|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 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 - 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 style of riding do you like best 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.
Service Manager - 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
WhWhat style of riding do you like best 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 style of riding do you like best 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.
Service Tech - Trey
How long have you worked for Cool Breeze Cyclery/Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte? Several Months
Hometown? Brevard, NC
Why do you love working in cycling industry? It’s a passion that I enjoy 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 style of riding do you like best and why? Mountain biking for sure! That’s what I grew up doing and it’s hard not to when you have the best riding on the east coast right at your doorstep.
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 pretty sweet on a wake board.
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 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.