|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 style of riding do you like best and why? Any style works 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-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 style of riding do you like best 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.
Service Manager - 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 style of riding do you like best 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 reach 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.
Service Technician - 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! Don't tell my wife!
Experience / Expertise? I have 12 years experience in the bike industry. Fully Trek Certified and Shimano T.E.C. certified.
What style of riding do you like best 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.
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. I repaired bikes at first and worked up to sales but I still have a love for turning a wrench.
What style of riding do you like best and why? It's a toss up between road and mountain. I have a great time doing both for different reasons. As long as I'm on a bike, I am happy.
Most memorable race or ride moment? My first ever crit race was definitely an experience. I finished but that's about the only plus. I was a mess in the pack, I was not used 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? The Camaraderie with other cyclists.
Favorite Food? BBQ
Fun Fact about you? I used to ride motocross and still love to be around the sport.
Sales Associate - Spencer
How long have you worked for Cool Breeze Cyclery/Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte? 1 month.
Hometown? Monroe, NC
Why do you love working in cycling industry? It helps feed my addiction.
Favorite Bike? The one I am riding at any given time.
How many bikes do you own? 3
2015 Trek Superfly 9.6
Max Lelli Brigante
Experience / Expertise? Amateur and formerly collegiate mountain and road racer.
What style of riding do you like best and why? Mountain naturally.
Most memorable race or ride moment? When I hit a black bear on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Why do YOU ride? It literally improves every aspect of my life. Physical, mental and emotional challenge and reward. Gotta work for my beer, you know?
Favorite Food? Anything with avocados, Peruvian, Italian, Thai… I eat everything.
Fun Fact about you? I can fix your car too!
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 of them
How many bikes do you own? Nine.
Experience / Expertise? C+ to B- rider. I enjoy all types of cycling, but being in the woods is the best.
What style of riding do you like best 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.