Author Archives: Todd Oswald

St. Louis-Based Alpine Shop Acquires Fifth Outdoor Retail Location

Sign Letter of Intent to Purchase The Pathfinder in Manhattan, Kansas ST. LOUIS – Alpine Shop, a St. Louis-based and family-owned outdoor retailer, has signed a letter of intent to purchase The Pathfinder, a specialty outdoor store in Manhattan, Kan., according to Alpine Shop’s owners, Russell “Holly” and Lisa Hollenbeck. As the fifth location for Alpine…

5 Reasons to Get Your Bike Tuned… Today!

Has your bike been tuned? Ever? Or did you bring it home from whatever shop you purchased it at and figured it was good to go? Just like your car needs maintenance, your bike needs to be taken care of to make sure it performs safely every time you go for a ride. Here’s why:…

Annual Coat Drive Begins Monday, November 24

Since 2010, Alpine Shop customers have donated over 7000 coats to help keep our communities warm during our winter coat drive. This year, we’re asking for your help in bringing in 1000 more as Alpine Shop kicks off it’s ninth annual One Warm Coat Drive on Monday, November 24, 2014 at all Alpine Shop locations. How It Works…

How to Choose the Best Kayak for You!

What is the best way to choose a kayak? You have several options to start with: recreational kayaks, touring and sea kayaks, whitewater kayaks, fishing kayaks, and many of these offer a choice of sit in or sit on designs, and even solo or tandem seating. There are positives and negatives that need to be…

21st Annual Swap Begins Friday in 3 Locations for 1st Time

Are you ready for a whole lot of Swapping? Alpine Shop’s 21st Annual Spring Swap begins Friday, April 11 at their Kirkwood, Columbia and O’Fallon, Ill., locations. What Is a Swap, You Ask? Part pre-season spring sale, consignment sale and part winter clearance, Alpine Shop’s Swaps are one of our customers’ favorite events each and…