife loves bikes. Heck, most of his friends love bikes. Brian ran Cross-Country at William Tennent and attended college at Penn State. After a knee-devastating Ultimate Frisbee career, Brian returned to cycling. Mountain bikes, road bikes, fixies - you got ‘em, he’ll ride ‘em. More importantly, DBW is an opportunity for him to communicate his love of all things velo with his family, friends and community. For him, cycling is all about community!

Fran

Partner, Operations

Fran has been a bicycle enthusiast since childhood. Racing as an amateur in his 20’s, he quickly learned the value of good equipment and having a “go-to” mechanic. Fran’s racing career peaked in the 90’s as a Sport Class mountain bike racer in the now defunct NORBA (National Off Road Bicycle Association). After a long career in hotel development, it was time to do something local, so the idea of opening a specialty bike shop became a reality in 2011.

Kirk

Partner, Operations

Kirk was raised on the wind-swept plains of the Mongolian steppe. Born in a yurt, his formative years were spent engaged in animal husbandry and learning the ancient art of fermenting yak milk. Always impetuous, Kirk enjoyed the freedom of the saddle as his tribe defiled and pillaged their way from the Great Wall to the fertile river valleys of the Blue Danube. After finding his way to Pennsylvania, Kirk transferred this love of movement to the bicycle. While many miles from the land of his youth, Kirk’s spirit is often expressed by blood-curdling war whoops from the saddle.