About

Blue Sky Bicycles was started in 1998 by Liz Gormley. Liz started her career in bicycle retail in 1977. It all started with taking a job at a bike shop in Cambridge, Massachusetts as a means to pay her way through college.

She has been involved with bikes ever since. After a brief career as a bike racer and a longer career as a cycling coach, Liz held a variety of positions in the bike industry including National Sales Manager for companies like CycleOps and Serotta.

Staff

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Liz Gormley

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Porter Corners, NY.  Originally from Dover, Massachusetts

Favorite Rides

Mountain: Porcupine Rim, Moab Utah.
Road:  Saratoga and Washington County, NY

Something you didn’t know about Liz

At the last minute she said goodbye to Law School to lead a cycling life.

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Steve Aalderink

Husband and Father

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Cambridge, NY.  Originally from the great but flat state of Michigan

Favorite Rides

Road: Sunny and smooth
Mountain: Technical and rocky

Something you didn’t know about Steve

Worked as a Graphic Designer at an Ad Agency in New York City

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Caleb Batchelder

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Saratoga Springs, NY.  Originally from Cooperstown, NY

Favorite Rides

Road:Mount. Lemon, Tuscon, AZ. A 28 mile climb that ends at a cafe to relax after several hours of climbing.
Mountain: Windham UCI World Cup XC Course. Steep uphills followed by a Slalom styled downhill.

Something that you didn’t know about Caleb

Grew up on a farm … you would never guess that now.

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Kenny Gavin

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Schaghticoke, NY.  Originally from New Jersey

Favorite Rides

Road riding in Rensselaer, Washington and Saratoga Counties – the longer the ride, the better

Something you didn’t know about Kenny

Worked as a DJ in a Club in New Jersey

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Robert Priestley

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Saratoga Springs

Favorite Rides

Born on 20″ wheels with full finger gloves and pre-scarred shins, I tend to prefer the dirt for some fun on the rolling circles of life.  The complete truth is that any time I am on any bike, on any ride… hand me a Milwaukee’s Best and I’ll say “It doesn’t get any better than this!”

Something you didn’t know about Bob

My favorite band is The Bob Crewe Generation.

 

 

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Celestino Williams

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Originally from Bocas Del Toro, Panama, I have been on a bike since I was a kid. To this day cycling remains one of my favorite things to do.

Favorite Rides

Ticonderoga Ride/Cruise

Saratoga National Battlefield Loop

Something you didn’t know about Celestino

Before I joined the Blue Sky team, I worked for Serotta Competition Bicycles. There I learned about the art of creating the bicycle of your dreams.  I also have an eco-tourism business in Panama called Soposo Rainforest Adventures.  Some day, I hope to include cycling as a part of my tour.

Christine McKnight

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Christine grew up near Grand Rapids, Michigan and has lived in the Saratoga Springs area for more than 40 years.

Favorite Rides

40-mile clockwise loop from her home in Wilton on back roads that takes her past Moreau Lake State Park, the Schuylerville Monument, Saratoga National Battlefield, and home along the northern edge of Saratoga Lake. For Ironman training, repeat.

Something you didn’t know about Chris

Chris was fifty when she completed her first Triathlon.

 

Cerid Ricks

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Something you didn’t know about Cerid

Cerid is a long time descendant from the ancient sasquatch bloodline!

 

Dave Giokas

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Glenville, NY

Favorite Rides

I love hunting for hills, typically along the ridge in Glenville.

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Andy “Tuba”

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Waterford, NY by way of Baton Rouge, LA; Akron, OH; Austin, TX; Milwaukee, WI; and Port Orange, FL

Favorite Rides

Since I’m new to New York, my favorite rides are all in Baton Rouge-area Louisiana. I am a two-time finisher of the Rouge Roubaix race, which i consider on of my biggest accomplishments. I’ve also ridden a number of century-length rides with a small group of friends around the greater Baton Rouge area that involved the Mississippi River and its wonderful ferry and bridge crossings.

Something you didn’t know about Andy

Andy has a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree and is an accomplished tuba player and teacher. In addition to working at BSB, he teaches music at RPI and plays tuba all over the U.S.

 

This eclectic group of people, with wildly different backgrounds, temperaments and proclivities shares one undying passion and that is the bicycle. We want all of our customers to enjoy their riding experiences – however they define them – as much as we have enjoyed ours over the decades that we have all been riding.

Enjoy your life, stay healthy,  keep riding.