After a facelift and a slight expansion, Montrose’s only downtown outdoor gear and rental shop has emerged, butterfly-like, from its construction cocoon as Montrose Surf and Cycle.
While the shop on West Main Street has a new name, a snazzy new logo and that new shop smell (and lots of awesome metalwork by mastercraftsman Jerry Hauptmann), it is still operated and manned by the same knowledgeable team.
In addition to more space for more gear, the major difference is that the new-old space now includes a bike repair section where mechanic Tom Kavanaugh will be more than happy to fiddle with your crank.
A sister store to Telluride’s Jagged Edge, MSC has more of the stuff you need and plenty of stuff you didn’t know you wanted including all kinds of watersports gear, a good range of running shoes, clothes, climbing gear, and all kinds of outdoor knick knacks, trinkets, gels, and goos.
Literally one minute from both the West Main Trailhead of the city’s River Trail and Storm King Distilling Co. (for that post fun libation), MSC is also just a couple of minutes from Montrose Water Sports Park at River Bottom.
Manager Hollis Brake also runs a running group on Wednesday evenings. Check the shop’s Facebook page for more details.