at Bike magazine, and contributed to publications such as Bicycle Retailer
and Industry News and MTBparks.com. He has also worked with brands
such as Reynolds Cycling, Rocky Mounts, G-Form, Atomik Carbon, SWAG-
TRON and the Colorado Off-Road Mountain Bike Association (COMBA).
John, a Grand Junction local and long-time Canfield rider, will be operations
and logistics manager. John started mountain biking in the early ¡®90s and is
an experienced project manager.
Good, entrepreneur and founder of the popular bike park destination site
MTBparks.com and the MTBparks Pass, the only multi-resort bike-park
pass, will be chief operating officer.
Canfield is in the process of purchasing a property in Fruita that will house
office, workshop, retail and warehouse space capable of serving the com-
pany as it continues to grow.
¡°We are happy to support Canfield Bikes with its relocation through the
Strategic Fund Incentive. At GJEP, our mission is to grow a strong and
diverse economy in Colorado¡¯s Grand Valley by attracting companies that
share our vision for a vibrant community with an unparalleled outdoor life-
style,¡± Jozefczyk said, ¡°With plans to bring high-value jobs to Fruita and a
company philosophy of giving back to the local trail systems, Canfield Bikes
is exactly that type of business we want in the Grand Valley.¡±
Canfield Bikes produces the most sought after high-performance and fun
bikes and components available. Produced in limited quantities to exacting
standards and backed by a commitment to personal customer service and a
hands-on approach, you won¡¯t find anything quite like a Canfield bike.
For more information visit: CanfieldBikes.com
Sport (Now MRP) in Grand Junction, CO.
¡°Colorado¡¯s always had a special place in my
heart,¡± said Canfield. ¡°I have fond memories of
working and riding here. The bike community is
so amazing and I¡¯ve made so many friends here,
I can¡¯t think of a better location to grow our team
and the brand in the coming years. I look forward
to new rides, new friends and new adventures.¡±
Joining the team effective immediately are Nick
Simcik, Don Stefanovich, Jeff John and Michelle
Simcik, an industry veteran and pro mountain-bike
athlete, will be functioning as the director of busi-
ness and product development.
Stefanovich joins as director of marketing commu-
nications. An avid mountain biker, he has worked
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FRUITA, January 6, 2020: Canfield Bikes, high-end
mountain-bike manufacturer, today announces it
is relocating from Bellingham, WA, to Fruita, CO.
The brand, which is celebrating 20 years in busi-
ness, chose Colorado¡¯s Western Slope due to its
burgeoning riding community and mountain bike
culture, year-long riding season, proximity to a
multitude of lift-served bike parks, vast trail net-
works and alpine riding.
The location also offers a logistical advantage for
quicker shipping to customers around the country.
In addition, generous incentives were provided by
Colorado¡¯s Office of Economic Development and
International Trade (OEDIT) and the Grand Junc-
tion Economic Partnership (GJEP).
¡°Canfield Bikes is a great addition to the Colorado
2020 FEB/MAR #11-1
economy,¡± said Michelle Hadwiger, director of global business development
for OEDIT, ¡°Canfield chose Fruita, a region synonymous with the outdoors,
and the company¡¯s investment embodies the business expansion and relo-
cation goals that the Strategic Fund was designed to cultivate.¡±
¡°Fruita and the State equally invested in Canfield and Canfield¡¯s investment
will pay back dividends for Colorado, not only in new jobs but in promoting
the healthy and active lifestyle that helps keep our talent pool productive
Canfield Bikes will receive a Strategic Fund incentive from the Colorado Of-
fice of Economic Development and International Trade for the creation of 20
net new jobs over the next 5 years paying 111 percent of the Mesa County
average annual wage. In addition, the Grand Junction Economic Partnership
(GJEP) will provide matching funds for this performance-driven incentive.
Utah and Idaho were also considered for the move.
¡°Colorado¡¯s Grand Valley is a prime location for the outdoor recreation
industry, and MTB businesses in particular, thanks to our abundant manu-
facturing workforce and the close proximity to our extensive trail system
making product testing easy,¡± said Steve Jozefczyk, deputy director of GJEP,
¡°What¡¯s more, Fruita has a great culture and community of mountain-biking
enthusiasts. Canfield Bikes will fit right in.¡±
Lance Canfield, CEO, president and designer of Canfield Bikes, is no strang-
er to Colorado. Although he was raised in Utah where the company started
in 1999 prior to moving to Washington state, Lance has been visiting Colo-
rado to ride and race mountain bikes since 1994, and previously worked as
an engineer and product designer with White Brothers suspension/EKO