Marcus Van Duren
Department(s): Bike Shop
Marcus Van Duren was first introduced to The Crucible when he participated in a youth welding class in middle school. He went on to develop a passion for bikes and later used his welding knowledge to create his own art bikes. Marcus, along with Department Head Jared May, has developed our new Open Bike Shop Hours program that invites folks to stop by for hands-on maintenance education—one of many new projects he hopes to see in our Bike Shop. Marcus has also been involved in our Earn-A-Bike program where he gets to help youth participants learn basic bike mechanics. "These kids come to Earn-A-Bike and Open Shop Hours and we become part of their social world. They have friends here and feel welcome here. It's awesome to see them blossom," Marcus shared with us.