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Mobile bike shop expands in high gear

Times are inevitably changing as the new world of direct-to-consumer Internet shopping and low-profit margins is shutting down countless bicycle shops. Enter velofix, a mobile bicycle-repair service, which comes in a brightly painted red, black and white Mercedes van to fix your broken bike at your home or office. In some busy territories, such as Vancouver, Seattle and Toronto, franchise operators have multiple vans, equipped with Wi-Fi, a coffee machine and the promise of friendly advice if you want some do-it-yourself repair tips. When The Globe and Mail’s Small Business Challenge profiled the company in November 2014, velofix was still in its teething stage, debating how to grow its head-office functions as the company started expanding across North America. It has since hired more staff, and the acceptance… Read More

velofix Adds Premium Triathlon Brand Ventum to velofix DIRECT Program

We’ve officially signed Ventum as our newest partner in our velofix DIRECT program! Ventum customers can now enjoy the ease and convenience of ordering their bike online and having it shipped directly to them. “At Ventum, our number one focus is customer experience. That includes much more than making the fastest, safest triathlon bikes. It starts during the sales process, before the customer even sits on the bike for the first time. With that in mind, we’ve chosen to partner with only the best bike shops in the country. However, not all our customers live near one of those shops, so we also sell our bikes direct, via our website. In the past, that has meant shipping the bike to the customer in a box, which is not… Read More

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