Trophy Bikes’ owner. His checkered past includes stints as a reporter, piano tuner, and musician during Philly’s paleopunkthic era.
McGettigan has long been involved with the bike advocacy movement in Philadelphia. Before joining Trophy Bikes, he helped found Youth Cycle & Recycle (now known as Neighborhood Bike Works) and served two stretches on the Board of the Bicycle Coalition. McGet has also produced a number of successful cycling events in Philadelphia and beyond, including the Great British Bike Weekend, the Schuylkill Scramble (Philly’s first NORBA mountain bike race), the Las Vegas Folder Frolic and the Brompton U.S. Championships.
Longest day on a bike: 115 miles—a detour-packed ramble to Cape May.
McGettigan was one of Philadelphia’s first Effective Cycling Instructors and has this to say about the so-called “vehicular cycling” method: “The rules exist to be broken. There are times when taking refuge on the sidewalk is the only rational choice.” He is also FitKit and FitCycle certified.
His favorite bikes include a Surly Cross Check fitted with a Sturmey-Archer 3-spd hub, a Brompton S3L-X folder, and a 1947 Rudge English Roadster. His next bike? A Surly Straggler or Long Haul Trucker.