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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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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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 is serving Metro GR. We talk to businessmen/cyclists Jared Lebel and Eric Mentalewicz about the service and the cycling community.
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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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
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
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
Biked launches a bikes for kids donation program, donate your bike and help kiddos have a bike for Christmas. We talk to Biked's Jared Lebel.. Read More Here