I came to Newington Bicycle in 1988 after a rewarding 10-year career with the YMCA in Hartford and New Haven. I was drawn to the bike shop initially as a customer during my days as a competitive triathlete. I take pride in my accomplishment of completing the Ironman Distance Triathlon in 10 hours and 19 minutes. As a former swimmer and marathon runner, I have always had a commitment to fitness. Since I have become a bike shop owner, those racing days are over.
I earned a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Springfield College and a Masters degree from the U.S. Sports Academy in Adult Fitness and Cardiac Rehab. After receiving my Masters degree I was off to Saudi Arabia as the personal fitness consultant to Prince Banda Bin Sultan Abduul Aziz.
In my rare but precious spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife Julianne and my four legged friend Jewels, whom many of you will see as a fixture at the bike shop.
I hope that you have a great experience at our shop and look forward to seeing you next time you stop in!
-Dave Arnold, Owner Newington Bicycle