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The Pathfinder is an independent specialty outdoor equipment store in Manhattan, Kansas. We opened in 1975 and specialize in gear and clothing for bicycling, backpacking, paddling, climbing, traveling, and other outdoor activities. The Pathfinder has become part of the Alpine Shop family. Alpine Shop, with several locations in Missouri, offers the same high quality clothing and gear and personal customer service that you've always enjoyed at The Pathfinder, and now they bring a new vision and perspective to our business. We have new brands and new product -- come in and see them! 

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    Camping can mean many things to many different campers – from camping along the river on a fishing trip to Colorado to camping at Tuttle over the weekend. We specialize in lightweight, high quality gear that can double as backpacking or car camping gear.

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    Kayaking and canoeing are both great ways to enjoy the outdoors, and we are happy to support the needs of local paddlers

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    This winter's cycling season has been great, with lots of warm and dry weather so far. Don't forget to have good lights on your bike, especially if you're commuting, as the days are short. If you need advice about how to winterize your bike and/or your cycling clothing for colder weather, come in and let us help you!

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    The Pathfinder is located in Downtown Manhattan, Kansas. Our distinctive green awning can be found at 304 Poyntz, just west of the Manhattan Town Center mall.

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    For over 40 years, we have been providing bicycles for adults and children in Northeast Kansas, and we have enjoyed being your bike shop for so many years. When you buy a bike at The Pathfinder, you know it is from one of the top bicycle companies in the industry.

Choose your own adventures! We will help you get there.

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