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Meet the Montclair Bikery Staff

Dave Adornato - Owner

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Dave's passion for cycling began as a teen seeing his father compete in a triathlon. Throughout his teens, he raced alongside his father, Frank.

Upon graduating from college with a journalism degree, cycling took a back seat to pursuing a career as a photojournalist. At 30, Dave took up the sport again riding and racing with the Montclair Cyclists at the Montclair Bikery. Little did he know that 10 years later he would own the shop, fulfilling a lifelong dream.

Tami Furman - Sales Manager

Javier MerelesJavier MerelesTami is instrumental in the development of the women's cycling community in Montclair and beyond. She organizes and leads many rides out of the Montclair Bikery that have introduced local women to group riding. Montclair is a community service oriented town and Tami is a leader of this network of compassionate people. 

Among her many accomplishments are the Montclair Bikery's Turkey Ride, Vacamas Charity ride, and Cycle for Survival. Exercise and healthy living are integral part of Tami's life. She has a master's degree in nutrition and is a lifelong vegetarian.

David Costa - Service Manager

Javier MerelesJavier MerelesDavid has been around bikes for much of his life. As a kid he’d always be challenging the other kids to a race, and he carried that into adulthood. With his drive and athletic ability, David rose through the ranks of the elite domestic racing scene, competing around the country.

Before working in a bike shop, David trained as a diesel mechanic and worked on both diesel trucks and construction equipment, so you can be assured that the level of attention and detail required to work on million dollar machines is the same level of attention and detail he gives every bike he services.

Nick Iacovelli - Service Technician

Javier MerelesJavier MerelesNick is prolific in the Montclair Bikery community as a craftsman and artisan. He approaches his work with precision and expertise matched by few in the cycling industry. In addition, he's a skilled carbon repair technician. His first job was with Van Dessel cycles based in Mendham and he has continued to hone is skills while exploring his passion as an elite road cyclist.

Javier Mereles - Service Technician

Javier MerelesJavier Mereles Javier or Javi as he's known to his cycling friends lives and breathes bikes. Not only is he an accomplished mechanic known in the shop to fix some of the toughest problems, but he's a masterful bicycle racer having won over 20 races in the course of his racing career both on the road and the velodrome.

When he not at the shop repairing bikes, he's on the local roads training. You may have seen him. He's the guy with all the lights on his helmet.

A native of Uruguay, Javier will ride his bike great distances to indulge in culinary favorites from his homeland. Sixty miles is no problem to treat the shop employees to Pasta Flora, jam tart, which he purchases at his favorite bakery in Warton, NJ. He's been known to ride his 100 gear inch fixed gear bike out there too for some of his favorite BBQ.

Next time you see him on the road, say hello!

Jeremy Brown - Service Technician

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While attending trade school to become an auto mechanic in rural Pennsylvania, Jeremy first got a glimpse of cycling enthusiasts rolling along the countryside. From that time forward, he found the idea of cycling, romantic and fun.

A life long athlete, Jeremy transitioned from running to cycling, that’s when he caught the bug and never looked back. Cycling became his passion. Like so many, he wanted to turn his passion into a career. His considerable skills as both an automotive and motorcycle mechanic are the perfect compliment to a career in the industry.

Jeff Sowa - Sales Associate

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As a kid growing up, Jeff enjoyed playing different types of sports. College was a time to explore new sports, and mountain biking became a passion for exploring new places and adventures. This love evolved into a successful racing career that lead to a state championship.

Cycling is a gateway for discovery and Jeff enjoys all the beautiful places, different kinds of people, he has encountered on his bike.    

Cycling developed into a profession for Jeff, taking him to Northern California working in the vibrant cycling scene in the Bay area.. As both a retail sales associate and product sales representative for an number of bicycle companies, Jeff has honed his skills. But his favorite part of cycling remains the people;  and his joy of working with customers and sharing his passion.

Brittany Abuhoff - Sales Associate

Javier MerelesJavier MerelesBrittany is an accomplished athlete, having competed as a triathlete and bike racer. A graduate of American University, Brittany is pursuing a career in Environmental Policy. When not cycling, Brittany is involved in many local charities including environmental causes that are dear to her. 

Brittany leads shop rides and is integral in introducing group riding to our customers. She loves the opportunity to share her cycling knowledge to the community. She can be seen riding with many of her cycling friends within the Montclair community.

Michele Degennaro - Sales Associate

Javier MerelesJavier MerelesMichele, a life long athlete, has always enjoyed cycling. An avid runner for many years, she’s competed in road races of all distances including several marathons.  After learning how to swim at the age of 40, Michele decided to train for and compete in triathlons, which led to a renewed passion for cycling.

Looking for some guidance, Michele came to the Montclair Bikery and met the Sales Manager Tami Furman. She joined Tami's Ladies Friday ride learning training techniques, nutrition, and racing strategies. 

She joined the Montclair Bikery sales team to pay it forward and be a more integral part of the cycling community. As an accomplished retail pharmacist, Michele applies her years of experience working with the community as a sales associate at the shop. Michele graduated from Rutgers University College of Pharmacy and has been a community pharmacist for 30 years.

George Lesczuk - Service Technician

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A lifelong resident of Northern NJ, Georges' younger days were spent apprenticing with his older brothers sharing their automotive passion, and a curiosity for all things mechanical.  With technical skills and tool inventory, George was the kid that fixed and modified all his friend’s bikes, and still enjoys vintage bicycles.

After working professionally in the automotive field for 40 years George is now converting his hobby to a career, and embracing modern bicycle technology with a firm respect for the past.

Toby Fried - Mechanic's helper

Javier MerelesJavier MerelesToby is an avid mountain biker who can often be seen riding local trails. He is currently a junior in high school and has aspirations to study industrial design in the future. When Toby isn’t biking, he enjoys locking himself in the garage and spending hours maintaining his bicycles. Toby is committed to learning the ins and outs of bike mechanics and is stoked to ride his MTB whenever he can.