Today, I discovered that Paddle & Trail is under new management and has been since November 2012.
The Good News:
Beloit, WI will now have a full service bike shop that sells both new and used bikes.
The Better News:
1. There may be parts bins to paw through soon!
2. There will be bike mechanic classes (when enough interest presents itself)
3. The new shop owner and manager has almost 30 years experience and is very personable.
The Soul Crushing Bad News:
The gap that I saw for a community bike shop in Beloit has been filled, and I don't see enough demand for two shops. Thus, back to the drawing board.
I wish the new owner all the best of luck!