velocorner.ch and ÖKK BIKE REVOLUTION are cooperating with immediate effect and concluding a multi-year partnership just in time for the start of the biking season. Switzerland's largest online bike marketplace will join the new mountain bike event and race series at the official sponsor level and will be holistically integrated into the bike experience.
To go new ways, to use potentials and to live values - this is what both the biggest online bike marketplace in Switzerland and the ÖKK BIKE REVOLUTION have set out to do. While velocorner.ch brings together buyers and sellers of new and used bikes, the ÖKK BIKE REVOLUTION initiators around Nino Schurter and Ralph Näf start with the intuition of ushering in a new era in Swiss mountain biking.
From the highest prize money ever paid out in Switzerland, to a starting field peppered with international top cracks, to the unique linking of the masses with professional sports: the ÖKK BIKE REVOLUTION will set new standards for both hobby and professional sports. "Strong user experiences, modern formats and the distinct community idea shape our revolutionary bike events. With velocorner.ch, we are entering into a partnership with an up-and-coming company that has many natural points of contact with us and is a pioneer in terms of digitalization of the cycling industry," says a delighted Lorenz Luginbühl, Board of Directors of BR Event AG.
With over 25,000 bikes advertised and more than 350 active specialist dealers from all language regions, velocorner.ch is Switzerland's leading brokerage platform for buyers and sellers of bicycles, e-bikes and bicycle accessories. With its comprehensive offering, the Fribourg-based start-up is helping to ensure that bicycles, a commodity that has become scarce as a result of the pandemic, remain available. At the same time, the company is developing into a full-service trading platform: Velocorner.ch protects buyers and sellers by allowing only verified specialist dealers and private individuals to advertise.
In addition, it guarantees that no stolen bikes are offered, velocorner.ch handles payment and works with logistics partners. "Until recently, the bicycle industry lacked a central marketplace for bikes," adds velocorner.ch CSO and co-founder Mario Friedli. "Matching, purchase, payment and delivery, it's all available from one source at velocorner.ch. We are proud to support the ÖKK BIKE REVOLUTION and to help move Swiss mountain biking in the coming years. We are extremely looking forward to the emotions and unique moments that we will transport together with athletes, visitors and event participants!"
It all starts on March 25 - 27, 2022 in sunny Ticino. Monte Tamaro not only offers a spectacular view of glittering lakes and snow-covered mountains, but also the season opener of the ÖKK BIKE REVOLUTION 2022. After that, the bike experience makes a guest appearance at the end of April at the unique City Race in Chur - the home race of superstar Nino Schurter - before the cracks compete one last time in September at the grand finale, the home race of Mathias Flücker in Huttwil.
velocorner.ch is a start-up by former Scout24 employees, who launched its counterpart in the bicycle sector in 2019. velocorner.ch is the largest online bicycle marketplace in Switzerland, with over 25,000 bikes listed and the integration of over 350 specialist bicycle dealers from all language regions of Switzerland. Specialized dealers, but especially private individuals, can offer their high-quality bikes, e-bikes and accessories for sale to around 200,000 interested buyers throughout Switzerland every month. velocorner.ch is also the #1 contact point for the second-hand evaluation of used bikes. velocorner AG is headquartered in Murten, FR and employs around 10 people.