You Can Call Me Joe -- A Joe V Blog
Joe V

Hi, I’m Joe V. The V is for Vadeboncoeur, but no one ever really calls me that (except my business card). That card also calls me the Global Director of Product Development, Marketing and Creative Design for Trek Bicycle. Yep, I am sometimes not really sure what all that means either. I do know that I dig bikes, oatmeal, motorcycles, burritos, the weird things I see along the way, my family and my job. I get to travel the world helping make great bikes, so it’s a pretty great gig.

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June 01, 2009



Why not a proverbial small bike town. Something that people wouldn't readily recognize, but has a buergoning bike culture. I'm sorry that I couldn't give a city, but that would be a nice change of pace for something like this.


ARJ- I would love to shoot a smaller bike town but one of the things our shoot cities must have is diversity in landscapes. We shoot between 8-10 different bicycle categories and in order to stay true to their diverse flavors, we have to shoot in a "target rich" environment. That being said, I'm told that Bangor, Maine and Davis, CA are great bike cities with pleasing aesthetics. Madison, WI is a town very much like we're talking about but i live there so maybe i'm biased.


Tucson, AZ - Gold level bicyle-friendly, mountains, saguaro cactus, University of Arizona, BICAS. Probably best to shoot in March/April rather than late May :)


I'm trying to find out what size bike I need. Is there some kind of rule to know.


Hey Bruce,
Great question! The best thing to do is visit your local Trek dealer. Bike fit is a tricky science involving standover, inseam, reach, and a few other variables. It also depends on what bike you're interested in. My advice would be to ask a trained pro and have the bike you're interested in right there to use as a reference. Good luck!

Chris F.

how about Altoona, PA. Used to be very big in the cycling world. Still a nice town and some of the best riding you'll find. And a killer Trek dealer. (:


How about Xenia, Oh. for the small town. In Xenia, there are four bike trails (soon to be five) going in different directions. Lots of bike traffic on the weekends. There are mountain bike trails within a 30 minute drive. There are also a lot of bike routes in the area. Dayton is a 30 minute drive and Cincinnati about a 50 minute drive. Great Trek dealer in Yellow Springs and several in Dayton. You can get further info on the Miami Valley Rails-To-Trails web site.


Have you ever thought about coming to Ann Arbor, MI?

Canuck Biker

Nelson, British Columbia. It's got everything you need. Talk to Steve Martin if you need a reference.


Drop by Toronto and surrounding areas.. we got streetcar tracks to singletrack around here.


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