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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 velofix Shop is prepared to offer a full range of service options to meet any bike or ski-related need. And as an enhanced local offering, velofix will also provide neutral event support, along with corporate service to companies to encourage bike commuting and fitness riding. velofix Mobile Bike Shops will also offer tune-up and repair service to the corporate communities in the Twin Cities region.


velofix Minnesota is owned and operated by Al Watts and Paul Schoening, both lifetime cyclists with over 60 years of combined experience in mobile services, logistics, and various entrepreneurial endeavors in the region. As former Director of Marketing at Park Tool Company, Schoening brings a wealth of bike industry experience to the fast-growing velofix service platform in one of the nation’s most passionate cycling territories. “Minnesota is a dynamic market, and the time is now to jump into an amazing opportunity via a new ‘Uber’ model for bike retail,” says Schoening. “We’re confident the community will embrace velofix’s unprecedented convenience and ‘customer first’ philosophy which simplifies bicycle sales and empowers everyone from triathletes, commuters and weekend warriors alike to save time and ride more,” adds Watts.

Watts and Schoening are thrilled to launch velofix MN in December 2016 and are eager to bring velofix’s industry-leading convenience to this nationally-recognized cycling community. velofix MN is also currently seeking both Mobile Shop Operators and Mechanics that are interested in a unique opportunity to join an exciting venture with unlimited potential. Interested parties may email paul@velofix.com to inquire.

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