From Chris’ Garage

There’s no one better equipped to talk about our most innovative products than our owner, Chris Fortune. Since the day Chris and his wife, Sara, purchased what was once Graber Products, Chris has taken up a personal mission to test every rack that leaves our headquarters here in Madison, WI.

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Bicycling is Moving Wisconsin Forward

Article orginally featured in the 2015 October Wisconsin Business Voice, Issue 16

Moving forward on bicycle

Twenty-six years ago, my wife Sara and I bought the company Graber, now known as Saris Cycling Group.  With the support of my father-in-law and former President of WMC, Phil Hendrickson, and his connections to the UW-Stout Technology Transfer Program, we have been able to manufacture products here is Madison, WI, and compete on a global scale.  We now have over 200 employees selling our Saris (bicycle racks for vehicles, bike parking & bike storage products), CycleOps (indoor trainers and indoor cycles) and PowerTap (bike performance training aids) products into over 60 countries globally.  We could not have come this far without our “for cyclists, by cyclists” mentality.  We simply believe in the bike.

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Saris Cycling Group Supports QBP Women’s Mechanic Scholarship

2016 Women's Bike Mechanic Scholarship

There’s no doubt about it – the bike industry needs more women. From enthusiastic sales staff to knowledgeable mechanics, the bike shops of today are becoming more attuned to the fact that women in their store can make a big difference. More women on staff and in management can help create a more welcoming space for shoppers, all while connecting newcomers to an established community of cyclists.

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