Meet the faces behind the bikes & the bikes behind the faces…
Worker Member & Manager
Nico Damiani has a background in construction, having worked for gas pipe fitters and duct workers, carpenters, and a brief stint with plumbing. He has also worked seven or so years in kitchens and hotels in various regions across Canada, and has some experience breaking his cars worse than they were before he touched them. After hearing about a log and timber school on Gabriola Island from a Swiss man while eating fresh-caught whitefish over a fire beside the Klondike River, waiting for his clean laundry to dry on some nearby rocks, Nico finally made it to Vancouver Island in 2016 to attend the school. While attending the school and working odd jobs around the Island, he was presented with an opportunity to work on the Board of Directors at Hub City Cycles. Having been a cyclist his whole life, and having haunted the bike co-ops of Montreal for years, he couldn't turn down the chance to learn larger parts of the picture. Nico brings a plethora of unkempt and partially developed skills to the Cooperative, tying them all together with his passion for alternative forms of learning, teaching, business, and transportation (i.e. bikes).
Tyler has ridden, broken, and been trying to fix bikes his whole life. He has toured through Western Canada, Central America, and Eastern Europe, He has taught bicycle mechanics in Guatemala, Croatia, Hungary, and Canada. He has raced triathlon, cyclo-cross, cross country, gravel, and enduro. Locally he has worked for Hub City Cycles, Coal City Cycles, and Apex Bikes. He loves bikes, and loves to teach folks about how to take care of their own!
Recently Tyler has started building bicycle frames, through his own company, Huckleberry Handmade Bikes. Through innovative design, bicycle fitting, and professional bicycle building, Tyler is ready to help you find your next sweet ride!
Alex Stanciu is an enthusiastic mountain biker who has collaborated with resorts and events to create and maintain mountain biking trails in Romania. He also has previous experience working in a bike shop before arriving at Hub City Cycles.