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velofix Eyeing Global Rollout

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Mobile bike repair franchiser velofix has hired Ward Grootjans, a former Canyon Bicycles executive who will focus on velofix’s global growth. Grootjans, who joins velofix as vice president of global business development, will be based in the Netherlands. At Canyon, he mainly focused on international business development and sales. velofix currently has more than 50 franchises operations in North America. Grootjans will focus on global rollout and on building velofix DIRECT, a direct-to-consumer bicycle delivery and assembly program for bicycle brands. “The last five years I was part of revolutionizing the bike industry by building a global bike brand that sells direct-to-consumer,” said Grootjans. “To be a leading brand in the bike industry it’s necessary to be truly customer focused. I learned about velofix… Read More

Shaking Up The Bike Retail Model

You heard it here first! Tune into the Cycling Business Podcast to listen to CEO and Co-Founder Chris Guillemet talk about the challenges that the growth in consumer direct sales places on traditional bike retail. With the local bike shop facing increasing competition on all sides how can it stay relevant and survive in today’s changing market place?  In this episode the founders of 2 very different businesses who are part of a shift in todays bike retail landscape; Chris Guillemet from mobile mechanic network velofix, and Sam Humpherson from London bike / coffee shop Look Mum No Hands!  Tune in to hear how both the franchised mobile mechanic business and the growth in bike / coffee shops are providing consumers alternatives to the traditional bike… Read More

velofix Supporting Phil Gaimon’s Malibu Gran Cookie Dough

Love riding, but love chocolate chip cookies even more? So does Cannondale Drapac pro cyclist Phil Gaimon, host of the inaugural Malibu Gran Cookie Dough on November 6th – the latest world-class event on a busy 2016 calendar that velofix is proud to be supporting. So proud in fact, our friends at the fondo have extended a special $10 discount if you register and use with the code velofix.  “My two favorite things are climbing mountains and eating cookies,” says Gaimon. “And thanks to the beauty of Malibu and the taste of Jeff Mahin’s M Street Kitchen, I’m proud to offer you the very best of both.” For anyone looking to sample Malibu’s incredible riding and the M Street Kitchen’s equally renowned sweets, velofix… Read More

Lead Mechanic Position – velofix Lakeshore Beaches

Lead Mechanic – velofix Toronto Lakeshore-Beaches We are looking for a Lead Mechanic for our Mobile Bike Repair Service operating out of Lakeshore Beaches in Toronto. This job entails working front line with customers on a regular basis. Responsibilities include:  · Ensuring clients receive excellent service and advice when servicing their bicycles, including selecting appropriate parts, accessories, and level of service to meet their needs.· Assembling, maintaining and repairing a wide range of bikes, from family bikes to the world’s best.· Answering phone inquiries as required. Requirements for this role: · 1-2 years’ experience in bike assembly, repair and maintenance in a bike shop · Experience working with a variety of bikes i.e. kids bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, hybrid bikes, etc. Read More

Summer Riding Ideas w/ Denise Ramsden

We caught up with Denise Ramsden, velofix Ambassador and Olympic Athlete, to find out what she’s doing on her bike this summer. Read all about her ideas for having fun out there whether you’re a roadie or mountain biker, this list is for everyone! —- Summer is finally here! While riding is fun year-round (except sometimes in the Vancouver winter rain), I always am reminded of how much I love riding on sunny summer days. Who wouldn’t want to get out and ride a bike on a day like this? The past ten years I’ve spent each summer completely focused on racing and performance. This summer I’m trying to find every possible way to have fun on the bike. While that still includes racing, but I’m… Read More