Our Team

Taye McGee

Taye is the Rich City Rides program manager. The children in the community are always on Taye’s mind. He cares deeply for them, and around Rich City Rides he is known as the neighborhood father. Taye’s nature is to take all the kids under his wing and leave them with a lesson.


Taye attended college to study fiber optics, data entry, computer circuitry, and sociology. There's not a problem with your bike that he can't fix.

Najari Smith

 Najari Smith, founder and executive director of Rich City Rides, was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to the City of Richmond in 2010. Ever since then he has been a committed member of the Richmond Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee and served as its chair from 2016 to 2017. Getting involved with biking, encouraging others to get involved with biking, and working with the city to improve bike infrastructure are important to him.