David Gulik

City

Phoenixville, PA

Profession

Project Manager
West Chester University/Facilities Design

Race Category

Cat 3 on track and road, Cat 2 bicycle mechanic

Notable Finishes


5th Place – Scratch race at Master Track Worlds in Sangalhos, Portugal (2010)
6th Place – Scratch / 8th point race at Master Track Worlds in Manchester, UK (2011)
3 time national champ in track paracycling tandem (2002)

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Bio

I first shaved my legs in 1978 and have never stopped. Shaving my legs was when I got into racing bicycles to “get off the farm”. I then quickly took up wrenching to pay for my new habit. The first wheel I trued was my mom’s, I turned it into a potato chip not knowing i had to replace the broken spokes; dad told me never to try that again….little did he know.
I raced and wrenched through colleges Lock Haven and Penn State where I received my BA & BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1985 and years later earned my PA license as a Professional Engineer.
The first time I went to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs was 1980 for a junior camp. Since then I have been back to the center seven more times for mechanic class and USABA (paracycling development camps). It is quite the honor to help others enjoy the sport I have come to know.
For a month in 1990 I raced in Belgium under the VeloNews/Nike team. I have cycled through Switzerland, raced on tracks in Canada, Portugal, United Kingdom, and around the USA. I was able to earn 3 national jerseys all on one day as a pilot for a blind athlete on a tandem in 2002.
Through the years I have worn the hats of race promotor, team manager, team mechanic, Cat 2 mechanic, certified coach, official, motoref, Cat 3 road and track racer.
Racing took a backseat when my daughter Colleen was born but she too soon got the bug; she is now a professional cyclist.
I now enjoy my active life in Phoenixville with my wife Michelena and step-children Jacob and Riley. I am grateful for all their support.

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