As a bike delivery business, keeping our fleet tuned up is critical.
From the start, we've been fortunate to partner with Jesse Angelo and Andy Graef from Mobile Bike Rescue. They do a great job keeping our bikes running smooth.
And check this out. Not only do they have a bike repair shop downtown (Stewart & 9th), but they also provide mobile service where they'll come to you! They service bikes regularly at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Premera, Amazon.com & more.
There's a bit of info from Jesse below, and their contact info. Need a tune up? Give them a buzz!
Dan Kohler - Freewheel co-founder & ceo
When did you start Mobile Bike Repair and what was it like to start your own business?
I started the business in October of 2011. Starting a business can be a scary and exciting thing at the same time. It's growing steadily and we have 2 employees plus myself and my business partner.
What’s unique about what you guys do?
We are unique because we are very fluid with our daily operations. We have 16 "mobile locations" around Seattle as well as our downtown service hub. We offer valet options and on-site repair as well. Basically, we make it very easy to get your bike tuned without being away from it very long. Same day service in most cases.
After such an amazing summer, what tips do you have for folks preparing to commute through the winter?
The two biggest things are getting your bike set up with lights and fenders. Fenders can really reduce the amount of water that gets sprayed all over your feet and pants and also keeps the water from spraying on other riders behind you. We have both fenders and lights in stock at our downtown service center.
Favorite rides around Seattle? Favorite ride all time?
One of my favorite rides in Seattle is the Lake Washington loop. It's about 55 miles and offers great views, some nice hill climbs and lots of flat ridding as well (which can be nice with all the hills we have). My favorite ride of all time has to be the RAMROD. (Ride around Mount Rainier in One Day) amazing views, grueling climbs, exciting downhills, and a nice little coffee spot in Greenwater that helps you pedal the last 40 miles or so. :)
How can folks get it touch with you?
We can be reached at 206.745.550. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Our downtown service center is open Monday - Friday 9am-5pm.