About Paradise.

Opening in June 2008, Paradise Sports Shop has been serving the needs of cyclists and outside enthusiasts in the Upper Valley and in particular the area surrounding Windsor, VT. Founded by Rich Thomas and Jim Walsh, Paradise offers professional retail sales and service of cycling equipment, accessories and soft goods during the warmers months as well as equipment for hiking, trekking, and multisport pursuits. During the cooler winter months, Paradise switches to a focus on the sales and service of XC skiing, alpine skiing and touring, and snowshoeing equipment, accessories and soft goods.

In March 2010, Paradise relocated from downtown Windsor to the Windsor Industrial Park, one mile south on route 5 from exit 9 off Interstate 91. At that time, Jim moved on to pursue his creative passion as a fine artist and sculptor full time, yet remains actively involved with the shop even though he and his family have moved to Italy for the year.

Rich brings with him a great deal of cycling experience having raced expert class for boutique bike manufacturer Independent Fabrication and has trained with world-class mountain bike racer Tommy Masterson. He has also coached and trained competitive youth riders and brings more than 15 years of master mechanical knowledge as well as expert fitting experience.

The Paradise product line includes road and mountain bicycles for every level and type of rider featuring Kona, Bianchi, KHS and Ellsworth brands. The soft goods and accessories line up includes apparel by Louis Garneau, Hincapie, Mavic, Light & Motion, and Sigma just to name a few. Virtually anything can be special ordered as necessary.

Nordic, alpine touring and alpine equipment is available from Madshus, K2, Volkl, Black Diamond, Garmont and Nordica.

Paradise is considered the friendliest shop in the Upper Valley and hosts group rides throughout the cycling season for road riders, mountain bikers and cycocross enthusiasts.


25 Depot Ave
Windsor, VT

ph: (802) 674-6742
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