|Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte - South
|12194 Johnston Road, Suite 110||Monday||10am-7pm|
|Charlotte, NC 28277||Tuesday||10am-7pm|
|Phone: (704) 619-5802||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 South - 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…….
Store Manager - Ang
How long have you worked for Cool Breeze Cyclery/Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte? I’ve been working at the Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte in the South location since we opened in October 2013.
Hometown? Left Coaster here! I grew up in a small coastal city in North County San Diego, California called Encinitas.
Why do you love working in cycling industry? It’s fun and bikes are rad!
Favorite Bike? My new one. A 7 series Project One WSD Madone!
How many bikes do you own? Road, Cyclocross, Mountain, Cruiser, Fixie + 1
Experience / Expertise? A lot of experience with a splash of expertise.
What do you like best, Road, Mountain, Cyclocross and why? Whatever is in season but usually Cyclocross for the adventures that the cross bike takes me on.
Most memorable race or ride moment? All rides are memorable but my racing is not so. Some things are meant to be forgotten. ;)
Why do YOU ride? Sanity, camaraderie and Beer.
Favorite Food? Changes from week to week. I’ll binge on bagels for a week and the next it will be Asian Chicken Salads….
Fun Fact about you? I’m a mom with 3 daughters! College Kid, 20. Middi Kiddi, 15. Wee One, 13.
Sales Associate - Kenny
How long have you worked for Cool Breeze Cyclery/Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte? 3 months
Hometown? Charlotte, NC
Why do you love working in cycling industry? Cycling is my passion and I love to share that with everyone.
Favorite Bike? My next one.
How many bikes do you own? I have 4 currently, but that will change and grow
Experience / Expertise? I have about 4yrs of business related experience working in the industry. I started out as a runner who just needed something to cross-train and like magic I fell in love with the sport.
What do you like best, Road, Mountain, Cyclocross and why? Road, there’s no better feeling than it just being you and road.
Most memorable race or ride moment? Most memorable moment was in Orlando, FL and doing the Epic at Santos. This mountain bike trail is one of Florida’s longest and technical trails, this thing goes about 40miles out, and as a road cyclist that find himself seldom in the company of trees this is a pretty memorable moment for me.
Why do YOU ride? I ride because why not! The friends you make along the way, the fitness, the challenge, and above all else the FUN!
Favorite Food? That’s tough…. because if there’s one thing about me that never changes I’m almost always hungry.
Fun Fact about you? I have the most awesome 2yr future cyclist and she loves her Trek!
Sales Associate - Jon
How long have you worked for Cool Breeze Cyclery/Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte? 8 Months
Hometown? East Coast
Why do you love working in cycling industry? Meeting great people and being able to help/watch them grow in their passion for cycling.
Favorite Bike? Mine
How many bikes do you own? 4
Experience / Expertise? Racing some form of bike since 1984 and wrenching 15+ years
What do you like best, Road, Mountain, Cyclocross and why? Mountain and BMX, pretty much anything in the dirt
Most memorable race or ride moment? Overall podium at collegiate nationals, or watching my son race
Why do YOU ride? I have only good memories from riding, you always feel like a kid
Favorite Food? Sour gummy worms
Fun Fact about you? Probably one of the fastest Grampa's on dirt
Sales Associate - Shea
How long have you worked for Cool Breeze Cyclery/Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte? 4.5 Months
Hometown? Red Bank, NJ
Why do you love working in cycling industry? I like helping people get active.
Favorite Bike? Emonda SL 6
How many bikes do you own? 1
Experience / Expertise?
What do you like best, Road, Mountain, Cyclocross and why? Road
Most memorable race or ride moment? Finishing my first triathlon
Why do YOU ride? I ride for fitness and I enjoy the social aspect of group rides.
Fun Fact about you?
Service Manager - Matt
How long have you worked for Cool Breeze Cyclery/Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte? 2 Years
Hometown? Atlanta, Ga
Why do you love working in cycling industry? I love working in the cycling industry because cycling has always been a passion of mine and it makes it enjoyable to work on something you love.
How many bikes do you own? 3
Experience / Expertise? I have over 7 years experience in bicycle maintenance.
What do you like best, Road, Mountain, Cyclocross and why? I enjoy mountain biking the most. Nothing beats being in the mountains with amazing views, fresh nature smells, and being away from reality.
Why do YOU ride? I ride because its a great source of exercise and cycling is one of my favorite things to do for fun.
Favorite Food? My favorite food is Sushi. My two favorites are Eel and Tuna.
Fun Fact about you? On top of cycling I am an expert snowboarder. My favorite place to snowboard so far has been Whistler Canada.
Service Tech - Trey
How long have you worked for Cool Breeze Cyclery/Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte? Several Months
Hometown? Brevarrd, NC
Why do you love working in cycling industry? It’s a passion that I enjoy to do and I love to have a positive influence on the industry.
Favorite Bike? All of them!
How many bikes do you own? 3 Bikes
Experience / Expertise? Lots of experience on 2 wheels, also grew up in the mountains.
What do you like best, Road, Mountain, Cyclocross and why? Mountain biking for sure! That’s what I grew up doing and I mean it’s hard not to when you have the best riding on the east coast right at your door-step.
Why do YOU ride? I ride for the fun of it. There’s nothing better than getting on your bike after a long day and riding into the woods away from the everyday traffic and sirens and just being in the woods, exploring!
Favorite Food? FOOD!
Fun Fact about you? I am a Cat 1 mountain biker and a pretty sweet on a wake board
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.