These are the friendly faces that run Worcester Earn-A-Bike and serve the Worcester cycling community.
Patrick Goguen is a Worcester based Maker. You can see him biking around on bicycles he’s designed and fabricated. He began volunteering at WEAB in the spring of 2014, and it quickly became his second home. He is committed to empowering people by putting tools into their hands, fostering the development and appreciation of cycling culture and community activism in the Worcester Area.
Kyle Schulz hails from the fresh coast (Milwaukee, WI). He’s been working on bikes since he was 6 and has biked from Milwaukee, WI to Nacogdoches, TX. He brings his mostly self-taught mechanic skills to WEAB through a social justice and environmental justice lens. Kyle is currently working on learning Spanish so he can better connect with patrons. When he’s not at WEAB he’s brewing kombucha, tending to his plants, or taking a walk in the woods.
At first glance, David Dayan is an unapologetic retro-grouch, but what draws him to cycling in general, and earn-a-bike in particular, is the diversity of the bicycle’s appeal. To feel like you’re flying, to clear your head, so there is “one less car” on the road, to get to work, that everlasting wheelie… everyone rides for their own reason. David loves community bike shops because they empower everyone, no matter why they ride.
Kim McCoy has been a bicycle commuter and amateur mechanic for old bikes for 45 years, a MassBike advocate for 34 years, SevenHills Wheelmen Secretary for 15 years, and our treasurer for 10 years. He is inspired by the much greater expertise and commitment of our shop managers.
Jon Marien comes to WEAB having served as an Americorps VISTA, as an organizer of the Worcester Anti-Foreclosure Team, and as a Community Advocate for NeighborWorks. Jon currently serves as a Special Olympics Ski Coach, Housing Rights Chair for the Worcester chapter of the NAACP, and is an Appalachian Mountain Club Youth leader. With a new found focus on his health Jon has become passionate about cycling and wants to share that passion with others.
Why do I cycle…
I bike for fun, getting for point a to point b, without paying for gas, to meet folks with similar interest… cause I can for alittle bit longer.
Charlie is our eldest Shop Manager, he has designed nationally recognized bike tours, biked from coast to coast, lived in a multitude of cycling communities, and has made friends with cyclists of all kinds. He manages the relationships between Worcester Earn-A-Bike and Bike stores and the regional recycling center.