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Canfield Bikes moving again, this time to Poncha Springs, Colorado

Published April 3, 2024

PONCHA SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Canfield Bikes announced Wednesday it is relocating from Fruita to a location just outside Salida that includes a larger warehouse, connected office and retail space, and eventually will offer mountain bike demos and rentals.

The warehouse with additional shipping bays allows the brand to receive, store, and ship a larger volume of products. The new space also has multiple work benches and stands.

For the first time, Canfield will have demos and rentals available at the new location — which is not yet open to the public — beginning in late spring/early summer.

"Riding is believing, and this will be a great opportunity for people to try before they buy or just rent a bike while they're in town and experience the magic of Canfield Bikes for themselves," said owner, engineer, and designer Lance Canfield. "This area offers access to an unbelievable amount of riding, making it a great place for customers to demo and for us to test new designs."

Since the brand built frames in a garage in Layton, Utah, in 1999, the company has called Victor, Idaho; Bellingham, Washington; and Fruita home after Lance Canfield assumed sole ownership of the company a little more than four years ago.

The brand was based in Fruita beginning 2020. The latest move had not been planned, but an unexpected offer on the Fruita property set the relocation in motion, according to the brand.

"Definitely somber news, but we wish Canfield Bikes the best and enjoyed the ride," said Mike Bennett, Fruita city manager. "We know we will cross tracks on the trails in the future and continue seeing Canfield bikes on Fruita singletrack."

During its time in Fruita, Canfield Bikes successfully navigated a turbulent time in the industry, Lance Canfield said.

"We made it through the last few years thanks in part to support from that community, including local riders, bike shops, the city of Fruita, the Grand Junction Economic Partnership and Mesa County," Canfield said. "We also made smart decisions during that time, and I'm grateful we're in a position to move the company forward."

To move from Bellingham to Fruita, the company received an incentive of $60,000 from the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade for the creation of 20 net new jobs, paying 111% of the Mesa County average annual wage. Additionally, the Grand Junction Economic Partnership provided matching funds of $62,500 in support of the project.

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