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Posted July 11, 2019

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — With a significant new investment from a clean technology fund, mobile service franchiser Velofix is jump-starting its growth with plans to add 30 corporate-owned vans in the U.S. and Canada in the next 12 months.

Posted June 11, 2019

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Mobile service franchiser Velofix has hired industry veteran Donny Perry as its senior vice president of retail strategy and operations.

Posted May 17, 2019

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Mobile bike shop operators Velofix has closed a financing round with MacKinnon, Bennett & Company's MKB Partners Fund LP, a growth equity fund focused on clean energy, transportation, and smart cities.

Posted April 29, 2019
Pete Buhl, Beeline Bikes

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — On the fifth episode of a special series of podcasts copresented by Verde Brand Communications and Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, Pete Buhl, the president and co-founder of Beeline Bikes, talks to Verde's Kristin Carpenter.

Posted September 14, 2018
‘Powered by Beeline’ is offered for a monthly fee to any dealer (no Beeline van required). Think of it as OpenTable for bike shops, the company says.
How scheduling will be displayed on a retailer's website.

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — In a play to make it more affordable for bike shops to expand into mobile service and repair and to help them fulfill online purchases, Accell North America is making the software previously used by its Beeline franchisees available to any brick-and-mortar dealer.

Posted August 15, 2018

Laguna Hills, CA - With over 70 years of experience in the cycling industry, the National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) knows well that the times, they are always a-changing. To that end, the organization has decided to widen its membership net to include mobile-only operators.

Posted July 12, 2018

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Velofix and Zwift have announced a partnership for Velofix’s mobile bike shops to provide installation of Zwift’s online training platform.

Posted July 2, 2018

 PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Red Truck has signed up Velofix to provide on-site assembly of bicycles purchased on the online sports marketplace. 

Posted April 2, 2018

HAMDEN, Conn. (BRAIN) — Velotooler has added a new feature to its peer-to-peer bike mechanic platform. Now users can filter available mechanics by whether they work independently, or as part of a mobile service operation or if they work out of a bike shop.

Posted March 29, 2018

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Under its new parent, Accell Group, Beeline Bikes is mapping out aggressive growth plans both domestically and internationally. In a call with Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, Accell North America CEO John Short said the goal is for Beeline to operate in 30 U.S. cities by end of year and 60 by end of 2019.

Posted March 29, 2018

PLAISTOW, N.H. (BRAIN) — Members of the Independent Mobile Bicycle Professionals group have decided not to form a trade association, but instead to explore ways to work with the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association.

Posted March 28, 2018
ANA was the largest investor in the mobile service franchiser; now it is full owner.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America has acquired Beeline Bikes, the mobile service franchiser. ANA has been an investor in the company for several years.

Posted March 20, 2018

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Beeline Bikes has launched its newest mobile bike shop, in California's Capitol city. Beeline Bikes of Sacramento marks the second territory owned by Bzur Haun, who acquired Beeline Bikes NorCal in August 2017.

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