Velofix is a new mobile, full-service bike shop that’s equipped with all the tools and technical expertise to service all kinds of bikes including road bikes, mountain bikes, commuters, tandems and even kids bikes. This service eliminates driving your bike to the shop, leaving it there for a few days and having to return once again to pick it up. Customers simply go online, schedule their service and a Velofix technician arrives to service your bike.
Wade Pannell, who owns the Spokane area’s two Fleet Feet Sports locations, is proud to bring this new progressive franchise to town. “Since opening Fleet Feet Sports in 2012, we have helped hundreds of people learn to enjoy running and supported their goals and desires to become fit. Many of our customers who want to try cycling, or want to become triathletes, have asked us for years to expand our services into cycling and bring our customer service and inclusive culture to the cycling community of Spokane,” Pannell says.
Velofix was founded in Canada by four passionate cyclists. The company’s primary goal is to streamline bike repair and eliminate as many bike obstacles as possible. “We felt the best path to expand our current business was to focus on the service side of the industry and to choose a model that would be more convenient,” Pannell says. “What could be better than mobile bike service and support?”
Obviously, if you can save time you can ride more. Admittedly, Velofix does not sell bikes or bike apparel, so cyclists should visit bike shops whenever they can. But this service model definitely fills a niche in the local bike community.
For more information, visit www.velofix.com. Also, keep your eyes open for the big red Velofix van at Bloomsday, the Bike Swap, the Troika Triathlon, Coeur d’Alene Ironman events and the Spokatopia Outdoor Adventure Festival.