Joel LaChance is a professor of simple machines and wheeling wisdom. Born in Detroit, Joel was raised on machine tools and auto dependency. A chance ride on a modern road bike altered the trajectory of his path and forever brought him into bicycle culture and active transportation. Joel currently rides approximately 50 miles each week.
Joel has a master's degree in education and ten years of experience with elementary education in New Haven Public Schools. For many years, Joel has been the owner and manager of Cycles LaChance, equipping cyclists for recreation, utility, and competition. He is very enthusiastic for sharing his knowledge and experience as a trained League of American Bicyclists cycling instructor.