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velofix Announces 2017 Triathlon Team and “The Man” Dave Scott as Official Triathlon Coach

We are expanding in all ways possible! Not only are the number of franchisees growing, but so is our team of ambassadors! We have just recruited 6X Ironman World Champion Dave Scott and Pro Triathletes Rachel McBride, Jenny Fletcher and Leanda Cave.  velofix also re-signed agreements with Pro Triathletes Nathan Killam, Steph Corker, and Jeff Symonds. velofix offers a premium, convenient service for triathletes and cyclists. The velofix service offering works perfectly with the busy lives of triathletes who are stretched for time between work, life and intense training schedule. “Back in my racing days, I never dreamt of the service and convenience offered by a company like velofix,” states 6X IRONMAN World Champion Dave Scott. “Imagine… Read More

velofix franchisees turn corner toward growth

Trent Newcomer had a feeling he was on the right track with his velofix franchise, but after speaking to a woman at a bank where he was opening an account for his new business, he was convinced. The woman told Newcomer that she had bikes that needed work, but carrying them to a shop was too much of a hassle. Here’s the kicker: the bank where they had the conversation is in the same shopping center as one of the largest bike shops in the area. Newcomer, a veterinarian and bike enthusiast, now owns two velofix vans. He began operating in February 2016 and said he was looking forward to seeing year-over-year revenue numbers this Spring. Although winter was slow, and somewhat painful, he said everything was pointing… Read More

velofix partners with ITU Multisport World Championships Festival Penticton 2017

velofix is official Mobile Bike Shop of Penticton 2017. Penticton, B.C., January 30, 2017 –velofix has been announced as the official Mobile Bike Shop of ITU Multisport World Championships Festival Penticton 2017. The 10-day event, to be held in August 2017 will see athletes compete in six separate World Championships: sprint duathlon, standard duathlon, aquathlon, cross triathlon, aquabike and the coveted global title for long-distance triathlon. “We are tremendously excited about the addition of velofix to our lineup for ITU Multisport World Championships Festival,” said Michael Brown, Executive Director, Penticton 2017. “Athletes can be confident knowing that velofix will be available during the festival for their bike shop needs, and that their reputation for excellence will ensure they have everything their… Read More

Innovations Threaten the Neighborhood Bike Shop | NY Times

Sean Sweeney opened the door to the refurbished 1839 barn behind his home in Wayne, Pa., outside of Philadelphia. Inside, one bicycle after another hung from hooks screwed into a beefy ceiling beam: Mr. Sweeney’s triathlon bike, road bike and two mountain bikes dangled alongside four bikes belonging to his wife and one of his three daughters. Mr. Sweeney races often, and the whole family competes in triathlons. The 59-year-old Mr. Sweeney, a strategic adviser for the Tokio Marine insurance companies, always hated hauling the bikes to a local shop to be tuned up and repaired. “I have to carry that big thing right there,” he said, gesturing toward a bicycle rack for his car. “I have to load it;… Read More

velofix Minnesota Signs Largest US Franchise Deal to Date

Beginning in December, Minnesota cyclists and skiers will have a more convenient option for bike sales, repair and service along with ski tuning through velofix Mobile Bike Shop – the only mobile bike and ski service in the state. velofix’s unique, on-location service is is powered by a proprietary route-optimized booking software, enabling a local customer to schedule an appointment at a time and location of their choosing. Each fully equipped Mobile Bike Shop is managed by a professionally-trained technician, and equipped to handle every level of service for bike repair and ski tuning. From complete builds & delivery for bikes ordered online via velofix DIRECT to bike fitting, stationary trainer installation, and even ski waxing, each Minnesota… Read More