My name is Brent Engstrom and I am the proud new owner of Veloce Bicycles. I grew up in the Portland area and there is no other place that compares to what Portland can offer for this lifestyle. I have many years of experience managing a bike shop in Beaverton and have always dreamed of owning my own store. So when this opportunity presented itself I jumped at it. I am passionate about all aspects of cycling whether it is road riding or mountain biking.
In 2003 Demetri Macrigeanis opened Veloce with the vision of an “old world Italian” neighborhood bicycle shop that focused on superior products and a high level of customer service. In October 2010 the torch was passed on to me and I am honored to take on this legacy. I share in his vision in providing excellent customer service with an atmosphere that is friendly and inviting.
I am also very honored that Skip Worthington chose to come with me. Skip has over 25 years of experience as a mechanic in the Portland area. I believe that with our combined knowledge and experience we are able to offer a level of service that is unsurpassed. Whether you are looking for complete custom bike build or just a quick adjustment we offer a full range of products and services. Come by and see us for all of you cycling needs.
As Veloce enters its ninth season, I would like to thank all our loyal customers for your great support over the last eight years. Veloce has grown into the bike shop I had always hoped it would be and has been the high point of my career. All of you have been a big part of that. The store has been built on the foundation of great customer service, deep knowledge of and belief in the power of cycling, and a commitment to the community around us.
As of October 20, 2010, Brent Engstrom will take over as Owner of Veloce and I will be moving on to a new venture. After a break to spend time on my bike and lay on the beach in Costa Rica (ordered by Denise, my intelligent Wife), I will be beginning the next chapter of my bicycle career. Starting January 2011, I will be opening a professional fitting studio focusing on my passion of working with people one on one and getting them on a bike that properly fits them.
When I met Brent, I knew that he was the right person to take the Veloce legacy forward. I am very pleased to leave Veloce in his capable hands. He is a highly knowledgeable professional in our field and will continue the quality service that Veloce has been built on.
Thanks again for your loyalty and friendship through out the years. I have promised to stop by the shop from time to time and look forward to seeing you in the future around town.
Demetri and Denise
We would just like to thank the Veloce Racing team, as well as all of the voulenteers and participants for making the Battle at Barlow such a success yesterday! Veloce Racing did an awesome job of organizing the event, creating the course and even providing coffee and plenty of foul weather! Congrats to all of the winners.
We can't wait to see you all again next year, until then.
And dont forget to check out pdxcross.com for all the amazing pictures like the one above!