June 7, 2018 – There was lots of excitement at Colorado Mesa University yesterday during the third annual Western Colorado Economic Summit, but nothing quite stirred the crowd as this video announcement from bike rack manufacturer Rocky Mounts that the company is moving from Boulder to Grand Junction, Colo.:

Here’s more on the move, via Bicycle Retailer & Industry News (BRAIN):

“Bike rack and lock brand RockyMounts plans to move its headquarters from Boulder about 250 miles west to Grand Junction. The company will make its home in a new business park being developed specifically for outdoor industry companies.”I started the business in Boulder in the mid 90’s; it flourished here and I will always be grateful to Boulder for the opportunity,” said RockyMounts’ president, Bobby Noyes.

Noyes said he met with representatives from the Grand Junction Economic Partnership earlier this year.

‘There was a dynamic energy that was reminiscent of my early years launching this business. I saw an opportunity to be a part of a growing and vibrant community here in Grand Junction, build the headquarters I had always dreamed of, and to contribute to the improved quality of life for myself, my employees, and the like-minded souls that call the Western Slope home.’

The Riverfront at Las Colonias Park development’s anchor tenant is Bonsai Design, which designs and builds outdoor adventure courses. DT Swiss, MRP and other bike industry brands also are based in the area.

‘We are seeing more and more interest from businesses like RockyMounts,’ said Robin Brown, GJEP’s executive director. ‘Companies are growing tired of metropolitan areas and their long commutes, high real estate costs and congested neighborhoods. They want good business conditions without compromising on quality of life. We believe we can offer that here in Colorado’s Grand Valley.’

RockyMounts plans to allocate $30,000 towards the benefit of Riverfront at Las Colonias Park to construct a park amenity that will serve as a shared recreation opportunity for the community, park users and staffs of local businesses. A RockyMounts grand opening event is planned for the fall of 2019.”

You might recall, BRAIN did a dealer tour in Grand Junction just about one year ago. Catch above story and links to last year’s coverage here.

Learn more about Riverfront at Las Colonias Park, the business park under development in Grand Junction geared for outdoor recreation here.