Wheels: 2013 JAMIS Aurora Elite
Commute: 20 miles round-trip from Ballard
Favorite Type of Riding: Urban exploration
Chris was born and raised on the east coast (New York, Virginia, Florida, Georgia) and moved to Seattle in 1993 after graduating from Georgia Tech in 1992. A passion for brewing led him to Maritime Pacific Brewing Company in the heart of Ballard in 1995. Eleven years later he left to take over brewing duties at Elliott Bay Brewing Company in West Seattle. He returned to Maritime Pacific a few years later to help them build their current facility in Ballard.
After a decade and a half in the brewing world, Chris joined the team at THEO Chocolate in Fremont and made chocolate for two years. During that time he rediscovered cycling and began to explore the city from the far reaches of Alderwood Mall up north to Renton in the south, and all around Lake Washington. After leaving THEO he started volunteering at Cascade Bicycle Club and in late 2016 joined the team, bringing his passion for nonprofit work and cycling to the organization.