the blue bus
In 2015, Kiley Sutter converted a 1969 VW bus into a mobile bicycle repair vehicle with beer taps built into it.
How do you make one of the most iconic vehicles ever made even more iconic? That’s the question that began the story of VeloWagon, Kansas City’s most unique event vehicle ever and the pre-curser to the Velo Garage. The answer (like most great answers) came to us after an evening of bike riding and a few beers.
What started out as a standard issue, stock 1969 VW bus, was transformed into the first beer bus in KC.
about the velo garage
Velo Garage and Tap House is the result of Kiley Sutter cycling around the US for many years and visiting some of the coolest bike and beer shops in the country. After seeing his first shop that combined bikes and beer, Kiley couldn’t wait for something similar to come to KC.
In 2016, after a few years of piloting the concept with his VeloWagon, Kiley made the decision to bring the concept to life. He shared the idea with a few friends and it wasn’t long before he and friend, Steve Borden, began the long process of demo and build out of an empty space in North Kansas City. In September of 2017, Kiley brought on two new partners to bring Velo Garage to the next level – providing a top notch customer experience – whether having a beer, joining a group ride, or purchasing or fixing your next ride!
Welcoming Michelle Schmiedeler and Kevin Higgins as partners to Velo Garage was a natural fit. Michelle is a long time North Kansas City resident and self-proclaimed lover of all things bike, and Kevin Higgins is the resident technophile (and long time mountain biker). With the new additions to the Velo Garage and Tap House family we're excited to bring new and unique customer experiences to the KC metro!
We LOVE what we do. We hope you love what we do.
Come by to say “Hi”, grab a beer, ride a bike, and make new friends.