MEET THE HUB BIKES SQUAD

Our retail and service staff lives to ride! We're all cycling maniacs, and we can't wait to help you find the right fit, size and style of bike, shoes, clothing or accessories. Visit the Hub Bicycles in Athens, GA and get stoked about your next road cycle, beach cruiser or mountain bike!


 
BRIAN MOLLOY, OWNER, HUB BIKES

BRIan molloy, owner, Hub Bicycles

My love for bicycles began as a kid growing up in the 70s and 80s. My bike was my freedom, and that love of freedom morphed into a passion when I started road racing in the mid-80s. Every weekend after races, I took my bike apart and cleaned it to have it ready for the week of training ahead and racing the following weekend.

When I was 15, I got my first bike shop job at Farr’s Sporting Goods in my hometown of Manchester, Connecticut, and I’ve been working in bike shops ever since. Those jobs helped pay my way through college, and in 1996, after college, I moved to North Carolina to help a friend open up a bike shop. Not long after, I discovered a magical little cycling oasis called Athens, Georgia! At the end of 2000, I finally made the leap and moved to Athens to pursue my dream of opening my own bike shop, Hub Bicycles!

Mechanically speaking, I’ve worked on pretty much everything. As the industry continues to develop new technology, you name it-- I’ve been to the tech clinic to learn how to do it. In 2003, I was given the extraordinary opportunity of being the head mechanic for the Jittery Joe’s professional cycling team – a position I held for five years. In that time, I traveled across the U.S. with the team, had a great time, and learned a ton about race mechanics.

After being in the bike industry for more than three decades, my love for bikes has never dwindled. I love everything about bicycles, but most importantly, I love how they make people happy!
— Brian Molloy, owner Hub Bicycles

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Jim Stradley

I started riding as a young man around Stone Mountain until leaving for college (GT Yellow Jacket '87). At 39 years old, a riding friend got me interested in cycling to get some exercise and lose weight. I dropped 65 lbs. and started amateur racing for three years, doing well in time trials and Clydesdale MTB races. I learned how to work on my bikes, with a lot of help from the Hub, which led to a part time position there in 2010. I joined The Hub full time in 2016, after spending the previous decade as a teacher and coach. I continue to ride as an avid recreational rider, leading the 7:00 AM ride from the Hub most mornings.


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Joseph Ruggiers

I started riding bikes when my grandmother pushed me down a hill and hoped I'd make it to the bottom. Fortunately, I did and haven't looked back since. I bought my first road bike from The Hub when I was 20 and it was the best thing I could've done, because it started me on the path to working with the best around. Bringing my mechanic experience from the North Dakota oil fields, I strive to help you have a better biking experience.


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Grace Anne Ingham

Grace Anne is a junior at UGA out of Madison, WI. The President of the UGA Club Cycling Team, she will ride any bike with brakes and races Cyclocross and Road disciplines. She’s in school for Environmental Economics and Management with the goal of saving the world through improved environmental public policy. Grace Anne is also an indoor cycling coach at the UGA Ramsey Center, as well as the Athens YMCA, so ask her about what you need for spin class! Other than bikes, Grace Anne loves hiking, cooking, and dancing, and her favorite place to visit (besides Wisconsin) is New Mexico.


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Garrett Chism

Garrett grew up in Northeast GA where he began mountain biking at a young age. After graduating from UGA in ’06, he has spent most of his career in the outdoor gear and cycling industries. Lately, he has been enjoying long, mixed surfaced rides in the mountains, as well as getting out on hikes with his wife LeeAnn and son Hayes. He’s excited about joining The Hub part time, and now that Hayes has him trained to rise early, may even make it on some of Jim’s 7am rides!


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KHALIB HUBBARD

I have always loved things with wheels and being outside. I grew up skateboarding and roller skating and took up cycling when I was 14. Since then I have pushed my passion for cycling though racing, training and learning everything I can about bikes. Beyond bikes, I also love creating art and am planning on attending college to obtain a bachelor's degree in fine arts with a major in graphic design.


I visited The Hub a few times before making my final decision on a bike. Joseph gladly helped me find the right bike and size for me. These guys had a lot of knowledge and answered all my questions— very down to earth shop!
— Matt M.