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2014 Snapshot - One Look Back, Two Wheels Forward

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Two Wheel Gear had a major transitional, growth year in 2014. Fun, challenging and very exciting for our company and myself personally. We are emerging bolder and better and have some amazing things coming for 2015. Before forging too far ahead, I feel it appropriate to scrap book a few rough cuts of some major milestones conquered in the past year. 

 

It Started with a Decision

Left successful career with major corporation
Rented out Calgary house and moved to Vancouver to re-launch Two Wheel Gear
Started working on the vision
 

 Reid Hemsing - President of Two Wheel Gear  Waxed Cotton Messenger Bag by Two Wheel Gear  Reid Hemsing - Two Wheel Gear - Hand Made  

 

         

        Business Reset

        Pounding pavement in Vancouver

         

        Two Wheel Gear - ESF 2014
            Two Wheel Gear - On the Rivet   Two Wheel Gear - Denman Bike Shop  Two Wheel Gear - UBC
             
            • Set-up Vancouver business ground work: partnerships with suppliers, designers, pattern makers, manufacturers, retailers, brand agencies, marketers, media partners, local cycling coalitions and community
            • Two Wheel Gear rebranding campaign, designed, developed, prototyped and manufactured: 
            • Heath Messenger BagSouthwest Bike Suit BagLeather Beer Growler CaddieRoadie Belt Key ClipYoga sling 
            • and....The Classic Bike Suit Bag 2.0 (available in March!)  
            • Established new major international manufacturing partner and placed first order
            • Established new logistic supply chain utilizing international freight forwarding and negotiated new global shipping rates with FedEx
            • Formed retail partnership with MEC for 2015
            • Raised capital and obtained financing
            • New business mentor from senior management at Lululemon
            • Created, prototyped, tested the next big Two Wheel Gear product release (coming in 2015)

                Vancouver Headquarters

                Opened head office in Gastown (small but powerful)

                 

                     Two Wheel Gear - Office New  Two Wheel Gear Office  Creative Mayhem - Colin  

                     

                    Representing Canadian Entrepreneurs

                    Represented Futurpreneur in Ottawa along with 27 other Canadian Entrepreneurs meeting with MP's and Senators on remarkable Canadian Start-ups

                     

                          Two Wheel Gear President - Reid Hemsing - Ottawa  Two Wheel Gear - Supreme Court of Canada

                         

                        Bike Wins & Woes

                        Bought a new bike
                        First bike stolen 3 weeks later...
                        First time hit by car while on bike (radial fracture)

                           

                            Reid Hemsing - Radial Fracture  Reid Hemsing - Stolen Bike

                             

                            Engagement

                            Featured by Momentum Magazine, reviewed by BikeCommuters.com, sponsor of Vancouver Tweed Ride, sponsor of Bike to work week, sponsor of 2014 Vanier Park Cyclocross, sponsor of 2014 Cycling BC Gala

                             

                            Two Wheel Gear Reid Hemsing, Mike Bruner, Van Tweed Ride  Vancouver Tweed Ride 2014  Vanier Park Cyclocross 2014  Bike to Work Week 2014 

                             

                             

                            Welcome to 2015

                            Thank you to everyone who has supported us in 2014 and continues to dream with us. Its going to be a good year.

                            Reid Hemsing - President of Two Wheel Gear - 2015

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