|Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte - North||Store Hours|
|10129 Perimeter Parkway||Monday||10am-7pm|
|Charlotte, NC 28216||Tuesday||10am-7pm|
|Phone: (704) 598-0057||Wednesday||10am-7pm|
Our Mission: Develop a relationship…Create an experience…Build a community
Our Vision: To become the destination of choice for providing the most satisfying total customer cycling experience.
Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte - North Staff
General Manager/Co-Owner - Doug Korinek
How long have you worked for Cool Breeze Cyclery/Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte? Over 2 Years
Hometown? Good question, I have lived all over the place, don’t know if I have a home town anymore, does Charlotte count??
Why do you love working in cycling industry? Bikes, people and the challenge that is the bicycle industry. “Bikes are a simple solution to our complex problems”. More than that they are cool, fun, technically incredible and a doorway to endless adventures.
Favorite Bike? That’s a trick question…..can I pick all of them? Trek Crockett, Trek Stache 8 and my Speed Concept, it’s just fast and comfortable.
How many bikes do you own? Not even close to enough. I think my kids have more than me though.
What do you like best, Road, Mountain, Cyclocross and why? Yes. Any of those work for me. I don’t really care what it is if I am riding.
Most memorable race or ride moment? Teaching my boys to ride without training wheels. Having the opportunity to see so many people I have helped over the years go out and do things they thought weren’t possible.
Favorite Food? All of it…….
Director of Fit Services - Ryan
How long have you worked for Cool Breeze Cyclery/Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte? Since August 2014
Hometown? North Liberty, Indiana
Why do you love working in cycling industry? I like working in the cycling industry because it’s growing and evolving in America at an astounding rate.
Favorite Bike? Speed Concept
How many bikes do you own? I only own two as of right now. That will probably change in the near future.
Experience / Expertise? The two places I have the most experience and expertise are road bikes/riding and shoes. I picked up cycling after a running injury and found a passion for riding on the road, but I also fit people in performance running shoes for a couple years. I can talk about any kind of shoe for hours!
What do you like best, Road, Mountain, Cyclocross and why? I am definitely a road guy. I came into cycling with a track background and feel very comfortable when I can get into a rhythm and pace. Mountain and cyclocross are too sporadic and uncomfortable for me.
Most memorable race or ride moment? Completing Ironman Kansas 70.3
Why do YOU ride? I ride to stay in shape.
Favorite Food? Any kind of Mexican food… Unless coffee counts as a food
Fun Fact about you? I ran collegiate cross country and track and I am a three time All- American in cross country.
Sales Associate - Jason
How long have you worked for Cool Breeze Cyclery/Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte? Since April 2014
Hometown? Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Why do you love working in cycling industry? It all started from my passion of riding my bike and wanting to share my love for the sport/lifestyle with others.
Favorite Bike? Trek session and my new Emonda SL
How many bikes do you own? i currently own 4 bikes
Experience / Expertise? I've been in the industry for 6 years and i repaired bikes at first and worked up to sales but i still have a love for turning a wrench
What do you like best, Road, Mountain, Cyclocross and why? its a toss up between road and mountain i have a great time doing both for different reasons. As long as im on a bike im happy.
Most memorable race or ride moment? My first ever crit race was definitely an experience. I finished but thats about the only plus. i was a mess in the pack i was not use to the speed of a crit and just trying to take it all in and learn what to do at the same time. The sounds of yelling in a pack and 50+ bike all around you is amazing
Why do YOU ride? camaraderie with other cyclist
Favorite Food? BBQ
Fun Fact about you? I used to ride motocross and still love to be around the sport
Sales Associate - Rob
How long have you worked for Cool Breeze Cyclery/Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte? Since June 2016
Hometown? Charlotte, NC
Why do you love working in the cycling industry? I’ve grown up in the industry. Long story short I was the shop kid riding around on the kid’s bikes and hanging out with the mechanics in the back.
Favorite Bike? My Domane 5 series but I have to include the Stache is up there too.
How many bikes do you own? Too many to count between the ones I have bought and those I have inherited from my father.
Experience / Expertise? Professionally I have been in the industry for a year and a half but I bring a lifetime of passion for the sport.
What do you like best, Road, Mountain, Cyclocross and why? Road, I like going fast.
Most memorable race or ride moment? I went to the UCI Worlds in Richmond, VA. It’s the biggest race I’ve been to and I’ll never forget the experience.
Why do YOU ride? Riding brings me closer to my father.
Favorite Food? Seafood, “see my food”?
Fun Fact about you? I have dual citizenship! I’m American and Canadian.
Sales Associate - Sean
How long have you worked for Cool Breeze Cyclery/Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte? Just Started
Hometown? Naples, Florida
Why do you love working in cycling industry? It's something I am passionate about and enjoy spreading the interest to others.
Favorite Bike? Trek Stache
How many bikes do you own? 1 at the moment, it needs a sibling
Experience / Expertise? About a year of shop experience and several years riding and racing
What do you like best, Road, Mountain, Cyclocross and why? I was an avid roadie but have since converted to the peacefulness of the mountains and woods.
Most memorable race or ride moment? The first time riding in the mountains of NC was eye opening. I had a huge grin on my face the whole time.
Why do YOU ride? The comraderie is really exciting and it helps to clear my head
Favorite Food? I can eat Pizza every single day of my life
Fun Fact about you? I rock climb even though I'm scared of heights
Sales Associate - John
How long have you worked for Cool Breeze Cyclery/Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte? 4 months
Hometown? Turnersville, NJ
Why do you love working in cycling industry? Is there any other industry one would love to be working in?
Favorite Bike? Trek Fuel Ex 8
How many bikes do you own? I currently own 3 bikes which is the limit my wife allows me to have.
Experience / Expertise? I have been riding since I was 9 years old, raced in BMX through my childhood years and then found my niche with mountain biking.
What do you like best, Road, Mountain, Cyclocross and why? My passion is with mountain biking since I love being outside in nature and in the woods as much as possible. I do, however, see a road bike in my very near future.
Most memorable race or ride moment? The day I won the state championship when I was 15 in BMX. Also, the first ride when I rode with clipless pedals. Need I say more about that one? I'll never go back though.
Why do YOU ride? The camaraderie with other cyclists and the huge grin it puts on my face every time I'm in the saddle.
Favorite Food? Cheese Steaks. The real ones from Philly.
Fun Fact about you? I was in an anti-terrorism detachment with the US Marine Corps.
Service Manager - Alex
How long have you worked for Cool Breeze Cyclery/Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte? Over 3 years, at all three of our locations
Hometown? Lived in Charlotte all of my life!
Why do you love working in cycling industry? Because of bikes!!! Not only selling bikes or selling product. I truly enjoy being able to tinker on something that I love. And most importantly sharing my love for bikes with everyone that I encounter.
Favorite Bike? There is a part of me that will always be attached to a 2014 Trek Stache 8. Dont get me wrong, i love my Madone and my Fuel EX 9. But the Stache has always had a special place in my heart.
How many bikes do you own? I Own 6 bikes...... but shhhhh dont tell my wife!
Experience / Expertise? I have 12 years experience in the bike industry. Fully Trek Certified and Shimano T.E.C. certified
What do you like best, Road, Mountain, Cyclocross and why? I really enjoy being on a Mountain bike. Whether it's on the pavement or on the trails. There is something about the technical aspect of riding a mountain bike that always gets me.
Most memorable race or ride moment? All of them! It is hard to pick. I have had bad days on the bike and i have had wonderful days on the bike. Both bad and good have been memorable to me.
Favorite Food? Lately I have been craving the broccoli cheddar bread bowl from Panera.
Fun Fact about you? I am a Staff Sargent in the North Carolina Army National Guard. I have been in the Army for 9 years. Been deployed 2 times in my career in the army.
Service Technician - Colin
How long have you worked for Cool Breeze Cyclery/Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte? Started work September 2014
Hometown? Rochester Minnesota
Why do you love working in cycling industry? Bikes, and the people I meet along the way.
Favorite Bike? Mine
How many bikes do you own? 2 working bikes and random frames and parts
Experience / Expertise? Years fixing my own bikes and 1.5 years in a bike shop
What do you like best, Road, Mountain, Cyclocross and why? I enjoy mountain biking the most, I love spending time in mountains and the rush of flying down narrow single track.
Most memorable race or ride moment? PMBAR adventure race, you get check points that you have to get to to finish the race but no defined race course.
Why do YOU ride? I like overcoming new challenges and also meeting new people along the way.
Favorite Food? Nothing better than Mexican food after spending a long day in the Pisgah National forest.
Fun Fact about you? I was a car mechanic in my past life.
Marketing/Ecommerce Manager Mike Byrd
How Long have you worked at Cool Breeze Cyclery?
Hometown? Woodbridge, VA
Why do you like working in the bicycle industry? I like working with people and helping them find exactly what they are looking for. Bikes are my thing and it allows me to do my job very well.
Favorite Bike? Trek Emonda SL 6, Trek Boone
How many bikes do you own? 7
Experience/Expertise? I've been riding bikes for as long as I can remember. It started with my Dad getting my brother and I girls bikes that he painted blue and put BMX handlebars on the front. John, nor I knew any better. We learned to ride on those bikes. More importantly, I learned the basic bike skills I needed to keep myself off the ground - like jumpng curbs, endos, bunny hops, skidding, etc. I graduated from the girls bike to a true BMX bike - a steel Mag-wheeled Huffy. With that bike I learned to tear a bike apart and put it back together.
The next phase was mountain bikes. My brother and I had the first mtn. bikes in the neighborhood. I went through a Diamond Back, Haro and a GT Mtn bike. I raced the GT occasionally through college. My focus was on lacrosse until my early 30's when I realized I couldn't keep up any longer. I was in San Diego and would see large groups of cyclists on Saturdays so I decided to hang the 'stick' up and get a road bike with the idea of doing some triathlons. I bought a Lemond Buenes Aires and started riding. This lead to me getting into triathlons and getting a Felt Time Trial bike. I completed Ironman Coure d'Alene in 2004. That was kind of the end of my 'Tri' career. I started focusing on just riding and started Road Racing.
I am currently a Cat 3 road and Cat 2 Mountain Bike racer. I can hang pretty tough in most Cat 3 races and run real strong in the mtn. bike races. I've also dabbled in Cyclocross races. It's all about having fun.
What do you like the best? Road, Mountain, Cyclocross and why? My favorite is Cross. But the truth is I like them all. It keeps me interested if I'm on a different bike every now and then
Most memorable race or ride? First Road Race, getting dropped twice and catching back on. Realizing that you can never quit.
Why do you ride? Because it keeps me sane - and it is FUN.
Email Mike at email@example.com.
Co-Owner Chris Vasiloff
How long have you worked for Cool Breeze Cyclery/Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte? From inception. Co-owner of the business.
Hometown? Akron, Ohio
Why do you love working in cycling industry? The people are great to be around and are health, environment and community minded.
Favorite Bike? Hmmm – all 9 of them
How many bikes do you own? See above
Experience / Expertise? C+ to B- rider. I enjoy all types of cycling, but being in the woods is the best.
What do you like best, Road, Mountain, Cyclocross and why? See above
Most memorable race or ride moment? Two: Climbing Alpe d’Huez and Mt. Ventoux
Why do YOU ride? It just feels right.
Favorite Food? Chicken Tetrazzini
Fun Fact about you? Tries to act like he’s 35 – but alas, needs too many naps
More: After retiring from corporate life, Chris, working with Steve and the staff, has been working on the strategic vision that Cool Breeze and the Trek Store were founded on in 2005. The central theme has been and continues to be to introduce more people to the joys of cycling from young kids to older adults.
Chris has been a long time recreational rider and rates himself as a C+ to B- rider. Mountain biking is the greater passion but he is also very happy on a road bike or commuter as well.
He, along with his wife, Cyndie, have become veterans of Trek Travel trips including bike tours in Europe, the Pacific Northwest, California and the New Mexico mountains. In 2011 they climbed Alpe d’Huez and survived Mont Vontoux in 2013.
Chris can be found riding at many charity events in the local area and occasionally participating in local races. He can also be found mountain biking, road biking and hiking in the Western Carolina mountains; particularly around Beech Mountain.
His personal bike fleet is ever changing but has recently added a road bike with special mountain climbing gearing to his stable and does manage to find occasions to ride all 9 of his bikes.