Meet the Manager – Charlottesville, VA

Congratulations to our Charlottesville, VA store, which was just voted “Favorite Bike Shop” in the 2010 Readers’ Choice awards from The Daily Progress.  Read on below to learn about Tim, our store manager, and drop on by if you’re in the area to see why we were voted number 1 in Charlottesville!

Charlottesville, VA

Store Manager:

Tim Gathright

Store Location:

234 Zan Road
Seminole Square Shopping Center
Charlottesville, VA 22901


When did you start with Performance?

I’ve worked for Performance for 14 years.

How did you get started in cycling ?

At age 8, I enjoyed riding my friend’s bike around her driveway more than the 3 equesterian-related injuries I’d had by then!

How long have you been cycling ?

42 years.

What’s your favorite type of riding?

I like everything but downhill, recumbent, long distance touring and unicycle.

Any racing experience?

Mostly triathlons, but I did a crit amd a cross race (but once was enough).

Favorite place to ride?

Anywhere in the Shenandoah Valley.

What’s your favorite aspect of working in a bicycle store?

I get paid to help friends enjoy my favorite sport.

Dream place to ride?

The countryside of Provence or Tuscany.

Tuscan countryside

Any cycling goals? Something you are working toward?

We want to take our 9 year old on Rails-to-Trails across Virginia.

Any hobbies outside of cyling?

I enjoy reading about History and Geography.

Any club affiliation?

None right now.


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