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at Bike magazine, and contributed to publications such as Bicycle Retailer
and Industry News and 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 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:
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
and happy.¡±
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