Our Story

Company

BlackHeart Bike Company was founded with the vision of making bikes that perfectly marry beauty and function.

We started with one titanium allroad bike that looks like a road bike, handles like a road bike, while having the capability of a modern gravel bike.

Since launch, we've grown primarily through community development and have seen the incredible impact individuals have had on our company, our sport, and our community.

As a result, we've made it our mission to support individuals working to make cycling a more welcoming and inclusive sport.

Founder
Zach Lambert

Zach found cycling early, racing BMX as a kid in the 80s, riding mountain bikes in the 90s, and finding road cycling when he moved to LA in 2008. After years of battling cars on the streets of LA, he took his road bike onto the fire roads of SoCal and immediately fell in love.

He saw a need for a single bike that struck the perfect balance between road and gravel bikes, and was better suited for the average cycling enthusiast who didn't count every gram or measure every watt.

Thus, BlackHeart was born.

@zachenroute
Santa Monica, CA

Los Angeles Lead
Cody Chouinard

With roots in Vermont and years riding the LA fixie scene, Cody's community stretches from coast-to-coast and beyond. He honed his passion for cycling photography while working at Rapha and now as a partner at Luft Los Angeles, Cody has found inspiration and purpose in introducing as many people as possible to this wonderful sport we call cycling.

@cody_chouinard
Venice, CA

Ambassadors

If you'd like to be a BlackHeart ambassador, email us at hello@blackheartbikeco.com and let us know how you are working to make cycling more welcoming and inclusive within you community.

Andrew Drummond

Andrew is the owner of Ski The Whites, an outdoor retailer in Jackson, NH, and is a leading voice in the exploration and promotion of the White Mountains – working to encourage running, riding, and backcountry skiing in the region.

@sr_drummond
Jackson, NH

Andrew Jackson

Andrew had a storied career in motocross and BMX before finding road cycling. Finding the sport undeniably insular – categorizing people into neat little boxes of road, cyclocross, gravel, XC, enduro, downhill, freeride, BMX, street, etc. He now challenges what it means to be a cyclist and is out to break down those barriers.

@andrewjackson_
Los Angeles, CA

Jedidiah Jenkins

Jed is a story teller. From the cartels of Mexico, to the mega-churches of the US, to the Amazon in Bolivia, he has seen some crazy things. Jed speaks about choosing your life. He made the frightening decision to leave a job he loved to pursue an untested dream: bicycling to Patagonia and writing a book about it. He’s come to believe that living life with intention, curiosity, and wonder are foundational in the pursuit of joy.

@jedidiahjenkins
Los Angeles, CA

Kristen Kuzemko

Born in Toronto, Kris didn’t discover endurance sports until her 20s. She caught up quick though, running multiple marathons, a 340 mile relay race from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and cycling across Canada twice to raise money for childhood cancer research and treatment. Kris is a partner at Luft Los Angeles and runs and rides to connect with and inspire women and girls of all ages.

@kriskuzemko
Santa Monica, CA

Lucy Mannall

Hailing from the UK, Lucy made her way to Los Angeles in 2021. With a storied history in the cycling industry, Lucy found burnout like many of us do. Follow along her journey as she explores her new city, gets her daily dose of west coast sunsets, and looks to fall in love this sport we call cycling.

@lucymannall
Venice, CA

Luke Willson

After 8 seasons in the NFL and reaching the pincale of the sport with a Super Bowl championship, Luke has found a new passion in cycling. After being the best in football, it's humbling becoming a beginner in a new sport and Luke aims to share his experiences and inspire others to jump on two wheels.

@lwillson_82
Seattle, WA

Marquis Bowden

Born and raised in Los Angeles and currently residing in Boulder, CO, Marquis is chasing his dreams of becoming a professional marathoner. Very much new to cycling, he is grateful to be mentored by a strong community and has become an active part in welcoming new cyclist like him.

@humblequis
Boulder, CO

Randi Burley

Growing up in Windsor Hills, CA, Randi's intro to cycling came from working at the beloved Inglewood bike shop, City of Bicycles. Over the past decade she's kept coming back to cycling because of the amazing community and peace of mind riding provides. Through being a cyclist and an electrical engineer, it’s her goal to always beat the odds and inspire others like her to do the same. 

@corenda
Los Angeles, CA

Ron Holden

Ron was born and raised in Los Angeles where he runs a small creative consulting house. In 2020 during a boiling point of social unrest in LA, In 2020 Ron wanted to shed light on issues that plague our society. He founded Ride For Black Lives – A peaceful ride with a peaceful message of love and unity – where individuals from all walks of life can participate in their community while riding their bikes with like-minded people.

@ronholdenjr
Los Angeles, CA

Tyler Schwartz

Tyler is a SoCal beach rat turned competitive cyclist. Whether competing in stage races, one-day classics, or the cyclocross circuit, or heading into the wilderness on his motorcycle he is no stranger to the joy and freedoms that two wheels can bring. After burning out from years of high pressure racing he has returned with a bright smile – aiming to inspire young kids to take a more holistic approach to the sport.

@archbishop_cholula
Santa Monica, CA