A Grand Rapids startup seeks to do for bicycling what Uber and Lyft have done for transportation or DoorDash, Instacart and similar ventures have done for food and retail delivery.

Biked Inc. plans to launch next week, offering consumers what founders David Hopson and Jared Lebel believe is a far more convenient way to have a bicycle repaired, making it “as simple as ordering a pizza,” Lebel said.

Using the company’s website or app, a customer can arrange to have their bike picked up and taken to the company’s shop in Wyoming where it’s fixed and quickly returned. In the weeks ahead, Biked also will start offering basic, quick repairs — such as fixing a flat tire — at a customer’s home or place of employment.

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APP-BASED GR BIKE REPAIR STARTUP AMONG LATEST MICHIGAN VC INVESTMENTS

BY MARK SANCHEZ
Sunday, April 24, 2022

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Biked is a new Grand Rapids based start-up, whose mission is to deliver easier access to bike care & repair. They deliver on-demand bike service at the touch of a button via either their mobile app or website! All you have to do is book the service and they pick up, do the work and deliver your bike back to you. 

David and Jared started the business because they saw the clear need in the market – getting bikes to the shop is messy and time consuming and they want to remove that hassle. They’ll also be launching a certified pre-owned program for people to buy ors sell pre-owned bikes that have been rigorously refurbished & certified by their tech team.

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Biked Featured On Wood TV8

by: Jessica Jurczak
Posted: Jun 27, 2022 

An entrepreneur’s journey is wildly educational with opportunistic thinking, creative problem solving, and the application of passionate vision serving as lessons. Understanding these lessons further enhances the entrepreneurial ecosystem and startup mentality in a community.

Join the MiBiz staff biweekly as Associate Publisher, Justine Burdette, and Senior Editor, Jayson Bussa, as they hop in the trenches with Hopson and Lebel to see what makes the Biked venture a revolutionary approach to the billion dollar biking industry.

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Biked Featured On MI BIZ podcast

Biked Featured On FOX 17

by: FOX17
Posted: JuLY 16, 2022

Biked Featured On NPR - THE WGVU morning SHOW WITH Shelley Irwin

By Shelley Irwin
Published July 26, 2022 at 12:48 PM EDT

Biked is serving Metro GR. We talk to businessmen/cyclists Jared Lebel and Eric Mentalewicz about the service and the cycling community.

Grand Rapids bicycle company ‘Biked’ works to redefine the industry

By: Megan Viecelli
Published at 5:54 PM, Aug 07, 2022 and last updated 4:54 PM, Aug 07, 2022

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — ‘Biked,’ a bicycle company based in west Michigan, wants to redefine the industry.
Biked Chief Executive Officer David Hopson, Chief Strategic Officer Jared Lebel and Business Development Director Eric Mentalewicz gave FOX 17 a tour of their shop Sunday morning.
We also talked with Master Bike Technician Casey Kleymeer who explained how Biked has in-house mechanics and technicians, which help to make the shop unique.

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Biked & Tris 4 HEalth Feature - THE WGVU morning SHOW WITH Shelley Irwin

By Shelley Irwin
Published September 8, 2022 at 12:47 PM EDT

We begin a series on Biking in West Michigan, local partnerships, how to's for beginners and races to compete. Biked's Jared Lebel and Tris 4 Health Jon Conkling with info. Read More Here

by: FOX17
Posted: SEPTEMBER 12, 2022

Biked Featured On FOX 17 WITH THE DIRTY MITTEN

Biked Feature - THE WGVU morning SHOW WITH Shelley Irwin

By Shelley Irwin
Published September 15, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT

 Part 2 of a series on West Michigan cycling, Sara Hopson from Biked and Kaat Tahy, Transplant Games medal winner, share their personal cycling experiences as women on the bike.. Read More Here

Biked and Jared Lebel  Feature - THE WGVU morning SHOW WITH Shelley Irwin

By Shelley Irwin
Published September 22, 2022 at 12:46 PM EDT

We conclude a 3 part series when it comes to the art of cycling. Biked's Jared Lebel talks all things Dirty Mitten Gravel Competitions this weekend, and more.. Read More Here

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