Bikes & Coffee
Dublin Loves Bikes will be not only a Bicycle Store, service and repair. We also provide space for community to come together, great fair-trade organic coffee from our Wheelys 4, healthy snacks and sports nutrition. We will focus on European made brands. If its accessories, bicycles or apparel. We have access to quality brands from all over Europe. Our shop will be all self made reclaimed wood, recycled or reused furnishings, counters and displays. With chic and functional interior. We chose Dun Laoghaire for location because we want to be where you are, next to your home. Not in the craziness of city centre.
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Joe, Founder, worked in Irish retail for over 10 years now. With management responsibilities over past 5 years. Studied engineering management. DIY nut. Rode XC in Slovakia. Rides Cargo Bikes, Fixie and Road now. Very tech savvy, always looking for the new best thing.
Thomas, Head Mechanic, Partner, Sketch Artist, DIY pro. Can Track Stand indefinitely :P (we will make that a challange) Worked in Bicycle business for over 10 years, as his brother and father before, with his huge experience we can provide not only top tier service and repairs also give proper honest advice and tips. Rides Urban.
Peter, Founder, always on hand happy to help. Over 10 years experience in managing properties, retail and very fond of Art and Culture. Rides City.
Jane, Barista, professional barista, connoisseur, beautiful and knowledgeable in all things healthy and coffee. Rides City.
Why we need crowdfunding?
We raised finance to secure our retail unit via GRID.finance. We already have a running b2b business which provides us with cash-flow to some extent. Now we want to crowdfund to get us going of the ground as the door opens and give you something extra in return. See our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get a feel for our current business.
€5000 will cover our initial furnishing expenses, point-of-sale, stock of parts for repairs, some new shiny tools and coffee for The Wheelys 4.
We already secured a retail unit in Dun Laoghaire. We already have stock of bicycles purchased. We have fully paid for coffee machine. We have only regulatory and council papers to sort out and then set a opening date. Which shouldn't be a issue. We hope we can open within next 30-45 days. We are not selling you non existent, wish making, unfinished product, most of your rewards can be claimed immidietly after campaign finishes! Coffee needs to be brewed first, wink, wink.
We the whole team at mostly self-funded Dublin Loves Bikes want to thank every single person putting their hearth and money into our project and we all look forward to meeting you personally at our new shop in Dun Laoghaire. Cheers! Btw. anyone interested in working with us email us!