Growing up in Austin was the perfect environment for Erik Vitela to explore his love of bicycles. The freedom that cycling provided was something that Erik wanted to harness forever.
Erik founded Pro Cycle Works in 2004, after recognizing a need in the cycling community for personalized attention. Based in South Austin, TX, PCW strives to cater to the discerning customer by creating a lasting relationship and providing exceptional products and service.
Throughout Erik’s 14 years in the industry, he has honed his mechanic skills and knowledge about cycling by earning his certification from the United States Cycling Federation as a Professional Mechanic and Official. He completed Trek University, led by Michael Sylvester, to increase his knowledge on superior bicycle fitting.
In addition to working for the US Postal Service Domestic Cycling Team as a mechanic, he has also worked at some of Austin’s premier bicycle shops. In 2007, he was asked to assist Lance Armstrong’s Mellow Johnny’s bicycle shop get off the ground and running.
Erik has supported Austin’s cycling community by volunteering as SAG Support for noteworthy causes, such as The Ronald McDonald Charity Ride and The Ride for the Roses. Team Peloton, Toyota United, Danskin triathlon, and Hotel San Jose Cycling have also seen Erik wrenching on the sidelines.
Erik truly enjoys helping people. His tenure at Pinnacle Elite Fitness provided him the opportunity to learn about a wide array of physical issues troubling athletes and enthusiasts. To that end, he understands how the complexity of biomechanics is affected by cycling or trauma. Solutions to these issues can mean a renewed enjoyment for the sport. Read what happy clients say.
Eco-consciousness is important at Pro Cycle Works. As a local business, we acknowledge and accept our responsibility to reduce our harmful impact on the environment. With this goal in mind, we make choices that will further our commitment to sustainability.
Some of these choices include:
Bio-degradable degreaser and chain lube for bicycle maintenance
Phosphate free, plant based soap for washing bicycles and parts
Environmentally responsible disposal of toxic materials such as oil and grease
Recycling/reuse of boxes and other cardboard
Our concern for our future generation’s ability to enjoy the beauty that is our landscape challenges us to reduce waste and live greener.