Athletes Lounge Triathlon and Bicycle - Press Release - Oct 9, 2016
Western Bikeworks is pleased to announce an expansion into trisports though a newly formed agreement with Athlete's Lounge. Along with members of his crew, Gary Wallesen will be joining the retail staff of Western Bikeworks to expand the areas of expertise available at our Portland and Tigard stores. Gary will also be spearheading the launch of a new e-commerce website on AthletesLounge.com in the coming months.
“In our effort to help people have great experiences on a bike, we are constantly re-evaluating our existing expertise and community involvement” said Western Bikeworks General Manager Colin Ross. “This addition allows us to better serve triathletes by tapping into the wealth of knowledge that Gary and his crew bring along. We look forward to further expanding our growing customer base and community investment.”
“I am very excited to be part of the Western Bikeworks team of professionals, the addition of Triathlon will be great news for the large and active Multi Sport community,” added Gary Wallesen, former owner of Athletes Lounge.
Western Bikeworks will incorporate Wallesen’s expertise and extensive experience in this community to provide an excellent selection of both triathlon specific bikes, and swim products. He will also work closely with the existing management team, and 3 Dot’s Design, on a remodel of the flagship Portland store to provide a world class shopping experience for both multi-sport athletes, and anyone else who wants to have the best experience possible riding a bike.
Western Bikeworks currently has locations in the Pearl District (1015 NW 17th Ave) and Tigard (7295 SW Dartmouth St.).