Meet the faces behind the bikes & the bikes behind the faces:

Jude Wilhelmsen
January 2015 – Present

Worker Member

DSC01102_600x400Jude is a self-taught, seasoned mechanic with 5 years of industry experience in Vancouver. Excited to be in the heart of Cyclocross Country, Jude is looking forward to wrenching and riding as much as possible in preparation for competition in the fall. Practiced in a diverse set of media arts, web development, and educational skills, Jude is thrilled to utilize these in the service of providing Hub City Cycles more than simple mechanics. When not on the bike or wrenching, Jude can be found playing music, cooking up a storm, skateboarding, and building sustainable systems for self-reliant lifestyles!
Jude’s Favourites:
Mechanical Operation- Wheel Building
Food- Pad Thai
Colour- Purple
Musical Genre- All of them (including Country)
Local Trail- Secret Ninja
Paved Road- Chuckanut Drive, Bellingham, WA; or Red Road, Big Island, Hawaii

Duncan Hague
October 2017 – Present

Worker Member

Originally from Sheffield (UK) Duncan moved to BC to ride mountain bikes. Duncan’s riding past includes three summers in Whistler, Yorkshire centre trials champ, a season in the Northshore, getting a first class award at the Scottish Six Day Trial, cycling across England and wrenching bikes back in the UK to name a few. Currently getting excited by riding all the trails across Vancouver Island.

Duncan’s Favourites:
Food- English smoked salmon
Colour- Rosso Corso (brought up as a ferrari f1 fan)
Trail- Disneyland, Brittania Beach
Current bike of choice: Santa Cruz Nomad

Julie MacTire
October 2015 – Present

Worker Member

Julie started her love affair with bicycles early, when she started depending on her old BRC Trekker to get to and from what was then Malaspina University-College.  She soon upgraded to a Kona Fire Mountain and spent much of the next ten years cycling all over Nanaimo.  She soon started forging further afield, cycling from Nanaimo to various Island cities.

Eventually, her interest expanded in how the bikes worked and she ended up at Quadra Island Bike School, where she got her mechanics certificate.  She doesn’t get as much time playing with bikes as she would like, as she mainly covers the front end.  However, the n+1 principle is alive and well in her home, much to her husband’s dismay.

Julie is in and out of the bike shop right now, as she is taking Applied Business Technology at Vancouver Island University.  When she is not in class or in the shop, she plots ways to bring her two Shiba Inu dogs along with her on bicycling adventures.

Graham Bradley
March 2015 – Present

Worker Member

My name is Graham Bradley and I am excited to have started at Hub City. I grew up in Nanaimo and have returned to the west coast after nearly a decade of travel, study, work and adventure. I trained as bike mechanic in a volunteer run coop in Montreal called ‘Right to Move/La Voie Libre’ and ended up volunteering weekly for over three and a half years eventually serving on the BOD. RTM’s environment became a catalyst and platform for launching several projects including a fund raising calendar featuring bike mechanics, Bike2Farm which organized and led people on bike trips to visit small organic farms around Montreal, and another coop called Le Petit Velo Rouge which continues to hatch. I am a self proclaimed francophile and avid farmer having spent the last three years working and learning on small farms. Bike touring is a passion of mine and I have enjoyed several thousand kilometers of trips in Canada and Australia.  Lately I am particularly interested in bike powered farming machines and how co-ops function.  I feel that I am in the perfect spot at Hub City Cycles Community Co-op.