Speed and versatility are in Boris Martin’s blood as a three-time Canadian National Track bicycle racing champion. In his day job as a bike mechanic, he thought there had to be a better way than asking his customers to book an appointment, drop off their bikes and then wait up to a week to feel the wind against their helmets.
So, Martin, together with business partners Davide Xausa and Chris Guillemet, created Velofix, a mobile bike shop in the back of a van for on-site repairs. Each of Velofix’s GPS-tracked vans is equipped to update inventory and online appointments in real time. Martin has franchised the business, and trucks are now operating in Victoria and Calgary, as well as in Metro Vancouver. –Alexis Baran
Meet Boris Martin at our 30 Under 30 event on April 30, 2014. Get your tickets here.
BCBusiness 30 Under 30
Our 30 Under 30 celebrates B.C.'s young guns who excel in their respective industries, give back to their community and planet and who will lead business in this province for years to come. Each year, winners of our 30 Under 30 will be featured in the April issue of BCBusiness and on BCBusiness.ca, with one exceptionally amazing young world-changer gracing that issue's cover.
"Each of Velofix’s GPS-tracked vans is equipped to update inventory and online appointments in real time"