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"Basic Tools for Earth Travelers!"

That's how JV and Sue Peacock billed their first small outdoor store in Ft. Collins Colorado in the early '70s. In those post-’60s back-to-nature days of The Whole Earth Catalog and Mother Earth News, the underlying goal was the same then as it is now—sell the highest quality product for different outdoor sports.

From selling European travel packs to hippies in the ’70s to helping families get involved in the wonderful sport of skiing, JV & Sue’s passion for the outdoors has never waned. For more than 45 years, Outpost Sports tempted outdoor enthusiasts with a wide selection of skis and snowboards, bikes of all styles (from fat tire to racing), paddleboards, kayaks, skateboards and longboards, and yes, camping and hiking gear for the new “hippies” of the Millennium. Today, as Outpost Bikes, they have refined that focus to concentrate on cycling.

The heart and soul of JV Peacock is in his motto: “Get outside and get some fresh air.” If you can’t find him in the store, be assured he is out on the water, road, slopes or trails—demoing new equipment or hosting one of his signature bike, ski or paddleboard events, all so he can get Michiana outside for some fresh air. (You might also find him in his own “backyard,” playing volleyball on the pristine white Lake Michigan sand regulation volleyball courts that have hosted leagues for more than 32 years at the Mishawaka Outpost location.)

JV’s mission hasn’t changed; he is dedicated more than ever to introducing people to the pure joy of cycling and the performance possibilities of the top quality bikes the store carries. The Outpost Advantage means every rider gets an expert fit by knowledgeable staff and a money-back guarantee of satisfaction.

Outpost Bikes is proud to be locally owned and operated, continuing the tradition of service Outpost Sports has been known for. Michiana is home. Giving back to the community has always been as important as growing the adventure-seeking community. Camp Eberhart, Junior Achievement, Boy Scouts of America, South Bend Rotary, Bike Michiana for Hospice, Bike Michiana Coalition are just a few of the Outpost’s dedicated community efforts.