From humble beginnings to a two story show room Pedal and Tour or P&T Fitness has a long and rich history.
Pedal and Tour was opened in 1970 by Jim and Barbara Trail at 711 Greenwood. The Trail’s were at the cutting edge of fitness at a time when it was just becoming a growing movement. Putting together cross country skiing and bicycling was a unique combination. They owned the business for four years before selling it to newly married Pegg and Bruce Clevenger.
Pegg had worked for Mr. Trail during her summer’s home from college. Newlyweds, straight from the alter, Pegg and Bruce embarked on an adventure that Pegg likens to “raising a child". The two moved the business just one year later to Francis Street. The couple purchased the building from Pegg’s father on a land contract, did some remodeling, and there it remained for the next 24 years.
In 1983, George Webster and Chris Kohn purchased Pedal and Tour from the Clevengers. With wives and young children in tow, the two continued pedaling along. Chris went his own way in 1988, George decided to get out of the ski business in 1991, and added fitness equipment to diversify income outside of bicycle season in the mid-80s.
With the business growing even more George and his wife Mick, purchased a three-story building at 225 N. Jackson Street, in 1997. What was originally the C.E. Hamlin building, where George worked long before buying Pedal and Tour. George and Mick spent nearly two years overhauling the building with the help of friends like Jeff Beagle, Richie Rand, and more.
After five decades in business and three dogs later Pedal and Tour still is a go-to place for high quality bicycles and fitness equipment in Jackson County and the surrounding areas.