Professional Bicycle Mechanic
A native New Yorker, Rachel Rubino spent her formative years riding a bmx
bike around the dirt jumps in her hometown of East Islip, NY. When not
on her bike, she was thrashing around her bedroom playing Nirvana songs
on guitar. Rachel attended Adelphi University and later worked as a bicycle
courier to support herself while touring internationally in bands.
Messenger work and local unsanctioned racing were her gateway into an eventual
competitive cycling career. In 2015 Rachel went on to race her first full
Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) calendar. In 2015 she competed internationally
by racing in Belgium at the Scheldecross Antwerp and by 2018 she had competed
in 3 consecutive National Championship races
Rachel has been a member of several cycling teams throughout her career,
such as King Kog, Bicycle Therapy, Arrow Racing, and Level Eleven Racing.
By 2016, she joined Fearless Femme Racing Team, founded by Pure Energy
Velo, a non- profit based in Doylestown, PA. Rachel and Arley Kemmerer
went on to co-found Fearless Femme CX with a mission to race competitively
at the elite level while also providing mentorship to the women’s
cyclocross community. Currently, Fearless Femme CX is the only Pro cyclocross
team with an all- women’s roster as well as the only team supported
solely by a female mechanic – a role filled by non- other than Rachel Rubino!
An Advocate for Women’s Cycling
Rachel is a bicycle mechanic at Bicycle Therapy, a cool, urban bike shop
in Center City Philadelphia. After work hours, she generously shares her
mechanical skills and experience with others within the cycling community.
Rachel is often a speaker at cycling workshops and clinics for regional
bike clubs in the Philadelphia, Lambertville, New Jersey and Washington
D.C. area. The Clinics provide fundamental instruction on cyclocross-specific
skills, training, race preparation, safety, nutrition, and general bicycle
maintenance. Rachel’s experience enables her to share best practices
in bike maintenance to promote cycling safety.
Attorney Joe Piscitello often turns to Rachel for technical issues concerning
road and cyclocross bikes. Piscitello Law is grateful to have Rachel join
our team as both a colleague and technical expert.
9th Nittany Day 1 (UCI Cat2)
12th Nittany Day 2 (UCI Cat2)
9th DCCX Day 1 (UCI Cat2)
7th DCCX Day 2 (UCI Cat2)
10th HPCX Day 1 (UCI Cat2)
10th HPCX Day 2 (UCI Cat2)
14th Charm City (UCI Cat2)
27th US Pro Nationals
- Member, Fearless Femme Road Team (2016-present)
- Co-Founder: Fearless Femme Cyclocross Team (2016-present)
- Adelphi University, Garden City, New York
Photo Credit Daghan Perker