Green Bay Cycles

Making the world a better place one cyclist at a time.


Pick your event and GET ON YOUR FEET for gun violence prevention.

We will be joined by special guests including Rep. Brad Schneider (IL-10) and Rep Mike Thompson (CA-4), and others to be announced.

Prizes will be awarded for top individual and team fundraisers!


Rock the Ride Kit now available!

Get your kit in time for the ride! Orders taken until July 1!

RTR Kit Store

"E" is for Everybody!*

The rise in popularity and usage of electric-assist bikes is here to stay.  Come on in and see how we can make your recreational ride, commute or errand run more convenient, fun and environmentally responsible! 


We are on a mission!

Green Bay Cycles is committed to improving our neighborhood, the environment and the wider world by providing increased access to cycling for all, regardless of age or ability. We strive to build a more cycling-friendly community through exceptional service, the sharing of knowledge and a passionate belief in the positive power of time shared seeing the world, near or far, on two wheels.

Meet the Team

Larry Faulkner

Owner / Founder / Head Mechanic

Larry has always believed that the most important customer he has is the one right in front of him. That is the ethic he uses to set the tone at Green Bay Cycles every day.  Retired from the US Navy after 20 years as an aircraft mechanic, there is virtually nothing he can't fix.
What he's riding:
Otso Fenrir
Otso Arctodus

Pam Faulkner

Owner / Founder / Sales

Pam's cycling adventures have taken her to Kenya, China, Italy and from one end of the UK to the other (JOGLE).  She is our ladies' road ride leader, and has also been known to bake some pretty decent cookies.

What she's riding:
LIV Avail
Otso Voytek

Jake Drechsler

Bike Prep/Stock Management

Jake preps all bikes for their tune ups, including washing them until they gleam. He also makes sure our floor is fully stocked with bikes and accessories. He rides to work from Evanston nearly every day - rain or shine.

What he's riding:
All-City Bomb-pop
Giant XTC

John Foersterling


John can fix just about anything.  He spent a few years away from bikes to indulge his passion for repairing cars, specifically Ford Broncos, but has returned to the fold. We are so happy to have his technical competence and good nature in the shop!

What he's riding:
Giant Revolt E+
Otso Warakin Ti

Dave Gaede

Mechanic/Bike Builder

Dave is a printer by trade, but a bike builder, rider and mechanic at heart.  Even his return to his "real" job couldn't keep him out of the shop.  He's with us on Saturdays and we love him for it!  When he isn't in the shop, you can likely find him out on the North Branch Trail.

What he's riding:
Cannondale Synapse
Giant TCR
Storck Absolutist 1.0

Luke Gorski

Bike Builder/Mechanic

Luke is a Senior at Glenbrook South who started wrenching on his own bikes then got all industrious and started a small repair business out of his garage during the pandemic. When not dressed as a massive bunny, Luke loves to get out on his mountain bike and learning new skills in the shop.

What he's riding:
 (we're working on it. . . . )

Megan Murphy


Megan has been all over the map - literally. She is an Army Veteran where she turned wrenches on Strykers. She is newer to the Chicago area (though she lived in the area as a child).  Her favorite place to ride is Wildlife Prairie Park in Peoria. We are lucky and excited to have her with us!

What she's riding:
LIV Pique
Davinici Hatchet

Anatoliy Plotskiy


Anatoliy comes to us by way of Siberia where he worked in a bike shop and supported riders on the Trans-Siberian Route for seven years, then in another shop in Moscow for an additional four years.  He is also our staff photographer and is available for hire!

What he's riding:
Otso Fenrir Fox 34
Jamis Coda XTR


VP Community Relations

Just like her name, Pedal is always under our feet. She loves people of all shapes and sizes, but - sadly - is not a fan of other dogs. She's a bossy Frenchie.  You may notice her featured prominently on our jerseys.

What she's riding:
Burley Tail Wagon


VP Community Relations

Chief is a big lover. He specializes in meeting and greeting, but napping is his true favorite. He's very good about letting Pedal have her way.  Just like his name, Chief is rough and tumble, but decidedly humble.

What he's riding:
Burley Tail Wagon

Oh, the Places We Go!

Where in the world have our riders gone??  Click the photos below for information and Inspiration!  Please share your own travels - send us an e-mail with a picture in your GBC jersey, t-shirt or ball cap with where you were and we'll put you on the map!