Meet The Crew
Stephen Bilenky has been in the bike industry for 44 years. He began framebuilding in 1983, when he started brazing bikes together in the basement of his repair shop. Thirty years on, Bilenky Cycle Works has moved above ground to North Philadelphia with a full time staff of six. We have won numerous awards and acclaims, including rave reviews in Bicycling Magazine, Bicycle Guide, Tandem Magazine, Bicycle Quarterly and more. We won Best Road Bike (2010), Best Lugged Bike (2011), and Best Lugged Frame (2013) at NAHBS.
Since 2010, we've organized the annual Philly Bike Expo, bringing together makers and enthusiasts from around the country for a weekend-long celebration of everything bicycle. From 2006 to 2014 we hosted the world’s only Junkyard Cyclocross, where riders braved a course through our neighboring junkyard - over cars, through toxic puddles and around broken glass. Although wildly popular, it turned our hair grey(er) every year.
Bilenky Cycle Works is more than just a shop. It’s an enduring institution that is committed to enhancing the world of cycling, one handbuilt frame at a time. Contact us to design and build your dream bicycle.
Meet the team below or click here for films about our history and culture.