VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- velofix has changed the way cyclists receive service and buy bikes, recently surpassing 100 franchises across North America.
velofix Atlanta Owner, Brian Williams jumped at the opportunity to purchase multiple territories in the Atlanta region saying, "When I thought about the business, I saw the opportunity because I myself am the perfect customer. Both my wife and I work demanding jobs and have two active kids. Therefore, time is limited. I needed a fast and convenient way to get my bike fixed and I knew others probably experienced the same."
Alongside Williams, long-time cyclist and entrepreneur Brian Brackemyre purchased three territories after examining the local Indianapolis market for over a year.
Quoted on Bicycling.com in December 2015 Brackemyre said, "They've [velofix] developed a complete mobile shop that can do almost anything a traditional bike shop can do."
velofix has since launched velofix DIRECT, a direct to consumer delivery program providing manufacturers the last mile white glove service that was missing when a consumer buys online.
"I'm extremely excited to bring velofix to Indiana," says Brackemyre. "The product and service offerings are tremendous and I look forward to interacting with local Hoosier cyclists and businesses."
Brackemyre and Williams will launch in the summer of 2017.
velofix CEO and co-founder Chris Guillemet states, "Our goal is to be the largest group of Bike Shops in the world, and to surpass 100 franchises is validation of our business model. We provide premium service by certified Mechanics and we sell the best parts and accessories in the industry. With velofix DIRECT we deliver, build, fit, safety check, and follow up within 30 days to ensure the customer is satisfied. The retail landscape is changing and evolve or die has never been truer."
Founded with a passion for cycling, Mobile Bike Shop fleet velofix was launched in Vancouver in 2012 by Chris Guillemet, Boris Martin, and Davide Xausa, who all share that passion for cycling and the common belief that bicycles can help change the world.
Featured in the New York Times and recognized on Entrepreneur Magazine's rankings for Franchise 500, Fastest Growing Franchises and Top New Franchises of 2017. velofix has also been called, "one of the most impressive mobile franchises," by Entrepreneur Magazine. velonews calls Mobile Bike Shops the #1 Industry Trend in 2017. velofix has also been featured on CBC's Dragon's Den (Canada's version of Shark Tank), which resulted in Jim Treliving coming on board as an investor. Charles Chang of Lyra Growth Partners has also invested in velofix. Currently, 100 + franchises operate in every major Canadian market and most key American markets. velofix has plans to expand to a total of 150 franchises across North America in 2017.
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