November 21, 2013
Filed Under Tahoe-Truckee Profiles
The Sports Exchange, a fixture of Truckee’s West River Street landscape and leading sporting goods store in the region, was recently sold to longtime manager Rob Cavallo.
Cavallo has played a key role in the growth of Truckee Sports Exchange over the past eight years as an employee and manager. He has spearheaded many significant improvements to provide locals and visitors with the best possible shopping experience in the Truckee-Tahoe area.
Cavallo and his wife began dreaming about buying the business several years ago.
“We always talked about how great it would be to own a business together, especially a business that is based on sports that we are both passionate about,” said Cavallo.
Earlier this year the couple teamed up business partner Brian Murphy and approached the previous owner Brent Cutler to make their dream a reality.
A California native and self-proclaimed ex ski-bum, Cavallo grew up skiing on the Squaw Valley freestyle team and attended the University of Nevada Reno so that he could be close to Tahoe’s mountains. Cavallo is thrilled to take the helm of a business that has been a part of the community for more than 20 years. “I am excited about this next chapter for the Sports Exchange. I love working in the Truckee- Tahoe community and in the ski industry. I honestly feel so lucky to have this opportunity and I am ready to take the shop to the next level,” said Cavallo. Cavallo’s business partner Brian Murphy also has years of experience working in the ski industry, both locally and in Colorado. The new owners and the entire Sports Exchange staff are looking forward to hosting a grand re-opening event to celebrate the milestone in the near future: the date for the event will be announced after the Holidays.
The Truckee Sports Exchange specializes in new and used sales, rentals and servicing of sporting equipment for mountain sports including alpine skiing, telemark skiing, rock climbing, cross-country skiing, backcountry touring, camping, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. The Truckee Sports Exchange is home to a newly renovated and state-of-the-art tuning shop, featuring Wintersteiger tuning equipment and certified technicians. The knowledgeable staff is proud to outfit Truckee’s locals and visitors for all of their outdoor adventures. Located at 10095 West River Street, the store is also home to an indoor bouldering gym, Cyclepaths, and Tahoe Mountain Guides. For additional information please visit www.truckeesportsexchange.com or call 530-582-4510.