Former owner purchases Southwest Colorado bike shop

The shop has undergoing a remodel, including paint, new flooring and wall treatments using recycled

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Longtime retailer David Howard is back in the bike business again following a 12-year hiatus. In 1989, Howard visited Durango on vacation, rented a mountain bike and didn’t return to Texas. He opened a bike rental company, in nearby Pagosa Springs, and in 1992, he relocated to Durango where his business morphed into a full-service shop. Howard operated Pedal the Peaks until 2004 when he sold the shop to employee Cliff Pinto and moved back to Texas where he worked in the auto industry. Last summer, Pinto approached Howard and his wife about buying Pedal the Peaks. The deal closed in late October. “It was a good offer we couldn’t pass up. We weren’t pursuing it, but we had always wanted to return here. We own property here and have always come back to visit,” Howard said. “Cliff had moved to Silverton where he opened a ...

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