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    No more bike shops on South Hill, or Puyallup

    Did anybody notice that the last remaining bike shop on South Hill closed? No bike shops in Puyallup either. That is quite a come down since the boom years. We had 5 bike shops in this part of the South Sound, Victor Falls to ride and Single Track Mind Bike club, a few years back. Now.....crickets. A bit sad.

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    Bike Tech not out there on 126th and Meridan?
    Their web site still lists a Puyallup store.

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    Nope, there is a hand painted sign on the window saying they moved to Tacoma. They do have a huge new store near the mall now. However, the Puyallup store really did not move there. They closed the South Hill store. I guess the nearest bike shop is Bonney Lake Cycle in Sumner

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    This is a reflection of available trails in the local area. Bike shops used to have a hard time stocking bikes in the 80's/90's, now they can't move enough inventory to survive.. Sad...

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    I agree. Eastern Pierce County had so much going at one time. We had Victor Falls, rides out and around Hearts Lake, Elbe Hills , Evans Creek, and more. We had a bike club doing trail work, organizing local rides, there was a general buzz out here. Now nothing. I have been riding since the early 80s and it is truly a ghost town here in terms of mountain biking opportunities. Yes it is so sad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sven Trials View Post
    This is a reflection of available trails in the local area. Bike shops used to have a hard time stocking bikes in the 80's/90's, now they can't move enough inventory to survive.. Sad...
    Perhaps this could be a lesson to local city councils that wish to encourage business. To support a bike shop you must also support local trails...

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    Local business/City Council was more excited about putting in a 8 gazillion home development than maintaining Victor falls. Kinda has a S. Seatac look to it now.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2, or 3. Fillet brazed Ibis Custom. Cunningham Racer. Otis Guy (but not that softride model). That's all I need I don't need anything else... except... except for an old Mountain Goat bar stem combo. And that's all I need. I don't need anything else. Except.....

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    potterymouth--I feel your pain. I learned to MTB at Victor in the early 80's. SO many good times out there. I still live on the S. Hill and do my biz with the Old Town--Tac. gang usually. The S. Hill Bike Tech was a series of disapointments over the years, but they did seem to improve there toward the end. Then....gone. Maybe we should start up a new shop! BTW, don't forget about the little LBS down off the Orting trail in DT Orting. Friendly, helpful fella down there with some good stuff/willing to order anything. Mostly, we been drivin for our ridin lately.

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    Inspired Ride: New Bike Shop on South Hill Puyallup

    Did you notice that there is now a bike shop on South Hill Puyallup? I mean brand new! Inspired Ride opened on Friday, April 6th, 2012. Located just above 144th on the west side of the street: The owner, Nyer Brittain, grew up in the industry in his Dad's shop in Spokane Washington. It's a family business start-up, so let's drop in and wish them well. South Hill needs a good bike shop. Nyer is starting small, but plans to grow to become a major player in the area. He does have the history and expertise to do it.

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    Hey, good to hear that a new shop is on SouthHill. Look forward to spending some money closer to home. I have bought a few things at the shop in Orting from time to time. I bought my spouse a bike there last year.

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    Spread the Word

    Thanks. Drop in sometime just for fun. It has a really nice family feel. Just a small startup so we all get to be part of the adventure with the family. Spread the word around.

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    Awesome! Thx for the tip! I'll check it out soon. Always wanted a solid shop up here on the Hill. BKOB

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