BIKE SHOP SERVICE MANAGER
Andrew Wolak is a cycling industry professional with over 19 years of hands-on experience. Andrew graduated with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts in 2004 with a B.F.A. in Communication Arts & Design. He started racing bicycles competitively while attending VCU. As an active member of the university’s cycling club, he competed in collegiate races within the Atlantic Collegiate Cycling Conference — culminating with the distinction of ACCC Division II Conference Champion in his category in 2003. Andrew has competed in multiple cycling disciplines including road, track, & mountain bike racing. Andrew’s foray into the cycling industry started in 2002 with his employment as a mechanic and sales associate at a burgeoning local multi-sport shop. It was amidst this elite shop, personally servicing and repairing thousands of unique bicycles, where he developed a highly technical and advanced standard for service and repair as a professional shop and event mechanic. Over the years, Andrew has seized the opportunity to spread his expertise by mentoring and training many budding mechanics. He prides himself on building and maintaining strong relationships with clients and vendors. A strong personal desire for continuing growth and education within the industry led Andrew to pursue an advanced education in modern professional bicycle fitment from the preeminent expert in the field, Dr. Andy Pruitt. In March 2016, after four years of continuing education and implementation, Andrew achieved the cycling industry’s most notable accomplishment for a professional bicycle fitter — passing the Specialized Bicycle Components University’s Fit Technician certification exam. This exam, proctored by Dr. Pruitt, is the only pass/fail certification in the industry. Currently, there are less than 150 fitters worldwide who have achieved this distinction. From world champions to daily commuters spanning all levels and disciplines, Andrew has experience with thousands of cyclists and their bicycles. Currently, a true master of the trade, Andrew’s passion lies in his desire to improve your overall experience and relationship with your bicycle through unparalleled service, repair and fitment. Ever the avid cyclist, Andrew currently enjoys spending most of his time split between his mountain bike and his fixed‐gear bicycle — keeping things simple and classic. His two wheels take him wherever he so desires.
- Specialized Bicycle Components University’s Fit Technician