EAGLE, Colo. — QuietKat Electric Bikes, the leader in off-road e-bikes and a Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE: VSTO) brand, is proud to announce that President and Co-Founder Jake Roach will discuss entrepreneurship in the outdoor industry during a panel at the annual Colorado Outdoor Industry Leadership Summit (COILS).
COILS is a two-day event of networking, idea sharing and expert discussions to build and sustain the outdoor industry in Colorado. COILS invites CEOs, government officials, executive directors, entrepreneurs, students and leaders that represent the full spectrum of the outdoor economy in Colorado to attend. This year’s event is taking place May 19-20 in Crested Butte.
Jake and twin brother Justin started QuietKat in 2012 with the desire to create a better way to access tree stands and hunting lands in a quiet and efficient way, while having the capability to pack all the gear they might need on a backcountry hunt or other excursion into the wilderness. In 2015, QuietKat released its first electric bicycle and in 2021, the brand was acquired by Vista Outdoor.
On the panel, Jake will share his story of what inspired him and his brother to start the brand, the challenges they’ve faced and overcame, and the future of the outdoor industry. In addition, Jake will share his experience with building a brand in a small mountain town, the impact QuietKat has on the community and how economic development groups can be helpful.
QuietKat’s e-bikes will be on display at the event, which takes place at the Elevation Hotel and Spa in Crested Butte, through Friday. QuietKat will also provide tools for trail-building including e-bikes, trailers, and tools to support the volunteer trail building event on Friday afternoon.
Founded in 2013 in Eagle, Colo., QuietKat is the leader in off-road electric bikes for hunting, fishing, camping and exploring the great outdoors. Built for all-season utility, QuietKat electric bikes and accessories are designed to go further and explore more while carrying everything you need for your adventure. Riding a QuietKat e-bike has a low impact on the environment and a high return of utility and adventure. QuietKat strives to enhance the outdoor experience by building robust and reliable products with solid construction, powerful electric motors and high performance in the field. QuietKat features a wide range of electric bikes and accessories including bags, racks, trailers, and everything you need for the outdoor lifestyle. For more information please visit www.QuietKat.com.
About Vista Outdoor Inc.
Vista Outdoor (NYSE: VSTO) is the parent company of more than three dozen renowned brands that design, manufacture and market sporting and outdoor products. We serve a broad and diverse range of consumers around the globe, including outdoor enthusiasts, golfers, cyclists, backyard grillers, campers, hunters, recreational shooters, athletes, as well as law enforcement and military professionals. Our reporting segments, Outdoor Products and Sporting Products, provide these consumers with a wide range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative outdoor and sporting products. Our operating model leverages shared resources across brands to achieve levels of excellence and performance that would be out of reach for any one brand on its own. Brands include Remington Ammunition, Bushnell, CamelBak, Bushnell Golf, Foresight Sports, Fiber Energy Products, Bell Helmets, Camp Chef, Giro, QuietKat, Stone Glacier, Federal Ammunition and more. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. For news and information, visit our website at www.vistaoutdoor.com.