Canfield Bikes, a high-end bike manufacturer from the State of Washington, has relocated to Colorado’s Grand Valley. The company recently closed on a space in downtown Fruita, a long-time hotspot for mountain bikers. Canfield received a Strategic Fund Incentive from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, which was matched by the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, a local economic development organization. However, the business was eyeing the Valley long before then…
“Lance Canfield, CEO, president and designer of Canfield Bikes, is no stranger to Colorado. Although he was raised in Utah where the company started in 1999 prior to moving to Washington state, Lance has been visiting Colorado to ride and race mountain bikes since 1994, and previously worked as an engineer and product designer with White Brothers suspension/EKO 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.'”
Learn more about outdoor recreation manufacturing in Colorado’s Grand Valley here.
Photo by Don Stefanovich depicts Lance Canfield riding in Fruita, CO.