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Fitzgerald’s is Moving to Victor, ID



History:
After 10 years in Jackson, WY, Fitzgerald’s Bicycles will relocate to Victor, ID in 2012. Opened in April of 2002, Fitzgerald’s Bicycles was started by Scott Fitzgerald as a one man bicycle repair operation under a tent on Glenwood St. Shortly after opening, Fitzgerald’s moved into 300 square feet within it’s current location on Hansen St next to Snake River Brewing. From 2002 to 2011 Fitzgerald’s moved and grew within the same building as the business expanded from a repair shop to a full service bicycle sales, rental, and repair store. The store has remained committed to being the only year round Jackson Bicycle store, never transitioning to skis in the Winter month, providing indoor riding classes, snowbikes, and tune-up specials that keep the store vibrant through the Winter.

Accolades:
Locals voted Fitzgerald’s “Best Bike Shop Jackson Hole” in 2009, 2010, & 2011 in the JH Weekly “Best Of” edition; a clean sweep since the contest started.

In 2010 the trade journal Bicycle Retailer and Industry News named Fitgerald’s a “Top 100 Bicycle Dealer” in the United States. http://www.bicycleretailer.com/downloads/Top100_2010.pdf

Fitzgerald’s was named one of the Top 100 Best Bike Shops in the Country by Bicycling magazine in 2011.

http://www.bicycling.com/maintenance/featured-stories/hallowed-ground-best-bike-shops?page=0,1

Reason for Relocation:
Fitzgerald’s Bicycles is committed to being the best bike shop possible for its existing Jackson customers as well as a new customer base in South East Idaho. Long term sustainability is paramount to this goal. Lower overhead costs in Teton County, ID will allow for long term planning and expansion of the business to better serve all our customers long into the future.

The owners of Fitzgerald’s, Scott and Jannine Fitzgerald, are also looking forward to the lifestyle change this move will bring. Scott and Jannine are passionate cyclists who love promoting the cycling lifestyle they sell. After 7 years of daily commuting over Teton Pass, they are eager to get back to living a pure cycling lifestyle.

This move is in no way instigated by any actions of Fitzgeralds’ current landlord. Snake River Brewing has thoroughly supported Fitzgerald’s for 10 years. We look forward to future collaboration and drinking more Snake River beer!

New Location:
The Fitzgerald’s are exploring many options at this time. More information will follow in the coming weeks, but it is certain that Fitzgerald’s Bicycles will relocated to downtown Victor, ID.

Timing of the Move:
Details are forthcoming but we are certain Fitzgerald’s Victor location will open sometime in the Winter or Spring of 2012. The Jackson location will be open throughout the 2011 season.

Staffing:
Fitzgerald’s is looking forward to bringing their legendary customer service to Teton Valley, ID. Customers will be happy to know that Brandon Campisi will stay on as Store Manager and Jay Petervary will stay on as the primary Bicycle Fitter. Of course Scott and Jannine will remain working at the store day to day as always.

New Market Position:
Fitzgerald’s Bicycles is not leaving the Jackson Hole community but simply moving 25 miles away into a more permanent location. Fitzgerald’s is committed to the Jackson community and will stay active and involved in cycling events and promotions in Teton County, Wyoming while positioning itself as the locals’ choice for all bicycle needs, year-round in Teton Valley, ID. Fitzgerald’s will still be the Jackson cyclists’ premier bicycle store and the number one choice for bicycle purchases, professional service, and expertise on both sides of the Pass.

Regionally, Fitzgerald’s will position itself as the premier, destination pro-shop servicing the greater South East Idaho market with superior product selection, fitting services, and travel services through their BicycleTender operation.

Everyone at Fitzgerald’s Bicycles would like to thank all the customers, friends, and business partners that have made Fitzgerald’s successful over the last 10 years!



2 Responses to “Fitzgerald’s is Moving to Victor, ID”

  1. kathy watkins says:

    hi
    so we need to talk
    kathy watkins brecheen

  2. Scott and Jannine,
    Congratulations on making this bold move. It is great to see someone with such balanced priorities. Living close to work is a wonderful thing.
    Neil Wechsler
    Montlake Bicycle Shop
    Seatlte

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