Rusty started his bike industry career while he was still in college by working as a messenger downtown, and it wasn’t long after he graduated before he started working in shops. If you don’t see him at Comrade Cycles, you are likely to find him working at Blue City Cycles in Bridgeport, practicing brazing and frame building at Bubbly Dynamics, racing Cyclocross, or hundreds of miles from Chicago on bike tour.

Rusty has a secret past as a video game animator.