PBMA is proud to introduce our newest Mechanic of the Week, Ralf Medloff, of Corte Madera, California!
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!
Ralf Medloff is arguably one of the best-known and best-loved staff members on the pro tour. Originally from Germany, he has been working all over the world as a professional bicycle mechanic for over twenty years. Most recently, Ralf worked as a head team mechanic with the Jelly Belly men’s team (2011-2015) and the Twenty16 women’s team (2016), until “retiring” this year to focus on his own business. While Ralf no doubt enjoys being closer to home this year, he still can’t stay away from the pro tour! He’s already returned to big races like Tour of the Gila and Redlands Classic in a directorial role, reuniting with the athletes and support staff that have become like family to him.
This “family” is 100% responsible for Ralf’s feature this week. Over the last month, we’ve heard from countless athletes, fellow mechanics, and pro tour staff who love working with Ralf and want nothing but the best for him in his new business adventures. We share their hope that this feature will help increase awareness about Ralf’s new business and causes that are so important to him, like youth sports and women’s representation in sports.
Today of all days, it is important that Ralf is PBMA’s Mechanic of the Week, because today is Ralf’s birthday!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RALF!!!!! With lots of admiration, hugs, and high-fives from your cycling family and from all of us at PBMA, we hope you have a great day!
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!
This page is a collective of articles relavant to consumers, enthusiasts and the whole of the cycling industry in general.