Member of the Month for November 2016

Corey Levenson's interest in bikes started when he was a high school student working in a New York City bicycle shop in the 70's. After high school graduation, he attended undergraduate school in Massachusetts and graduate school in San Francisco.

In California, he rode more off road on an old Merlin mountain bike. His many century rides on the left coast include several “California Death Rides” and a Davis double-century on his tandem!

After moving to San Antonio in 1996, Corey joined our club. He likes to ride forty-to-sixty mile routes, mainly with a 1991 Merlin titanium bike with downtube shifters, 7-speed freewheel, and a full Mavic group. He also rides tandem with his wife Kathy, who is occasionally the rear admiral on their Santana. When he has chosen to do long commutes on the bike, Corey rides a Surly Long Haul trucker with panniers, fenders, and lights.

Corey, who is currently the Chief Scientific Officer for Santalis Pharmaceuticals, indicated that the Fort Davis Cyclefest is his favorite ride. He “wouldn’t mind sampling a carbon fiber Colnago with all the electronic bells and whistles (just to see if I’d go up the hills any faster)".

If you miss him on a Wheelmen ride, you will almost certainly catch him enjoying his other favorite pastime. He has a passion for classic motorcycles and owns six of them (mostly British and Italian). He photographs and writes articles about classic bikes at