Aside from his family, there are two things that Josh is passionate about: one is the State of Maine and the second is road cycling. As the owner and manager of Freeman’s Bicycle Service, LLC, Josh is able to combine both of these passions.
Josh is enthusiastic about bikes and cycling. In high school, he raced competitively with his short-lived Rangeley Lakes Regional School cycling team in a private school series of time trials and road races across the state. In college at the University of Maine at Farmington, he majored in History with a certificate in Ski Industry-Business where, as far as his wife Ann can tell, he did a lot of snowboarding at Sugarloaf. This is also where Josh started his work in retail and service at various locations in the Carrabassett Valley, Maine region. After college, he continued working in the outdoor sporting industry in New Hampshire at TecnicaUSA/MarkerUSA as a warranty representative. At the same time, his passion for cycling grew discovering new terrain everyday. Ann, an avid mountain biker at the time, inspired him to trade in the skinny tires for knobby ones, while Josh inspired her to do the opposite. Together, they became avid versatile cyclists while riding the trails or the paved roads of Vermont.
The Freeman family moved back to Maine after Ann graduated from Vermont Law School, and Josh worked at LL Bean as a sales rep and bike mechanic for several years before joining Peak Performance Multisport in Portland as a mechanic and eventually the service shop manager. While at Peak, Josh was able to further refine his mechanical skills, specifically on road and time trial (triathlon) bikes. After Peak closed in November 2009, Josh decided to do his own thing and take his passion for cycling to the next level. In December 2009, Freeman’s Bicycle Service, LLC was born.
The goal in starting this business was to provide high quality, complete, and speedy bike service in a small, comfortable, and friendly environment. Josh wants to know your bike and you and your lifestyle so he can provide the highest quality service, while keeping you fast and safe. He will also provide neutral support for as many triathlons and time trials he can attend in Maine. His latest was the 2012 Old Orchard Beach Rev3 Triathlon. He has proudly been invited back for 2013.
Josh is a Category 4 USA Cycling (USAC) Race Mechanic and has trained through the USAC Olympic Training Center (OTC) in Colorado Springs, CO and with SRAM Neutral Race Support (NRS). Josh is also a Category 4 USAC road racer and he enjoys racing whenever his time and training allows. He is the proud father of three active and adventuresome girls, Fran, Elsa and Mattie. His wife Ann is an unofficial business partner and consultant as well as an active runner, and triathlete.