About The Common Wheel Meet Our Team

We’re a passionate team of bike-enthusiasts working to inspire, educate, and empower others to ride bikes and live happy, healthy, and environmentally-conscious lives.
Adriana Atencio (she/her)

Adriana Atencio (she/her)

Executive Director

Adriana has been a part of The Common Wheel since its very first Marketing Committee. She joined the board in 2015 specializing in community outreach and development. In 2017, she joined the staff as the Director of Outreach and Resources. In 2019 she left TCW for a short stint in the for-profit world. Adriana realized that bikes are where her heart is and found her way back to The Common Wheel. In 2021, Adriana was selected as a Baldwin Leadership Fellow to explore bicycle advocacy throughout the USA. Her passion and focus are increasing accessibility and connectivity to make biking a reality for anyone and everyone.

A native of Lancaster, she lives in the city with her son Dante. She’s an alumna of Franklin and Marshall College and McCaskey High School where she spent a lot of time reading books in a lot of different languages. She loves riding her 1989 converted single-speed Miyata, reading books, and feeling guilty about beating people in Scrabble.

MacKenzie Hand (he/him)

MacKenzie Hand (he/him)

Director of Operations

MacKenzie Hand (Mac) has been a part of The Common Wheel since 2020, joining the team as a part-time mechanic while teaching middle school English. He brings with him years of experience in both education as well as the cycling industry. Mac first got into bikes when he helped build SUNY Plattsburgh’s community cycling program, Biketopia. He served as the group’s president in his undergraduate years. After finishing his postgraduate studies, Mac managed a bike shop in Philadelphia before beginning his career in the classroom. 

Mac is excited to combine his passions for teaching and cycling as Director of Operations, and to ensure we continue our mission to empower people through the love of bikes. He strives to ensure a person-centered ethos is central to the work we do here at The Common Wheel.

He lives in Lancaster with his spouse Juliya and their two dogs, Piper and Grover. He loves trivia, music, cooking, role-playing games, and of course, bikes.

Steve Johnson (he/him)

Steve Johnson (he/him)

Director of Sales and Service

Steve has been working professionally with bikes for the past 10 years. Steve’s interest in bikes started at age 12 when he began racing BMX in Mullica Hill, New Jersey. He picked up his first job delivering newspapers by bicycle to upgrade parts for his BMX bike. 

After graduating from Antonelli Institute with a Specialized Technology degree in Photography, Steve moved to Philadelphia where he began working full-time at Via Bicycle, one of Philly’s longest-running and best-rated bike shops. At Via, Steve worked with vintage bicycles and developed his passion for classic lightweight racing bikes. Looking to ride more Steve began working as a legal bike courier for One Hour and Timecycle delivering everything from subpoenas to medical samples and even diamonds! While living in Philadelphia Steve also worked with Bicycle Revolutions and Cycles PHL. In 2021 he began working at The Common Wheel.

Outside of bikes Steve has been working as a professional club DJ since 2016 and has held a long-standing residency at Philly’s premier vinyl nightclub, The Trestle Inn. You can also catch him playing at Tellus 360 on the weekends. 

Steve has a passion for classic bicycles, high fidelity audio and record collecting. He also loves spending time with girlfriend and their husky Zora and enjoys dancing to good music with his friends!

Kayla Layng (she/her)

Programs Manager

Bio coming soon!

Mae Bikes (she/her)

Programs Manager

Bio coming soon!

Ian Brandt (he/him)


Bio coming soon!

Preston Lehman (he/him)

Youth Mechanic

Bio coming soon!

Job Openings

We are a nonprofit community center and shop run by a small team of hard-working folks.

Here is what we stand for:

  • We’re for getting as many people riding as possible
  • We’re for making a positive impact on our community and culture
  • We’re for building a kick-ass urban bike community in our special little home
  • We’re for the bike-curious and seasoned veterans alike
  • We’re for helping people realize their dreams on two wheels
  • We’re for providing training and job opportunities to youth in our community
  • We’re for building awesome bikes, providing impeccable (and friendly) service, and selling great products that improve people’s experiences
  • We’re for facilitating all of those small, revolutionary moments that bikes can create
  • We’re for providing a safe and affirming space for EVERYONE



We aren’t hiring at the moment, but we are always eager to meet cool people who could join our team in the future! Please click here to send your resume to Mac Hand, Director of Operations with the subject line: Joining the Team.

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Our Board of Directors

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Tony Coleman - President

Tony Coleman is our Board President for The Common Wheel Board of Directors, treasurer for the Masonic Board of Directors & participates in the Charity Committee. He is a Wealth Coach with Murray Insurance Agency in downtown Lancaster and has been in financial services for over ten years. Tony has also taught financial literacy at the Lancaster County Prison for inmates due to be released. A Lancaster native, Tony has been riding for about 40 years and is an advocate for community biking improvements.

In his downtime, Tony loves to hit up some rail to trail riding in warmer weather, snowboarding in winter, and likes to deep water dive when he gets the chance. As one of our newest board officers, Tony firmly believes in the value of sharing both personal & professional experiences in an attempt to improve the lives of all those he encounters.

Juan Montes - Vice President

Juan is an experienced Community Health Worker who has received “Care to Share” Awards through Penn Medicine and Lancaster General Health (LGH). Juan has over a decade of experience in community/behavioral/health education. He is a Health Officer with the City of Lancaster

Juan attended West Chester University and has also achieved the Eagle Scout Award through Lancaster Cities, Troop 4. He served with the Pennsylvania Air National Guard and received the “Honor Graduate Award” from Air Force Basic Training. 

Juan has volunteered his time with The Common Wheel as an Earn-a-Bike mentor and is excited to continue to make an impact as a board member.


Josh Weaver - Treasurer

Josh Weaver is a long-time Lancaster resident who had a childhood entirely filled with bike riding for utility, whether that was school, practice, or anywhere the crew wanted to travel. After a long absence from riding, Josh returned to it as an adult due to chronic knee pain. Even though he was convinced he would have otherwise been the first 40-year-old draft pick in NBA history, Josh found so much joy in riding it has caused him to end the pursuit of his NBA career. You can now find him spending his time on the bike all over Lancaster County.

Josh is currently a tax director at Clark associates but don’t let that fool you, he’s not that exciting outside of work. In his spare time, Josh loves to spend time with his incredible wife and children, and he bravely attempts to drag them out to ride with him when they have better things to do. After that, any remaining moments are spent on a SUP or just relaxing. Also, go Browns!

Josh absolutely loves the message of inclusivity and bikes for all that The Common Wheel represents. He is hopeful that he can in some small way help to spread that message across Lancaster. 


Caleb Bornman - Scribe

Caleb lives in Lancaster with his partner, Meg, along with two orange tabbies and a goofy puppy. He loves bikes for their utility and how they knit communities together.

Caleb is curious about developing cycling infrastructure that changes how people think and live out their daily lives. Learning about the effects of climate change leads Caleb to push for ideas that whole communities can take on. Through photographing nature and people, Caleb is inspired to find out how solutions from one domain can impact entirely different spheres.

Caleb works as an embedded software engineer for CNH Industrial. He finds that he wants to read books and make pizza most of the time. A lifelong tinkerer, he enjoys fixing old/broken machines or designing new things.

Zach Love - Immediate Past President

Zach works for PNC Bank helping local businesses with banking solutions. He volunteers with the Lancaster Chamber’s Young Professional Network, Leadership Lancaster, and helped co-found a volunteer project called Lancaster PATH. When Zach isn’t training for a triathlon he enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking, and of course biking! He believes The Common Wheel has the ability to unify a community and influence healthy behaviors.

John Hursh

John Hursh was born and raised in Lancaster and currently resides in the Ross neighborhood in the City of Lancaster. Through travels to Germany, he learned to appreciate bicycling not just as a hobby, but as a mode of transportation. Since then, he has been interested in making bike commuting a reality for himself and others in the Lancaster area, which led him to join The Common Wheel.

John’s other hobbies include hiking, camping, hockey, football, reading, and traveling to new places. He is the Finance and Administration Manager at the Lancaster County Housing and Redevelopment Authority, and a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 
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Chrissy Leslie

Chrissy Leslie is a Lancaster City resident who grew up in Gettysburg and enjoyed riding bikes with her friends on the Battlefield roads as a kid. She is the Senior Director of Corporate Sustainability at Eurofins (formerly Lancaster Laboratories) where she has been employed for over 20 years. She is also a member of the Lancaster City Shade Tree Commission. When she’s not hugging trees, she is an advocate for improving bike infrastructure in the City in order to ensure safer travel for bikers. She also loves hiking, camping, and traveling with her wife and dog, Henry.  Chrissy is proud to serve as a Board member because she loves the mission of The Common Wheel to make bikes accessible for all which also helps to reduce our carbon footprint in Lancaster! 

Laura Pauls-Thomas
Laura Pauls-Thomas is a storyteller, activist, and optimist. She was born and raised on Susquehannock Native American land in Lancaster, PA. Laura serves as the Communications Director for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)’s East Coast region. There she tells stories, coordinates meaningful learning experiences, and connects people with ways to support relief, development, and peacebuilding in more than 40 countries around the world.
Laura has held leadership roles with the Global Shapers Lancaster Hub since 2019 and is a trained Climate Reality Leader (Las Vegas, 2022).
Laura graduated from Eastern University (St. Davids, Pa.) in 2017 with degrees in Communications and Spanish. While studying abroad in Seville, Spain in 2015, she commuted using the city’s bike share program and that’s where she came to fully appreciate the freedom and joy of bicycling.
When she’s not volunteering or riding her steel bikes around Lancaster, she can be found working on custom sewing/mending projects and spending time with her spouse, Andrew, and rescue pup, Pinto.
Laura is excited to be a Common Wheel board member because she believes that bicycles are a powerful tool for joy, community-building, and justice.
Arjun Sanyal

Arjun is a Central PA native who as a kid loved nothing more than jumping curbs and going on adventures on his sweet Redline BMX with mushroom grips. He stopped riding after college while living in the bike-unfriendly cities of the time.

His love of bikes was rekindled a few years ago after getting his daughter her first “real” bike, and cycling in all its diversity has become a major part of his life. Arjun advocates for improvements in bike policy and infrastructure and believes The Common Wheel’s mission is a force for positive change across Lancaster’s many communities. He believes everyone deserves to have the same feeling of freedom, enjoyment, and safety on two wheels as he did growing up.

When not riding his bike, Arjun works to make healthcare smarter with technology as a veteran of the Harvard Medical School and several Silicon Valley startups.

Ron Pollock

Ron is a long-time Lancaster attorney who went 25 years between bike rides. An avid rider as a boy, his bike rusted in the garage as he pursued a career, marriage, and children. His son became active in The Common Wheel and developed a passion for bikes. In the course of doing so, he reawakened in his dad a love of biking—the first ride in 25 years brought back the beauty and carefree nature of youth and freedom and reawakened some to the beauty of life in the 50-something lawyer. Ron has a passion to share what bikes can bring to a community.

Ron works as a litigation attorney at Saxton & Stump and in his spare time enjoys family, Philadelphia sports teams, and video games.

Chantelle Melendez-Torres

Bio coming soon!

Emeritus Board Member: Larry Keating

Larry is retired from having spent much of his work life as a lawyer for Armstrong World Industries. He has been a community volunteer over the years for numerous community organizations, currently SCORE Lancaster Lebanon, The Janus School, and Leadership Lancaster, as well as being a founding board member of The Common Wheel. He has been an avid rider and bike mechanic for decades, whose crowning achievement was the ascension of Mt. Ventoux. Larry is The Common Wheel’s first Emeritus Board member because of his many loyal years of service and invaluable wisdom bestowed upon the organization.

Bike Community Center & Shop

324 N. Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
717-461-3386 x1

Tuesday 10 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 6 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 6 PM
Friday 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 11 PM - 5 PM



Bicycle Co-Op & Donation Center

701 E. King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
717-461-3386 x2


12 PM - 6 PM

Wednesday 12 PM - 6 PM
Thursday 12 PM - 6 PM
Friday 12 PM - 6 PM
Saturday 12 PM - 4 PM



© Copyright 2020, The Common Wheel

The Common Wheel is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. We rely on the generosity of the community we serve to better the community as a whole through the power of bikes. Any and all donations that directly support our mission are tax deductible, and we can always provide you with the correct documentation.