Fitness/Outdoor Recreation

Bike startup victorious at $30K pitch contest

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A mountain bike maker’s third run at an annual startup competition has paid off, and now the company is looking at new models, increased production, and a larger space.

Bike maker hitting mountain trails

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Taking a break from the pavement, a Denver bicycle company is riding a new mountain bike into new retail territory.

Climbing gym taking hold in Stapleton

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A local couple is bringing Stapleton its first climbing gym with a $4 million project and hopes of scoring investment money at an upcoming startup competition.

Fitness chain expands under new banner

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After changing their company’s name and branding, the pair behind a chain of barre studios is branching out into Westminster for a third Colorado location.

Yoga chain grabs another studio on Platte

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With another location in the works in Stapleton, a Denver yoga brand has stepped into a new studio on Platte Street near the REI.

Ski maker gives snowboards a test run

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A Carbondale ski manufacturer is expanding into snowboarding, with a batch of about 100 boards planned to hit the slopes this coming season.

High-tech golf range launches in Centennial

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Microchip-embedded golf balls, double-decker hitting areas and a series of ground targets greeted the first players at Centennial’s new Topgolf facility, which opened on Friday.

Ski gadget maker pivots toward overseas slopes

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Expanding distribution into a new European country, a local company that manufactures a kit for easily swapping ski bindings is hoping to make some more headway abroad and in new sports.