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Success story: Bike Bag Dude

With a knack for sewing and a passion for fatbiking, Kedan Griffen created an international business.

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Titles: Bike Bag Dude

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Man (Kedan) at a sewing machine, measuring, cutting and sewing.

Kedan: Doing what I do - working from home and being able to survive in the industry that I love without having a boss, I can't figure out how you could top it really.

Man (Kedan) sitting in workroom.

My name is Kedan.

Title: Kedan Griffen: Bike Bag Dude

Mountain bikes with bike bags on them.

My company is Bike Bag Dude and I make ultralight bike packing equipment for people to do supported touring and racing… my life is pretty cool. 

Kedan's wife and baby son.

Cath is my wonderful wife. Cullen is my eight month old son. And I have two dogs, a chocolate lab named Cadbury and a German Shepherd named Kai.

Kedan and his two dogs play in the backyard.

Yeah, they're my whole world!

The family play inside.

Bike Bag Dude started with people I knew going off to do races in America and they came over and I gave them a hand because they knew I could sew, from a past life.

Bikes being ridden in Alaska. 

I gave them a hand with the bag and it worked and others spoke about it on Facebook and other people then said, oh can you make me one?

It really is a case of that's how it started.

America is my biggest market. My most important client is Chain Reaction Cycles in Alaska. Couldn't imagine that I was supplying a bike company in Alaska whose shop is 200 metres away from the head office of the biggest company in my industry.

Yeah it was a pretty proud moment.

Australia Post parcel being carried into Chain Reaction Cycles. 

If it all keeps going the way it's going, maybe in a few years time we can figure out a reason to get over there say say g'day. 

 Mountain bikes passing one another on the road.

Kath and Cullen play together.

Keeping the business running has been hard for the last twelve months, I wasn't prepared for how much time I would lose with Cath due to the birth of our new child.

You don't realise how much work she does until she's not doing it. 

Kedan's friends at his house, wheeling their bikes around the back. 

When it's been busy I've called on mates a few times to give me a hand a few times, it's been fantastic to have that support around you. My mates have been fantastic. 

 

Social media, Facebook, Instagram, website, that's the whole business. 

Bike Bag Dude bag on a mountain bike. 

Like the whole first page of Google is just stacked with positive reviews. That's how customers now find me who aren't linked to the bike community or people that I actually know. 

Kedan and his friends cycle along the beach. 

Being able to post anywhere on the planet is the answer to how your business grows. 

Cath using the computer to schedule a delivery. 

It's pretty amazing, I've sent some stuff to some weird places where you have to go to a map and go what?! Bermuda? The other day, like where is Bermuda, can we send to Bermuda, yep no worries! 

Kedan and friends return from their bike ride. 

I don't think it's about making like a million dollars a year. My whole drive for the future is not having to work for anybody else. If I continue to do this and not work for somebody else, I'll be happy. 

A rider in Alaska rides through a mountain landscape. 

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