A Tribute to the Founders of Bike Doctor Waldorf
Chris and Theresa Richardson
25 years of serving the community and a foundation for years to come!
We are so very grateful for Chris and Theresa, for all their time and guidance, and for all they have done to ensure the new team will continue to serve you, the customer, in the years to come. They will be greatly missed in Waldorf.
THE BEST BIKES. THE BEST CARE.
Moving forward our Waldorf location will remain part of Bike Doctor stores owned by Steve Ruck. Bike Doctor has been a staple of the Maryland cycling community for more than 30 years. Founded by Anne Arundel County local Steve Ruck, Bike Doctor has been headquartered at the same location in Arnold, MD since 1988, and we now have a total of seven stores uniquely outfitted to serve the cyclists in each of our communities. We're passionate about bicycles, and we proudly carry the best brands and provide the best service. Whether you like to ride casually at your local park or to ride competitively in your local crit, we are here to support you on your next cycling adventure.
In 1995 Chris founded Bike Doctor Waldorf from a franchise he purchased from his friend, Bike Doctor founder Steve Ruck. He built the business with a focus on three pillars: customer service, professional staff, and long trustworthy relationships with his vendors. He worked relentlessly applying all his passion and knowledge of cycling to ensure that all his customers are happy and comfortable riding their bikes. He raced mountain bikes for ten years from 1998 to 2008, finishing at the expert level. Chris enjoys road riding, with his biggest accomplishment being the 2010 Etape de Tour in France. Chris is passionate about fitting, earning his highest certification: International Bike Fitting Institute (IBFI) Level 4. He has utilized all of his training and more than 25 years of experience to develop his own fit protocol and passed down his expertise to our current Fit Staff, who will continue to be our foundation for bicycle fitting. Chris selected all of our associates for their cycling enthusiasm, ranging from casual riders to century riders, from road racers to competitive mountain cyclists. His passion for fitting will continue in his own, yet to be announced, fit studio from which he will continue to support all Bike Doctor locations in his new, more focused role.
Theresa brought the sanity, organization, and passion. Always smiling, she passed on that same passion to our customers as well as our staff. She is a retired professional mountain bike racer. From 2000-2008, she raced for Cannondale Mountain Bike Team where she raced the US National Circuit and World Cup Races. She was Maryland State Mountain Bike Champion in 2005, 2006, and 2008. Theresa has been involved with the shop since 1998 when she married Chris; then, after retiring from racing, she took on a full-time managerial role. In their time away from the shop, Chris and Theresa enjoy adventure mountain biking. They have traveled all over the world to ride bikes! Some of their favorite places they have explored so far are Mexico, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Honduras, Scotland, Austria, and Slovenia.