our story

Thank you for taking the time to look us up. Fairhaven Bicycles was founded by John Hauter on October 10th, 1971.  His two brothers, father, sister and mother all helped open Fairhaven Bicycle.  In June of 2017, Amy Campbell and Matthew Karre purchased the business from John.  The Legacy of Fairhaven Bicycles will continue with pride and new levels of customer satisfaction and community involvement will be reached.

Fairhaven Bicycles has a long and important history and we are very proud of it.  Bellingham is a worldwide destination for mountain biking and Fairhaven was the first to introduce the city to mountain bikes with the Lowell-Knight Pro Cruiser and later the Specialized Stumpjumper.  It was also the first store in all of Whatcom County to offer snowboards.  Check out the picture in the shop of Guy Morrissey on top of Mount Baker in 1984!

A store is only as good as the people who work in it and we are fortunate to have a great team to help you make the best choices possible.  We will provide the kind of quality service you expect from a good friend.  We also rent road bikes, mountain bikes and around town bikes.

Our mission is to provide the best quality cycling equipment and experience possible. We achieve this by showing customers respect and listening to and understanding their wants and needs.  We thrive on the entire range of cycling ability and enthusiasm, from the 4 year old getting on a bike for the first time to person looking to drive less and ride a bike to work, to the seasoned veteran looking for the right repair part or essential upgrade.  We don’t discriminate and we love putting people on bikes.

At Fairhaven Bicycles, we carry a variety of bicycles and cycling supplies.  Our brands are of the highest quality, including: Specialized, Rocky Mountain, Seven Cycles, and Izip and Specialized electric bikes plus a full line up of cycling clothing, gear and accessories.

Our store has always had a strong emphasis on quality first and an eye for good value. Thank you for taking the time to check us out online. We want to personally invite you to visit our store on your next trip through Fairhaven and we hope to see you soon!

 

OUR MISSION

At Fairhaven Bicycles, our mission is to provide a fun, safe and informative bicycle shopping experience. Our staff is experienced, enthusiastic and focused on getting you on the right bike for your riding needs or into the correct gear for what you ride.  Our diverse product selection is curated to suit the needs of nearly all types of riders, whether you are riding daily for transportation, putting in road miles, searching for more singletrack or cruising along the waterfront.  We have bikes in stock and ready to ride.  We also offer a large selection of kids’ bikes for young riders of all ages.  We’re continually growing our ebike inventory, too, for those who want a little assistance while riding.

Of course, the experience doesn’t always have to be about the bike.  Fairhaven offers a sizeable clothing selection for women, men, and kids, in addition to all the accessories and gear you might need to make the ride more enjoyable.

Our service department is top notch.  We have a quick turnaround time, a large parts selection in stock and mechanics with deep and wide-ranging knowledge of bicycle repair.

Fairhaven Bicycles also offers rental and demo bikes.  We have an easy online reservation system on our website with walk-in rentals also available.  The very popular Specialized Roll is one of our most frequently rented bikes as it is the perfect option to explore Fairhaven and the nearby Interurban Trail and South Bay Trail.  If you’re looking to sample some of the incredible singletrack Bellingham has to offer, we have a great selection of full suspension mountain bikes from Specialized and Rocky Mountain.  For the road rider, we have men’s and women’s carbon road bikes available.  Rentals can be for a half day or full day.