Welcome to Virginia Bike Roots!
My name is Max, and I'd like to thank you for stopping by my site! My mission with Virginia Bike Roots is to facilitate two-wheeled adventure and exploration by way of guided bike tours, full service bike repair, and sales of refurbished bikes and equipment. I discovered my love for cycling in 2009 when I was living in France. On a whim, I borrowed my landlord's old, steel frame Peugeot, threw on a backpack, and rode for three days straight from Lyon to Paris, stopping only to eat, sleep, and rub my sore shoulders. Since that trip, I've become obsessed with every aspect of the sport: long distance touring, road riding, commuting, mountain biking, gravel grinding, and, especially, maintenance. I spent a season with one of the world's leading tour operators, maintaining their fleet of bikes in California, Italy, and the Big Island of Hawaii, and I worked for a year and a half as a bike mechanic in Nashville, after several years of volunteering at the amazing Oasis Bike Workshop. I couldn't be more excited to be back in Virginia and to explore some of the state's finest cycling destinations with you! Check out the podcast below to learn more, and see you on the trail!!