Does this scene sound familiar to you?
It’s 2:30 p.m. on a Tuesday, an unseasonably warm and sunny day after two weeks of rain. There is nowhere you would rather be than out on your bike, soaking up sunshine and warm breezes as you grind up steep climbs, hurtle down screaming descents, and navigate through the twists and turns of a favorite country road. Instead, you are sitting at your desk in a cubicle, preparing expense reports while participating in the umpteenth conference call that day – your heart longs to be outside where the bikes are, but it’s not going to happen today.
Or maybe you’re a bike shop employee, hard at work in a windowless service area of the shop, longing to get outside into the fresh air but stuck indoors working until close because your co-worker hasn’t shown up and every single cyclist in the area needs their bike tuned up right now.
What if there were a better way to make a living? A way for you to harness your passion for cycling and use your work ethic to build a bike-related business for yourself? A business that would allow you to interact with your fellow bike enthusiasts and provide a convenient and valuable service of getting them back on their bikes faster? And with a flexible schedule and outdoors-oriented work environment, you could get back out on your bike faster as well!
That “better way” just might be a Bike Doctor Mobile Franchise. Our franchise program offers new business owners like you a low-overhead, flexible mobile bike service business that brings convenient, efficient bike repair and maintenance right to customers, at their homes, offices and events.
We give you a proven business model, extensive support and training from bike industry veterans, and a turnkey start-up with extensive marketing and branding support – Bike Doctor Mobile franchise gives you all of the tools you need to succeed! With a Bike Doctor Mobile franchise, you can truly be in business for yourself, not by yourself.
If you think you have what it takes to succeed as a franchise owner and bike repair expert, and you are ready to get in on the ground floor of this high-growth mobile service industry (as evidenced by huge venture capital investments in mobile service), then read on!
Bike Doctor Mobile is the brainchild of Steve Ruck, a 30-year veteran of the cycling industry. Steve founded his first Bike Doctor retail store in Arnold, Maryland in 1988 and has since grown to 3 company-owned stores and 5 franchised locations in Maryland. Well-known throughout the Mid-Atlantic for their exceptional service and selection, as well as Steve’s personal involvement and support of the cycling and triathlon communities, the Bike Doctor name is synonymous with a commitment to quality, workmanship and service.
Recognizing that customers were demanding additional convenience and ease of bike repair services, Steve saw the opportunity for a mobile bike service platform, which he developed into the Bike Doctor Mobile franchise.
“Customers simply want more time on their bikes” says Ruck “and less time spent scheduling service, waiting for appointments and dropping off and picking up bikes.”
Bike Doctor Mobile allows customers to schedule bike repair service online, at their home or office or event, whenever is convenient for them. Bike Doctor Mobile vans are equipped for both basic maintenance and tune-ups as well as more complicated repairs, stocking a wide variety of basic bike parts and able to obtain almost any special part within a few days via the company’s established supplier relationships. After spending more than a year building the innovative Bike Doctor Mobile service model, a turnkey start-up for franchisees, technology and infrastructure, as well as a company-owned unit, the Bike Doctor Mobile franchise is poised for national expansion with a network of exceptional franchisees in 2016 and beyond.
Bike Doctor Mobile Founders and Team: