Meet the Team

We believe that active transportation will transform our cities into healthy, lively communities and that the everyday use of bicycles for short trips will become more commonplace. We want to be there to help support this growing movement and ensure that it reaches all members of the community. Our vision is that bicycling will become more common, accepted, and safe and that the people who ride bikes will live fun, healthy, and environmentally conscious lives.

Chris Caldwell
Executive Director

Chris, a lifelong resident of Lancaster, is an avid proponent for bicycling as an alternative transportation option. In between traveling, being a ski bum, and working construction, Chris spent a lot of time using his bike to get around the city. He became interested in the growing cycling movement and wished to help it grow here in a concrete, hands-on manner. After learning about the community bike shop model, he researched starting one in Lancaster. Chris is responsible for designing and implementing programs and events, raising funds, and building relationships in the community. He also has been getting his hands dirty as he learns more about wrenching bikes!

Meagan Rinier
Lead Mechanic / Instructor / Accessibility 

Meagan discovered her love of bicycles while getting lost on country roads growing up in Lancaster. Motivated to learn and share the love of cycling she relocated to Portland, Oregon to attend courses at United Bicycle Institute. Later, she worked at Chris King Precision Components and Velo Cult. Inspired to travel and experience bike culture in other areas of the country, her travels took her to The Old Spokes Home in Burlington, Vermont before returning to Lancaster and joining The Common Wheel team.

Dan Hensley
Operations / Shop Manager

As a military brat moving all over the eastern seaboard until high school, Dan‘s free time was spent exploring the new cities and towns on a bicycle while dabbling in BMX racing. In his late twenties, after almost a decade building guitars for the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville, Tennessee, mountain bikes rekindled his lost love for exploring by bicycle. So Dan changed careers, and he began working in a local bike shop as a mechanic and traveling by bicycle everywhere, riding to different states, camping, and basically living on a bike. Shortly after, he graduated as a Master Mechanic from Barnett’s Bicycle Institute, which led to years of running shops. His passion for bikes spread beyond the shop when he helped reinvigorate the local IMBA Chapter and began adding to and building new local trails as a Certified IMBA Trail Crew Leader. As a League Certified Instructor, he taught Safe Routes to School and League classes, bicycle mechanic classes, and worked with the city of Nashville helping to design bicycle infrastructure and route layout in the city. Racing every discipline possible, Dan found off road ultra endurance events and bikepacking to be his calling, and after leaving Nashville in 2012 and landing in Oakland, California, he helped create the Trans North California Race and completed the Tour Divide. Once the two year hiatus in California ended, he moved to eastern Pennsylvania to settle down and bring his dedication to positively changing lives through bicycles to The Common Wheel.

Adriana Atencio
Director of Outreach and Resources 

Adriana began as a Board Member of The Common Wheel, and has quickly transitioned into her role as Director of Outreach and Resources. She was recently elected on to the Board of Clare House Lancaster, and is involved in many ways throughout the Lancaster community. She loves cooking, all things Harry Potter, traveling, and hanging out with her kid and cats. Her favorite memory on a bike is when she rode through a meadow in Poland, attempting to trace the border of the country when it was divided between two “friendly neighbors”. She is excited to continue to further the mission of The Common Wheel, and get more people riding bikes.