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May 17, 2012
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Spoke 'n' Word | Cyclone of activity at Cycle Paths Bike Shop

A cyclone of spring activity has touched down on West River Street in downtown Truckee. All under one roof, the Sports Exchange now hosts Tahoe Mountain Guides and Cycle Paths Bike Shop for a full inventory of used and new cycling, climbing, camping, boating, paddling and ski gear.

Like-minded athletes are now collaborating their expertise, sporting goods and service, armed with the desire to enhance the experience and maximize your outdoor adventures.

Cycle Paths’ Greg Forsyth recently rejoiced, “We’ve got the workshop dialed and we’re now taking on repair work. Roll in and say hi.”

With ample inventory and service to get your bike running for this season, you’ll ride confidently without those pesky trail repairs.

Looking for good trails? Tahoe Mountain Guides provide unique experiences by extending their expert knowledge of great trails and adventures that trail maps often overlook.

While Men’s Journal recently named Truckee one of America’s best mountain towns, they also admitted that, “Truckee Sports Exchange is the outfitter that rents the requisites for a full-fledged Truckee visit ...”

Have you been out? With trail cleanup efforts being shared by righteous local riders, singletrack riding on Sawtooth trail, 2 Beavers and a Bear, 2 Bridges and Happy Face are cleaning up and riding nicely.

As a respected dealer, Cycle Paths Bike Shop is honored to host the new Element 950 29er from Rocky Mountain. Check out Bike Mag’s review: “A phenomenally fun mountain bike to ride, it’s one of the best all-around mountain bike’s I have ever ridden.”

Additional 2012 bikes are also available for Demo such as the Rocky Mountain Slayer, Santa Cruz Nomad, Ibis Mojo HD, Rocky Mountain Altitude 29, Norco Truax, Santa Cruz Blur Trail C, Norco Aurum and Rocky Mountain Flatline. Also available, ask about the benefits of Felt mountain and road bikes, and how components like SRAM, Ritchey and Speedplay can help customize your ride.

After remodeling the shop and adjacent ally, this crew is ready to party. Nothing says summer in Truckee like bikes, barbecue and beer. So, if you’re a cyclone chaser and like to party, look for the upcoming 2012 Spring Welcome Bash at the Truckee Sports Exchange, Tahoe’s hippest outfitter.

— Team rider Forrest Huisman is the author of this week’s Marc Pro-Strava Racing column. For more information, results and upcoming events from the Truckee-based cycling team, visit

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated May 17, 2012 09:38PM Published May 17, 2012 09:37PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.