We’ve Joined Forces with Big Tree Bikes
evo JOINS FORCES WITH BIG TREE BIKES, CONTINUES TO EXPAND INTO MOUNTAIN BIKING
evo expands its mountain bike offerings and expertise through partnership with Big Tree Bikes and its founders.
Seattle, WA – Seattle-based action sports & outdoor retailer evo is accelerating its move into mountain bike by joining forces with local Seattle mountain bike shop, Big Tree Bikes. In early May, Big Tree – along with its founders Zeb Tingey and Jerry Knight – will move their storefront to a newly remodeled service shop at the corner of Stone Way N and 35th inside evo’s current Seattle retail location. Big Tree will continue to operate out of its current location until that time.
Big Tree Bikes owners Tingey and Knight are widely known for their extensive bike knowledge and are regarded as the premier mountain bike mechanics in the business. evo’s unique approach to retail and its growing emphasis on mountain biking, coupled with a shared passion for riding and building community, make this alliance an ideal fit.
“I am very excited to focus on what we are really good at [bike maintenance and services]. I believe the future will bring loads of opportunities to get more people out on bikes to enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest scenery that we have in our backyard,” states Knight.
Partnering with Big Tree Bikes allows evo to build an even greater store experience for customers at its locations in Seattle, Portland, and online – for both those who live and breathe mountain biking and also those just discovering the sport. The partnership enables evo to provide the very best services and products that customers have come to expect from evo and Big Tree.
evo Founder/CEO Bryce Phillips – “We are all very excited about this opportunity to work closely with Zeb and Jerry and know that it will give our move into mountain biking a huge boost. Zeb and I originally met riding together nearly ten years ago and first talked about joining forces while riding one of our favorite trails, so this relationship really is rooted in a shared passion for the sport. There has always been an immense love for the sport and lifestyle surrounding mountain biking at evo, and now we [evo] are excited about what we can create as it has become part of our business. From creating a great place for the community to come together, to giving back in the way of working with organizations that support mountain biking – this partnership allows evo to provide A+ service and products on all fronts and we are excited about all that is to come.”
Earlier this year, evo began expanding its product mix by selling mountain bikes from Transition Bikes, Yeti Cycles, and Devinci Cycles, as well as Traitor commuter bikes and will soon include renowned women’s mountain bike brand Juliana Bicycles.
evo is an innovative action sports and outdoor lifestyle retailer with strong roots in the Pacific Northwest. evo’s focus on community and crafting extraordinary customer experiences has propelled the company from its humble beginnings out of a small Seattle apartment to becoming one of the fastest growing lifestyle retailers in the nation. evo has built a strong online presence in the last 13 years, and also operates a successful flagship store in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. evo’s second store opened in Portland, OR in October 2014. evo is also focused on helping underprivileged children through volunteerism, donations, and working to support local and national non-profit organizations including The Service Board and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
About Big Tree Bikes:
After working many years for Simon Lawton at Fluidride, Jerry Knight and Zeb Tingey were given the opportunity to purchase the retail portion of the business from Simon (Fluidride’s CEO) so that he could focus more of his efforts on mountain bike instruction. Shortly thereafter, the two founded Big Tree Bikes and opened up on Stone Way in Seattle in 2009, creating one of the best mountain bike and bike service shops in the Northwest.
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