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331 New London Tpke
Glastonbury, CT 06033

860-659-0114

Open 6 Days a Week
M, T, W, F: 10-6 Th: 10-8
Sat: 10-5 (Sun: Closed)

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Meet our Expert Staff

Bicycles East is extremely proud of our exceptional team. We have knowledgable staff with interests and expertise in a large variety of areas. All staff receive extensive ongoing training. You will always be served by professional, knowledgable, and courteous staff.

Steve Dauphinais owns Bicycles East with his wife Deb. A long time Glastonbury resident, Steve passionate about bike fit, and has obtained multiple fit certifications including F.I.S.T. Serotta Fit and Advanced Triathlon Fit, and Trek Precision Fit. He oversees Bicycles East's fit department and has personally fit over 2,000 cyclists. Steve enjoys road and mountain biking as well as time trial racing. His other passion is his drum set. He plays in a local band and is obsessed with snare drums. Read more about Steve and our bike fit program here
Deb Dauphinais is co-owner of Bicycles East, with her husband Steve. Being a resident of Glastonbury, Deb is passionate about bicycle and pedestrian advocacy, and works tirelessly on a local and state-wide level to make our communities safer for cyclists. Deb currently serves on the State of CT Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of Bike Walk Glastonbury, our local advocacy group. She enjoys road riding, bike commuting, and rail trail riding.
Read more about Deb and our advocacy work here

Nate Clapp is Bicycles East's Service Manager. Nate stays current is the latest industry standards and technology and also has expertise on the more vintage components. He has received in-depth, hands on training from bicycle component manufacturers including Shimano, SRAM, Campagnolo, Rockshox, Avid, Fox Factory Racing, and many more. Nate also oversees the comprehensive ongoing training program for all mechanics, ensuring that the mechanics at Bicycles East are of the highest caliber possible. Nate has also shown off his talents with computers and woodworking, helping create many of the fixtures around the store and keeping the store’s computer systems up to date.  In his free time Nate enjoys learning computer software and programming, playing disc golf, and of course riding his bike! Read more about Nate here and Read about our Service Department here

Beth has a passion for bicycle touring, bike education, and bicycling history. She is a League of American Bicyclists’ certified League Cycling Instructor. In 2008 the Capital Region Council of Governments received a grant to partner with Bike Walk CT and develop a state wide bicycle education Curriculum. She has extensive experience with bicycle touring. Her personal touring experience includes a cross-country ride from Massachusetts to California. She regularly commutes to work on her bike and advocates for complete streets. To learn more about Beth and her touring and other experiences, read here

Mick has been gradually moving eastward. He comes to us originally from Danville, California via Indiana. He grew up as a hockey goalie, winning two Indiana state high school championships being selected to Team Indiana his senior year. He served our country as an F-16 weapons systems mechanic in the US Air Force, stationed at Hill AFB, Utah. After that, Mick attended Indiana University, studied abroad at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England and earned his degree in Political Science minoring in French. His interest in cycling came from his dad and uncle who raced the Little 500 at Indiana University, a race that will be familiar to anyone who has watched the iconic bike movie Breaking Away. He has worked on bikes ever since his college graduation and moved to Connecticut in 2013, joining the Bicycles East team. Mick enjoys riding out on the road and is planning to hopefully start racing in the near future.

John brings us a diverse list of life experiences. A UCONN grad, he has a degree in child development and family relations. His jobs have included tobacco worker, map maker, wilderness school and Nature’s Classroom staff, pre-school teacher, stay at home dad, cabinet maker, gallery manager corporate and animation photographer, and, for several years, bicycle mechanic. He demonstrates his love of Italy by easily eating 1 1b of pasta in a single sitting, believing that Fasto Coppi was the greatest cyclist of all time, and eating cake on Enzo Ferrari’s birthday. On almost a daily basis, you can find John riding his vintage 26 year old steel bike with downtube shifters, and he is not afraid to use them.

 

 

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Bicycles East

331 New London Turnpike

Glastonbury CT 06033

860-659-0114

info@bicycleseast.com