Owner Robert Bagnall loves riding bikes: has since he was a kid and his bicycle was his first taste of freedom to get out of a small New Hampshire town. He founded Maverick Bikes & Cafe to share that love with everyone he can, seeking to make a life on two wheels safer, easier, and more fun for us all. He is in the shop most Saturdays when he is not out riding one of his many road bikes.
Shop Manager Dawn Graham started her career in the bicycle industry with the original owners of Bicycle Outfitters Craig and John Dubois in 1989. The Dubois ran a tight ship and Graham learned the ropes from expert industry insiders. Now with Maverick Bikes & Cafe, Graham is a walking encyclopedia of industry knowledge and is the heart and soul of day-to-day operations. She can do it all from wrenching, building, buying, selling and advisor on all disciplines of cycling and bike specific training. As a rider she has excelled in the dirt and truly loves her time on two wheels. Racing mountain bikes is where it all began and she even raced at the National level for mountain bikes but cyclocross was to be her calling in bicycle racing. A perennial podium finisher in USAC cyclocross events and also the Sportif Championship winner. She can be found most days in the back keeping the books tight and the shelves full.
Technician Gary Moon is a member of the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association and holds electric bike certifications from Bosch and Yamaha. Fully qualified Shimano and SRAM wrench with 29-years of experience working on everything from Wal-Mart specials to 10K race bikes. He is also a top notch wheel-smith. Gary started riding bikes on a 20-inch girls bantam buzz bike and relied on cycling as transportation growing up in rural Western Maryland. He played football in high school and his parents told him if he wanted to play he would have to find a way to get to practice. So, he started riding his bike one way 19-miles in the hilly terrain of Garett County and from those miles developed into a strong man on the bike. Fast forward to today and Gary is the 2019 reigning MABRA Cyclocross Champion 60+. You wont find a finer wrench or a nicer dude anywhere.
Jack Mount, a retired sales VP for RR Donnelley and is our lead sales associate. Jack’s knowledge of bicycles from kids bikes to top level road race machines is unmatched and his kind heart and light touch with kids brings him a large following. Jack is a lifelong cyclist and is our best employee when it comes to top flight customer care. Jack has been with us for 8 years and loves road cycling and gravel riding.
Lisa Campbell, years ago, realized she had to get off the couch. In 2005, she started cycling by herself and then joined the shops Tuesday night rides and found out group rides are a lot of fun. After retiring as a librarian she started leading shop rides in 2016. In March 2018, Lisa was certified as a bicycle safety instructor with League of American Bicyclist and also is co-president of Bike Loudoun which is sponsored by Maverick Bikes & Cafe. She has taught safety classes for Loudoun County Commuter Services and Loudoun County Libraries. Lisa continues to do her group rides though her “Greater Loudoun Bicycling Meetup” page.
Nigel Chinemilly is our staff pro and also leads our fast-paced A & B rides on road and gravel. Nigel is a world class track racer but is handy on a road and gravel bike also. Nigel started racing in his homeland of Trinidad and Tobago and then came to the USA in September of 1988 and continued racing during those years he worked his way up to USCF Cat. 1 level on both road and track. Nigel raced for our shop for years so this is a true homecoming for us. Most of Nigel’s road racing were crits. with a couple Nationals Crits. that he picked up a couple silver and bronze medals in masters and senior racing in Trinidad and the USA. In 2006 he competed in Masters World Track Championships in the match sprints. Now racing at age 51 Nigel is looking to pay all those years of knowledge forward and also help younger riders advance in the ranks of USAC racing. Stop in and meet the old racer, he is a wealth of knowledge in all areas of cycling from training to fit to selecting the right ride for the job at hand and all with that big friendly smile.
Doug Graham is a USAC MotorRef official, he has covered professional cycling as a journalist, and as a young guy he raced bicycles and motorcycles. Graham a retired photojournalist is a founding member of America’s Routes group that came together to save the historic roads of Western Loudoun. Graham’s role with Maverick Bikes & Cafe is a mixed bag of tricks from part-time sales, to PR, website design, photographer, social media and special events coordinator, bike builder, janitor, sous chef, wannabe bike packer.
Elizabeth Brim, a graduate student in D.C., grew up spending weekends tagging along on rolling country roads in Southern Indiana with avid cyclist parents. She fell in love with cycling several years ago when sidelined by a running injury, and has continued to enjoy riding as a welcome escape. Though mainly a road cyclist, since moving to Virginia, she has enjoyed exploring Loudoun County’s gravel roads. Elizabeth will be working at Maverick Bikes & Cafe mainly in sales part time.