JACKSON, WY (BRAIN)—After 10 years in Jackson, Wyoming, Fitzgerald’s Bicycles will relocate 25 miles away to Victor, Idaho, in 2012.
Opened in April 2002, Fitzgerald’s Bicycles was started by Scott Fitzgerald as a one-man bicycle repair operation under a tent on Glenwood Street. Shortly after opening, Fitzgerald’s moved into 300 square feet within its current location on Hansen Street next to Snake River Brewing. From 2002 to 2011 Fitzgerald’s moved and grew within the same building as the business expanded from a repair shop to a full-service bicycle sales, rental, and repair store.
The store has remained the only year-round bicycle store in Jackson, never transitioning to skis in the winter and providing indoor riding classes, snowbikes and tune-up specials throughout the season.
In a press release, owners Scott and Jannine Fitzgerald said: “Fitzgerald’s Bicycles is committed to being the best bike shop possible for its existing Jackson customers as well as a new customer base in southeast Idaho. Long-term sustainability is paramount to this goal. Lower overhead costs in Teton County, Idaho, will allow for long-term planning and expansion of the business to better serve all our customers long into the future.”
The Fitzgeralds are still exploring locations in downtown Victor, and the new store is expected to open in winter or spring 2012. The Jackson location will be open throughout the 2011 season.
Brandon Campisi will stay on as store manager, Jay Petervary will remain primary bicycle fitter, and the Fitzgeralds will continue working at the store day to day.