While known as the oil and gas capital of Canada, Calgary has been quietly evolving into a very bike centric city. Sitting at the foot of the rocky mountains there is no one ‘type’ of cycling that dominates Calgary. Dirty, muddy and bloody mountain bikers get their fix within 30 minutes of the south and western borders of Calgary. Roadies drill it on many of the long rolling hills surrounding Calgary or have the opportunity to taste blood in their breath if they decide to bang out a Strava PB (or bag a KOM) on Highwood pass. There is an increasing focus on city biking with the designation of bike lanes and over 900 KM’s of city bike paths. B-Line (an indoor biking facility which allows all riders to keep their skills dialled over the winter) opened their doors in September of 2018, the tech startup 4iiii has made Calgary their home, Garmin has moved its Canadian head office to Cochrane, and one of the inventors of the VPP suspension system calls Calgary home. We truly are a bike rich community.
Enter Velofix Calgary. Velofix is re-defining the bike service/bike shop experience. Some call Velofix a ‘category disrupter’- we define Velofix as the premiere mobile bike service that comes to you. We come to your place of work, your house or your cycling focused event to service your bike. A mobile bike service that is not tethered to a street address. A mobile bike service that keeps you closer to your bike so you can save time, ride more.
Meet the Owner
As of March 2019, velofix Calgary has new local ownership and we are extremely excited to start serving the Calgary cycling community in time for spring. Your new franchise owner, Brian Feick is known mostly within the corporate cycling community (’mostly’ because he is not fast enough to be known in any other cycling circles). Brian was drawn to Velofix because of the simple business model and the massive convenience opportunity for customers. Participating in enduro (before ‘do you even enduro bro?’ was a thing), organizing corporate group road rides, racing in Cat/crash 5 crits and being taken to school by 17-year-olds at the Dark Knight cyclocross – Brian has tried almost everything and been humbled by most of it.