PBMA is excited to introduce this week’s Mechanic of the Week, Jason Meyers! Jason is the Assistant Manager and Master Mechanic at Indian Valley Bikeworks in Harleysville, Pennsylvania.
For those of you just tuning into #mechanicmonday, this is where we feature one mechanic each week, chosen at random from nominations submitted the week before. It’s all about mechanics supporting fellow mechanics – even behind the scenes, where we are proud to say that our Mechanic of the Week is presented by none other than Abbey Bike Tools and the Friar himself!
Jason has been a mechanic for nearly fifteen years, and he has been an avid road and track rider far longer than that. He is a well-known face at a series of local charity rides, and he is always willing to help out when needed. With a background in education, Jason is a tireless advocate for bicycle safety and the commute-by-bike movement. He regularly offers seminars at his shop – which has been named one of America’s best bicycle shops by NBDA for the last four years – and travels to local and state agencies – like the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection – to offer similar presentations.
Jason is also responsible for developing his shop’s “Bikeworks University” program with the rest of his Service Department team. Jason and his colleagues offer a continuing series of limited-entry bicycle overhaul classes each year, where participants are guided through all of the routine maintenance of their own bicycle in a personalized, hands-on format. Jason’s most loyal customers say that they’ve seen him tackle everything from Di2 and wheel builds to installing training wheels and a bell on a kid’s bike, and that “he always has a smile and a witty comment and is not afraid to handle any job.”
By all accounts, Jason is never content to simply “sit still.” As the Assistant Manager of Bikeworks for the past twelve years, Jason has helped to develop the BW Cycle Studios facility – a state-of-the-art fitting, coaching, consulting, and sales studio that offers a private consultations and highly-personalized training for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Jason is certified as a Level 2 coach, Shimano and SRAM tech, and professional bicycle fitter so that he can better serve his customers, and he participates in continuing education programs in all of those areas so that he can continue to be on the leading edge of our sport.
We at PBMA are impressed not only by Jason’s tireless work ethic, but also by the genuine friendship and respect that his customers feel for him. We are proud to feature Jason today, and we hope that his story will inspire you as much as it has inspired us.
For everyone reading this at home, we encourage you to join the #MOTW conversation: Post a picture of YOUR favorite mechanic and tag us @probicyclemech, #probma, or #mechanicmonday, or nominate him or her to be featured in next week’s post!
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