Fruita has a reputation for being home to some exceptional bike trails.

And as a result of that, as well as other factors, Fruita will now be home to Canfield BIkes, which means soon, those bikes will be made right here in Western Colorado.

Canfield Bikes had been on the lookout for a new home and several in the biking community in Fruita got wind of it and started the wheel rolling, so to speak.

Fruita beat out Idaho and Utah in gaining the manufacturer who currently employs five people, but will expand to over 20 over the next several years.

One of the reasons Fruita was chosen was due to the assistance of the Grand Junction Economic Partnership who will be matching strategic fund initiatives from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

In order to receive the funds, however, the company must hire, train and retain an employee for one year.

For mountain bike lovers this is excellent news.

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