our story

Thank you for taking the time to look us up. Fairhaven Bicycles was founded in 1971. Amy Campbell and Matthew Karre purchased the business in 2017. 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.

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 demo mountain bikes and city bikes.

At Fairhaven Bicycles, we carry a variety of bicycles including full suspension mountain bikes, e-bikes, road and gravel bikes, adventure and touring bikes, kids’ bikes, hybrid bikes, and hardtail mountain bikes. Our brands are of the highest quality, including: Specialized, Santa Cruz, Juliana, Salsa Cycles, Rocky Mountain, Seven Cycles, Gunnar Bikes and BMC Electric Bikes plus a full line up of cycling clothing, gear and accessories.

Our store has 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!



At Fairhaven Bicycles, our mission is to provide a fun, safe and informative bicycle shopping experience. We are 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.

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.

The bike shop is nothing without the shop and 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 demo bikes. We have an easy online reservation system on our website with walk-in options occasionally available as well.